Category: In the Community

BU Law Alumni

The BU Law alumni community is just that: a very strong and ongoing part of the BU Law community, from speaking on panels to attending and mingling with students at networking events to offering one-on-one advising for students. There’s a rock-solid alumni base throughout New England and very respectable enclaves in D.C., New York, LA, […]

Detroit, Pt. 2

He asked if I minded if he ate breakfast while we talked. Of course not. First, he started eating an apple, trying to keep the juice from spraying the property tax bill I pushed across the desk towards him. But then he pulled out one of the most delicious smelling pieces of bread I have […]

Brewing Success

Boston is known for many things. It is a city filled with stories and historic landmarks everywhere you turn. I knew it would be a great place to live before I moved here and that there would always be something new to see or do. What I didn’t know was how much passion Bostonians had […]

Dyeing To Fit In

Every time I told myself ‘No more after this, this has got to stop before law school.‘ The bad habit I struggled to quit? Dying my hair fanciful colors. (The title was a horrible pun and I apologize.) I had been dying my hair various hues of purple for years. I liked the subtle little […]

The BBA: A Solid Investment

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m a big fan of getting out and talking to people in the legal community. Speaking to attorneys about their careers energizes me about my own future. When I go a couple of weeks focused solely on school – like I have recently as I researched and wrote […]

Oh right, that’s why I came to law school

I doubt you’ve ever been in the Massachusetts statehouse. If you had, you would (I think) agree with me that it is one of the most confusingly designed buildings that ever existed. Gorgeous, don’t misunderstand me, but the floor plan is absolutely perplexing. And there’s a place there called the “bullpen.” I’m still not entirely […]

Living in Boston as a 1L

When people ask me what I like most about Boston I usually joke that I’ve only really seen the stretch of Commonwealth Avenue between my apartment and the law tower but that those few blocks seem nice. This is of course not true. I don’t have the time to explore Boston as thoroughly or often […]

Weathering the Storm

Today was the second time classes have been cancelled due to weather since I came to Boston.  The first time was during Hurricane Sandy.  This time, it was because of Winter Storm Nemo.  It may not have the fiercest name for a storm, but rest assured that this blizzard has been a big one.  It’s […]

Justice Stephen Breyer Speaks at BU Law

“I want the intellectual challenge” was my go-to explanation for why I was planning to attend law school when the question was posed by people I didn’t care to explain the complexities of my career decisions to. But was that glib response true? My concerns were quelled by an unlikely source: Nino Scalia. When a […]

Halfway There

I am halfway finished with law school, which is mostly exhilarating with a dash of terrifying. But rather than look forward to what I’ll be doing come mid-May 2014, which is something I think about constantly, I thought I’d take a moment to consider what I’ve learned over the past year and a half. Here […]