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Student Voices: Getting a Good Result for My Client in the Health Law Clinic

By Timothy R. Shannon The highlight of my time as a student attorney in the Health Law Clinic was helping to secure insurance coverage—and retroactive payments—for my client, who is in long-term recovery from opioid dependency. My client lost coverage for his much-needed methadone maintenance treatment when his employer switched insurers. This abrupt loss of [...]

February 25th, 2018|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: A Law Student’s Day as a Juvenile Defender

By Christina M. Rich Once a week, third-year law student Christina Rich is on duty at the Boston Juvenile Court and represents children who have just been arrested and charged with a delinquency offense. This is a description of a typical morning at court: 9 a.m. I arrive at Boston Juvenile Court with my folders [...]

September 16th, 2017|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|

9 Do’s and 7 Don’ts for Law School Personal Statement

By Alexis Marcus What makes a good personal statement? Such a simple question with so many simple answers: Tell me a story. Tell me what got you to this point. Tell me what makes you different. And, of course, tell me why you should be admitted to my law school. You can write a personal statement [...]

September 6th, 2017|Applying to Law School, General|

Five Traits That Make a Good Law Student

By Kim M. McLaurin As a clinical professor of law, I’ve worked with countless students on practical skills, such as client counseling, trial advocacy and negotiation. Over the years, I have come to appreciate some aspects of good law students who I think will be successful attorneys. It’s those traits I seek when speaking to [...]

August 16th, 2017|Applying to Law School, faculty voices, General|

Getting Started on the Journey to Law School

By Nadiyah J. Humber As an alumna and practicing attorney, I often field questions from diverse students on how to apply to law school. I’d like to share some tips on the best way to get started on the journey to law school. Sign up for lsac.org. The Law School Admission Council (lsac.org) is where prospective [...]

August 15th, 2017|Applying to Law School, General|

Student Voices: My First Client in the Family Law Advocacy Clinic

By Daniela Manrique Escobar I represented my first client in the Family Law Advocacy Clinic in a contempt action against her ex-husband for failure to pay child support. I appeared in Probate and Family Court on behalf of Cheryl—not her real name—asking the judge to hold her ex-husband in civil contempt and direct him to [...]

August 12th, 2017|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|