Posts by: Elizabeth McIntyre

Why Go to Law School?

Sometimes, as our admissions folks travel around the country talking to prospective students, they collect questions for us to answer, questions prospective students would like current students to answer. Interestingly, one of those questions is, “Should I go to law school?” Nanako gave her version of answering that question a few weeks ago, and given that we […]

Year the Last

On my second day of law school, my torts professor called on me to answer a series of questions about one of the assigned cases. It was probably only about a 20 minute colloquy, but it felt like ten years. The case involved a man with epilepsy and a drivers license who had a seizure […]

Part of Us

Here’s what it means to intern at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama: You go swimming in a lake on a farm in rural Alabama, floating along on a noodle. The only sounds you can hear are cows moo-ing somewhere in the distance, and you relish not hearing the MBTA green line careening […]

Visting Selma

Selma is a small town in Alabama. I discovered this on a day trip there a few weeks ago. I’m interning at the Southern Poverty Law Center this summer, in Montgomery, Alabama, roughly an hour’s drive from Selma. My roommates (and fellow SPLC interns) decided to take a trip down there. Selma is the kind […]

What Kind of Lawyer

I came to law school because I wanted to be a lawyer, and I knew that to be a lawyer I had to go to law school first. When I enrolled at BU, I thought law school was an obstacle: to do the thing I want to do (be a lawyer), I have to go […]