Category: Externships

3LLM Instead of 3LOL

Every law student knows about 3LOL. The year where you are supposed to be pining for your work life and bumming around in a couple of seminars to finish up your law school career, enjoying freedom and not having to take Contracts or do tech checks for journal… But most law students don’t know that […]

Semester In Practice

One of the things I’ve been looking forward to most in law school is the prospect of spending an entire semester externing at a government office in Washington D.C. through BU Law’s Semester-in-Practice (SiP) program. The purpose of this blog is to explain how to go about securing an awesome SiP placement. (Caveat: I’m still […]

‘Here I am (at court), to speak what I do know’

Today, I argued my first case beyond the immediate suburbs, as well as my first case in criminal court. Though the learning curve was steep, I was well-prepared, thanks to the diligent supervision of my Victim Rights Law Center supervisor and my education at BU Law. This was my first case before a district court. Previously, I have argued […]

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 […]

Keeping Clients Safe with Restraining Orders

One of the most common client issues I have encountered, while operating under SJC Rule 3:03 certification (which allows students to work with legal aid clients under supervision, among other things), is harassment or abuse from family members, intimate partners or acquaintances. Restraining orders are available to keep people safe. In Massachusetts, the only state where I have […]