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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC vs. BU
« on: April 16, 2007, 05:55:49 PM »
As a current BU 3L, I can jump in here and say that both schools are outstanding. Getting into either school will open up a number of opportunities. I personally don't think one is better than the other; when choosing between the two schools, just visit the schools and decide which school you feel most comfortable at. While BC has the edge in Boston (which I will admit to being true) we balance out when interviewing in non-Boston cities. I have heard New York and DC firms confuse the two schools during interviews. They really don't care which school is which; they are both considered outstanding.

The rivalry is fun and it is something that stems from the undergraduate schools. I am happy that BC is upset about our rankings (selfishly) but I think both schools respect eachother. I have never met a BC or BU student that didnt impress me. While I probably would have gone to BC if I had gotten in when I was a pre-law,  I think both schools are excellent at providing a solid legal education.

If you have any questions about BU, you can post them on my thread focused on discussing BUSL. Look in my recent posts to find it.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: April 16, 2007, 05:50:41 PM »
So do you know many people who have done concentrations in international law?  If so, what type of summer and permanent jobs have they taken?

Also, is it really a good idea to try to get schools to match scholarships?  I had been told not to do it, but it seems pretty popular on here.

I have heard of people trying to match scholarships, but it is usually one of those "I had a friend who had a friend" type rumors. You can give it a shot though. You should be able to get a good scholarship from my school, as they are giving out scholarships left and right this year. Sometimes I wish they would spend that money elsewhere, but thats another story.

I had friends doing international law and a number of them went into government work, which I think gives you the best international exposure early on. We have some classes on international law and a few professors who specialize in it. The program is supposed to be pretty good.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: April 03, 2007, 08:18:53 PM »
Does BU law openly rank students (ie do employers see a ranking or do they just get your grades)? And if they do, is it a general top 10%, top 20% etc, or is it a specific ranking (ie you are 45th in your class)??

Looks like you're going to USC. Congrats on choosing!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: April 02, 2007, 01:27:33 PM »
Sunset is awesome. I never liked Cactus club or any of those types. My favorite is Border Cafe in Harvard Sq.

For taquerias, I like Annas and El Pelon.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: March 31, 2007, 08:06:55 PM »
Taking ?s. Post them now, I'll answer them tomorrow.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: March 07, 2007, 06:52:43 PM »
Bosox or whoever else can answer this,

I have my master's in tax and will (unless something else grabs me by the balls) most likely do some sort of tax lawyering after law school[maybe estate planning].  On my acceptance letter, someone handwrote that BU is a great place to study tax, is this your understanding?  Also, did you notice if students going into tax law had a harder or easier time getting a job than your regular joe schmo law student?

Also, this lack of Mexican food I read about earlier in the thread disturbs me.  Is this true of the entire area where BU kids normally live?

Thanks for answering Qs, this thread has been really helpful (though a little depressing  :'( )

There is a lot of demand for tax attorneys, and there will be more as the code coninues revisions. BU is a good place to study tax, but I have never really heard this touted as one of our key attributes. We offer an LLM tax program, so we have some pretty good professors. Your MA in tax will help you get a job from any school, hands down. I think you have the luxury of takinjg a good scholarship becuase of your masters. I usualy say this to those with hard science degrees as well, as firms will go to lower tiered schools and deaper into the class.

As for mexican food, there is no mexican food in Boston. I lived in Cali for a while, and I miss a good burrito. The best place is in Harvard Sq. called Border Cafe. Other than that, the mex places in boston are bad. We have great sea food though.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: March 03, 2007, 03:10:32 PM »
I can answer a few more this weekend.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Georgetown vs. BU $$$
« on: March 03, 2007, 03:09:25 PM »
I am a current BU law student and have been answering questions on another thread. BU is a great school and you will have some great opportunities. However, as a law student who has gone through recruiting in the Boston area, I can tell you definitively that you should go to Georgetown. It is not easy to tell someone not to come to my school, but this is one of those few exceptions.

GULC is an outstanding school and has an amazing reputation nationally. In Boston, Harvard does outstanding. Most graduates leave the city leaving a great deal of space for BC and BU students to fill in. However, when an employer has the opportunity to add diversity to its summer class by hiring at another top program, it jumps at the opportunity. I have friends at GULC who were in the bottom of their class and were offered positions at the top firms in Boston. This is likely also true for public interest and government work.

BU is a great school and has oustanding faculty, but, even as a bit of a troll for my own school, no one considers BU as similar to GULC. We never have been and never will be. That is a completely different class of legal education that is difficult to be paralleled. The debt that you take in as a GULC student still does not really outweigh the differences, as the GULC degree will be on your resume for the rest of your life and will always open doors; our BU degree is not nerely as great a skeleton key.

At Mintz Levin at One Financial Center in Boston. I'm pretty excited about it considering that's where I want to practice when I graduate.

If thats where you want to practice, I would not be going to GW. Go to BU or BC.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston!
« on: February 08, 2007, 10:40:34 AM »
As a Bostonian, I would advise you strongly to attend a school in Boston is you want to penetrate that market.

The BC Mafia and the Suffolk Mob (Read: the legal equivalent of the Winter Hill gang) are the gatekeepers on the river Charles. You'll get nothing but laughter with Rutgers or Tulane.

Great post and oddly accurate.

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