Category: Academics

There’s No Place Like Home

There’s no place like home. As we dipped below the final cloud layer, the Emerald City’s vibrant hues sparkled beyond the frosty mountain passes. I exhaled a sigh of relief. Mittens’ protests emanated from the cat carrier between my feet, cutting through the whirring engines. I departed Boston just as the summer heat was starting […]

2L in Review

Having made it to the end of 2L, I thought I would take the opportunity to look back on the year and write a bit about some of the similarities and differences from 1L. In my opinion, the two years seemed to merge together quite a bit because there is simply never a moment wasted. […]

Weekend Balance

It’s no secret that 1L year is tough stuff, and you’re going to have a lot less free time than your friends, even ones in traditional grad school programs. While it’s study, study, study most of the time, it isn’t all of the time (well, at least it isn’t unless you’re in the months of […]

April Really is the Cruelest Month

With the turn of the calendar page, it’s suddenly here: April. I would argue that April is the most challenging month for law students because it signals not only the end of a semester, but also the end of the year. At this point in time, I find myself in the throes of finals preparation. […]

Writer’s Block

You must do many things to graduate from law school, but one of the more formidable hurdles may be the upper-class writing requirement.  Seven thousand five hundred words. That may not sound like that much in the world of academia, but it can be a challenge to find the time to research, write, and edit […]