Posts by: Rio

Donkey Kong Goes to Court

BU Law, like many law schools, has a writing requirement for upper-class students. In order to satisfy the requirement, students must write a paper or combination of shorter papers totaling 7,500 words, not counting footnotes. Further, students are required to get their paper “certified” by a faculty advisor. There are several ways in which students […]

LALSA/BLSA Firm Visit Series

As second semester heats up, so does another semester of programming for the Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA). As one of LALSA’s Co-Presidents, I have been busily preparing our firm visit series which LALSA coordinates alongside the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). As a 1L, I benefitted greatly from LALSA’s Firm Visit Series and […]

Post-It

If you’re like me, the title of this post probably got you a little bit excited. I love post-its—big post-its, small post-its, round post-its, square post-its, all post-its—I don’t discriminate. Law school, as everyone knows, can be quite stressful and so I read about a way to mitigate the stress and to remain positive toward […]

May It Please The Court

If you asked me before starting law school if I wanted to litigate after I graduate, “never” might have been too soon of an answer. My only concern with choosing to go to law school and become an attorney was that I would have to speak in a courtroom and so I was very relieved […]

Going to Jail

This year, I chose to do the Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) at BU Law. After my work at the Florida Immigrant Coalition this past summer, the IRC seemed like a good way to follow up on what I had learned and to further my lawyering skills. For the majority of the clinic this semester, I […]