Category: Academics

And Sixty Pages to Go Before I Sleep …

This semester, I went against the popular wisdom and took nothing but seminars. Seminars at BU Law are small, upper-level courses taught on subjects of interest to a smaller number of students than the typical ‘bar course.’ They are generally heavy on the reading, and they do not end with a final exam. Instead, they […]

How To Get Away With Murder and How Not to Be a Lawyer

I’ll be the first to admit that the seeds of law school were sown in my head around the age of four, when I began to obsessively watch Matlock reruns with my Grandma. For those of you who don’t know, Matlock is a legal drama starring Andy Griffith as the titular character, a cantankerous criminal defense attorney based in Georgia. […]

MythBusters: Law School Edition

When it came time to apply to law school, I heard much of the same thing from many different people including, but not limited to: “I bet you watch Law & Order,” “You must really like to argue,” and my personal favorite, “Wow, good luck.” Yet, one of the most popular questions I was plagued […]

But what if I don’t want to be a lawyer?

After I trudged through the grueling task that is OCI, I found myself sitting without an offer but chock full of uncertainty. Both at OCI and throughout my 1L year, I had heard countless professionals gush about the satisfaction and joy they got from their firm, government, and public interest jobs. They relished in the […]

Time Flies When You’re Dazed and Confused

It recently occurred to me that somehow, I am more than halfway into my first semester of law school. I was sitting outside of a Starbucks at the time (freezing, because surprisingly, living in Florida did not prepare me for temperatures below 65 degrees), watching the leaves fall and thinking about how different life is […]