Category: Academics

Spell Check Doesn’t Believe in ‘Externships,’ but I Do

Externships are my favorite thing about 3L year! I have had the opportunity to enroll in two great externships (for the uninitiated, externship = internship done for class credit), so I can authoritatively say that they are worth the time and energy you put  into them, and the rewards are far greater than any risks you […]

A Day in the Life of a 1L

Having completed the first semester of law school, I thought I’d write a bit about what a typical 1L day looks like. I’ve tried a few different daily routines since the demands of the day tend to influence things significantly. Overall there are two strategies students seem to commonly use. First, a bit about how […]

The Last Semester

I’m unsure how it happened, truly, but apparently I’m about to begin the second week of my last semester of law school. I feel… bizarre. That’s probably not the most useful word, but I don’t really know how to describe it. On the one hand, there are so many reasons I’m excited to not be […]

Winter Interlude: Reality, Plus Lots of Books & Day Trips

Reality Not so long ago, I finished eighty-one pages of seminar paper writing in about 10 days — and that’s not counting various drafts and outlines. This wasn’t just any writing, but intense research and original analysis (see my previous post for more), and it was exhilarating and exhausting to think so hard about new-to-me concepts. My brain […]

Why I always buy new shoes when grades come out.

As most or all BU Law students know, grades for fall 2015 come out this Friday. For some, these will be the first set of law school grades. Others, like me, are well-seasoned vets. Checking my grades has always been difficult for me, even though I’ve been a good student. These are little marks of judgment […]