Category: In the Community

Road Trip!

After turning in the final exam and officially reaching the end of the 1L gauntlet, I couldn’t help but thinking where I was a year ago. One year ago today, my girlfriend and I had three weeks left on our lease on our Hawaiian apartment. With uninterrupted views of the Pacific, we knew it would […]

Today’s secret word is …

Readers, I’ve been holding out on you. There’s one essential ingredient for success in law school that I haven’t yet let you in on. So, here it is: love. Specifically, the love of my husband. Sorry, you can’t have him. Maybe you’ll find your own anchor, confidante, comedian, and helpmeet? Good luck! Without him (and […]

‘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 […]

Hitting the road.

This past week, I had the pleasure of sitting as a panelist for Admitted Student’s Day to discuss the student experience at BU Law. We discussed, among other things, the school, the faculty, the city of Boston, and living arrangements. One prospective student asked if it was worth it to have a car. I am […]

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 […]