Posts by: margolis

‘So proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning’

Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness, Bareheaded, Shoveling, Wrecking, Planning, Building, breaking, rebuilding, Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth, Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs, Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs […]

Why Law School? Staying True to You

When you uproot your whole life to go back to school, people are naturally going to ask: Why law school? They’ll ask so many times you’ll never want to answer it again. When you’ve spent yet another night staring at your computer for a few too many hours, you might even ask yourself, and you […]

Full steam ahead to spring

BU Law Tower, bastion of higher learning and holder of the sacred books, you stand tall beside the Charles, casting your white clouds upon the gray skies. Oh, and you’re hot as blazes! During her opening address to the class of 2016, Dean O’Rourke cautioned us to “wear layers.” I wrote it down with a […]

‘Honey, what’s a tort?’

When we decided to go to law school, we spent months agonizing over all the procedural stuff that comes with a life-altering decision. Then, we were set. Unlike undergrad or even high school, we didn’t have to worry about picking classes. We didn’t even have to think about scheduling. Everything was handed to us. That […]

This is what relaxation looks like

I’d almost forgotten what it felt like to breathe. This year was a total whirlwind: The first week of January, we set a date for our wedding and finished up law school applications. In February, invitations went out, and offers were weighed. In March, we finalized plans to move to Boston and celebrated my birthday […]

Face to face, screen to screen

  You never promised me a social network, BU. But boy, have you delivered! I’ve been able to make my way through almost an entire semester of interaction, thanks to your Facebook presence and the connections made through it. Thanks for that. I’ve learned who’s quiet but hilarious, seen inside jokes evolve in the space […]

Cold Calls, Cold Sweat, and Stone-Cold Confidence

“There’s nothing like the first time!” “Just wait! I was so nervous—all those eyes on me.” “When she says your name, you’ll want to crawl under your desk.” Older students tried to warn me. I laughed. Didn’t they realize I’d been through all this before? I have a bachelor’s degree. I’ve had more than a […]