Posts by: tamaru

The home stretch

In less than one month, I will be done with law school. 21 days, in fact. So, in this home stretch, I thought I would share a few closing thoughts – the first on making friends in law school. Making friends is both difficult and easy. In your first year, you are stuck with the […]

Greetings from Beirut!

Note: This is one of several blogs on my semester long externship. I’m currently doing a Semester in Practice with Conflict Dynamics International, where I’m working on a peacemaking initiative on Syria. Check out my past blogs to get the scoop. One of the perks of my Semester in Practice program is international travel. To […]

All work, no classes = Real world fun

This semester I’m participating in a program called Semester in Practice where, instead of taking classes, I work full-time to receive academic credit. The program is run through the clinic department and I can easily explain it in three words: It is awesome. For my placement, I’m working with a non-profit organization called Conflict Dynamics […]

Love on the rocks: Your relationship in law school

To honor the month of love, I thought I’d offer a few perspectives on surviving law school with your relationship intact. Being a law student is tough enough; add in your significant other and things can get a bit crazy. As in sleep-deprived, stress-eating, all-nighters-at-the-library crazy. My boyfriend and I were dating before I started […]

A new adventure: Semester-in-Practice

Great news to share for the new year!  After nearly a year of back and forth with clinic administration, I have been accepted into the Semester in Practice program! Before I get into this, let me first say that for 99% of applicants, the Semester in Practice program is fairly easy and simple to set […]

JD and …: Dual Degrees, Part 3

This is the last of the 3-part series on dual degrees. If you’re just tuning in, the first post was from a guest blogger who is currently doing a JD/MPH at Boston University. In the second post, I described my own experience as a JD/MALD at BU and The Fletcher School at Tufts University. For […]

JD and …: Dual Degrees, Part 2

Last month, I started a blog series on dual degrees – “JD and…”. As a dual degree student, I wanted to share with you some thoughts on the advantages/disadvantages of an “extended educational experience” as I like to call it. In the first post, guest blogger Michael Cannella, shared his experience as a JD/MPH at […]

JD and …: Dual Degrees, Part 1

Welcome to the wonderful world of dual degrees! Dual degrees are an interesting animal. You’re a lawyer and then some.  The title JD/MPH, JD/MBA, JD/MA perplexes people, perhaps unnecessarily so.  You spend an extra semester or year in school after all your friends have graduated.  So why do it? This next set of blogs is […]

I’m a specialist, and so should you.

Law is an extremely broad field. If you say that you want to go to law school because you “like law”, what does that mean exactly?  Do you like the idea of helping people navigate a complex and adversarial legal system? Do you like the more high level thinking of law helping to bring order […]

Million Dollar Question: Should I go to law school?

Over the summer I met with a group of undergrads thinking about going to law school.  And all of them had the same question – is law school the right decision for me? People choose to come to law school for all sorts of reasons.  Some of my friends watched too much Law and Order […]