Category: Academics

Raising the Bar

I submitted my application for the Massachusetts Bar Exam recently and I must say that it was quite a process. Filling out the initial paperwork was relatively simple, though I found that listing every employer that I’ve had since the age of 18 along with their information was more difficult than I expected. I received […]

Sprinting Down Memory Lane

Perhaps the most tedious task I’ve undertaken in law school was my recent, titanic effort to apply to take the bar exam. While I can’t speak for every other state, my particular application was unlike the application for any other standardized test I’d signed up to take. Usually, it seems as if you’re good to […]

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 […]