Tagged: 3L

Winter Interlude: Reality, Plus Lots of Books & Day Trips

Reality Not so long ago, I finished eighty-one pages of seminar paper writing in about 10 days — and that’s not counting various drafts and outlines. This wasn’t just any writing, but intense research and original analysis (see my previous post for more), and it was exhilarating and exhausting to think so hard about new-to-me concepts. My brain […]

Pets in Law School

This is a picture of me and my cat, Gizmo.  As you can see, I love him. A LOT. I’ve had Gizmo since I was 12 years old, and it was a foregone conclusion that I would bring him to Boston with me when I moved for law school.  But I also have several friends who have […]

And Sixty Pages to Go Before I Sleep …

This semester, I went against the popular wisdom and took nothing but seminars. Seminars at BU Law are small, upper-level courses taught on subjects of interest to a smaller number of students than the typical ‘bar course.’ They are generally heavy on the reading, and they do not end with a final exam. Instead, they […]

No Sleep Til Publication

At the end of your first year at BU Law — at, literally, the last moment of obligatory 1L duties — you get the chance to do more work. You can take a 300-page packet home after your final final exam, work for the better part of a week on a hypothetical legal memo and […]

How To Get Away With Murder and How Not to Be a Lawyer

I’ll be the first to admit that the seeds of law school were sown in my head around the age of four, when I began to obsessively watch Matlock reruns with my Grandma. For those of you who don’t know, Matlock is a legal drama starring Andy Griffith as the titular character, a cantankerous criminal defense attorney based in Georgia. […]