Tagged: 3L

Network, network, network!

The idea of networking seems to strike fear into the hearts of the meek. It feels formal and daunting. It pushes shy people far outside their comfort zone. I’ll admit that it can be incredibly intimidating, but it is one of the greatest skills you can gain. Before I started law school, I recall my […]

What About Getting A Job?

I knew I wanted to do legal aid when I came to law school. I knew I wanted to stay in Boston, if at all possible. Within the first few months of law school, I learned that the main provider of civil legal aid in Boston is Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS – though it’s […]

Last Class – Ever

Last week, a classmate asked me whether I was feeling nostalgic. After all, she pointed out, this would be my last week of law school class. In fact, it would be my last week of class ever. This is my third and final year of law school, and I’m spending my last semester doing a […]

Learning Outside of the Classroom: Judicial Externship Program

BU Law offers a large variety of great courses, but one of my best experiences in law school thus far has taken place outside the classroom.  In the spring semester of my second year, I participated in BU Law’s Judicial Externship program.  I spent the semester as a judicial intern at the First Circuit Court […]

Wake Up and Draw the Roses

The City of Boston has a lot to offer.  Unfortunately, many people become consumed with their professional lives and fail to see all of the great opportunities right around them.  Law students are exceptionally susceptible to this fate.  I, for one, wish I would have taken the chance to do more things in Boston during […]

Choose the Seminar

My favorite class this semester is one that I almost didn’t take. It is a seminar class with less than twenty students, taught by a local practicing attorney. The class, Health Care Fraud and Abuse, is not one of the fundamental classes – like Corporations or Tax – that I was advised to take in […]

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 […]

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 […]

My first piece on Social Earth

Greetings All, I come to you with another dispatch from the world of 3L-dom. I, like many of my friends and colleagues are still figuring out where we fit in, in the law and the world that surrounds it and or is powered by it. I am still attempting to connect all the dots, and will […]

Stand Up Against Racism Event at Holland and Knight

This week is the national annual Stand Up Against Racism event. I have been fortunate enough to work with the school and Holland and Knight and will be participating as a panelist. The event details are below: Is Empathy Enough? The Role of Art in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Holland & Knight, Boston University School […]