Category: Academics

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 […]

Things I Wish I Had Known Before 1st Semester

Order your textbooks early. I ordered books from the bookstore about a week early. A week is not enough time in some cases. I would suggest ordering books at least 2 weeks ahead of time. Because many law schools are vying for the same textbooks, they occasionally are backordered. Attending the first day of class […]

Sexual Assault Panel: Education with a Side of Indignation

Critics of colleges’ handling of sexual assault have been gaining attention lately (think Peyton Manning and Tennessee, the many allegations at Harvard College, or the breaking story about an Indiana University Title IX coordinator resigning because he was accused of sexual assault). Sexual assault on campus has been a real issue for a lot longer, […]

Time to Start Outlining Already?

The newness of second semester has worn off, and it’s time to start outlining once again (for some of us at least). Before law school, I had heard law students discuss outlining, but I never really knew what exactly they were referring to. Class notes? Notes they took on their own? Some sort of study […]