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Law School ≠ College

I recently visited my sister at Smith College, where she is a first year student. During this visit I was very surprised by the college lifestyle and I realized I hadn’t really thought about how it is to be a different law student rather than a college student. In this post, I’m going to reflect a little on […]

Why Go to Law School?

Sometimes, as our admissions folks travel around the country talking to prospective students, they collect questions for us to answer, questions prospective students would like current students to answer. Interestingly, one of those questions is, “Should I go to law school?” Nanako gave her version of answering that question a few weeks ago, and given that we […]

Lady Justice

If you have cable, chances are you’ve seen Audi’s latest commercial depicting a dramatic sequence of events as a woman fills up her car at a gas station. Men stare in shock, a dog barks, and police officers run towards the station in an attempt to stop her from making the grave mistake of filling the […]

Year the Last

On my second day of law school, my torts professor called on me to answer a series of questions about one of the assigned cases. It was probably only about a 20 minute colloquy, but it felt like ten years. The case involved a man with epilepsy and a drivers license who had a seizure […]

Entropy

Today is the first day of May. Many people celebrate it as May Day. In fact, not many people outside of the legal community are aware that there is an official day of celebration for those in the United States on this day. President Eisenhower announced that the first of May would be Law Day […]

Gay? Fine by BU Law**

Law school is about inspiration. You may spend countless hours in the library, more hours in classes, probably more hours in meetings and other networking functions, but ultimately you need to find your own motivation to persevere. Last fall, I was fortunate enough to serve as Treasurer for BU Law’s LGBTQ group, OutLaw. OutLaw has […]

IL 2.0

The first semester of law school has a huge learning curve. In September, you hit the ground running but you’re faking it. Everyone’s faking it. You just have to do your best to figure things out as they come, because each experience: first graded memo, first cold call, first exam, is a brand new one […]

Ski Trip

Law school is certainly difficult and we students spend many hours in the tower studying, but at the same time, BU Law does a great job at incorporating a number of fun extracurricular activities into the academic calendar. The first of those events occurred this past weekend during the MLK weekend ski trip to Sugarloaf […]

The Time of my Life

Winter break is almost over.  Students of all ages are heading back to school, and those who have had time off from their jobs now find themselves having to return to them.  The holidays have come and gone and a new year has begun.  Many memorable things have happened over these past two weeks.  In […]

Happy Holidays

          Holidays are wonderful things, especially for law students.  Most of them offer us some much-needed time off, or at least another occasion to relax and celebrate.  With the end of Hanukkah approaching,  I’ve been thinking about how the meaning of certain holidays has changed for me since I came to […]