Category: Academics

Crunch Time

We are down to the wire here at BU Law, and as a 1L facing the end of my second semester, I’m finding myself spread pretty thin. Reading for class, outlining, networking, extracurriculars. I’ve been finalizing and submitting my full Appellate Brief and prepping for oral arguments in front of a panel of judges scheduled […]

Toward Success, Through Concentration & Practice

Today I’m going to concentrate on “concentrations.” The concept is really neat — you take a certain number of classes (a quarter of your total degree requirements, or fewer) in the area of your concentration, and at graduation, you receive a certificate indicating completion. BU Law offers concentrations in five areas (Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Litigation […]

Personality Problems

When I first started considering law school, I had this bizarre idea that only some people could be lawyers, because only some people had the right personality traits. I was naturally thinking about television (I’ve mentioned before my childhood obsession with Matlock) and John Grisham novels and 12 Angry Men. Knowing virtually nothing about the […]

The End of an Era

Two days ago, I finished law school. As I’ve said before, I’ve spent my last semester of BU Law studying abroad at Oxford University. Because of the trimester term system used here, I’m actually done. When my last tutorial ended, it didn’t feel real. I had actually just finished law school. No more case briefs, cold calls, […]

Client Counseling, and Other Contact Sports

This semester, I have had the opportunity to compete in the ABA Client Counseling competition. As the world’s best counselor a curious law student, I knew this competition was definitely something I should get involved in. So with no experience and not a lot of information to go on, I grabbed a classmate and signed […]