Posts by: margolis

Spring break pro bono’s so nice, I did it twice!

Last year I went to Portland, Maine, to work at Pine Tree Legal Assistance for spring break, as part of the BU Law Pro Bono Program’s spring service trips. The work was so educational, so interesting, and so fulfilling that I decided to go for a second round! I was the only student from last […]

Watch and learn

I’ve already sung the praises of “learning by doing” at BU Law in previous posts about clinics, competitions, and internships. I’d like to add that “learning by watching” isn’t so bad, either. In the past two weeks, I had two great watching experiences, first as coach and director of the BU Client Counseling team, and […]

It fills with alabaster wool the wrinkles of the road

It’s so much a part of our lives that I’m not sure it’s even “news” anymore: We’re in the middle of WINTER here in Boston.   This season has been a tricky one. We didn’t have any snow in November. My visitors at Christmas didn’t see a snowflake. Then, two weeks ago, BOOM(!!!), here it […]

I belong in a clinic

Far and away the best part of law school, for me, is the part where I get to pretend to be a real lawyer. In Massachusetts, students who have taken Evidence are eligible to be 3:03 certified, which means we can represent government clients or low-income clients, as long as we are under the supervision […]

I’m a loner, law school — a rebel

Winter break’s end is looming, and I’m anxious about going back to school — but not for the reasons you might imagine. I’m eager to return to my clinic, and to start Public Health Law, Mediation, and Feminist Jurisprudence classes. I’m even excited about Albers Moot Court competition and judging and coaching the BU Client […]