Category: Externships

Spell Check Doesn’t Believe in ‘Externships,’ but I Do

Externships are my favorite thing about 3L year! I have had the opportunity to enroll in two great externships (for the uninitiated, externship = internship done for class credit), so I can authoritatively say that they are worth the time and energy you put  into them, and the rewards are far greater than any risks you […]

Winter Interlude: Reality, Plus Lots of Books & Day Trips

Reality Not so long ago, I finished eighty-one pages of seminar paper writing in about 10 days — and that’s not counting various drafts and outlines. This wasn’t just any writing, but intense research and original analysis (see my previous post for more), and it was exhilarating and exhausting to think so hard about new-to-me concepts. My brain […]

And Sixty Pages to Go Before I Sleep …

This semester, I went against the popular wisdom and took nothing but seminars. Seminars at BU Law are small, upper-level courses taught on subjects of interest to a smaller number of students than the typical ‘bar course.’ They are generally heavy on the reading, and they do not end with a final exam. Instead, they […]

Externships: A Different Experience in Law School

Welcome to my first post for BU Law blogs! You can find other meanderings about law school, living in Boston and life as a 2L at BU Law on this page over the course of this year. One experience that I’ve had over the course of this semester which I’m very grateful for is my […]

“Your best teacher is your last mistake”

At a recent internship interview, my potential future supervisor mentioned, “Yours is the first resume we’ve ever seen without a single typo.”* I was flattered and disappointed at the same time. It feels good to stand out for quality, but why on Earth would this be true? Don’t other applicants take the time to review […]