Category: Social Life/Boston

Free From the Curve

There are times when the law school experience can be rough to say the least -at times that is a catastrophic understatement- but fellow law student friends can be an absolute saving grace. It’s incredible to have people who know firsthand what you’re going through, and even better to have people who know exactly what you’e […]

Boston in the Winter

The single worst part of being a student is the fact that winter, Christmas, and a whole bunch of other holidays directly coincide with the busiest part of the fall semester. Guys, I love Christmas. I LOVE Christmas. I am THAT person. Christmas starts on November 1st for me, and no, I do not care […]

Joy and the Art of Note-Writing

BU students who are on law journals are responsible, at some point in their time on the journal, for writing a “note.” As you will find with many things in law school, “notes” are deceptively named behemoths; weighing in at 35 or 40 pages, a note covers a legal topic from a unique perspective. As […]

Study-life balance, eventually

Breaks in law school are few and far between, and they come with lofty goals and (in my experience) a mix of disappointment and re-energizing. This long weekend, for the Thanksgiving break, my first priority was relaxing with family. We drove out to see my husband’s family on Thursday morning, and my in-laws visited our […]

Gobble, Gobble

Thanksgiving break is a great time because it means there is an abundant amount of food to eat and great fun with friends and/or family. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is right in the midst of finals preparation. Last year, I did not plan my semester well and spent pretty much the entire Thanksgiving holiday break fighting a […]

Gradsgiving

Thanksgiving is a not an ideally situated holiday for law students. Finals are SOON, like less than 2 weeks away soon, and most people (myself included) have a very hard time compartmentalizing at this point in the semester. For me, it’s further complicated by the fact that I like 1000 miles away from my family. […]

Location, Location, Location

It’s common knowledge that how valuable a piece of real estate is depends on where it is. Location is also an important factor when it comes to deciding where to go to law school. One thing I often thought about when I was sending in applications was where I would be living. Considering I would […]

Enjoying The Ride

The holidays are a time for travelling. The roads are crowded with people heading home to visit their families. Sometimes it can take more time than expected to reach your final destination, but when you finally do it feels great. Too often we’re so focused on getting wherever we’re going that we forget to actually […]

Boston in the Fall

One recent Sunday afternoon, I left the law library, in need of a study break. I walked the footbridge over Storrow Drive to the path that runs along the Charles River. It was the weekend of the Head of the Charles, the world’s largest rowing regatta, and the races conveniently start at the BU boathouse, […]

Section Bonding

For our 1L year, we’re all split into three sections—A, B, and C. We have the same schedule as everyone in our section for the whole year. Clearly, we’ll all get to know each other very well. Also, for just one class during the year, each section is split in half to form a smaller […]