Posts by: Maris Kramer Brosnan

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 […]

A Different Kind of Elevator Pitch

The law school consists of two adjoining buildings, or building sections, depending on perspective: the Redstone Building and the Law Tower. Within these sections are two sets of elevators. One set shuttles students through the six floors of Redstone, accessing student offices, lockers, classrooms, and libraries. The other set traverses the sixteen floors of the […]

Dark Days & Getting Through Them

My grandmother died after my second final in my first semester of law school. It feels a little gross to point out her death in this narrow context—contextualized by my exam schedule—but isn’t that how life works? A crisis happens and the world keeps moving on around you. In many ways, I was lucky. Marion […]

Putting Yourself Out There: Negotiation Competition

BU Law hosts an intramural negotiation competition each year. As a 1L, you may hear the call to compete in October and think, “Too soon. No skills.” The beauty of the negotiation competition is that you can succeed while knowing very little law. You are simply challenged to work effectively with your teammate to achieve […]

Cold Calling 101

I have a pretty high tolerance for looking foolish in front of people. Like every single student in my class, I know deep down that I am qualified to be studying at BU Law, so the small (albeit public) glitch of bombing in front of 100 students rolls off me rather quickly. Of course my […]