Tagged: 1L

Client Counseling, and Other Contact Sports

This semester, I have had the opportunity to compete in the ABA Client Counseling competition. As the world’s best counselor a curious law student, I knew this competition was definitely something I should get involved in. So with no experience and not a lot of information to go on, I grabbed a classmate and signed […]

It’s Raining Men(tors)

Hallelujah, it’s raining mentors. As I continue navigating through my first year in law school, I am continually reminded of just how different it is from my past experiences. Having to contend with what feels like mountains of reading, hunting for summer positions, and writing briefs and memorandums is maybe a little on the exhausting […]

Eye on the Prize

Intersession felt like cherry blossom season in Japan: a time of togetherness, a profusion of color, an ephemeral celebration. Before I knew it, I was back in Boston for Lawyering Lab, a rigorous week where 1Ls get a taste of transactional law. We practiced counseling clients, analyzing and drafting contracts, and negotiating the terms of […]

In retrospect

When I first came to Boston I was excited, but a little wary. I was moving to a new city, I would be leaving most of my friends, and I would be starting law school. Before law school began, I read books about adjusting to law school (Ivy Briefs: True Tales of a Neurotic Law […]

On Gratitude

It’s a clear, crisp Sunday morning, and I’m on a bus headed back to Boston. I spent Thanksgiving weekend taking a break from the law, reconnecting with friends and wandering around NYC. This trip was a welcome respite from outlines, case books, and the heightened anxiety that permeates the Redstone Building this time of year. […]