Posts by: debarton

Law School ≠ College

I recently visited my sister at Smith College, where she is a first year student. During this visit I was very surprised by the college lifestyle and I realized I hadn’t really thought about how it is to be a different law student rather than a college student. In this post, I’m going to reflect a little on […]

Not Being A Party Person At BU (Is fine)

This last weekend was BU Law SGA’s annual harbor cruise. I did not go. This post is about fitting in at BU Law if you are not really a party person (it totally works). A little background: I’m kind of a nerd. I like Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Bones, and anything written by Orson Scott […]

Launching Into 2L Year

Around the first week of August my summer exploded into my second year of law school. I had been enjoying a quiet summer working as a Law Clerk for a two-attorney firm in Norwich, Vermont. I lived with my boyfriend Rob and our two dogs. I enjoyed working on substantive Trusts & Estates and Real […]

Moot Court and Mock Trial

This week I had my 1L appellate moot court oral argument and I also volunteered as a ‘witness’ for a friend’s clinic mock trial. Today’s blog will compare the two experiences. First, this week marked the much anticipated final assignment for the 1L writing program: the appellate oral argument. My argument concerned whether evidence of […]

“Is 1L Year Really As Bad As They Say It Is?”

As I may have mentioned before, the administrators of this blog program occasionally give us prompts. This semester I was surprised to find the following prompt in my inbox: “Is 1l year really as bad as they say it is?”. With only a month left of my 1L year to go, I think I’ll give […]

The Week After Follies

Follies is over, so it’s time to reflect. First, there’s all of Follies week to think about, and then this week – both great weeks in their own way. (1) Follies Week Follies week is, in a word, insane. Starting last Monday we had rehearsal starting at 5:00pm and going until 10:00, 11:00, or even […]

To Do, or Not to Do? Extra-Curricular Activities and 1L Year.

We have only eight days before opening night of the Legal Follies performance, and we are busy, busy, busy! By now I’ve told you about my grueling schedule (I’m at the law tower from 9am to at least 9pm almost every day) during the Follies’ big crunch time, and I’ve told you how it affects […]

Date Night (and Day) in Boston

If you read my previous post, you’ll know that I am c-r-a-z-y busy this semester with five classes and Legal Follies. Although it was overwhelming at first, I’ve settled into a rhythm and the ultra-full schedule has just made me ultra-efficient in my work. However, it has changed how Rob and I are able to […]

A Day in the (Follies) Life

Well, we’re back for the second semester and I’ve got to say – it has hit me like a tidal wave. But besides the sluggish feeling of trying to get back into the swing of things, I think we’re off to a pretty good start. The blog administrators have suggested that we bloggers give you […]

Reflections on Our First Exams Season

Yesterday was our first ever law school exam. I actually had a pretty great day. I came out of the exam feeling ok, then had lunch at the BU pub with some classmates before going home. Around 7pm, Rob came to visit me all the way down from New Hampshire. (He is seriously the best.) […]