Category: Jobs/Internships

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 […]

A Pitcher for PIP

Some cases I had while working at Greater Boston Legal Services last summer were complicated, involving me muttering (okay, cursing) under my breath about inscrutable Social Security regulations and the like. Occasionally, though, I got a case where someone was so cruelly and illegally being taken advantage of that all it took was a few […]

What is a law school “clinic”?

Clinics, clinics, clinics!  When I was considering law schools, all of my lawyer friends emphasized the importance of clinics and selecting a school that offered at least one that I’d be interested in. After completing my first clinic last year, I whole heartedly agree and strongly recommend you take this advice into account (particularly if […]

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 […]

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 […]

BU Law Alumni

Jeff Williams, BU Law’s Assistant Director of Admissions, has received a number of “questions from the road” while meeting with prospective students, so I thought that I’d dedicate this next blog post to one such question – “What is the alumni network like?” Our network is without a doubt expansive.  BU alumni practice around the […]

Anti-Social Enterprise

To all my third year law friends, I apologize for my absence of the last couple of months. My antisocial-ness has been directly attributable to my attempt to build a social enterprise. I understand that the idea that I am not being social so that I can engage in social entrepreneurship sounds pompous at worst […]

Matters of Matriculation

3L has been an interesting, stressful, and strange year thus far. I suppose this is not the vibe that one would expect from a person on their way out of the halls of academia, which oftentimes feel like they are closing in on you. However, as an older student I feel a bit apprehensive about […]

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 […]