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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: July 25, 2006, 04:44:01 PM »
From what i understand the COOP program lets law students  work six months out of the year and study the other six months. I have heard that it is a great program that allows students to obtain employment after graduation with their former coops. It seems like a good program, but I do not know much about it.

Sorry.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: July 25, 2006, 02:28:32 PM »
Taking a few ?s today if anyone has any.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: May 15, 2006, 01:22:12 PM »
I really dont know anything about Deferrals. Probably want ot call the admin to work that one out.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: April 20, 2006, 04:32:08 PM »
The schools I had to choose from were:
Emory
Washington and Lee
William and Mary
Fordham
George Mason

Numbers:
3.35/164

Hey Bosox,

If you could look passed your Boston bias (based on being from that area), do you have any regrets on chosing BU over your other options?  And, how does BU place in the DC area?

I do have some regrets. I wanted to work in DC at some point, which is not out of the question later on, but you have to do really well from BU to get a good firm job down in DC. This is the same for most schools in the 25-15 range though. I think BC and ND, as they have better long distance name recognition, and schools in the DC area do much better in that city. However, working in Boston has its own perks, but you said to look pass my Boston bias.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: FINAL CHOICE: BU OR LOYOLA?
« on: April 08, 2006, 02:08:00 PM »
Hey there,
  I am currently a 2L at BU. I can say that BU does okay in California; as well as other similarly ranked schools. However, if you want to work in CALI< you shoudl go to Loyola. The reasons are obvious, but primarily, you should always go to a school in teh region where you want to work. Loyola will have a great network with the lawfirms in teh area. The students who I do know who obtained summer positions in Cali had to work really hard to get those positions, and most of them really just went back to firms where they used to work as paralegals before going to law school. The education will be better at BU, but your chances of success in Cali will be better from Loyola. However, if you think you might want to work on the east coast, you should think about coming here.

Thnx Bosox. Great to get a first-hand opinion. :D  I have a few Q's:

(1) In terms of the students you know who got Cali positions, what were their class rankings? Also, in terms of self-selection, do you think that the top portion of the class simply choose to stay in Boston/NYC/DC? Or is it difficult even for the high achievers to find a job on the west coast?

(2) How do you like it at BU? Is the building really that bad? How are students generally like, and what type of hours do you put in per week towards school?

I have posetd a few reviews, so you may want to check my history. To get back to Cali, most of my friends scored in the top quarter of the class. Usually the top half get jobs while the bottom half have to work a lot harder. This will be the same at Loyola. The difference is that if you want to get to the other coast for work, you are going to have to have great connections or a solid top GPA. It is not impossible, but it is just very hard, even for the top students. (you should never go to LS on one coast if you want to work on the other coast, unless you get into a top school or one of the lower schools with great alumni networks (GW, ND, or BC usually)

I have enjoyed my time at BU. The building IS that awful however. THe peopel are nice, but it is not a very social school as it is very competitive; I think other studnets view eachother as competition more than they do as friends, which can be tough. But that being said, not eveyrone is like that and you can always find one of the more social groups to hang out with.

During 1L I worked from 8-6 on school work and went to the gym at night. It was not as bad as a lot of people say.


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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: April 08, 2006, 11:55:47 AM »
Harper's response was correct.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: FINAL CHOICE: BU OR LOYOLA?
« on: April 07, 2006, 12:28:29 PM »
Hey there,
  I am currently a 2L at BU. I can say that BU does okay in California; as well as other similarly ranked schools. However, if you want to work in CALI< you shoudl go to Loyola. The reasons are obvious, but primarily, you should always go to a school in teh region where you want to work. Loyola will have a great network with the lawfirms in teh area. The students who I do know who obtained summer positions in Cali had to work really hard to get those positions, and most of them really just went back to firms where they used to work as paralegals before going to law school. The education will be better at BU, but your chances of success in Cali will be better from Loyola. However, if you think you might want to work on the east coast, you should think about coming here.

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I just ran into this. Its pretty impressive work. Good job!

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: April 06, 2006, 11:22:08 AM »

LRAP is given out based on where a graduate works based on a lottery system. Students enter into the lottery to obtain the funding. Public interest organizatiosn are given precedent if they are oganizations that are generally regarded as large public interest organizations that cannot pay the graduate enough money for the student to repay student loans. The lottery system generally is a tier system with employers that are given preferential treatment. As such, the public interest organizations that the school favors are given priority over others. Government positions generally are not substnatial engouh to get a graduate substantial funding; I don't know any goverment employees who obtained a significant amount of funding from the program.


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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BU 2L taking ?s
« on: April 05, 2006, 10:22:28 AM »
around for a few hours if anyone has any questions

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