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BU Law’s ongoing commitment to civil rights

Last weekend, I had the great fortune to attend the BU School of Law’s two-day conference, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 at 50. The event brought in dozens of scholars and speakers, all of whom shared their perspectives on the Civil Rights Act — what it meant 50 years ago, how it has shaped […]

Law School Fit

This past Thursday, one of our professors invited our section to go on a six-mile run along the Charles River. How cool is that? It’s no secret that BU Law consistently ranks as having some of the country’s best professors. I think the run is a perfect example of how accessible the professors are at […]

Evolution of the BU Tax LLM

I like taxes. Not always in the political sense (if you want to geek out about tax policy chat me up and I’ll pencil you in for two hours…), but in terms of interesting law, I really like taxes. Tax law is business law, and a puzzle, and full of rich economic policy. This year […]

Dear 1Ls

Dear 1Ls, It’s almost November. I have no doubt most of you are beginning to feel the acidic feeling of panic in your throat every morning when you wake up. I am here with a  message for you: you are not alone, and you are going to be okay. You know why 1L year is […]

Trial Advocacy: Great Class, or Greatest Class?

Some people come to law school knowing what they want to do with their JD: maybe further a lifelong interest in public service, maybe they knew that their math degree would be an asset to a tax law career. All I knew for sure was what I was not going to do: talk in front […]

Legal Follies, Part 3L

If you follow this blog back to the very beginning, you’ll see that the one extra-curricular with which I have stuck throughout law school is the legal follies. 1L year I was on the cast and was challenged to step up and embrace the intense spring semester rehearsal schedule. 2L year my plate was very […]

Oh, Those Summer Nights

It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall here in Boston. I enjoy the cooler weather, but I’m also going to miss the summer. This was my last summer as a law student, and it was a great one. Some of you may know that I did my health law externship last spring at Boston […]

New Year, New Building

Summer is over, and the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year at BU Law has officially begun.  With it comes a new building that all law students get to enjoy. The Law Tower that many of us spent the past two years taking classes in is now closed for renovations, but I am happy […]

Before the First Bell Rings

The golden days of summer are almost over. I’ve finally seen why people look forward to this time of year: Instead of the endless 100-degree-plus Texas blazes that I’m used to, we got moderate temperatures and sunshine. The end of summer (and yes, it does end here, unlike the South’s “Autumn? What’s that?”) means the […]

More about the International Law Journal and the Writing Competition

Soon, you’ll finish your final 1L exam.  Hooray!  Overcome with joy (or something), you’ll head downstairs on a path that you hope will lead you to the most delicious beer of your life.  Not so fast!  Smirking 2L’s will greet you near the tower’s exit.  They’ll stuff a monstrous packet of paper into your hands, […]