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World of Difference Under the Same Roof

As my second semester as a 2L comes to a quick close, I’ve been reflecting on some of the major differences between 1L and 2L year. Needless to say, there are drastic differences between the first two years of law school. In my opinion, 2L appears to be a much better reflection of how the […]

‘Here I am (at court), to speak what I do know’

Today, I argued my first case beyond the immediate suburbs, as well as my first case in criminal court. Though the learning curve was steep, I was well-prepared, thanks to the diligent supervision of my Victim Rights Law Center supervisor and my education at BU Law. This was my first case before a district court. Previously, I have argued […]

Keeping Clients Safe with Restraining Orders

One of the most common client issues I have encountered, while operating under SJC Rule 3:03 certification (which allows students to work with legal aid clients under supervision, among other things), is harassment or abuse from family members, intimate partners or acquaintances. Restraining orders are available to keep people safe. In Massachusetts, the only state where I have […]

This Flailing Winter

CAESAR [To the Soothsayer]: The Ides of March are come. SOOTHSAYER: Ay, Caesar; but not gone. -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar (3.1.1-2)   It has been a mild winter. Suspiciously so. While I consider myself, for the most part, a New Englander, my last five years in Hawaii may have shaken some of the puritan heartiness […]

Sexual Assault Panel: Education with a Side of Indignation

Critics of colleges’ handling of sexual assault have been gaining attention lately (think Peyton Manning and Tennessee, the many allegations at Harvard College, or the breaking story about an Indiana University Title IX coordinator resigning because he was accused of sexual assault). Sexual assault on campus has been a real issue for a lot longer, […]