Parody Doesn’t Disappoint

I admit that I did not have exceedingly high expectations when I arrived at the opening performance of “The Wizard of Laws” on Saturday night.  I didn’t doubt the talent of the many whose efforts went into creating the undertaking.  Rather, at this point in 3L, my jadedness about the law school experience has reached […]

Professors and My Expectations

I came to HLS from a Ph.D. program, and one thing (among others) that immediately struck me as being very different about law school from a graduate program in the humanities was the nature of the relationship between students and their professors.  In a Ph.D. program, students tend to interact with their professors in way […]

Why I Chose Corporate

When I started law school I was sure I would be a litigator.  In part this was because the task of constructing and criticizing arguments was what appealed to me about law in the first place; but it was also because I had virtually no idea what a transactional lawyer did.  Finance had never much […]

The Irony of Firmly Refuse

In the latest installment of the Firmly Refuse, the authors end their article by stating their intention to start a conversation.  But by the time one gets to that point, it’s pretty clear that this is a bit disingenuous.  They don’t actually want to start a conversation; they’ve already made up their minds. They’ve already […]

Some More Unsolicited Advice for 1Ls

1Ls certainly receive their fair share of unsolicited advice.  Not wishing to break from tradition, I humbly offer some more.  My advice will concern the timely topic of exams (and if you don’t think this topic is timely please see below regarding when to begin studying). First, however, I will describe my approach to exams […]

What Changed Our Minds?

It is no secret that the 1L class undergoes a transformation every year.  Large numbers of HLS students begin law school having no intention of working at large corporate law firms, yet without fail, a large majority of students opt for the well-trodden path toward Big Law.  What could possibly account for such a rapid […]

What Is The Point of 3L?

1L was great. Meeting a whole new slew of classmates was fun, the novelty of studying the law was exciting, and attempting to adopt a new way of thinking challenged and engaged me. Even the cold calls weren’t completely terrible, as they added some welcome suspense and drama to the experience. 2L wasn’t so bad […]