Student Post: The Secret to Success

by Cory ’16

Ah, we’re at the point in the semester, or the year rather, when everyone is stressed, classes are at their peak of conceptual difficulty, and the weather is less than ideal (this morning was the first in months in which I did not need to wear a hat to cover my ears from the cold). It’s no one’s fondest time period, but it’s a necessary one. We just returned from spring break – yes, we get a glorious, much-needed spring break at NUSL – and everyone is now biting at the bit for summer to be here. But first, we have to earn it.

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Student Post: Surviving the Polar Vortex

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Spring is coming.

by Cory L. ’16

I may be from Colorado, but I am not good at enduring the cold. When people ask me which I preferred, snow-skiing or snowboarding, I always responded with “neither.” The follow-up, time and time again, was a question of why. I always responded with “Why would I ever be cold on purpose?”

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Student Post: Intensive Week? More like Productive Week!

by Cory ’16

Northeastern University School of Law is founded on experiential education and social justice. Those two components intersect in a unique element of the NUSL curriculum: the Legal Skills in Social Context first-year course (LSSC). The LSSC is a required component for graduation and largely influences student experience at Northeastern.

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Student Post: Let’s Talk About Co-Ops, Baby

by Cory Lamz ’16

It’s finals time for 1Ls at NUSL – so what does that mean? Little time, lots to do and handfuls of stressed students. One thing that helps alleviate some of that stress is knowing what co-op you have lined up for summer 2014.

Let’s start with the basic question: what is a co-op? A co-op is a hands-on learning experience during which you, the student, get to live, breathe, and work as a lawyer. NUSL is unique in that the co-op program, the school’s experiential learning component, is built into the curriculum such that, upon graduating, you have completed one year of lawyering work. Pretty cool.

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Student Post: Bring on Exams! We’re Ready

by Cory ’16

Hi folks! Cory here, reporting from 11 weeks into the first semester of law school at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL). In my last post, I wrote a bit about the community at NUSL. As someone who moved from 2000 miles away, having a Boston community on which to rely was imperative to my success in law school. And in these past few weeks of high stress levels, this group of people has kept me sane.

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Student Post: “Law School: Friends, Not Foes”

Hi everyone! My name is Cory Lamz. I graduated from the University of Denver in Denver, CO, with a B.A. in Journalism, Digital Media Studies and Marketing. I worked full-time as a journalist in some capacity or another throughout undergrad, finishing my degree in November 2012. I worked in telecommunications for six months before diving into law school. I’m a dual-degree student here at Northeastern, which means that I am in a four-year JD/MS program; the masters of science degree is in Music Industry Leadership Studies.

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