Category: Jobs/Internships

Launching Into 2L Year

Around the first week of August my summer exploded into my second year of law school. I had been enjoying a quiet summer working as a Law Clerk for a two-attorney firm in Norwich, Vermont. I lived with my boyfriend Rob and our two dogs. I enjoyed working on substantive Trusts & Estates and Real […]

Intro to Year Two

Yesterday morning I noticed a few yellow leaves around the base of the trees outside my apartment building. The chilly air reminded me of waiting for the school bus at my parent’s house back in New York. Summer is over and I’m starting my second year of law school – theoretically older and wiser, but […]

Those Summer Nights

            Summer is almost over. The temperature is beginning to drop and the days are getting shorter. As the first full week of my second year at BU Law comes to a close, I find myself thinking back to a summer of firsts. It was my first summer as a […]

1L Summer Highlights

As per the usual when autumn comes around and the school year gets underway, variants of the question “How was your summer?” become the conversation starter of choice. Elevator Pitch Version: Great, I was back in Pennsylvania at the Office of the Attorney General, I really liked it. Long Elevator Pitch Version (en route to […]

Part of Us

Here’s what it means to intern at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama: You go swimming in a lake on a farm in rural Alabama, floating along on a noodle. The only sounds you can hear are cows moo-ing somewhere in the distance, and you relish not hearing the MBTA green line careening […]

Visting Selma

Selma is a small town in Alabama. I discovered this on a day trip there a few weeks ago. I’m interning at the Southern Poverty Law Center this summer, in Montgomery, Alabama, roughly an hour’s drive from Selma. My roommates (and fellow SPLC interns) decided to take a trip down there. Selma is the kind […]

What Kind of Lawyer

I came to law school because I wanted to be a lawyer, and I knew that to be a lawyer I had to go to law school first. When I enrolled at BU, I thought law school was an obstacle: to do the thing I want to do (be a lawyer), I have to go […]

Alumni and Internships

Here is another question from a prospective student, as relayed by the Admissions Office: “What kinds of internships do students do? Do you have specific examples of how an alum has helped a student get an internship/job?” First of all, students at BU Law do a wide variety of internships during their 1L summer. I personally […]

Semester in the Governor’s Office

If you looking for a great way to spend your final semester in law school I would highly recommend participating in the Semester in Practice program (SIP). I have been able to spend my last semester working everyday in the Office of the Governor’s Legal Counsel. I have had the opportunity work on regulatory issues, gaming issues, […]

Networking

Networking. Networking. The working of nets. Say it so many times the word loses shape in your mouth. It’s hard to conceive of how important networking actually is. From gathering information to one day garnering potential job leads, who you know is crucial. You have built-in colleagues in your peers and classmates, and maybe a […]