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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: bamf on March 27, 2007, 04:14:32 PM

Title: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on March 27, 2007, 04:14:32 PM
The founder of the old "probably going to BC" thread has jumped ship so I thought I would start a new "BC is the $hit and we know it" thread.
There is little chance that I will go anywhere else.  And I loved BC when I visited.  Anyone with me?!
Boston College Law School Class of 2010 unite!
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Geo_Storm on March 28, 2007, 02:36:49 AM
tag,
sending deposits to 2 schools one of which is BC.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Geo_Storm on March 28, 2007, 09:41:18 AM
ummm, should I lean towards Emory given the new rankings?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: m1 on March 28, 2007, 09:43:17 AM
No, you should still go to BC.  Anyone going to the open house this friday?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: mathlete on March 28, 2007, 09:45:30 AM
In at BC... wheee
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: muffin83 on March 28, 2007, 09:58:32 AM
i'm going
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: jackiechiles on March 28, 2007, 10:30:30 AM
I'll be there too.

Bamf - it's good to know there might be another Bills fan around
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: CowboyLawyer on March 28, 2007, 11:53:34 AM
Yup I'll be there. Planning on partying with my buddies at BC that night too.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on March 28, 2007, 03:58:55 PM
I'll be there too.

Bamf - it's good to know there might be another Bills fan around

YEAH!!!

One of my largest concerns is having to constantly fight patriots fans.  At least I'm a Mets, not Yanks, fan...
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Aprovechar on March 28, 2007, 04:17:34 PM
I'll be there too.

Bamf - it's good to know there might be another Bills fan around

YEAH!!!

One of my largest concerns is having to constantly fight patriots fans.  At least I'm a Mets, not Yanks, fan...
As a Bills fan who has lived in the Boston area for 6 years now, the worst part is the black out policy for games...they only show one AFC East game so it's always the Pats.  Of course with so many cable channel options now and with the Harp (the bar in Boston that the Bills Backers Club of Boston overtakes on Sundays), you can always find the game somewhere.  Mets fans are not on par with Yanks fans, but they're not loved either - luckily I am a Red Sox fan. 

I can't make the open house Friday but look forward to reading people's reactions and thoughts.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on March 28, 2007, 05:14:33 PM
I'll be there too.

Bamf - it's good to know there might be another Bills fan around

YEAH!!!

One of my largest concerns is having to constantly fight patriots fans.  At least I'm a Mets, not Yanks, fan...
As a Bills fan who has lived in the Boston area for 6 years now, the worst part is the black out policy for games...they only show one AFC East game so it's always the Pats.  Of course with so many cable channel options now and with the Harp (the bar in Boston that the Bills Backers Club of Boston overtakes on Sundays), you can always find the game somewhere.  Mets fans are not on par with Yanks fans, but they're not loved either - luckily I am a Red Sox fan


Well I've got a Varitek from a former life in Boston so I can hide behind that in the summer and fall.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: CowboyLawyer on March 28, 2007, 06:22:06 PM
I warn you, I am a rabid pats fan. Although I only hate Yankees fans. Any other fan of any other team in any sport I don't mind. I don't mind Bills, Giants, and Mets fans at all.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: The Pookie on March 28, 2007, 06:27:49 PM
I don't really understand the deep-seated anomisty between the yanks and the mets

that's what i get for growing up in an immigrant family - i didn't find out what baseball was until i was 12. I was shocked.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on March 28, 2007, 06:33:43 PM
I don't really hate the Yankees.  I didn't like it when they were winning world series every year but when I look back on that I think it was an overreaction ... it wasn't the huge amounts of money they spent necessarily, but rather the home-grown players who made that team.  They spend tons of money now and the rabid NY fans eat the so-called stars alive.
But the Mets and Sox spend about the same amounts of money these days so I can't say much.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: muffin83 on March 29, 2007, 05:45:25 AM
mets fans hate yankees fans because they are the biggest jerks of all fans.  now im not claiming that sox fans have always been polite and civil to those from other teams that enter fenway, but this is a true story:

i have been a huge sox fan my whole life.  i moved to new york after college.  after living here a few monthes, you figure out how to handle yourself at sports bars.  always hide your cap when ordering a beer (you will get ignored and it will take forever to serve you) and don't be too loud or obnoxious.  i watched a yanks sox game in a sports bar in brooklyn with my roomate.  there was literally no one in the bar (very small local brooklyn place).  anyway there were these two middle aged mets fans watching the game next to us at the bar.  they were really nice, talking about how we had to go to a game at shea, we talked about pedro etc.  on the other side of me there was this yankee fan and his girlfriend.  i was not loud or rude trhoughout the game.  the yanks won that game, so afterwards, i turned to the yankee fan and his girlfriend next to me and said congradulations.  this dude turns around, sticks both middle fingers in my face and starts screaming f*ck you.  (i'm a chick by the way).  then the old mets fans jump up and start screaming back at him being like "this is why no one likes you, because as fans you guys are the biggest *ssholes in sports".  they are getting in his face and my roomate and i high tail it outta that bar.

anywho, my best friend is a yankees fan and they can be good people.  however, i have spent a good deal of time in boston, gone to many sox yanks games at both fenway and yankee stadium, and have NEVER seen a sox fans treat girl yankees fans in such a threatening manner.

that was a long post trying to explain why the mets fans (and everyone else) hates the yankees :)
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: CowboyLawyer on March 29, 2007, 08:33:33 AM
I go to school in Hartford and the entire city is split in half between Yankees fans and BoSox fans. The atmosphere in sports bars is about two steps away from a full brawl any time the two teams play one another.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: muffin83 on March 29, 2007, 08:47:36 AM
yeah and i appreciate and love that atmosphere, but this was like at 3 in the afternoon on a sunday when the maets fans, my roomate and i, adn this dude and his gf were the ONLY ones in this tiny bar.  uncalled for. not that i think you are trying to disprove my fans that yankees fans can be jerks :)
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: allisonb on March 30, 2007, 01:40:12 PM
no comment on the sports discussion... but i can say i am pumped to be going to BC next fall!! anyone know what the social life is like? i ended up visiting the day senator kerry was visiting so classes weren't even in session. there were still tons of students on campus hanging out though so it seems like there's a good sense of camraderie.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 02, 2007, 09:50:21 AM
boy that BC v. BU thread is raging, huh?  We all know who the best school is, though...

anyways, kendra good to have you on board the BC LSD contingent.  By all reports the social life at BC is great and very active.  All the BC students on here seem to be having a great time.  When I visited and sat in on a class all the students seemed to be very friendly, they were all joking around and being generally boisterous before class (though it was the day before vacation, which may have made everyone a little antsy)
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Geo_Storm on April 02, 2007, 11:44:28 AM
looks like BC is ahead of Emory for me. But I think BU will trump both schools if I get in. I like the IP courses that it offers.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: CowboyLawyer on April 02, 2007, 04:00:39 PM
Yeah I liked the female professor that taught the course. I think the best part of these admitted student receptions is talking to the other kids. Lots of valuable input. I also liked the post reception open bar. I was able to talk to some of the students and they all seemed really upbeat and friendly. Wish I didn't have to drive 100 miles or I would of had a couple more brews.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 02, 2007, 07:34:27 PM
I was going to create a BC Law '10 facebook group but someone beat me to it ...

http://ithaca.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2258129680
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Geo_Storm on April 02, 2007, 08:35:13 PM
I was going to create a BC Law '10 facebook group but someone beat me to it ...

http://ithaca.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2258129680

I'll join it for now.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: CowboyLawyer on April 03, 2007, 07:19:00 AM
Sent my seat deposit in today.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Geo_Storm on April 03, 2007, 07:31:39 AM
mine is flying over the pacific as we speak, then american midwest.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: ChiSox07 on April 03, 2007, 09:20:09 AM
I'm 75% there.  I have some more waiting to do before I make it official though.  I have a feeling it will come down to UIUC (in-state tuition) and BC if I get accepted at UIUC.  However, that's not stopping me from mailing in the deposit.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 04, 2007, 02:42:00 PM
if you have decided go tell Boss to add you name in her big "where LSDers are going" thread in the Accepted/Decided board.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: katrines on April 07, 2007, 02:48:39 PM
I've been stalking all the BC threads for months, just hoping that I'd get to join in - and HERE I AM! Got accepted this morning, and haven't 100% decided yet, but I am incredibly excited.

Just wanted to pop in and say hi to you guys! Now sell me on BC over Fordham.  ;)
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 07, 2007, 03:00:46 PM
I've been stalking all the BC threads for months, just hoping that I'd get to join in - and HERE I AM! Got accepted this morning, and haven't 100% decided yet, but I am incredibly excited.

Just wanted to pop in and say hi to you guys! Now sell me on BC over Fordham.  ;)

excellent!

BC over Fordham?  SO easy ... Go to Fordham if you enjoy scratching and clawing with your classmates, trying to get a good enough grade to beat out kids from the two T14 schools in your city.
BC rules Boston, plus the degree is more portable than Fordham.
And of course there is this list:
http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1168423325385

You will have just as easy of a time getting a top job from BC as you will from Fordham, but you can do it while attending the disneyland of law schools ... who wouldn't want that?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: katrines on April 07, 2007, 03:11:20 PM
I've been stalking all the BC threads for months, just hoping that I'd get to join in - and HERE I AM! Got accepted this morning, and haven't 100% decided yet, but I am incredibly excited.

Just wanted to pop in and say hi to you guys! Now sell me on BC over Fordham.  ;)

excellent!

BC over Fordham?  SO easy ... Go to Fordham if you enjoy scratching and clawing with your classmates, trying to get a good enough grade to beat out kids from the two T14 schools in your city.
BC rules Boston, plus the degree is more portable than Fordham.
And of course there is this list:
http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1168423325385

You will have just as easy of a time getting a top job from BC as you will from Fordham, but you can do it while attending the disneyland of law schools ... who wouldn't want that?

Ha, I figured y'all would say it was an easy choice!  I think I'm just ambivalent because it's seemed so futile the last few months that I really convinced myself that I could be happy at Fordham.  Basically, I didn't let myself get really invested in BC because I thought there was no way I'd get in at this point!

I've never been to Boston, so this will certainly be an adventure. I'm paying practically full  price for Fordham, so might as well pay full price for BC (no info on finaid in my package). 

So, bamf, since you've clearly done your BC homework, care to point me to some informative threads? :) :)

(Sorry for being so wordy, but I am seriously still giggling with glee that I got in! Probably says a lot about where I should go in the fall..)
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 07, 2007, 03:19:49 PM
Well there was a BC vs BU thread last week ... it kind of turned into a fight in the middle few pages, but by the end there were several BC kids there sharing their experiences.  One poster who was involved in LSD last year and is a BC 1L now has an SA position at Skadden.  Pretty killer.  Also there is Nukelaw's QandA thread, "BC 1L taking questions."  That also has a bunch of good info.  If I grab the links I will insert them later,  but they are both in the Where Should I Go thread, so just use the search function on the homepage.
Theres also a BC '10 facebook group as well: http://ithaca.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2258129680
I've been friended by several people from it already, and I just joined yesterday.  I'm hoping it will be a good way to meet people and maybe find a roommate.
Are you going to go visit BC?  Boston is a great city ... its an awesome place to be a student, and is a very young city.  But I personally find cities distracting, so I'm really glad BC is just outside the city ... easy to get downtown on the weekends but not tempted to go out every night instead of studying.  And the campus is great.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: katrines on April 07, 2007, 05:36:41 PM
Well there was a BC vs BU thread last week ... it kind of turned into a fight in the middle few pages, but by the end there were several BC kids there sharing their experiences.  One poster who was involved in LSD last year and is a BC 1L now has an SA position at Skadden.  Pretty killer.  Also there is Nukelaw's QandA thread, "BC 1L taking questions."  That also has a bunch of good info.  If I grab the links I will insert them later,  but they are both in the Where Should I Go thread, so just use the search function on the homepage.
Theres also a BC '10 facebook group as well: http://ithaca.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2258129680
I've been friended by several people from it already, and I just joined yesterday.  I'm hoping it will be a good way to meet people and maybe find a roommate.
Are you going to go visit BC?  Boston is a great city ... its an awesome place to be a student, and is a very young city.  But I personally find cities distracting, so I'm really glad BC is just outside the city ... easy to get downtown on the weekends but not tempted to go out every night instead of studying.  And the campus is great.

Thanks so much bamf! I've been catching up on the threads all day, and I've gotta say - barring a waitlist miracle, I think I'm going to be at BC in the fall. :)

I am hoping to visit, but I'm in the midst of honors thesis hell and there's no way I can get to Boston before deposits are due. My cousin is actually an attorney in Boston, so I'm looking into visiting her sometime in May and getting the dirt on the Boston legal scene. :)

Now I just need to cross my fingers that there is some $$ left for me! Unfortunately, I don't have any money offers from comparable schools to bargain with. Here's hoping, though!
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 08, 2007, 12:31:27 PM
Well there was a BC vs BU thread last week ... it kind of turned into a fight in the middle few pages, but by the end there were several BC kids there sharing their experiences.  One poster who was involved in LSD last year and is a BC 1L now has an SA position at Skadden.  Pretty killer.  Also there is Nukelaw's QandA thread, "BC 1L taking questions."  That also has a bunch of good info.  If I grab the links I will insert them later,  but they are both in the Where Should I Go thread, so just use the search function on the homepage.
Theres also a BC '10 facebook group as well: http://ithaca.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2258129680
I've been friended by several people from it already, and I just joined yesterday.  I'm hoping it will be a good way to meet people and maybe find a roommate.
Are you going to go visit BC?  Boston is a great city ... its an awesome place to be a student, and is a very young city.  But I personally find cities distracting, so I'm really glad BC is just outside the city ... easy to get downtown on the weekends but not tempted to go out every night instead of studying.  And the campus is great.

Thanks so much bamf! I've been catching up on the threads all day, and I've gotta say - barring a waitlist miracle, I think I'm going to be at BC in the fall. :)

I am hoping to visit, but I'm in the midst of honors thesis hell and there's no way I can get to Boston before deposits are due. My cousin is actually an attorney in Boston, so I'm looking into visiting her sometime in May and getting the dirt on the Boston legal scene. :)

Now I just need to cross my fingers that there is some $$ left for me! Unfortunately, I don't have any money offers from comparable schools to bargain with. Here's hoping, though!

I may or may not have just friended you on the facebook...
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: katrines on April 08, 2007, 01:01:27 PM
Well there was a BC vs BU thread last week ... it kind of turned into a fight in the middle few pages, but by the end there were several BC kids there sharing their experiences.  One poster who was involved in LSD last year and is a BC 1L now has an SA position at Skadden.  Pretty killer.  Also there is Nukelaw's QandA thread, "BC 1L taking questions."  That also has a bunch of good info.  If I grab the links I will insert them later,  but they are both in the Where Should I Go thread, so just use the search function on the homepage.
Theres also a BC '10 facebook group as well: http://ithaca.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2258129680
I've been friended by several people from it already, and I just joined yesterday.  I'm hoping it will be a good way to meet people and maybe find a roommate.
Are you going to go visit BC?  Boston is a great city ... its an awesome place to be a student, and is a very young city.  But I personally find cities distracting, so I'm really glad BC is just outside the city ... easy to get downtown on the weekends but not tempted to go out every night instead of studying.  And the campus is great.

Thanks so much bamf! I've been catching up on the threads all day, and I've gotta say - barring a waitlist miracle, I think I'm going to be at BC in the fall. :)

I am hoping to visit, but I'm in the midst of honors thesis hell and there's no way I can get to Boston before deposits are due. My cousin is actually an attorney in Boston, so I'm looking into visiting her sometime in May and getting the dirt on the Boston legal scene. :)

Now I just need to cross my fingers that there is some $$ left for me! Unfortunately, I don't have any money offers from comparable schools to bargain with. Here's hoping, though!

I may or may not have just friended you on the facebook...


You did!  :D
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on April 08, 2007, 08:46:07 PM
BC gave me 28K a year... but i don't think im gonna take it ... I got my eyes set on a southern school!  so I hope one of you guys gets the money!=)
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: I Spend More On Casebooks Than I Spend On Condoms on April 08, 2007, 08:46:35 PM
Any idea the ratio of toilets to urinals in the mens rooms at BC?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: CowboyLawyer on April 09, 2007, 06:46:23 PM
The US News and World Report gave BC a 2:3 ratio. It is why BU is currently ranked ahead of us.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 09, 2007, 06:48:16 PM
The US News and World Report gave BC a 2:3 ratio. It is why BU is currently ranked ahead of us.

what do you mean?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: katrines on April 09, 2007, 07:54:09 PM
The US News and World Report gave BC a 2:3 ratio. It is why BU is currently ranked ahead of us.

what do you mean?

Toilet to urinal ratio, I think?  :D
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: CowboyLawyer on April 09, 2007, 08:09:25 PM
Of course.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 09, 2007, 11:38:46 PM
I don't know man, the bathrooms I went in were very expansive, I think there might have been a 1:1, at least in the East Wing.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: katrines on April 10, 2007, 09:02:16 AM
Hey guys - have any of you been admitted to BC relatively recently?

I was just admitted this weekend, and I haven't heard anything about financial aid. I'm pretty set on BC at this point, but I just wanted to see if any other new admits had heard anything.  I emailed the finaid office, asking when I can expect to see my aid breakdown, so I'll definitely post in here with the results of that.

Starting to go a little crazy since deposits are due in 10 days.  :P
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: muffin83 on April 11, 2007, 06:15:51 AM
hey guys, i just withdrew so that is gonna free up some alum scholarship money.  i am really kind of bummed out, i loved BC! i wish you all the best next year, i think you are going to get one helluva legal education... ;)
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 11, 2007, 06:39:35 AM
I really enjoy the fact that the BC facebook group was able convince onethe BU law facebook members to switch to BC.  HA!
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on April 11, 2007, 10:16:48 PM
In the spirit of Boston's founders.. I had a straight up Puritan style Mystical Conversion and realized BC law is pretty amazing! If I don't get in off any waitlists, I will be attending in the fall!   GO EAGLES!

That library was pretty sweet... I'll be happy to spend 1/2 my life there.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 16, 2007, 03:25:57 PM
bump for deposit week ... just sent mine today!
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 18, 2007, 03:22:29 PM
BC Law all the way!!!

Any of you guys thinking about starting a 1L blog?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 18, 2007, 03:25:15 PM
BC Law all the way!!!

Any of you guys thinking about starting a 1L blog?

what do you mean?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 18, 2007, 04:00:10 PM
BC Law all the way!!!

Any of you guys thinking about starting a 1L blog?

what do you mean?

I mean I think it would be cool if a group of BC 1Ls who want a public way to document their BCLS experience started something like a blog ring. A group blog would be kind of sweet, too.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 18, 2007, 04:38:42 PM
thats a really cool idea actually ... I think I've created 3 different blogs over the years but I never tend to them because I don't really have a reason to ... but it could be cool to have it to show prospective students (says the prospective student)
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 18, 2007, 05:17:57 PM
thats a really cool idea actually ... I think I've created 3 different blogs over the years but I never tend to them because I don't really have a reason to ... but it could be cool to have it to show prospective students (says the prospective student)

Hey thanks  :)

As a prospective student, I know I've received significant benefit from reading quality law student blogs the last few years. But not only is a good law student blog helpful to prospective students, if done well, it can also serve as a kind of advertisement for the law school. In addition, there is the possibility of it turning into a fun and mutually beneficial dialog between law students blogging at other schools. The only drawback as far as I can tell is that one could end up pumping a lot of time into it; and, as I'm sure we're going to find out, time will be in short supply come November and December. Another part of me thinks that the time invested in a blog is worth it because it will help to hone writing skills.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 18, 2007, 06:59:04 PM
thats a really cool idea actually ... I think I've created 3 different blogs over the years but I never tend to them because I don't really have a reason to ... but it could be cool to have it to show prospective students (says the prospective student)

Hey thanks  :)

As a prospective student, I know I've received significant benefit from reading quality law student blogs the last few years. But not only is a good law student blog helpful to prospective students, if done well, it can also serve as a kind of advertisement for the law school. In addition, there is the possibility of it turning into a fun and mutually beneficial dialog between law students blogging at other schools. The only drawback as far as I can tell is that one could end up pumping a lot of time into it; and, as I'm sure we're going to find out, time will be in short supply come November and December. Another part of me thinks that the time invested in a blog is worth it because it will help to hone writing skills.

Thats what I've always hoped ... I like to think of myself as a decent writer but I feel like I spend too much time working on stuff.  Maybe I will try to put together a 1L blog.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 20, 2007, 09:10:57 AM
I'm pretty damn stoked about BC Law!!

My deposit is in.  I just yesterday sent a whole slew of documents to the financial aid folks.  All the 1040/W2/soul they demanded to confirm my aid awards.

No clue where I'm gonna live yet.  I'm thinking about moving into the USS Constitution.

I've only once been to boston before.  It was a trip during my freshman year of college.

I think the BC 1L blog is a wonderful idea.  I've started a blog several times, but never stuck with it.  Having Law School buddies blogging along with me would help a lot.

I'm from Tennessee.  Any other Southerners here going to BC Law?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 20, 2007, 09:35:06 AM
I'm pretty damn stoked about BC Law!!

My deposit is in.  I just yesterday sent a whole slew of documents to the financial aid folks.  All the 1040/W2/soul they demanded to confirm my aid awards.

No clue where I'm gonna live yet.  I'm thinking about moving into the USS Constitution.

I've only once been to boston before.  It was a trip during my freshman year of college.

I think the BC 1L blog is a wonderful idea.  I've started a blog several times, but never stuck with it.  Having Law School buddies blogging along with me would help a lot.

I'm from Tennessee.  Any other Southerners here going to BC Law?

Hell yeah! I'm from Arkansas.  ;D

Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Bezerkley on April 20, 2007, 10:13:38 AM
I go to school in South Carolina.  Somewhat southern for 3 years.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 20, 2007, 10:16:46 AM
I go to school in South Carolina.  Somewhat southern for 3 years.

I grew up in Aiken County SC.  It's a great state, I rather miss it.  ^_^
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brinkmtf on April 20, 2007, 07:34:51 PM
coming to Boston will only make you miss the south more...take it from me : homegrown Texan, spent college in Nashville

that being said, that's probably the only knock on BC I can think of...looking forward to seeing all of y'all next year
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 20, 2007, 10:24:00 PM
coming to Boston will only make you miss the south more...take it from me : homegrown Texan, spent college in Nashville

that being said, that's probably the only knock on BC I can think of...looking forward to seeing all of y'all next year

Yeeeee! Haw!
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 22, 2007, 01:35:00 PM
Would you guys want to start a 1L blog, or just join eagleionline.com?

I think a separate 1L blog may be a worthy endeavor.  A wordpress blog is easy to setup, and costs next to nothing if you have 3+ people chipping in.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 22, 2007, 03:58:29 PM
Would you guys want to start a 1L blog, or just join eagleionline.com?

I think a separate 1L blog may be a worthy endeavor.  A wordpress blog is easy to setup, and costs next to nothing if you have 3+ people chipping in.

I agree, and I'd be willing to pitch in.

Do you think wordpress is better than movable type or typepad?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 22, 2007, 05:59:05 PM
I have no idea what all those terms mean, but however it happens I would love to be a part of a 1L group blog, I think its a really cool idea.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: nukelaw on April 22, 2007, 06:14:21 PM
Just wanted to say a quick welcome to all of you who have dropped off deposits. Hopefully I'll get a chance to meet some of you over the next couple of years.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 22, 2007, 07:07:50 PM
I have no idea what all those terms mean, but however it happens I would love to be a part of a 1L group blog, I think its a really cool idea.

Those are just a few of the many publishing platforms we might want to use.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 23, 2007, 06:27:16 AM
I mentioned wordpress because I'm familiar with it.  But if someone with more expertise thinks moveable type or typepad is better, then I'm perfectly happy to use that instead.

I'm only a part time computer nerd.  ^_^  I'm hoping someone else will have more expertise.  I can however, set up a wordpress page and photoshop a simple banner graphic.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 23, 2007, 08:47:44 AM
I mentioned wordpress because I'm familiar with it.  But if someone with more expertise thinks moveable type or typepad is better, then I'm perfectly happy to use that instead.

I'm only a part time computer nerd.  ^_^  I'm hoping someone else will have more expertise.  I can however, set up a wordpress page and photoshop a simple banner graphic.

Cool. I'm a quasi-nerd as well. I'd like to see your banner.

I think we should make a few determinations before taking action. First, do we want a single blog to which n number of people post/administrate (e.g., Crescat Sententia)? Or would the bloggers-to-be be happier with their own individual blogs linked together in a webring of sorts? Second, if we go group, we've got to name the blog something muthafuckin' tight. If we decide upon individual blogs, then naming is of course up to each person, although we could collaborate on this, too.

As far as the publishing platform is concerned, I doubt WP is as tweakable as MT, but that doesn't bother me too much, since WP is open source and, well, I love open source. But here's something else we might want to consider: http://blawgcoop.com/
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Bezerkley on April 23, 2007, 08:53:44 AM
I'd contribute if it were a single blog.  Individual blogs may get too confusing.  It would be easier if prospective and current students just had one thing to look at.  Sort of like eagleionline but exclusively 1L related.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 23, 2007, 09:00:34 AM
seconded ...  I think it would be cool if it were a single blog ...
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 23, 2007, 09:13:34 AM
I agree on it being a single blog.

I'll try to whip up some kind of banner this evening.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 23, 2007, 09:15:33 AM
Let's do it. What do we want to call it? How many contributors will be allowed?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 23, 2007, 09:52:00 AM
I'd say unlimited contributions.  If theres too many posts, I think thats a good problem to have.  The more content the better.

As for titles, I'm a fan of latin.  ^_^  Wikipedia has a rather impressive latin phrase list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Latin_phrases_%28full%29

How about ab absurdo?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 23, 2007, 10:22:53 AM
I'd say unlimited contributions.  If theres too many posts, I think thats a good problem to have.  The more content the better.

As for titles, I'm a fan of latin.  ^_^  Wikipedia has a rather impressive latin phrase list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Latin_phrases_%28full%29

How about ab absurdo?


I'm for limiting contributors, not contributions. I think there should be a nucleus of 3-5 contributors who are not limited in the number of contributions they may make. All other contributors would contribute via invitation only. We have to devise a way of making sure a bunch of crap doesn't get posted to the blog, and limiting contributors is the best way to do it. I would vote to nominate an editor, but I think we all write well enough and are reflective enough to edit our own material. 

Ab absurdo is pretty good. I kind of like "Justices Presiding". Whatever we choose, the tone should be jocular and fun, right?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 23, 2007, 10:37:28 AM
Ahh sorry about the mix up regarding contributions.  I'd say start with 4 or 5 contributers, and grow as desired.

Justices Presiding is a good title.  I think "OneL Hell" has kind of a ring to it.

We could also have a southerner only blog called "confederates in beantown"  ^_^.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 23, 2007, 11:12:39 AM
Ahh sorry about the mix up regarding contributions.  I'd say start with 4 or 5 contributers, and grow as desired.

Justices Presiding is a good title.  I think "OneL Hell" has kind of a ring to it.

We could also have a southerner only blog called "confederates in beantown"  ^_^.

This is genius. I am so in.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 23, 2007, 11:22:31 AM
yeah I think we should start with a core and then just have people who want to regularly contribute get in touch once we get to school
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 23, 2007, 11:32:22 AM
random title idea: "Newton's Law"


Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 23, 2007, 11:33:54 AM
Oooh, I like Newton's Law!
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 23, 2007, 12:05:46 PM
Yeah, that's sweet.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 23, 2007, 08:11:34 PM
Ok I whipped up a banner graphic.  Take a look, and marvel at my photoshop skills.  I went with "Newton's Law" because it's my favorite of the titles mentioned thus far.  But of course it's all still up in the air.  I made this 950 pixels long, thinking for a desktop at 1024x768.  Is that standard these days, or are we still supposed to plan for people running at 800x600?  Anyway, you can see I like big banner graphics, but it can easily be knocked down a notch in size.

(http://oneweb.utc.edu/~eric-fox/newtonblog.jpg)

If you want my .psd to play around with my work, it's here:

http://oneweb.utc.edu/~eric-fox/newtonblog.psd

What do you guys think?

Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 23, 2007, 08:13:16 PM
Woah.  I don't much like how the forum autoshrunk my pic.  Look at it in actual pixels here:

http://oneweb.utc.edu/~eric-fox/newtonblog.jpg
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Bezerkley on April 23, 2007, 09:07:24 PM
don't size it for 800x600.  If someone is using a desktop of that size we don't want them reading.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 23, 2007, 09:56:24 PM
lookin very spiffy! nice job.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 23, 2007, 11:56:59 PM
Cew. Way cew. Southerners got mad skilz.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 24, 2007, 03:59:36 PM
We know that Newton actually came up with three laws. So do we want to call it "Newton's Law" or "Newton's Laws"? Both are taken in the .com domain, but the latter is available in the .org domain.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 24, 2007, 04:22:22 PM
I like the singular just because it distances the title from I. Newton just enough for people to realize the meaning ... well, BC Law people, anyways.  Could the domain be NewtonsLawBlog.com or something?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Penelope on April 24, 2007, 08:13:56 PM
Have you guys considered maybe doing this as a section on the EagleIOnline blog instead of starting a separate blog. The internet is littered with abandoned blogs and it's usually hard to attract (and more importantly, retain) readers. Seems like the EagleIOnline blog is already some of the way there and would give you more readers and a more established web presense. I'm sure they would be happy to have a section led by 0Ls to talk about 0L issues at BC.

I do like the 0L blog idea and want to see it happen (which is why it may be more practical to piggy-back off an existing blog).. anyway - just a thought  :)
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 24, 2007, 08:26:40 PM
I see what you mean about readership but EagleI isn't really a blog, its more of a news source. Whereas EagleI provides information about general goings-on at BCLS, and provides a forum for all students to comment on aspects of the law school culture, this blog idea is (at least in my mind) headed more towards being half "PrawfsBlog"/ half Paper Chase ... capturing both the experience and musings of some 1Ls at BC.  I know that I personally have received a ton of great info from Nuke and Stuje and the rest of the BCLSers who post on here ... I think that blog could turn into more of a repository of experiences with, and tips on, surviving 1L (for anyone, but particularly prospective BCers) ... (that is, assuming I survive  ;D )
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 24, 2007, 09:44:37 PM
speaking of eaglei, quality article just posted addressing the most pertinent issues from the town hall mtg. held by the deans.  I'm pretty happy with this information.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: nukelaw on April 25, 2007, 05:09:39 AM
For those intersted, the post bamf refers to is at:

http://eagleionline.com/blog/2007/04/25/dean-garvey-outlines-bclss-strategic-plan/

I agree by the way that this is a pretty well-written account of the administration's response to the USNWR rankings, with an interesting anecdote about why we dropped from #22-#29 a few years ago.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 25, 2007, 03:17:09 PM
You guys want to aim to have this thing up and running around orientation?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 25, 2007, 03:20:15 PM
On a totally unrelated note, I hope some of you want to kick a soccer ball around next semester.  I plan to bring ye ol' soccer ball with me to Boston.  We need to stay healthy through 1L Hell, and theres no better way to do it than with the beautiful game.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 25, 2007, 05:07:35 PM
1) yeah, orientation sounds great

2) I'm an ultimate player ... when a ball dreams, it dreams that its a frisbee ...
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 25, 2007, 06:04:49 PM
You guys want to aim to have this thing up and running around orientation?

Definitely. I think it's a great summer project. Have you looked into getting a host? I think GoDaddy registers domains for cheap.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 25, 2007, 06:10:03 PM
I love field sports, so I'm down with soccer and ultimate. Rowing might be fun, too. 
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 25, 2007, 06:20:55 PM
I actually thought about joining the law school rugby team.  I've never played in my life (my UG's team has been suspended indefinitely since I got here ... I guess they used to be a little rowdy) but I've always thought it looked fun.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 25, 2007, 08:25:24 PM
I've been known to play ultimate.  I have the running down pat.  But the throwing and the catching... not so much.

Soccer is definitely my thing.  I'm also pretty excited about the running club.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 26, 2007, 07:56:07 AM
The running club looks suhweet: http://www.bc.edu/clubs/lsasports/home.html
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: nukelaw on April 26, 2007, 01:58:30 PM
The running club looks suhweet: http://www.bc.edu/clubs/lsasports/home.html

You might want to check out the video from the Boston Marathon a few weeks ago:
http://eagleionline.com/blog/2007/04/21/running-of-the-bulls/
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 26, 2007, 04:56:57 PM
Hey guys. I just checked out www.newtons-law.org. It doesn't look like it's been registered. I think we should jump on it.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 26, 2007, 04:58:14 PM
p.s. Once we get the domain name, it would probably be easier to pay blawgcoop to set up MT or Wordpress. What do you think?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brinkmtf on April 26, 2007, 07:20:26 PM
Just to reiterate what a couple people have already alluded to: the BC Law running club is very, very sweet.  It is probably the most well-run student organization I've ever encountered.  Not only are there multiple group runs/workouts scheduled every day, but it also provides access to about 1 race per month (weather permitting), in some pretty cool places like Cape Cod, Maine, etc.

For example, in October, we took a trip up to Stowe, VT for a training weekend.  Some people just went up to booze/soak up the mountain air, but some of the more dedicated took a 20 mile bike ride up to Smuggler's Notch, followed it with a 5k run over the river and through the woods (literally), then everyone capped the day off with hike.

Likewise, we entered 4 relay teams in the Cape Cod Marathon in November, which was also a lot of fun.  The president of the club is really knowledgable about all things running/working out (he's a mutliple Ironman finisher), and the personal gains made by people in the club reflect it.  Some girl went from not having run more then 5 miles to running a half-marathon at a 9 min pace or something.  Overall, probably the best people I've encountered at BC Law are in the running club, so I definitely suggest signing up
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 26, 2007, 09:01:55 PM
Just to reiterate what a couple people have already alluded to: the BC Law running club is very, very sweet.  It is probably the most well-run student organization I've ever encountered.  Not only are there multiple group runs/workouts scheduled every day, but it also provides access to about 1 race per month (weather permitting), in some pretty cool places like Cape Cod, Maine, etc.

For example, in October, we took a trip up to Stowe, VT for a training weekend.  Some people just went up to booze/soak up the mountain air, but some of the more dedicated took a 20 mile bike ride up to Smuggler's Notch, followed it with a 5k run over the river and through the woods (literally), then everyone capped the day off with hike.

Likewise, we entered 4 relay teams in the Cape Cod Marathon in November, which was also a lot of fun.  The president of the club is really knowledgable about all things running/working out (he's a mutliple Ironman finisher), and the personal gains made by people in the club reflect it.  Some girl went from not having run more then 5 miles to running a half-marathon at a 9 min pace or something.  Overall, probably the best people I've encountered at BC Law are in the running club, so I definitely suggest signing up

Thanks for sharing your experience. I spent about an hour on the running club's website today and was SOLD. My goal is to do Boston next year. Does entry to Boston require a qualifying time? Also, where do you go to swim? My university has an olympic-sized pool, but I'd be happy with 25m lanes.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brinkmtf on April 27, 2007, 02:10:52 PM
Technically, you do have to qualify for Boston.  I think the qualifying time this year was 3hr 10mins for males in my age group (23).  While a few of the running club members are actually fast enough to do this, most just ran it as 'bandits,' meaning that they ducked under the tape somewhere near to start line and ran the race, only without an official number or finishing time.

Our multisport workouts (including the swim) took place at the rec plex on main campus (which would be an incentive for getting a membership there--fee is $5 per use for non-members).  Some people also go to Walden Pond (about 20 mins NW of campus) to swim when the weather is warm.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 29, 2007, 12:21:25 PM
bump ... not that we really have to, but because we've been a little silent around here, and I'm pretty bored ... writing a paper that was due last tuesday.  I think this is the first time I have ever turned a paper in late but frankly with one week of school left I just don't care about UG anymore ... I want to start law school!

Anyways, on the blog front I think we should jump on tat domain name.  This link that one of you guys posted a few weeks ago ( http://blawgcoop.com/ ) makes it sound pretty easy and inexpensive.  Maybe we should get a little email list going to talk about this thing.

And in other news, what is everyone doing about housing?  Is anyone planning on going to the grad housing day/ incoming 1L coffee thing?  I'm thinking about driving in for a few days in June to check things out but I'm getting conflicting reports about the usefulness of the housing fair.  And it seems like an awful lot of pressure to have a single day to both meet people to live with and find adequate housing.  Thoughts?

Also, has anyone received confirmation that their deposit was received?  My internet baking thing is acting up and I don't feel like spending half an hour on hold with HSBC just to check to see if my check has been cashed.  Also, I want my BC email!

OK, that is all for now.  Peace.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: brettlawless on April 30, 2007, 08:50:33 AM
bump ... not that we really have to, but because we've been a little silent around here, and I'm pretty bored ... writing a paper that was due last tuesday.  I think this is the first time I have ever turned a paper in late but frankly with one week of school left I just don't care about UG anymore ... I want to start law school!

Anyways, on the blog front I think we should jump on tat domain name.  This link that one of you guys posted a few weeks ago ( http://blawgcoop.com/ ) makes it sound pretty easy and inexpensive.  Maybe we should get a little email list going to talk about this thing.

And in other news, what is everyone doing about housing?  Is anyone planning on going to the grad housing day/ incoming 1L coffee thing?  I'm thinking about driving in for a few days in June to check things out but I'm getting conflicting reports about the usefulness of the housing fair.  And it seems like an awful lot of pressure to have a single day to both meet people to live with and find adequate housing.  Thoughts?

Also, has anyone received confirmation that their deposit was received?  My internet baking thing is acting up and I don't feel like spending half an hour on hold with HSBC just to check to see if my check has been cashed.  Also, I want my BC email!

OK, that is all for now.  Peace.

Hang in there. UG is almost over, and when it is all you'll have is a piece of paper and a brain full of memories.

I emailed the guy who owns blawgcoop and he said the service has mainly ended. His advice was to start a hosting plan with dreamhost.com and install WordPress from their site. After looking into it, this seems to be a solid option.

I was going to go to the housing fair--bought my plane tickets and made arrangements to attend--but then I found a place to live that I believe is much better than anything I would find at the housing fair. But I'm still going to fly up, spend a few days in NYC, take a train to Boston, check out the city and the law school, and see my new house and housemate. My initial plan wasn't to meet everyone and find a place to live all in the same day; rather, I intended to make prior arrangments to see a handful of apartments the weekend after the housing fair. I thought if I found someone at the fair with whom I could live, then we could look at places together. If not, then I'd gear my search toward finding a suitable studio. Luckily, I don't have to go through all that now. I found my housemate on the BC Res Life roommate finder. If I were you, I'd try a query or two there first.

I sent an email to the financial aid office requesting confirmation of receipt of my deposit and financial information. They responded with confirmation the next day.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on April 30, 2007, 11:47:54 AM
got bored and was looking at the Am Law 100 that just got released ... there were 11 firms that took in more than 1 billion dollars in revenue last year.  Ten of them OCI at BC.
F you, Baker and McKenzie.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on April 30, 2007, 01:52:35 PM
I called and they confirmed reciept of my deposit.  But the check still isnt cashed on my online banking.

I want my BC email too.  If only so I can join the BC network on facebook.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on May 03, 2007, 07:56:35 AM
So do students at BC actually have enough free time to enjoy all the city has to offer??
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on May 03, 2007, 09:53:00 AM
Also.. do business and law students socialize??
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Vercingatorix on May 03, 2007, 02:16:27 PM
Respect the new avatar!
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on May 03, 2007, 03:24:54 PM
very nice.  I've had the BC seal as my background for a few weeks now ... and haven't taken my BC hat off for at least that long!

also, LSBLady ... its finals time, so I doubt many of the BCLSers will be around to answer questions till stuff wraps up on the 18th.  Are you in the facebook group?  there are a bunch of current students that would probably respond to a facebook message.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: nukelaw on May 03, 2007, 05:45:27 PM
So do students at BC actually have enough free time to enjoy all the city has to offer??

Outside of the planned events, most of us haven't had the time to check out Boston. Those of us working downtown this summer are looking forward to finally getting a chance to learn more about our home.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: nukelaw on May 03, 2007, 05:47:57 PM
Also.. do business and law students socialize??

I know there is some socialization between the Business and Law Society folks at the law school and the MBA students at the business school. There are also a number of folks doing a joint JD/MBA, so they provide a connection between the two programs.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on May 06, 2007, 05:41:20 PM
ok, didn't know where else to say this but one thing that really kind of bothers me right now: on the BC Law home page there are two stories about how awesome Larry Cunningham is.  If only they could have kept him on the faculty...
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on May 10, 2007, 05:32:07 PM
one of our future Profs Renee Jones just started a new blog called Corporate Law and Democracy.  I think that I've heard mixed reviews about her as a prof but the concepts she bases her research (And the blog) on seem pretty interesting and a bunch of other bloggers seem to be pretty taken with her research.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
Title: Boston College Law (is Awesome) Thread
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on May 14, 2007, 10:29:22 AM
The second deposit is due June 1. When are people sending theirs in - last minute (in hopes of getting off a waitlist) or ASAP? Or have you already sent yours in?

The Facebook group has 75 people in it, some of whom are current BC students and others who may not be attending in the fall (going elsewhere or defering, that is - I can think of two such people so there must be others). Where are the others? It's going to be a 250-person class, right?
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on May 14, 2007, 10:32:03 AM
P.S. Any chance we could rename this thread? I feel like more LSDers might notice it if it were called something more generic, like "Boston College Class of 2010." Just a thought...

Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on May 14, 2007, 10:36:03 AM
haha i guess it is a little self serving but back in the day there was another thread called "in this thread we talk about how excited we are to probably be going to BC" but then the creator of that thread defected and so I created a new one ... I just wanted to draw a distinction at the time but yeah, I can change it.

but to be fair, I don't think anyones missed it ... I think its just a slow year on LSD for BCLS
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on May 14, 2007, 10:43:45 AM
I vote to change it but I won't cry if you don't! (:

Is anyone coming to the 0L dinner and then the post-finals party for all students (current and incoming, if you get yourself on the list) at Tonic on the 18th in Boston? There's some info on the Facebook group about it.
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on May 14, 2007, 10:47:47 AM
haha i guess it is a little self serving but back in the day there was another thread called "in this thread we talk about how excited we are to probably be going to BC" but then the creator of that thread defected and so I created a new one ... I just wanted to draw a distinction at the time but yeah, I can change it.

but to be fair, I don't think anyones missed it ... I think its just a slow year on LSD for BCLS

Why do you think that is?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on May 14, 2007, 10:48:04 AM
changed, after extensively researching the proper nomenclature for a baby eagle (read: used wikipedia)

I wish I could make that dinner, but alas I am not from the Boston area.  I get jealous of you guys in major metropolitan areas that can meet up with other folks.  I think I am going to come up for the housing fair and 1L coffee thing in June, though.

And as for deposits, I think I am just going to wait till the week before, but for no good reason.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on May 14, 2007, 10:48:44 AM
P.S. "Eaglets" ?! I love it!
Title: Re: The Bad A$$ Mother F-ing Boston College Thread
Post by: bamf on May 14, 2007, 10:51:29 AM
haha i guess it is a little self serving but back in the day there was another thread called "in this thread we talk about how excited we are to probably be going to BC" but then the creator of that thread defected and so I created a new one ... I just wanted to draw a distinction at the time but yeah, I can change it.

but to be fair, I don't think anyones missed it ... I think its just a slow year on LSD for BCLS

Why do you think that is?

eh, just a fluke.  Smaller schools don't have as many people who end up on these boards.  The schools that have the most LSD representation are HLS, UMich, UVA, CLS (I guess Penn is just the other side of the coin this year, they seem to have a million people here this cycle).  But frankly I'm kind of glad that the neurotic types who frequent this place aren't all headed to BC  ;D
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on May 14, 2007, 01:27:53 PM
You'll notice that Penn has a lot of waitlisted applicants talking up a storm... wonder what they were thinking when they waitlisted 200 anxious 0Ls.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: nukelaw on May 14, 2007, 04:34:15 PM
Is anyone coming to the 0L dinner and then the post-finals party for all students (current and incoming, if you get yourself on the list) at Tonic on the 18th in Boston? There's some info on the Facebook group about it.

I warn you now that the behavior after the 1L's turn in their last final will be of epic proportions.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: nukelaw on May 18, 2007, 02:40:47 PM
1L year is officially over...taking questions for an hour before the drinking ensues... ;D
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on May 18, 2007, 03:50:48 PM
Congrats!
And thanks for taking the time at various points during 1L to answer our questions.  I'll tell you what I told Stuje, I owe you a beer when I get to Newton.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: nukelaw on May 18, 2007, 04:38:33 PM
Congrats!
And thanks for taking the time at various points during 1L to answer our questions.  I'll tell you what I told Stuje, I owe you a beer when I get to Newton.

Just wait til you have to learn our real names next year...
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on May 21, 2007, 03:18:33 PM
For the folks who are planning to start the 1L blog

this guy blogged his whole law school experience and just finished at CLS.  Two of his last posts give a whole bunch of advice for people considering doing what he did.  I haven't read through the whole thing yet but it seems interesting.
http://www.threeyearsofhell.com/
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on May 21, 2007, 03:22:55 PM
I warn you now that the behavior after the 1L's turn in their last final will be of epic proportions.
[/quote]

Ah yes. This I witnessed. qo:
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: nukelaw on May 23, 2007, 09:08:54 AM
I warn you now that the behavior after the 1L's turn in their last final will be of epic proportions.

Ah yes. This I witnessed. qo:
[/quote]

Yeah, pretty crazy, but apparently we didn't run the full tab alotted at the open bar. I for one felt ashamed, but will do my best to crash the celebration next year and remedy the '09 reputation if upperclassmen don't get an invite.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: brettlawless on May 26, 2007, 09:37:23 AM
For the folks who are planning to start the 1L blog

this guy blogged his whole law school experience and just finished at CLS.  Two of his last posts give a whole bunch of advice for people considering doing what he did.  I haven't read through the whole thing yet but it seems interesting.
http://www.threeyearsofhell.com/

I read his blog. I like the whole "Screwtape" style of instruction. Good stuff. And sound advice.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on June 05, 2007, 06:56:44 AM
alright, so any of you fine folks going to this 1L coffee/ housing fair thing?
how about the BBQ?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on June 08, 2007, 07:54:25 AM
I can't make it to the BBQ, sadly. But I'm just wondering - how many of us are still going to BC Law?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on June 08, 2007, 08:32:01 PM
sooo how the heck do I find housing in Boston? I'm freakin out! I don't want a roommate so I don't know if it's worth it to go to the housing fair? and the school's off campus studio housing was all full.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on June 08, 2007, 08:33:31 PM
I need something for 1096 total including utilities to stay within budget
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on June 10, 2007, 03:36:56 PM
I'd say it could still be useful to go to the housing fair ... there are probably going to be a bunch of realtors that will be able to show you single apts.  Other people seem to have had some luck with Craigslist.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: nukelaw on June 10, 2007, 06:30:35 PM
Last year I found my apartment through the BC grad student housing listings. These tend to be BC alums who own apartments in the area and prefer to rent direct without the use of an agent. For example, I know the apartment above me is looking for two incoming female law students and is currently listed there.

http://www.bc.edu/offices/reslife/offcampus/listings.html
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on June 10, 2007, 06:31:44 PM
thanks guys!
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Money, baby on June 11, 2007, 12:56:29 PM
tag
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on June 13, 2007, 09:33:13 AM
if you didn't see on the facebook group, we've got BC email addresses now!  Log in through Agora and it will tell you your address, then use the agora password at https://mail.bc.edu/
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Vercingatorix on June 14, 2007, 12:05:02 PM
I'm gonna be at the housing fair and the coffee thing.  I'm not sure about the BBQ, I'll rsvp through facebook once I have a better idea.

I fly up Thursday and returning Sunday.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the campus for the first time!
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Vercingatorix on June 15, 2007, 12:08:05 PM
Check agora, we have our BC emails now!
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on June 15, 2007, 12:10:37 PM
Check agora, we have our BC emails now!

Yeah people have been joining the BC Law network on Facebook because you can do that once you have your email address.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on June 15, 2007, 12:11:38 PM
Check agora, we have our BC emails now!

Yeah people have been joining the BC Law network on Facebook because you can do that once you have your email address.

P.S. you and I have the same 'tar! Maybe I should get a new one.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on June 24, 2007, 04:19:52 PM
bump ... awesome weekend at BC ... I am SO amped for school to start
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on June 24, 2007, 04:24:46 PM
tell us about the weekend for those of us who couldnt make it out to the housing fair!
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on June 24, 2007, 05:07:13 PM
Well I stayed at the BC Guesthouse, which was nice ... for a dorm.  I haven't slept on one of those "Twin XL" beds in several years, especially without an egg crate, and I subsequently I had two very terrible nights of sleep ... but other than that it was a great weekend.
The coffee reception was pretty cool, the head of the alumni association gave a speech and the Dean of students gave us some info.  One of the best things she said was that we shouldn't worry if we haven't applied for our loans yet, and that when our FinAid info was verified (over the next few weeks) we would get more info on exactly hat we needed to do to get the money to BC.  The Alumni assoc gave us some pretty nice travel coffee mugs too.
So yeah, then I went over to the housing fair.  It was less crowded than I thought it would be, and finding roommates was surprisingly easy ... there were just tables set up where people were sitting around talking.  It didn't take long till three people walked up to me and we decided to get a 4 bedroom.  A bunch of people also hunted alone, hoping to find roommates in the next few weeks ... there are a few of these listings on the facebook group right now.
Speaking of the facebook group, I have to say there was a humorous amount of people admitting they knew details about various peoples' lives because of rampant facebook stalking.  ;D
Friday night we went to the apartment of one of our fellow incoming students (who is actually going to be one of my roommates in the fall) and had a nice BBQ.  A ton of people turned out, we drank some beers, and had spirited arguments about whether it was more proper to call it "beer pong" or "beirut"  ... and then headed to some bar downtown that was overpriced and touristy but still pretty fun.
Haven't heard back any reports on the beer marathon but I imagine it was quite the experience.
Anyways I met a ton of people this weekend and had a blast.  Everyone seemed really cool, it got me real excited for school.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on June 24, 2007, 05:38:23 PM
sounds awesome! I'm really excited too! Thanks for the summary!

Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Vercingatorix on June 28, 2007, 12:41:30 PM
The weekend was a blast.  Brighton and Newton are really cool.  I had been a little worried.  When I think suburban, I think pedestrian unfriendly housing areas with no sidewalks.  Commerce in such places is usually a best buy and a wall mart.  But I was very pleasantly surprised by the area.  It's gonna be a great place to live, certainly way better (and safer) than downtown Nashville (where I lived last semester).
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on June 30, 2007, 10:48:07 AM
So BC offers a discounted semester T pass, but I don't know which one I would need. What's the diff between a Linkpass and a Zone 1A pass? Would i need to use the inner or outer express busses?? Totally lost when it comes to public transit.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on June 30, 2007, 05:23:38 PM
Whats the diff?  I would guess the more expensive one would be better ... what are the prices?
(Maybe a link would be best)
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on June 30, 2007, 07:34:16 PM
So BC offers a discounted semester T pass, but I don't know which one I would need. What's the diff between a Linkpass and a Zone 1A pass? Would i need to use the inner or outer express busses?? Totally lost when it comes to public transit.

I guess it's more applicable for you guys, since you'd be taking the T more often to get downtown, but I actually preferred getting a Charlie Card rather than getting a semester pass (which I used to do until the Charlie Cards came out), just because I could refill it whenever I wanted, instead of paying a couple hundred for the semester pass and only using it a dozen times.

And you can get info on the passes at www.mbta.com

 ;D thanks MP
I just think this is funny because I watch the Cornell thread every now and then just to see if I can add tidbits about living in Ithaca.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on July 01, 2007, 07:29:29 AM
hmm well I won't have a car, so I'm thinking I might just go with the semester pass! I emailed the BC admin, so they should be able to let me know! I'll post it on here incase anyone else wonders in the future.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: CowboyLawyer on July 04, 2007, 11:56:51 PM
I have a quick question if anybody has any experience working with attorneys here. I've been talking to alot of friends and I've heard stories about how alot of attorneys are working 100 hour weeks. Is there any truth to this? I mean, I'm ok even working 80 hour weeks, but having to bill 80 and work 100 a week at some of these big firms just seems too absurd to be true.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on July 05, 2007, 01:00:44 PM
This is complete hearsay, but I've only heard about 70 hours. I also hear that even at top firms the amount of hours ebbs and flows depending on the case and its demands? WHo knowwws... Any actual attorneys or people connected to attorneys on this thing that want to answer?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: almostlegal on July 06, 2007, 04:59:03 PM
So BC offers a discounted semester T pass, but I don't know which one I would need. What's the diff between a Linkpass and a Zone 1A pass? Would i need to use the inner or outer express busses?? Totally lost when it comes to public transit.

Hi!

A linkpass is a standard monthly pass that gives you unlimited T and Bus usage.  It does not cover commuter rail or certain express buses.  (For a better description, go to www.mbta.com.)

I think that you should be fine with a linkpass, but it totally depends on where you are living.  If you know this, go to www.mbta.com and use the trip planner funciton (at the bottom of the screen).  If you are planning on living on the Boston College line of the Green line, you can take the green line to Boston College and grab the shuttle that goes from BC to BC Law (for this you will definitely only need a linkpass).  Anyway, the mbta website should give you enough information, if it doesn't, go ahead and give the T a call... their transit system may not be so nice, but their phone people are.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on July 06, 2007, 05:15:57 PM
So BC offers a discounted semester T pass, but I don't know which one I would need. What's the diff between a Linkpass and a Zone 1A pass? Would i need to use the inner or outer express busses?? Totally lost when it comes to public transit.

Hi!

A linkpass is a standard monthly pass that gives you unlimited T and Bus usage.  It does not cover commuter rail or certain express buses.  (For a better description, go to www.mbta.com.)

I think that you should be fine with a linkpass, but it totally depends on where you are living.  If you know this, go to www.mbta.com and use the trip planner funciton (at the bottom of the screen).  If you are planning on living on the Boston College line of the Green line, you can take the green line to Boston College and grab the shuttle that goes from BC to BC Law (for this you will definitely only need a linkpass).  Anyway, the mbta website should give you enough information, if it doesn't, go ahead and give the T a call... their transit system may not be so nice, but their phone people are.

hey there ... are you going to be joining us at BCLS?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: almostlegal on July 13, 2007, 10:43:08 AM


hey there ... are you going to be joining us at BCLS?
[/quote]

I wish.  I'm on the waitlist.  I live in Boston, though, and so if I'm admitted at any point this summer, I will go to BC.  (Otherwise, I'll be going to Northeastern.)

I've lived in Boston for three years, and I use public transportation regularly if anyone needs any information about the Boston area.  (I live pretty close to BC.)
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on July 15, 2007, 11:30:50 AM
so this is kind of dorky, but

I was on agora looking at my bill and aid and stuff and figured I would check a few places to see if they had revealed our sections on accident ... which they haven't.  But I found the listings of all courses and times and roughly figured out our schedule for the fall.

In a bit of awesome news, half of the class will escape 9am classes!  In terrible news, half of the class will have Legal Research at 9am T, W and F.  If you have LRW then, you will have an hour off before your next class.  No one will have 9am class on Monday or Thursday.  Hoo ray.

All 3 sections have Civ Pro at 10 on M and Th.
Everyone has class M-W-Th 11-1205.  This will either be Ks (2 sections) or Torts.
Everyone will also have class every day from 2-305 ... either Property or Torts MWF, and the remaining class (P, K, T) on TTh ... and whatever class you have on TTh you will also have 11-1205 Friday.

So long story short, M 10-1205, 2-305
                     T 9/10, 2-305
                     W 9/10, 11-1205, 2-305
                     Th 10-1205, 2-305
                     F 9/10, 11-205, 2-305
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: CowboyLawyer on July 16, 2007, 12:38:58 PM
Not a bad schedule at all. Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: nukelaw on July 17, 2007, 03:08:34 AM
On an important unrelated note, I thought I'd share how to get season tickets for football as a student.

I just called (617-552-4622) and got my season tickets today.

Here's the deal:

It's $116 for the entire seven-game package including the Thanksgiving game against Miami ($96 price if you won't be around that weekend). You can only get one package per student. They'll ask for your name and confirm your mailing address where the tickets will be sent. After that, they ask for a major credit card number and you're set.

Student tickets are general admission, so you don't have to worry about getting seats near your friends. This year the BC Law Student Association will have its own tailgate for every homegame as well.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: brettlawless on July 17, 2007, 01:36:58 PM

So long story short, M 10-1205, 2-305
                     T 9/10, 2-305
                     W 9/10, 11-1205, 2-305
                     Th 10-1205, 2-305
                     F 9/10, 11-205, 2-305

Cool!

Should the Friday schedule be from 11-12:05 instead of 2:05?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on July 17, 2007, 01:46:38 PM
yeah, sorry
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Vercingatorix on July 17, 2007, 03:07:40 PM
Hey thanks for the info Bamf.  Gives me something to ponder while I patiently await loan aps.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on July 17, 2007, 09:32:03 PM
When do you guys think they'll actually tell us what our sections are?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Zenith Electronics Corp. on July 18, 2007, 12:15:46 AM
this thread is not approved
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on July 18, 2007, 11:25:30 AM
When do you guys think they'll actually tell us what our sections are?

I seem to remember hearing somewhere during the weekend at BC that we don't find out until the Monday orientation day.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: brettlawless on July 18, 2007, 03:34:00 PM
When do you guys think they'll actually tell us what our sections are?

Orientation.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Stuje1 on July 20, 2007, 10:21:39 PM
Hey guys.  Are you all getting excited for school?  you should be....only a few more weeks!

You will find out your sections before orientation starts...but not that much earlier.  I think about a week in advance you get your sections, when you get a letter (or email) about the orientation schedule.

As for the questions about working 100 hr work weeks at a big firm, mostly not true.  I am working at one of the biggest law firms (and we are known for being hard-working) and people do not work nearly those hours.  Occasionally (like once or twice a year) there will be a real big case or deal that comes up and people will be there ridiculous hours for that week (pulling all nighters) but that is far from the norm.  Most are there appx 9am-7pm...so about 50-60 hrs a week.  There are busier times where might need to be there  a lot and times where there is nothing to do, it comes and goes.  This is Boston though, and I do hear that NY works worse hours, some to consider when looking where you want to practice.

If anyone has any q's about BC, law school in general or working at a firm, let me know.  Look forward to meeting you all!
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Vercingatorix on July 24, 2007, 04:06:00 PM
Hey Stuje.  Do you know when we'll find out what books we need?  The yearly budget has $1000 for the year.  So can I expect to spend 500 books for my Fall 1L semester?  Thanks.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Stuje1 on July 24, 2007, 06:35:29 PM
You find out what books you need the same time as your section, about a week early.  They don't tell you what books you need, but once you know your section you can go into the bookstore and they have them set up by section.   It is best to go before school actually starts to avoid the rush (but call 1st to make sure the books are in).   i think they upped the budget this year for books...you will spend that much (I think it is between $400-600 depending on the section and if you get optional books)
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: almostlegal on July 25, 2007, 04:39:35 AM
The book cost doesn't include hornbooks/study books, right?  Those run about $30-40 a piece.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on July 25, 2007, 08:54:41 AM
So I know the shuttle runs every 15-20 minutes, but does anyone know how long it takes to get to main campus and then how long it takes to get to newton from the orkney road grad housing property?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Stuje1 on July 25, 2007, 12:26:04 PM
The book cost doesn't include hornbooks/study books, right?  Those run about $30-40 a piece.

That is correct, it does not include those books.  My price range was my best guess recollection though, I could be off.  I do recommend getting studybooks/hornbooks.  Most profs will tell you not to get them, but do so anyway.  They range in usefulness, but are generally pretty helpful.  In some classes I didn't touch them and others I lived by them, just depends on how well the prof teaches the material.  Be careful though, because sometimes they contradict the prof, so you need to make sure to still take good notes and know what the prof wants because in a contradiction, the prof wins.

Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on July 31, 2007, 05:16:45 AM
Does anyone know how bad the gym on newton campus is? I really just use the treadmill/elliptical when I go to the gym and thats it. I've heard its really bad, but I assume that is because people are dissapointed with the weights?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: CowboyLawyer on August 01, 2007, 09:06:48 AM
It's pretty tiny. Although they do have tredmills and stairs. I've already gotten a year membership to a private gym.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: brettlawless on August 01, 2007, 11:20:34 AM
I'm going to the new YMCA in Brighton.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on August 17, 2007, 12:25:58 PM
SECTION 2!
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Money, baby on August 17, 2007, 01:39:15 PM
Bamf, how did you find out?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: bamf on August 17, 2007, 02:34:17 PM
U -view on agora
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: nukelaw on August 17, 2007, 03:23:15 PM
As a former section 2er, I salute you.
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: Vercingatorix on August 17, 2007, 03:24:26 PM
Section 1!
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on August 17, 2007, 03:58:52 PM
section 3! can we buy our books now? anyone think things will actually change?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: brettlawless on August 17, 2007, 04:38:16 PM
Section 1!
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: nukelaw on August 17, 2007, 05:18:18 PM
Yuppers. Bookstore is open. I picked up mine this week. You can probably grab a locker now too, though my lock was cut off this past week.  :-[
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: CowboyLawyer on August 18, 2007, 01:55:19 PM
ok i see my schedule, but how do I tell what section that puts me in?
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: lawschoolboundlady on August 18, 2007, 01:56:51 PM
so the sections don't tend to change once you can view them?

If you click on class roster it'll show your classes and then the last number of the course numbers will be your section!
Title: Re: BOSTON COLLEGE 2010 - Legal Eaglets!!!
Post by: nukelaw on August 19, 2007, 06:15:36 PM
I haven't heard of the section changing. You're a week away from the start of classes, so they're pretty much set now. Only difference might be that some last minute waitlist admits will trickle in.