Category: In the Community

Killer Show: BU Law Alum John Barylick on the Station Nightclub Fire

On November 30th, BU Law alum and professor John Barylick gave a presentation about the Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island. Barylick’s firm co-lead the plaintiff team that represented all the victims in the civil litigation. The talk was fascinating and a remarkable representation of the power of well-conducted research and dedication to finding justice […]

It’s All in the Title

During my 1L year, my student mentor gave me the sound advice to sign up for Professor Kealy’s Legislative Drafting Clinic if I wanted to get some exposure to the “sausage-making” of legislation (Hint: it’s nothing like sausage-making). I signed up the first opportunity I could, which was this past semester. It’s a wonderful clinic. Not […]

Coolidge Corner

When I moved to Boston this year it was a big jump due to the fact that it’s my first time living in the city. I had visited Boston hundreds of times before, as I’m from a suburban town in Northern Massachusetts, and I generally knew my way around all the big areas: North End, […]

Showing Up For Public Interest

November 8th was a late night. Across the United States, all eyes were glued to the electoral map. The entire world held its breath, then the unthinkable happened—Donald Trump reached 270. Before November 9th I had never witnessed a collective stupor of this magnitude, and quietly wondered whether a zombie apocalypse would look much the […]

Friday I’m in Love (with my clinic)

Like most folks, I love Fridays. My reverence for this day, however, does not merely stem from its proximity to the weekend. Rather, I love Fridays because they entail a visit to the Massachusetts State House. Remarkably, these weekly visits actually count as schoolwork! Having come to law school with a background in community organizing, […]