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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: October 13, 2006, 09:12:36 AM »

I'd kill myself as well if i were to become a yankees fan.

Rival: Northeastern? Tufts?

BC law is kind of our rival becuase we swap places in the rankings every now and then and we compete for the same jobs. Tufts doesnt have a law school and Northeastern Law isn't really in the same boat as BU or BC.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: October 12, 2006, 11:39:14 AM »
1.There are yankees fans here. But most are Sox fans.

2. There is no real sense of community. We are law students. I think other schools push for a good law school experience while we are slightly more competitive than others. If you want a boston school that is a community, you are likely thinking of our rival down the street.

3. There is no undergraduate school worse than BU. These kids are rediculous. They think they go to a top school and its frustrating to deal with them. There are a lot of BU grads at BUSL, but I just stay away from them. I disagree as I think we have to deal with them becuase we share a library with them. I dont use it though, as the library seriously is the worst law school library probably in the country. Hopefully a new building will be built in the next ten years to fix that.

4. haha. I stare out the window a lot, but thats just me.

5. The minute they hear you go to BU, its tough. BU doesnt get a lot of respect from MIT, Harvard or BC students in the area.

6. Everything is expensive in the area, so if you can cook at home, I would do that.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: October 08, 2006, 10:44:31 PM »
Taking questions this weekend.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: August 20, 2006, 04:58:49 PM »
BU and BC are my number 1 and 2 pick.  This summer I went on the undergrad tour of BU and really liked it.  I wish I would have known earlier and would have asked you to some coffee when I was there.  Anyways do you feel overwhelmed by the class work of BU Law and how much time it takes?  I've talked to a few lawyers and one said "treat it like a 9-5 job and you'll be alright" and another said "your going to have to work your ass off"  Just wondering what the workload was.  As for apartments, how much would it be to buy one instead of renting in the Boston area? 

Treating law school as a nine to five job is a good idea. Of course, this is what I did and I ended up in the middle of the class (which rendered me with fairly few job prospects at graduation). Its very competitive at BU, so you may want to treat it as an 8 to 8 job. Students here take law school very seriously and due to that, its hard to trust anyone and you'll probably fall into the 8 to 8 schedule after hearing other students brag about how much they worked. For me, I just studied as much as I wanted and when I felt I was done, I didnt let anyone keep me from relaxing afterwards. 

I think you might be the only person to actually like the BU tours. haha, we dont have the best facilities if you know what I mean. I would rent, as if you do well, you can transfer after your first year. Personally, I would have transferred had my grades been good enough. It makes you wonder what would have happened had you gotten off the waitlist at some of the other schools you really wanted to go to. (BC, GW, GULC, etc.)

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: August 15, 2006, 10:04:23 AM »
What areas of law would you say BU is best known for?

I would say it depends. It has a strong emphasis on public interest work due to its being such a liberal university. You can get a certificate in a single area of law if you want, although I dont think that it makes you any more marketable. I dont think any law school really is best known for a single area.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: August 14, 2006, 10:43:36 AM »
I live off campus in the Brighton/Allston area. It is pretty expensive. Rent is about 600 a month for a room in a two bedroom apartment shared with another individual. The commute is on the T which is not too bad. You cant really have a car at BU becuase of its location in the city. I dont really know anyone who lives on campus; most people live off campus. Its great because I dont want to hang out with law school people all day. I study at home; the library is pretty horrible at our school and it is much more comfortable to study in a comfortable environment.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: August 04, 2006, 02:03:18 PM »
taking questions for a  few more hours.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: July 26, 2006, 10:46:20 AM »
I don't actually know if either schoool offers marriage housing. I'd assume no. I personally would never live in a dorm, even if it is for graduate and law students. I enjoy having an apt. away from other students where I can get away from the whole law school competition and rat race.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: July 26, 2006, 08:49:00 AM »
thanks do you know anyone that went/goes there? Do you know how lawyers/ the legal community views northeastern>

Thanks alot....

Its well respected in New England. It is one of those schools that is considered a mediocre but solid school that produces some good attorneys. If you want Biglaw in a major market, it is probably not the best option. If you want midlaw in Boston or Biglaw in Connecticut or New England other than Boston, it is a great option. I have known people who were students there, but they graduated.

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