Posts by: Rio

3L Courses

Like many schools, your 1L schedule at BU Law is created for you and generally consists of Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property, Lawyering Skills, and Lawyering Lab. For the most part, students are free to choose from more than 200 courses and seminars after 1L. For this post, I thought I […]

A Week in the Life: Part Two

When I was a 1L, I wrote about a week in my life as a 1L. Two years later, my life as a 3L has become very different. Notably, I have much more free time now, despite taking five classes. The overwhelming stress of 1L and 2L has largely disappeared, although the white hairs have […]

Going to Prison

This semester I am taking Restorative Justice. It’s an interesting class because it is taught at the School of Theology. The class has both graduate “theologians” as well as law students. I believe (although I could be wrong) that it is the only class on the list of courses the law school offers that is […]

Legal Writing for Civil Litigation

This semester I am taking a three-credit seminar titled Legal Writing for Civil Litigation taught by a senior associate at a large law firm. Throughout the semester we have drafted a Complaint, Discovery Requests, a Motion to Dismiss, and our final assignment is a Motion for Summary Judgment. At our first class meeting, we simulated […]


One piece of advice that I always tell 1L’s is to always make time for yourself despite the mountain of work always waiting for you in law school. Everyone has their own hobbies and passions that they bring with them prior to law school and I always recommend continuing to do the things that make […]