Tagged: class

A law student and a computer science student walk into a bar…

… and end up writing a joint paper discussing some of the most pressing cybersecurity issues facing our nation? Substitute “bar” for “classroom” and you’ve essentially got a glimpse into one of my classes this semester! I’ve had the opportunity to take a very un-traditional law class. It’s called National Security and Technology, and it’s […]

Pirate Lawyering 101

  When I was solidifying my plans for law school and becoming serious about applying my junior year of college, I met a friend of a friend who told me about admiralty law. He works in the industry but on the insurance side and described Admiralty law to me as “if a vessel, flagged under […]

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 […]

“If you aren’t afraid of getting it wrong …”

My Evidence professor says we are going to go over the hardest problem in the book. He explains that it is the best-written problem, with the most complex answer, in the entire semester. He gives his usual speech about he doesn’t embarrass anyone, ever, and I have my usual thought: How would you know? Isn’t […]

‘A mind, once expanded by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions’

Two things you’ll get a lot of in law school: Oliver Wendell Holmes (the title of this post may be cheating — it comes from the senior Holmes, rather than the opining junior, of Supreme Courts of yore) and new experiences. This week brought one of my favorite mind-expanding undertakings to date. It’s not an […]