Category: Advice

In the Room Where it Happens

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, ten-year-old me saw all of her wildest dreams come true. Along with the most impressive, accomplished, and inspiring classmates, I graduated from Boston University School of Law. I’ve thought about this post for almost a week now—my final blog post—and yet the words are still struggling to appear. There are […]

Reflections from a 3L: what I wish I knew as a 1L

I’ve wanted to be a lawyer since I was ten years old. I took mock trial in high school, loved it, and excelled in our state competition. I took a job in a local law office and delved into the minutiae of running a three-attorney firm, from certified mail to calling the local courthouse. I […]

Libraries Part II: Study Aids and Other 1L Essentials

You’ve probably heard that study aids are essential to success during 1L. My take: you should not sacrifice sleeping, eating, exercise, or friendships to add more to an already heavy reading list. However, study aids can actually save time by helping you grasp difficult content more quickly.  Study aids take many forms: treatises summarizing an area of law; […]

Finals Week on the Beautiful Charles River

It is a sunny day here in Boston! We had a reasonably mild winter, but early spring won’t let up. I feel like it has been gray and drizzly for days and days. Luckily, today is bright and beautiful. It can be hard for me to tell whether I truly have studied enough or my brain is tricking […]

Summer time

As many of you saw, a while back I wrote a post on rejections. So you were probably wondering if I got a job for the summer… I did! No need to freak out. I am almost 100% sure that everyone gets a job for their 1L summer out of BU. The CDO makes sure of […]