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Judicial Writing at BU Law

Legal research and writing may not be everyone’s favorite aspect of law school, but no one can deny its importance.  No matter where you end up after graduation, clear and concise writing will make you a more productive and efficient advocate.  As a 1L, I loved my writing class.  The simple, repetitive IRAC structure that […]

Apartment Hunting!

When I was accepted to BU Law, I was lucky enough to receive a one-year housing subsidy as part of my academic scholarship – but in order to get the money I had to live on the Boston University campus. I have to admit – the thought of living in university housing didn’t thrill me. […]

“Baby it’s cold outside!”

If you’re coming to Boston from somewhere else, (especially somewhere warm,) you might be curious about what the weather is like here in Boston. This fall and winter have been pretty odd – it was so warm through most of December, but then we had some very cold spells and on-and-off snow. We’re looking at […]

Semester-In-Practice with Reprieve in London: International Human Rights Law Opportunities at BU

My name is Genevie Gold, and I am a 3L at Boston University School of Law.  I am borrowing this blog space courtesy of Aaron Lang (thanks Aaron!) to tell you a little bit about my past semester in London working at a non-profit called Reprieve. In particular, I want to share with you how […]

Why Law School? Staying True to You

When you uproot your whole life to go back to school, people are naturally going to ask: Why law school? They’ll ask so many times you’ll never want to answer it again. When you’ve spent yet another night staring at your computer for a few too many hours, you might even ask yourself, and you […]

A day in the Life of an Early-Rising 2L

I did a “day in the life” post last year, and I think it’s time I do it again 2L year! If you were to look back over my posts from this time last year, I was gearing up for the crazy schedule the Follies cast faces between tomorrow (the first day of classes) and […]

Rock Climbing at BU

In an interview, I was once asked how rock climbing has made me more prepared as a lawyer.  I have no idea what I said, and I really don’t like that question.  The truth is that, for me, rock climbing and the law represent two separate worlds, and that’s the way it should be.  Every […]

A new adventure: Semester-in-Practice

Great news to share for the new year!  After nearly a year of back and forth with clinic administration, I have been accepted into the Semester in Practice program! Before I get into this, let me first say that for 99% of applicants, the Semester in Practice program is fairly easy and simple to set […]

The International Human Rights Clinic’s Trip to Turkey

Hello readers! My name is Sarah, and I am posting as a guest writer on Aaron’s blog to share some of the findings and experiences from the International Human Rights Clinic’s recent trip to Turkey.  Like Aaron, I am a 2L at Boston University School of Law.  I am from Virginia, studied English and jazz […]

Why You Should Talk About Politics at the Dinner Table

Talking about politics in a social setting is often considered either completely taboo, or at the very least an advanced maneuver. Etiquette specialists such as Emily Post have even published guidelines to successfully navigating conversations about politics to help the wary conversationalist. The risk in discussing politics with family and friends is, I think, twofold. […]