Posts by: Maris Kramer Brosnan

Budgeting (or Throwing Money to the Wind)

I was very high-and-mighty about my budget first semester. I cooked lunch for the whole week on Sunday and made coffee every morning. I was able to tend to groceries, laundry, and cooking with plenty of time to study. Flash forward. Let’s just say I spent $50 on Lyfts this week, and the convenience store at the […]

Libraries Part II: Study Aids and Other 1L Essentials

You’ve probably heard that study aids are essential to success during 1L. My take: you should not sacrifice sleeping, eating, exercise, or friendships to add more to an already heavy reading list. However, study aids can actually save time by helping you grasp difficult content more quickly.  Study aids take many forms: treatises summarizing an area of law; […]

Finals Week on the Beautiful Charles River

It is a sunny day here in Boston! We had a reasonably mild winter, but early spring won’t let up. I feel like it has been gray and drizzly for days and days. Luckily, today is bright and beautiful. It can be hard for me to tell whether I truly have studied enough or my brain is tricking […]

BU Law Libraries: A Love Story

The BU Law Libraries are probably my favorite part of the law school. The space is great, and the people are even better. Beyond providing research assistance (a reference librarian is always available at the library, plus online chat assistance and individual appointments), the library team is a one-stop shop for general kindness, helpfulness, and […]

Choosing a Law School: A Dreadful and Wonderful Adventure

Wow, I’m glad I am already in school rather than deciding where to go. For me, the decision was tough. Finances, career interests, and family relationships whirred in my head for months before deciding. In the end, BU came out the clear winner: a great school with a million clinical opportunities near my in-laws. A […]