Category: Academics

“Honey, what’s a tort?”

When we decided to go to law school, we spent months agonizing over all the procedural stuff that comes with a life-altering decision. Then, we were set. Unlike undergrad or even high school, we didn’t have to worry about picking classes. We didn’t even have to think about scheduling. Everything was handed to us. That […]

This is what relaxation looks like

I’d almost forgotten what it felt like to breathe. This year was a total whirlwind: The first week of January, we set a date for our wedding and finished up law school applications. In February, invitations went out, and offers were weighed. In March, we finalized plans to move to Boston and celebrated my birthday […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! I have survived finals! I can’t believe it’s over. The last month of the semester was a blur of late nights, long days, lots of coffee, and a few hours of sleep every night. No matter how prepared I thought I would be, I definitely was not prepared enough. I have learned quite […]

Employment Rights Clinic

After doing forty hours a week of legal work over the summer, going back to a schedule of one hundred percent academic theoretical coursework wasn’t entirely appealing to me. Don’t get me wrong, bar subject classes are certainly useful and seminars offer the opportunity for in-depth explorations of topics across the spectrum of the law, […]

Last Class – Ever

Last week, a classmate asked me whether I was feeling nostalgic. After all, she pointed out, this would be my last week of law school class. In fact, it would be my last week of class ever. This is my third and final year of law school, and I’m spending my last semester doing a […]

Deal or No Deal

In life we all have to make choices. Sometimes there is only one option, and other times there are many. When it comes to final exams, choosing the study method that is most efficient for you personally can be the most important choice of all. If there is anything that can be learned from the […]

Finals Pressure Pushing Down on Me, Pushing Down on You

There’s a cloud gathering around the tower. Nervous energy is swirling about, eyes dart anxiously in the classrooms and library, and the loud thumping of your own heart deafens the silence. It’s final examinations time. The beginning weeks seemed like just a glance ago, and yet, here I stare the last week of classes square […]

JD and …: Dual Degrees, Part 3

This is the last of the 3-part series on dual degrees. If you’re just tuning in, the first post was from a guest blogger who is currently doing a JD/MPH at Boston University. In the second post, I described my own experience as a JD/MALD at BU and The Fletcher School at Tufts University. For […]

Cold Calls, Cold Sweat, and Stone-Cold Confidence

“There’s nothing like the first time!” “Just wait! I was so nervous—all those eyes on me.” “When she says your name, you’ll want to crawl under your desk.” Older students tried to warn me. I laughed. Didn’t they realize I’d been through all this before? I have a bachelor’s degree. I’ve had more than a […]

Choosing Classes: A Networking Opportunity

From what I have seen so far, there appear to be two basic approaches people take to 2nd and 3rd year legal education. The first is to take a number of general ‘core’ classes first, such as Evidence; Criminal Procedure; Wills, Trusts & Estates; Corporations; Administrative Law; and Tax. After taking all or most of […]