Posts by: Lacey Brantley

Scare you to death, work you to death, bore you to death

One of the very first things I heard as a 1L, from one of my favorite professors, was this old law school adage. Supposedly, it goes like this: “1L – scare you to death; 2L – work you to death; 3L – bore you to death.” ¬†For whatever reason, that saying got stuck in my […]

A Tale of Marathon and Spring

I always joke that April is my least favorite month of the year, followed closely by December. I say “joke” because I don’t think I’m actually serious; there’s absolutely nothing wrong with either of those months, objectively, and Christmas is my favorite thing in the entire world. However, for the past eight or nine years […]

The Importance of Free Stuff

As most people know, graduate students are typically kind of broke. This is especially true in a city like Boston where, in addition to yearly tuition, the cost of living is also bizarrely high. A side effect of my extreme poverty (and yes, I use that term hyperbolically, not literally), I’ve developed a reputation among […]

Personality Problems

When I first started considering law school, I had this bizarre idea that only some people could be lawyers, because only some people had the right personality traits. I was naturally thinking about television (I’ve mentioned before my childhood obsession with Matlock) and John Grisham novels and 12 Angry Men. Knowing virtually nothing about the […]

Being a Sports Fan in Boston

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 90 years, you probably have some inkling of the fact that Boston has a whole freaking lot of professional sports teams, and a whole freaking lot of very passionate sports fans. I’m sure the level of hysteria here could be somewhat tiring to someone who […]