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The Legal Hero(ine)’s Journey: Part One

One of my favorite topics to teach when I taught English literature was The Hero(ine)’s Journey, an archetypal progression that countless myths and epics stories have incorporated to some degree. Whether you pick up Gilgamesh, Harry Potter, Twilight, or the Bible, you will inevitably encounter the same handful of tropes in some form or other. […]

Looking Back on BU’s Lawyering Course

This week I completed the final component of BU Law’s 1L Lawyering Skills course: The Esdaile Moot Court. It feels great to be done and now all that’s left is a final, celebratory class meeting next week. I feel like Lawyering has crammed a lot into the academic year, but it also feels like the […]

April & May Events

Hi! Here’s my favorite type of post for all of you! A roundup of all the amazing things happening around Boston in the next month!! IT’S RED SOX SEASON: Check out the schedule to catch a game! April 5 – June 2: Happy Place Boston– get all the best Insta pics here! April 15: MARATHON […]

Lawyering Moot Court

Hi Everyone! I want to give you a quick overview of another component to “Lawyering”: Oral Arguments. As part of Lawyering we write an appellate brief and then argue in front of a “Chief Justice”, an alumnus of BU Law. The oral argument was a good way to see how the written argument is a […]

Literary and Legal Intersections

Before entering law school I taught English literature. My work focused on helping students improve their writing, researching, and reading skills, but it is also involved the very abstract responsibility of training young people to think critically about morality, individuality, and society.   The poet and teacher in me reads these cases and delights over their compelling human drama. Of […]