Category: Academics

Everything you’ve learned is on trial

I’ve written here about negotiation, client counseling, and moot court before, in a competition context. In addition, as part of many BU Law classes, students have to participate in simulated trials or pretrial processes. Negotiation and client counseling are offered as classes, for example. This semester, I’m enrolled in mediation and trial advocacy, practical courses with a significant […]

A Day in the Life

I’ve mentioned before a few times that I’m a dual degree student at BU. In essence, I’m pursuing both my J.D. and my M.A. in History concurrently; the two schools allow me to share some credits so that I can graduate after three years, having taken no extra classes and paid no extra tuition, with […]

1L in 1Word

I asked fifty people in my first year section to describe either their experiences as a 1L or the culture at BU Law in one word. I wanted to offer a reflection of this year from someone other than just myself so that others can see the range of perspectives from an entire 1L section […]

Know Your Limit

As this semester quickly moves to its end, stress begins to mount. Outlining, finals, job hunting, summer plans, and other law school-related woes begin bearing down on each of us.  One of the most important lessons I learned this year is to know your limit. If you continue to learn more about yourself as you […]

Spring Forward

Though it may not feel like it outside, spring has finally arrived. As each new season begins the one before it begins to disappear. Our lives change just as the seasons do. We can look back on past seasons with fond memories, yet we often still find ourselves looking forward to the possibilities that the […]