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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: January 19, 2009, 05:32:52 PM »
1. From what you can see, how successful do students interested in PI end up? Do they have a difficult time finding jobs?

A: PI is not as easy to get as many people think, but if you do well, you can certainly get it.  There is less competition for these jobs.

2. What sort of career opportunities are there? Do the career services work hard for PI jobs? Or, is it mainly all firm-oriented, and PI is just a side thought?

A: Career services at BU are oriented towards getting people firm jobs, so they don't help people out in the middle/bottom of the class.  They have resources set up for PI that you can use though. 

3. How is the LRAP? The description on the school's webpage is very vague. Any more information would be helpful.

A: LRAP is not something I am familiar with. BU has a lot of money, but its not given out liberally.

4. Well... I hope this isn't too off topic for this discussion, but if you can write anything about PI at BC versus BU, it would be appreciated. Do you know any students over in Newton interested in PI? Do they seem like they're having a better time than your classmates? A worse time?

I don't know much about PI at BC.  Due to its jesuit orientation, BC may have more of a PI focus.  I couldn't be certain though.

HTH

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: January 17, 2009, 06:25:47 PM »
Bump

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: August 07, 2008, 01:19:50 PM »
I am very interested in BU, but concerned about law school debt. In other words, in order to go to BU and incur $150K in loans, I would like some security in my investment. My goal is biglaw in Phoenix.  Can you give me an idea of where the cutoffs for biglaw are in secondary markets at BU? Top 20%? 40%?

Going from BU to Phoenix may be difficult. The majority of our students end up on the east coast, largely due to self-selection. Its not impossible to head west, but the name doesn't carry nearly as much weight and I doubt we have many alumni in Phoenix. You may be better off going to a local school. The local schools in the smaller markets often do better than even the higher ranked schools from the east coast. Additionally, you'll be able to keep your loans down by living in Phoenix rather than Boston, where cost of living is rediculous.

If you have any doubts about phoenix, you should go to BU. If you are open to spending a few years on the east coast, I would take BU. You get to experience a new city and if you like it, you may want to stay.  It all depends on preference., but do not come to BU in order to get a job in phoenix.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: August 04, 2008, 04:46:46 PM »
Taking questions again.

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This chart should be interesting, as it ranks the top schools regarding placement in clerkships adn law firms.

http://www.law.com/pdf/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf

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BC and BU place slightly better than the other two schools, largely due to being in the North East. They feed into large legal markets. Between those schools, I would visit. They are very different and you should choose the school where you feel most comfortable.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU's v. BC's employment.
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:48:21 PM »
I would keep in contact with BC/BU and see if you can persuade them. I think they take people off the waitlist every year.

You have no idea how hard I am campaigning with BC right now.

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU's v. BC's employment.
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:43:17 PM »
I would keep in contact with BC/BU and see if you can persuade them. I think they take people off the waitlist every year.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU's v. BC's employment.
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:37:20 PM »
Then I would go to Northeastern. Another option would be to call BU and see if they'll let you in. I am assuming you are on the waitlist at BU. You could also take a year off and try to get into BC or BU.

I'm on the waitlist at BC, haven't heard from BU but I don't think its going to be a positive response.

Everyone on LSD (and several of my friends) is telling me to go to GW... it's very confusing.

If you have a husband, a house and a source of income in Boston, and I am assuming a little money from NEU, I would go there. If your husband is willling to move to DC, then I would most certainly go to GW. Your situation is more difficult than the notion of going to the best placing school you can get into.

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