Category: In the Community

BU Law: A Study in Character

Take a look at any law school admissions website and you’ll see a myriad of metrics by which law schools are compared: student demographics, employment and bar passage rates, distinguished faculty and alumni, unique program offerings—the list goes on. And yet, perhaps the most important feature of a law school is the one factor that […]

Being a BU Student (Not Just a Law Student)

As an undergraduate the campus of my small liberal arts school was 384 fenced in acres of green grass dotted with brick buildings. Almost everybody lived on campus, my farthest walk to class was 12 minutes, and social life was more or less contained within the upperclassmen dorms or friends’ rooms. Though Boston University is […]

Friday Firsts, featuring: Get Out of the Library!

This Friday was the first of the semester and I hit the ground running with a full schedule of extra-curricular activities. Law school is much more than just classes and grades, and my experiences on Friday certainly reaffirmed that! I began the day by covering Boston University School of Law’s American Journal of Law and […]

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 […]