It’s Raining Mens Rea! Week 3: Back on Track & Bonus 1L Team Name Rankings

Don’t call it a comeback! This past Saturday, the bent-but-not-broken It’s Raining Mens Rea reversed its losing ways with an emphatic 10-3 victory over 2L stalwarts Lawyers, Guns, Money.

We don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves. But the win definitely called to mind a football game from October 5, 2014 that proved reports of the demise of a certain athletic powerhouse to be quite premature.  Details and a bonus breakdown of the newly unveiled 1L team names follow the break. Continue reading

On Campus: Pixar’s Chief Legal Counsel James Kennedy

Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and the rest of the characters from Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story” took the entertainment industry by storm. In 1995, the creative minds at Pixar Animation Studios successfully developed a feature-length computer animated film. I was five years old when I saw my first Pixar movie and I’ve watched nearly every single Pixar movie after that. These films tend to be universally loved.

Last Monday, the BC Law community welcomed alumnus James Kennedy, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel of Pixar Animation Studios. The Business & Law Society hosted the event in collaboration with Career Services at Boston College Law School.

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On Campus: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan at BC Law

If you’re familiar with the West Wing — which, if you’re not, what are you doing with your life — you’ll know what I mean when I say that “the Supremes” are a big deal in the world of law school. As any law student will tell you, you spend a great deal of time during your three years reading, talking and learning about what the Justices of the Supreme Court have decided and why.

Last week, the students at BC Law got to skip the casebook and learn straight from one of the sources herself: Justice Elena Kagan, the newest judge appointed to the bench. Justice Kagan answered questions from law school Dean Vincent Rougeau, as well as from students in the audience, and spoke about a wide variety of topics, including the importance of legal writing and being a woman on the bench.

As a Supreme Court fangirl, I gotta tell you — it was pretty freaking cool. Check out BC Law magazine’s article on the Q&A here, and a few photos of the event below!

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It’s Raining Mens Rea! Week 1: The BC Law Softball League Returns

Being a lawyer is my second dream job. My first was succeeding Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, and Manny Ramirez in the long line of legendary Red Sox left fielders.

I’ve accepted the fact that I’ll never stand in the shadow of the Green Monster while raking in millions of dollars. But the BC Law Softball League helps me work towards my current dream job while coming as close as I possibly can to experiencing the original.

In this post, I’ll provide some background info about the way the league is organized and run. Then I’ll explain my team’s quest for redemption after a heartbreaking finish last year. Finally, I’ll include the results of this weekend’s games along with the standings, which I will try my best to update weekly until a new softball champion is crowned. Continue reading