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Transferring / Re: Transferring, NYC law school to BC or BU
« on: July 25, 2006, 12:17:55 PM »
From all rankings I've ever seen, BU is the better school

This is where current law students post. Most current law students applied when BU was ranked in the 30 to 40 range. BU is not a good school. it merely cutt its class size in half to better compete with Harvard and Boston College which have dominated the boston legal market for the past two decades. EX = Ropes and Gray Boston, highest vault rating for a firm in Boston, hired practically all Harvard and BC alumni this summer and only around four BU grads.


Transferring / Re: Transferring, NYC law school to BC or BU
« on: July 17, 2006, 04:48:51 PM »
I agree. I dont think you are goign to have a very good shot at BU/BC with your grades. I think your chances are better if you try and play up the connections to Boston. BC is actually the better school, but unfortunatetly I dont think they take many transfers. However, you might as well apply and see what happens.

Current Law Students / Channels of Interstate Commerce
« on: May 15, 2006, 01:13:50 PM »

Can someone give me a good case example of regulation of the channels of interstate commerce? I understand the use of teh prong, but would like an actual case that demonstrates where congress regulated a channel.

Current Law Students / Suing an exutrix in Contract law
« on: February 13, 2006, 05:02:15 PM »

Can you do this whenever or do you have to be an intended beneficiary to sue the executrix of an estate that owes you money?

Job Search / Re: Anyone get a summer position yet?
« on: December 27, 2005, 02:46:07 PM »

Just got a job at a large law firm in Boston. I thought this was really early, but I guess they got through their 2L slots early. Pretty psyched to get paid this summer! :)

Transferring / Re: Boston University v. Boston College
« on: November 16, 2005, 05:47:57 PM »

I would go wherever you feel comfortable. The BC students will say that BC profs are better, which I actually agree with, while the BU students will say their profs are better. Yale and Harvard do the same thing. Its stupid. I would just go wherever you feel the most comfortable. I would probably go with BC though; I don't think BU has really created as good a reputation as BC as of yet, but it may in the next five or so years.

Job Search / Re: Biglaw jobs
« on: August 02, 2005, 12:49:12 PM »
I was wondering what kind of marks you need from schools like USC, UCLA, Cornell or Michigan to get biglaw jobs in cities like L.A., Boston or Chicago.

You need to be in the Top 30 fro USC or UCLA and have connections to the market that you are trying to get into. Boston is a self-selecting market, so unless you grew up there, you probably arent going to get into a biglaw firm from those schools; they would rather BC or Harvard grads, or even BU grads. Connections and networking can get your foot in the door though.

Cornell or Michigan will give you a much better chance in NY or Chicago. Still tough for Boston, but better than UCLA or USC. Top 40 should get you an interview from Cornell or Michigan at a NY or Chicago firm.   

Boston U / Re: Tell me about BU
« on: July 15, 2005, 02:00:53 PM »

You can check it out on Brian Leitter's website. I dont remember the link right now. He usually tracks the big prof moves. There were a couple other moves that I saw on there in the past two years. There used to be a lot of great experts at BU like three years ago, but a lot have left. I heard some of the students were upset because these teachers were really good; BU used to be known for its profs.
Ironic: Finally jump in the rankings and reach the highest in school history, but slowly loose your faculty.

Boston U / Re: Tell me about BU
« on: July 15, 2005, 11:49:40 AM »

Sorry to hear BU didn't work out for you. Imagine if you attended this year; a handful of their top faculty recently moved to other law schools. That great faculty they used to has been seriously diminished. You will probably find a job, just keep looking. Good luck man.

Boston College / Re: Boston Class of 2008
« on: July 15, 2005, 11:41:58 AM »
Just wanted to revive this thread. It seems as though there should be more BC people around, but that might have been just in the "tell me where I should go phase" and now they are all gone.

Anyways, I was in Boston a week ago and found a place along the B line on Comm. Ave. It's probably a half a mile or less from Cleveland Circle if you know the area. Have the rest of you found places?

I'm also open for advice on the car issue. I was committed to bringing a car to BC, but this was somewhat based on the assumption that I would need one.  With the location of my apt, this need isn't quite so strong.  I'm curious as to whether the cost/hassle of having a car is justified at this point.

I decided to bring a car to use primarily in the winter. I will be living near clev. Cir., but in the winter I want to be able to get to and from the LS out in newton whenever I want. I figure a car will be a good thing to have around. It looks like the shuttle system is pretty reliable though. I think you could do it either way. The freedom that comes with a car is probably a good thing to have though; you can escape from the stress if you need to get away. :)

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