Tagged: Moot Court

Spring into Action

I just wrapped up the second week of my spring semester, and I already feel out of breath. Don’t get me wrong—my classes are stimulating and I readily embrace the challenge—but the pace is dizzying nonetheless. I’ve got a fantastic schedule lined up this spring that offers a healthy mix of doctrinal classes, a policy […]

Donkey Kong Goes to Court

BU Law, like many law schools, has a writing requirement for upper-class students. In order to satisfy the requirement, students must write a paper or combination of shorter papers totaling 7,500 words, not counting footnotes. Further, students are required to get their paper “certified” by a faculty advisor. There are several ways in which students […]

‘Here I am (at court), to speak what I do know’

Today, I argued my first case beyond the immediate suburbs, as well as my first case in criminal court. Though the learning curve was steep, I was well-prepared, thanks to the diligent supervision of my Victim Rights Law Center supervisor and my education at BU Law. This was my first case before a district court. Previously, I have argued […]

May It Please The Court

If you asked me before starting law school if I wanted to litigate after I graduate, “never” might have been too soon of an answer. My only concern with choosing to go to law school and become an attorney was that I would have to speak in a courtroom and so I was very relieved […]

Everything you’ve learned is on trial

I’ve written here about negotiation, client counseling, and moot court before, in a competition context. In addition, as part of many BU Law classes, students have to participate in simulated trials or pretrial processes. Negotiation and client counseling are offered as classes, for example. This semester, I’m enrolled in mediation and trial advocacy, practical courses with a significant […]