Posts by: cmarx

The Bar Exam and Bar Application—How to Figure It Out!

    As if law school isn’t hard enough, you also have to decide which bar exam to take and which state(s) to apply to for bar admission.  How do you begin the process?  A great starting point is the National Conference of Bar Examiners site.  This lists different multistate bar tests that states may require, and […]

Student Life at BU Law–Check Out Our New Calendar!

BU Law is blessed wtih a diverse array of student organizations (over 30!) who bring in speakers and alumni and plan fun social events.  Our Student Affairs’ Office also plans community events such as faculty brown bag lunch talks and student appreciation days (Ben & Jerry’s ice cream anyone?).  But sometimes it’s hard to keep […]

The Journey Begins (again, for some)

To the Class of 2016-welcome to law school!  And welcome back Classes of 2014 and 2015! With the perennial arrival of new sod on the BU Beach, school is officially starting.  And you begin to think of yourself as a 1L, or (again, after a summer’s reprieve) a 2L or 3L.  We’re well on our […]

Our Hearts Are Full

Monday, April 15 started as a glorious, sunny day.  It ended in terrible tragedy.  We lost a member of the Boston University community, student Lu Lingzi.  I hope you will take a moment to learn more about her: http://www.bu.edu/today/2013/promise-and-potential-cut-short/ Another BU student was seriously injured.  The loss and suffering from this horrific act extended beyond […]

BU Police Chief Tom Robbins Speaks About Safety at the Dean’s Town Hall

   At Dean O’Rourke’s Town Hall Meeting today, she welcomed Chief Tom Robbins, Deputy Scott Pare, and Captain Robert Molloy from the BU Police Department (BUPD) to discuss the recent robberies in Brookline and BUPD’s role when these incidents happen since they are not on the BU campus.  The recent robberies have been in north […]

Welcome Jill Collins, our New Associate Director for Student Affairs!

Searching for the right person to fill an important job can be daunting.  But when that right person comes along, you forget the challenges. I’m happy to say that we’ve found the right person to step in as Associate Director for Student Affairs–Jill Collins. Jill has a BA, magna cum laude, from Boston College, and […]

Keeping Safe-Tips from BU Police, and the BU RAD Program

For an urban campus, BU is a remarkably safe place to attend school and work.  But we are not immune from thefts and other crimes.  On October 31, our office invited BU Police Sergeant Jefferey Burke, a trained instructor in BU’s Rape Awareness Defense (RAD) program, to provide general safety tips, and to discuss the […]

BU Law at the Forefront of Transactional Practice with its Transactional Law Program

Interested in transactional law practice?  Consider BU Law’s innovative transactional law program.  Directed by Professor Kent Coit, a retired partner in the prominent firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Boston office), the program helps students and graduates “hit the ground running” by teaching both doctrinal and practical skills in transactional practice.   Students will develop […]

Farewell, And A Big Thanks, to Josh Cooper

On August 20, there will be a big void in our Student Affairs’ office.  Josh Cooper, who has served as Associate Director for Student Affairs, is leaving to become Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs and Course Administration at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  Josh joined our office in 2005.  Before I interviewed Josh, I […]

Are you having one too many drinks at the SGA bar review? Is alcohol interfering with your life? Meet Jane, and share a fellow student’s journey to recovery

It’s no secret that compared to most other professionals, lawyers have a disproportionately higher incidence of alcohol and substance abuse.  As Dr. Jeffrey Fortang, from Massachusetts Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) wrote, “…lawyers are acculturated to present an image of themselves as knowing, capable, even invulnerable or self-sufficient. Yet lawyers are human beings, and thus […]