Tagged: writing

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 […]

Toward Success, Through Concentration & Practice

Today I’m going to concentrate on “concentrations.” The concept is really neat — you take a certain number of classes (a quarter of your total degree requirements, or fewer) in the area of your concentration, and at graduation, you receive a certificate indicating completion. BU Law offers concentrations in five areas (Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Litigation […]

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 […]

No Sleep Til Publication

At the end of your first year at BU Law — at, literally, the last moment of obligatory 1L duties — you get the chance to do more work. You can take a 300-page packet home after your final final exam, work for the better part of a week on a hypothetical legal memo and […]

Do Something For Yourself

As exams quickly approach, it can be easy to feel like you’re drowning in a sea of case law and outlines. It is important, however, to remember to do things for yourself and to find things that keep you sane during this rigorous and grueling journey through law school. If you play hockey, like I […]