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Current Law Students / Re: BU.....worth it??? or wait for NYU???
« on: May 12, 2004, 11:40:02 AM »
The gym is actually on Babcock Street, close to the Shaw's at Packard's Corner. I saw it once a few years ago and was not impressed. I have heard from others that it's no great shakes. They are building a new one, though, that should be ready for fall '05. My understanding from admissions people is that there is an extra fee to use the gym. I'll probably keep my BSC membership for the first year unless there is significant cost savings. The BSC on Newbury Street is on my way to and from school, anyway.

If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me! I'd like to meet some future classmates before school starts.

Cheers, Tim

Current Law Students / Re: BU.....worth it??? or wait for NYU???
« on: May 11, 2004, 03:06:56 PM »
Hi mamamia,

I am also going to BU in the fall, coming from the public sector. I've heard the same things about the student body, but it's all been hearsay. Everyone I have talked to you, students or alumni, has LOVED it. I think teh rumors about BU may stem back to the days when each class was ~425 instead of ~270 as it is now. A friend of mine is a visiting faculty member there. He took me around the school and introduced me to a few professors and students. The faculty were great, and the students loved it, especially the clinics.

I'm a bit put off by the building myself, having seen some other schools with beautiful, new facilities. In fact, I had a very tough decision between BU and Cardozo, which had both given me equal-sized scholarships. Ultimately, I went with name recognition (and the I-don't-have-to-move factor).

Finally, I also asked about the computer loans. The law school will increase your student budget by $2500 only once in your three years to accomodate the purchase of a laptop/desktop. You have to buy it first and then submit the receipt. They will then deposit the funds from your loan balance. I think you have to make a special request to increase your budget, and for some reason, they recommend that you wait until after July 1 to purchase the computer. Anyway, just give Financial Aid a call!

Hope to see you in the fall!

Current Law Students / What is BIGLAW?
« on: May 09, 2004, 08:30:52 AM »
Just wondering...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: first celebrity love
« on: July 28, 2004, 12:32:02 PM »
Luke Duke from the Dukes of Hazard or Ponch from CHiPS. Can't remember which was first.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Who is the sexiest LSDer, period?
« on: July 19, 2004, 02:11:07 PM »
OK, taterstol. You're cute, too. Now, I'm torn... Sorry, THalky.

Law School Admissions / Re: Attitudes towards gays in law school
« on: July 19, 2004, 01:57:44 PM »
Hey woodsstephene,

I came out in my PS and got into Cardozo, BC, and Fordham. I'm not sure if you're fixed on NY schools, but you might also want to try Northeastern in Boston. They have lots of LGBT students and faculty. BU also places well in NYC, and that's where I'm going. With your numbers, I defintiely think you should try for Cardozo. As far as DC goes, have you considered American? Again, I got accepted there, and it may be within reach for you.

Cheers and good luck, Tim

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Who is the sexiest LSDer, period?
« on: July 15, 2004, 08:46:51 AM »
THalky is very cute.

Law School Admissions / Re: 3 years, 125K, boring life
« on: July 09, 2004, 09:00:09 AM »
I saw Moogle's comment and had to respond. I have a degree in marine biolgoy, and for the psat four years, I have been working for the City of Boston revieiwing and permitting projects for compliance with wetlands regulations. I've worked with a lot of attorneys in the public and private sectors and for me, the knowledge they have is certainly worth the time and money. It's been a great experience, but as Ginatio described, after four years, it's just not a challenge anymore.

I had no idea law school was in my future when I graduated seven years ago, and I have no idea if I'll stick with environmental law three years from now, but to reiterate many others on this thread, the skills and knowledge that come with a legal education will be a lifelong asset.

Even with this conviction, I still second-guess the worth of the sacrifice. (Granted, a scholarship has made this choice easier.) My advice is that if a career in law doesn't offer you some measure of excitement, then wait a year or two to try a few other things on for size...

Superiorlobe, do you seriously write for Atlantic Monthly? That's hot. I read that magazine cover-to-cover and mourn the day I'll have to cancel my subscription to make time for studying this fall.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any soon-to-be BU 1L's here?
« on: June 28, 2004, 09:38:21 AM »
Hey ryckmansboy,

I have a few questions for you...

Where do you work now?

Where do you live now? I'm in the South End and looking at a good 15-minute walk/8-minute bus ride to the Hynes T stop, overall a 25- to 30-minute commute. Is it smart for me to stay there, or do you recommend looking for something closer to BU?

Do you know anything about the legislation clinic at the State House?

Can you tell us anything about the 1L professors we should look out for?

Thanks! Tim

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any soon-to-be BU 1L's here?
« on: June 22, 2004, 07:03:31 AM »
I'm not sure what rents are like in Philly, but I pay $620 for my share of a 3BR. That's a steal in Boston, esp. for my neighborhood, so they are out there. Just hunt craigslist religiously.

I'm interested in environmental law or, more generically, public interest law. That's the field I'm in now, but I'm keeping an open mind. The health law curriculum at BU is very intriguing. Let me know if you have any more questions about Boston...

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