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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, […]

Getting a Dog While In Law School

I made the decision to get a dog during my first year of law school and it has been challenging, but it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Getting a dog, or a pet, while in law school may not be the best idea for everyone, though. I rescued my dog, […]

Lawyering with Lovingkindness

One of the best classes I have taken during law school has been … tai chi. Classes offered at the BU Fitness and Recreation Center are available for audit with your law school tuition. They are a wonderful opportunity to get outside the Law School; I’ve also taken yoga at FitRec. If you’re like me and have no idea what tai […]