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Boston U / Re: where to live?
« on: August 04, 2003, 12:07:45 PM »
A terrific resource that not many incoming BUSL students know about until they get to Boston and pay a ridiculous "finders fee" is that BU owns several apartment buildings right in Kenmore Square, on Bay State Road.  They rent these apartments to BU grad students and other BU affiliated people (visiting professors, etc. but not undergrads), and there is NO fee.  And they only charge 1 month rent for a security deposit, and first month's rent.  Most places in the Boston area charge first months rent, last month's rent, AND a broker's fee of one month's rent (I paid this my 1L year).

I got my apartment last August, right before I started my 2L year.  I have a great 1 bedroom place in a brownstone, for $1250 per month (it was $1225 last year).  I had no problem subletting it for the summer, for the full rent, and they're even letting me have a 9 month lease this year so I don't have to worry about subletting it for 2 months after I graduate and leave Boston.

They have studio apartments, 1 bedrooms, and 2 bedrooms.  Most are located on Bay State Road, right behind the Citgo sign and the Barnes and Noble BU Bookstore, but they also have some in Brookline.  They're hard to come by, but totally worth it if you can get one.  I walk to school and can walk all over the city no problem.  It's technically the start of Back Bay where I live.  I don't have the phone # but they're located at 19 Deerfield Street (the street right next to the Barnes and Noble Bookstore) and they're the BU Office of Rental Property Management.  

Boston U / Re: National Jurist Ranking
« on: August 05, 2003, 09:47:18 AM »
I can't find the Nat'l Jurist rankings, sorry, but here are some highlights from Brennan's rankings....

Brennan's Composite Index is an alternative ranking service produced by former Michigan Supreme Court Judge Thomas E. Brennan. Judge Brennan ranks his top 20 schools according to a number of categories. We include only the composite list here. This list is rather controversial but also widely discussed. IT can be found at

BUSL -- #4 on the Institutional Index
The Institutional Index is primarily a measure of a law school's student enrollment in a given year and its annualized growth in enrollment, degrees awarded, credit hours required for graduation, and the number of deans and administrators and their ratio to students. The law school's age is also a factor. If a prospective law student is most interested in an institution's size, the categories which define the Institutional Index, may be most helpful.

BUSL -- #3 on the Faculty Index
The Faculty Index is a measure of the number of faculty and the ratio between faculty numbers and student enrollment. The full-time equivalent student to full-time teacher category represents the traditional student-teacher ratio, the principal factor used by academic accreditation agencies to measure the quality of a school. The smaller the ratio, conventional wisdom declares, the more likely that teaching takes place in smaller class sections and that students will have a greater chance of access to faculty.

Boston U / Re: Journal members
« on: August 07, 2003, 11:24:59 AM »
I think this is the list for SciTech.

Ben Hatfield
Dana Pierce
Lisa Neunder
Chris Hall
Noel Miller
Josh Weinberg
Elias Schilowitz
Ken Martin
Marcus Howell
Jason Hsi
Michael Cohen
Scott Steinbrecher
William Fernandez
Angela Gomes
Scott Bittman
Frank Borchetta
Brandon Ress
Robin Andrews
Sergio Chung
Craig Buschman
Gregg Sandidge
Rachel Rivkind
Padma Chudry

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