Posts by: Kevin Brown

The Legal Hero(ine)’s Journey: Part One

One of my favorite topics to teach when I taught English literature was The Hero(ine)’s Journey, an archetypal progression that countless myths and epics stories have incorporated to some degree. Whether you pick up Gilgamesh, Harry Potter, Twilight, or the Bible, you will inevitably encounter the same handful of tropes in some form or other. […]

Looking Back on BU’s Lawyering Course

This week I completed the final component of BU Law’s 1L Lawyering Skills course: The Esdaile Moot Court. It feels great to be done and now all that’s left is a final, celebratory class meeting next week. I feel like Lawyering has crammed a lot into the academic year, but it also feels like the […]

Literary and Legal Intersections

Before entering law school I taught English literature. My work focused on helping students improve their writing, researching, and reading skills, but it is also involved the very abstract responsibility of training young people to think critically about morality, individuality, and society.   The poet and teacher in me reads these cases and delights over their compelling human drama. Of […]

Choosing between Several Acceptances

Applying to law school can be a multi-year process between studying for the LSAT, visiting schools, writing admissions essays, etc. But once you have been accepted, choosing which offer to accept can be difficult unless you have always had your heart set on a dream-school. If you are accepted to multiple schools and are wringing your hands […]

Judicial Internship & 1L Summer Job Search

With the second semester of 1L underway, several things are different from the fall. First, the classes: Criminal Law, Property, and Constitutional Law. Second, we all have some grades now and are working to strategize for a new round of exams. Third, the hunt for the job is on (for most of us). Let’s talk about the third […]