Posts by: margolis

Make a Note of It: 2L is History, and Summer is Here!

My second year at BU Law has been over for a few days now. Most students have finals for another week or two, and first-year students have journal write-ons after that. I have been told I’m lucky. I have been told to shut up — by a jealous classmate or two. I made some unusual (and, I […]

Everything you’ve learned is on trial

I’ve written here about negotiation, client counseling, and moot court before, in a competition context. In addition, as part of many BU Law classes, students have to participate in simulated trials or pretrial processes. Negotiation and client counseling are offered as classes, for example. This semester, I’m enrolled in mediation and trial advocacy, practical courses with a significant […]

30 and flirty and thriving — for real

My 30th birthday is tomorrow, and I’ll be at school, presenting a mock trial for 25% of my Trial Advocacy grade. Being 30 and in law school isn’t the typical plan. It certainly wasn’t mine. I recently rewatched “13 Going on 30,” and let’s just say my plans at 13 were a lot like young Jennifer […]

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 […]