Posts by: margolis

And Sixty Pages to Go Before I Sleep …

This semester, I went against the popular wisdom and took nothing but seminars. Seminars at BU Law are small, upper-level courses taught on subjects of interest to a smaller number of students than the typical ‘bar course.’ They are generally heavy on the reading, and they do not end with a final exam. Instead, they […]

No Sleep Til Publication

At the end of your first year at BU Law — at, literally, the last moment of obligatory 1L duties — you get the chance to do more work. You can take a 300-page packet home after your final final exam, work for the better part of a week on a hypothetical legal memo and […]

Have Yourself a ‘Spoopy,’ Responsible Little Halloween

I love Halloween. Since I was a few months old and my parents and I wore matching, homemade bunny costumes, I’ve favored going all out for the big day. That means candy, friends, parties, black fingernail polish for the week before, and awesome costumes. I have never worn a costume from a bag, and to my […]

“Your best teacher is your last mistake”

At a recent internship interview, my potential future supervisor mentioned, “Yours is the first resume we’ve ever seen without a single typo.”* I was flattered and disappointed at the same time. It feels good to stand out for quality, but why on Earth would this be true? Don’t other applicants take the time to review […]

Find your in, and seize it

Recently, I attended a dinner and panel discussion hosted by the Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court. This organization, a professional group of attorneys and judges, holds monthly gatherings for socialization, education, and networking. The event was classy, educational, and a great opportunity to meet some amazing people. Now, there’s a substantial waiting list […]