Posts by: debarton

Justice Through Litigation: Books to Read

If you’re an incoming or prospective law student, you may spend some time wondering about how you’ll make a difference in the world with your law degree. You may wonder if you’ll make a difference in some individual lives, or you may wonder how you can get involved in bigger legal issues that touch important […]

Arguing Before the Appellate Tax Board of Massachusetts

Last Friday I went back to moot court for the first time since 1L year. Since I’ve been studying tax law, my law school experience has been very focused on transactional work – mostly tax planning and compliance. However, one of our two graded projects in my upper level tax class “Structuring Intellectual Property Ownership” […]

3L is a Time of Change

At the top of my to-do list for spring break was a massive project I’ve been meaning to do for a while: cleaning my room. Now, when I say cleaning my room, I don’t mean picking things up off the floor and shoving them somewhere so I can vacuum – from most people’s perspective my […]

Your friendly local law student can’t give you legal advice (& she’s sorry for it.)

A couple of days ago I received an email from a friend of a family member of mine asking for my help in understanding an issue of tax law. I’ve been asked to give advice on the law or legal systems a few times now in law school and every time I’ve had to decline. If […]

Follies Full Throttle

The big show is three weeks away and my life is full of follies! As producer, I’m helping this year with the event planning, which means learning to use the SAO’s new event software, manage the budget, and track down various vendors we need to speak with. In the meantime, we have rehearsal from 7-10pm […]