Hey there! Sorry I haven't posted on LSD in awhile, but not that finals are over, I feel like I should get back into it. I am a 2nd yr student at BC, so will try to help out bamf and Nuke in their responses.
I have no idea about rent costs in Boston? are they exorbitantly high in NYC? Or would one typically expect to pay 700-900 a month for a good place to live?
Rent is expensive, but not as bad as NYC. It is MUCH more cost efficient to get a 2 bedroom than a 1. They both cost essentially the same (overall price), so it is almost half the price to get a 2 bedroom. I would say 1 beds go for around $900-1300 in the immediate vicinity of BC and two bedrooms are prob like $1300-$1600.
The only thing I hate is worrying about being top 1/3 for biglaw. (I'm dead set on the Chicago market too). Thanks for the help!
I am actually going to be working in Chicago next summer (at Sidley Austin). I have no ties to Chicago or the midwest (whole family is out east) except for the fact that I went to Wisconsin for UG. I used that all the time to explain why I wanted to come to Chicago and everyone accepted it. BC seems to have really great ties. I did very well in the Chicago market (prob even better than DC). I have some friends going to Chi this summer too (Skadden and Mayer Brown), so BC definitely can get you in the door (plus I knew other people who had offers at the top firms in the city and just choose to go elsewhere). Obviously, since these are the top firms in the city, you need to do well at BC, but that would be true if you went to Chicago law schools too. If you have any Q's about BC and Chicago, please feel free to PM me.
Can anyone answer me why you picked BC over BU?
Well I got wait listed at BU, so maybe I am not the best to answer this Q. However, I had already decided to go to BC if I got into both, and had only applied to BU in case I didn't get into BC. They are very similar schools and there are probably 1000 threads comparing the nit picking details between the two on here. For me, it came down to the reputations of the student body (a friendly rep. at BC) and the physical environment (could not see myself studying everyday in BUs library). I am really happy with my decision as everything has lived up to my expectations.
I have another question as I continue to think about how awesome BC is..
Do you think it really is worthwhile to go to admitted students day? It is April 4th this year, which is not a good date for me. I'd rather visit sometime in February...
Nuke did a pretty good job answering this one already, but I would just say it is more important if you are still undecided at that point or if you want to look for housing/roommate. For those who are still deciding, it is a really good event to help tip the scales... it is a real fun time where all the older law students show up, drink a little too much and go on and on about how much they love BC. Since a large percentage of the school shows up, it is a great time to get some answers to your questions from people who are not part of the administration or there to recruit.