Posts by: margolis

“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 […]

Stop before you shop!

As I enter my final year of law school, I reflect on the decisions I’ve made to get me here — those deep, meaningful decisions made at the cash register or, more frequently these days, in front of my laptop. That’s right, it’s time for a BU Law back-to-school shopping post! Before you open your […]

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 […]