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Choosing a Law School: A Dreadful and Wonderful Adventure

Wow, I’m glad I am already in school rather than deciding where to go. For me, the decision was tough. Finances, career interests, and family relationships whirred in my head for months before deciding. In the end, BU came out the clear winner: a great school with a million clinical opportunities near my in-laws. A […]

Dark Days & Getting Through Them

My grandmother died after my second final in my first semester of law school. It feels a little gross to point out her death in this narrow context—contextualized by my exam schedule—but isn’t that how life works? A crisis happens and the world keeps moving on around you. In many ways, I was lucky. Marion […]

Your Brain on Winter Break

Sleep for ten hours the night after finals. Receive nutrients from vegetables for the first time in days. Wonder how you are can possibly spend a full week without studying. Panic that you must be forgetting to do something. Forget about upcoming grades. Remember that you will get your grades in a few weeks. Convince […]

Does Law School Have a Toxic Atmosphere?

Starting out law school I had no idea what to expect. None of my family had gone to college, let alone to law school. I had zero preconceptions and did not know what to expect. As you’ll see, law school is a small bubble. You go to class with the same people every day for […]

How to avoid law school during break

You’ve done it. You finished all your finals and now you can say the basic phrase you have been waiting to say: I am one sixth a lawyer. It feels good. But, are you prepared for the barrage of jokes coming your way? “Is Legally Blonde really what law school is like?” “If I get in […]