Tagged: advice

Reflections from a 3L: what I wish I knew as a 1L

I’ve wanted to be a lawyer since I was ten years old. I took mock trial in high school, loved it, and excelled in our state competition. I took a job in a local law office and delved into the minutiae of running a three-attorney firm, from certified mail to calling the local courthouse. I […]

Libraries Part II: Study Aids and Other 1L Essentials

You’ve probably heard that study aids are essential to success during 1L. My take: you should not sacrifice sleeping, eating, exercise, or friendships to add more to an already heavy reading list. However, study aids can actually save time by helping you grasp difficult content more quickly.  Study aids take many forms: treatises summarizing an area of law; […]

BU Law Libraries: A Love Story

The BU Law Libraries are probably my favorite part of the law school. The space is great, and the people are even better. Beyond providing research assistance (a reference librarian is always available at the library, plus online chat assistance and individual appointments), the library team is a one-stop shop for general kindness, helpfulness, and […]

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 […]

A Different Kind of Elevator Pitch

The law school consists of two adjoining buildings, or building sections, depending on perspective: the Redstone Building and the Law Tower. Within these sections are two sets of elevators. One set shuttles students through the six floors of Redstone, accessing student offices, lockers, classrooms, and libraries. The other set traverses the sixteen floors of the […]