Category: Jobs/Internships

All work, no classes = Real world fun

This semester I’m participating in a program called Semester in Practice where, instead of taking classes, I work full-time to receive academic credit. The program is run through the clinic department and I can easily explain it in three words: It is awesome. For my placement, I’m working with a non-profit organization called Conflict Dynamics […]

Loving the Law

February is the month of love. It’s a month full of people giving each other flowers, jewelry, hugs, kisses, candy, and cards. It is also a time for us to reflect on the people we love. Our family members are often the ones we love unconditionally. We do our best to love our friends and […]

Network, network, network!

The idea of networking seems to strike fear into the hearts of the meek. It feels formal and daunting. It pushes shy people far outside their comfort zone. I’ll admit that it can be incredibly intimidating, but it is one of the greatest skills you can gain. Before I started law school, I recall my […]

Why Law School? Staying True to You

When you uproot your whole life to go back to school, people are naturally going to ask: Why law school? They’ll ask so many times you’ll never want to answer it again. When you’ve spent yet another night staring at your computer for a few too many hours, you might even ask yourself, and you […]

What About Getting A Job?

I knew I wanted to do legal aid when I came to law school. I knew I wanted to stay in Boston, if at all possible. Within the first few months of law school, I learned that the main provider of civil legal aid in Boston is Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS – though it’s […]

This is what relaxation looks like

I’d almost forgotten what it felt like to breathe. This year was a total whirlwind: The first week of January, we set a date for our wedding and finished up law school applications. In February, invitations went out, and offers were weighed. In March, we finalized plans to move to Boston and celebrated my birthday […]

Resolve

We’ve reached the final month of the year once again. With it comes the holidays along with the last day of 2013. December will come and go, and a new year will begin. This month is the perfect time to look back on the year and reflect on what went right as well as what […]

JD and …: Dual Degrees, Part 2

Last month, I started a blog series on dual degrees – “JD and…”. As a dual degree student, I wanted to share with you some thoughts on the advantages/disadvantages of an “extended educational experience” as I like to call it. In the first post, guest blogger Michael Cannella, shared his experience as a JD/MPH at […]

Ladies and gentlemen of the jur-

At 9:35 a.m. on Monday, October 21, give or take a few minutes, I panicked. That day was supposed to be day one of two of a jury trial. Just over a year ago, as part of BU’s Civil Clinic, I got a housing case. My client lived in an apartment with a host of […]

Dressing the Part

Halloween is quickly approaching. A night filled with all sorts of sweets, plenty of parties, and more costumes than one could ever imagine. It can be a lot of fun to dress up and go out with friends. Putting on a mask allows us to become someone else and adopt a new personality for the […]