By Nicholas M. Hasenfus One of the most influential professors I had in law school was Judge Greaney, who wears all black the last day of class and has us listen to Johnny Cash’s “The Man In Black.” He directs our attention to this part of the song: I wear the black for the poor [...]
On the first day of my internship with the United States Department of Homeland Security, I was nervous but also excited for what the summer was going to bring me. During this internship, I was assigned to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applying for the Homeland Security Internship during my second semester of second year [...]
During my final year at Suffolk Law, I built an app to help juvenile defense attorneys better represent teenagers and in some cases help those teenagers from having criminal charges on their records. Along the way, I learned a lot about the juvenile justice system and coding, as well as helping me shape my career in the legal technology field.
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 [...]
By Rachel N. Shute In my second year of law school, I was a staff member on Law Review and wrote a Note on parents with disabilities facing the termination of their parental rights in Massachusetts. Law Review staff members spend much of our time working on our Note and cite checking soon-to-be-published pieces. A [...]
By Michael Anderson The morning of November 21, 2016, I arrived at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The landscape echoed with prayerful declarations of “mni wiconi” and the air was weighted by the brutal encounter with law enforcement the night prior. An urgency to protect the Sioux people’s right to land and clean water called [...]
By Alex Gill I recalled a sense of panic setting in, as an associate at my summer internship in Brazil asked me to research interlocutory appeals process in U.S. federal courts. I thought, “What is an interlocutory appeal?” Did I make a huge mistake making the trip to Brazil? After the initial shock, I recalled [...]