Tagged: academics

A Day in the Life

I’ve mentioned before a few times that I’m a dual degree student at BU. In essence, I’m pursuing both my J.D. and my M.A. in History concurrently; the two schools allow me to share some credits so that I can graduate after three years, having taken no extra classes and paid no extra tuition, with […]

What is a “Note?”

A note is a publishable-quality writing you must do for your law journal. Different journals require different criteria. Most individuals who choose to be on a journal (yes, it is a choice) know they must write a note and will generally use their note to be certified by a professor to meet the graduation requirement. […]

A Tale of Two Professors

As a 1L at BU, you are randomly assigned to a “section,” a group of roughly 75 people who you then take your entire first year curriculum with. As you might imagine, this insular environment breeds both an intense sense of community and an incredible amount of tension. You’re all stressed and sleep-deprived, and it’s […]

Speak Up!

I enrolled in First Amendment law this semester, more because I felt I shouldn’t graduate law school without taking it than because I had a real passion for the subject material. It turns out that the decision is, quite possibly, the best course selection I made all year. As seems appropriate for a class on […]

Final Class Roundup

You wouldn’t have known it to see me sitting in the Associate Director of Student Affairs‘s office the other week, but in undergraduate I was nothing short of a magician at class scheduling. I had Excel spreadsheets for all eight semesters, color coding for general education requirements and each of my four academic tracks (double major […]