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my school doesn't rank, but it firms would have alot of "top X required" and i applied anyway.  it hink was around what would have been top 20% but still got interviews at some that said top 10%.

Current Law Students / Re: OCI advice for 2Ls.
« on: July 15, 2008, 07:05:01 PM »

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BU v. Fordham
« on: July 15, 2008, 02:09:03 PM »
as a current BU student who chose BU over Fordham (mostly financial reasons) and is now in a nyc Big law summer associate job, I say that it matters really HOW well you do at either, the two are VERY comparable

I applied to both Boston and NY jobs during OCI (and did the NYC job fair) I wanted to work in NYC but I knew it might be easier getting a job in boston b/c I went to BU.  I ended up getting a screening interview with quite a number of NYC big law firms I put a bid on, with only a small amount of interview from boston firms in comparison.  This could be because I am from NYC, but I still think that says alot about BU being able to place well in NYC.  I ended up limiting my callbacks to only NYC, had quite a few options in terms of firms and am now happily at a wonderful firm and excited to (hopefully) get an offer and work there post graduation.

In terms of beyond myself, there are ALOT (and I mean ALOT) of BU law kids doing NYC biglaw.  the NY job fair is huge and we get quite a number of NYC employers (almost as many as boston firms actually).  consequently, please dont feel you cant get a job coming from BU in NYC. 

I LOVE BU btw.  great school, wonderful professors and a great city.  cheaper cost of living then NYC (where i woudl have felt pressured to live with my mom!) and most importantly, DEFINITLY possible to get a job in nyc.  it makes me mad to see posters who say things like "BU if you want Boston." sure it's no Harvard, but it DOES happen to place well in NYC.

Current Law Students / Re: OCI advice for 2Ls.
« on: July 15, 2008, 07:54:03 AM »
DO NOT do more then one callback in a day.  I did that and it was god awful. You need to be at your best, not freaking out about making it to the next callback on time. and you also dont want to be worn out when you get to your second one.  while you may save time by cramming it all into one day, overall it will be detrimental to your performance.

Current Law Students / Re: OCI advice for 2Ls.
« on: July 14, 2008, 08:26:13 PM »
i found most my firms were AM callbacks + lunch. one firm did PM callbback + coffe/cake

Current Law Students / Re: OCI advice for 2Ls.
« on: July 14, 2008, 10:49:02 AM »
i dunno, I got my current SA gig from a job fair..

As a current student at "BU/BC" i know people with that GPA from BU that got large firm jobs.  are you on a journal/doing moot court?

Current Law Students / Re: OCI advice for 2Ls.
« on: July 14, 2008, 07:20:43 AM »
i do agree you shouldnt say at the interview "i want to do litigation. that's it" but what i was trying to bring across in my first post is that you should know a little background on each so that when you say "I don't know enough to make an informed decisions" you can follow it up about what INTERESTS you about each one so you sound informed and more importantly enthusiastic about learning about both.  this means do a little research on what being in either of those two practice areas mean b/c like Jacy said you will get asked that question 38million times.

Current Law Students / Re: OCI advice for 2Ls.
« on: July 11, 2008, 01:29:19 PM »
I'm glad people liked this thread.  People should add in things.  Also, its pretty obvious to know you should look your best but I did see some students doing in OCI in things that I might have thought a little too risky.  heres what i learned from observation:

girls: stay away from open toed sandle like shoes, make sure your hair is neat, manicures arent' necessary but half chipped off pink paint looks pretty bad, stay away from heavily scented perfumes, bright colored suits are probably not the best idea, stay away from dangling earrings and other gaudy jewlery, and try to stay away from anything that shows too much legs or cleavage.

guys: i really have no clue what is good for them, beyond a nice suit.  If guys have any options, please put them here! 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Bottom Third at BC, BU
« on: July 11, 2008, 10:01:18 AM »
current student here:  you will have a hard time finding a big firm job with anything below a 3.0 (around top 2/3).  I'd suggest focusing on smaller/mid firms and public interest.  i think everyone usually finds a job though, just not the 160k ones.

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