Tagged: BU Law

‘Scorched Earth’ Networking

Building a professional network is roughly equal parts organization, creativity, and perseverance. Building one in a city hundreds of miles from where you currently reside is all of those things… arguably tripled. While I’m finishing up my last semester in Boston, much of my career preparations are centered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Email and phone are […]

Reflections from a post-first-semester-1L

When my fellow classmates and I were seated in the Law auditorium in August, Dean O’Rourke began speaking by expressing that, “our primary goal is to make Boston University School of Law the best place in the world to be a law student.” Obviously, I’ve only attended BU Law so I don’t have a strong […]

Type “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog,” 500 times, fast

Yesterday, I typed about 5,000 words in 2.5 hours. That works out to about 33 words per minute. It’s not a very impressive speed in general. To get into upper-level journalism courses at The University of Texas at Austin, I had to pass a mandatory typing speed test (now repealed; I’m guessing they realized that “kids […]

Firms Make Impressions Too

Your reputation precedes you, and if it doesn’t, how you carry yourself will quickly color how people interact with you. Keep in mind that although it is immensely important to ensure you interact well with attorneys and various individuals in law firms, it is equally important you also build a good reputation with your peers. […]

Law School Fitness

This past Thursday, one of our professors invited our section to go on a six-mile run along the Charles River. How cool is that? It’s no secret that BU Law consistently ranks as having some of the country’s best professors. I think the run is a perfect example of how accessible the professors are at […]