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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Cold Calls, Cold Sweat, and Stone-Cold Confidence

“There’s nothing like the first time!” “Just wait! I was so nervous—all those eyes on me.” “When she says your name, you’ll want to crawl under your desk.” Older students tried to warn me. I laughed. Didn’t they realize I’d been through all this before? I have a bachelor’s degree. I’ve had more than a […]

Halloween Tour of the Tower

BUSL has a charming and sugary tradition of “trick or treating,” in the tower, combining all the delight of free candy without the hassle of a costume… or even leaving the law building. In fact, the event’s design encourages visiting offices and departments students might not have otherwise been aware of the whereabouts of, or, […]

The Rules of the Game; How Law School Changes How You Think

How long has it been since you’ve played Hasbro’s “the Game of Life”? I’ll bet you would play it differently now that you’re an adult. Once you’re in law school, you might play it differently still. Here is what I mean: in the Game of Life, you have to make a number of “life decisions”. […]

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 […]