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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU's v. BC's employment.
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:33:58 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.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU's v. BC's employment.
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:30:52 PM »
Off-topic question for you BC/BU people who are responding to this thread.  I'm posing this question to you since you're familiar with the Boston legal market.  Everyone mainly has been telling me to attend GW, but LSD is focused on national job prospects, so I'm not sure this is the right advice.  Basically I have been continuing my research.

If I want a Boston job, would it be better to go to Northeastern than GW?  I spoke with someone in legal recruiting in BigLaw and they said if I want a Boston biglaw job, I should "hands down" choose Northeastern over GW if given the decision.  What do you guys think from your impressions?


I would probably go with GW, even for boston. In the end, if you decide not to come here, you will have better options. Essentially, NEU will get you into small/midsize firms up here, but few large firms will actually hire from there. One or two per summer classs. At GW, you will have numerous options for BigLaw.

I guess it depends how devoted you are to Boston.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU's v. BC's employment.
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:19:17 PM »

In interesting read can be found here.
www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1168423325385

I don't think you should put too much stock into either school. You need to do well at eitehr school to get BigLaw. This is the same for all schools in the T30. I wouldn't get too upset that BC does marginally better than our school.

I don't subscribe to that - I can't see!
Neither can I. :(

I am not sure what Bosox' deal is. I agree totally that placement from BC and BU is the same (though I firmly believe that there is a marginally better chance of getting a boston job from BC and a national job from BU). Why do you keep ripping on BU, man? As I mentioned in another thread, in my V15 firm, we have 21 BU grads, but only 4 BC grads. It's only one anecdotal firm, and I am sure that firms with an office in Boston would have the opposite placement statistics, but still, it says something about BU's placement Vis-A-Vis BC. Are you sure you are not just assuming that the grass is greener on the other side?  ???

I'd be totally happy to go to either one of these schools.

I actually don't have an issue with BU. I enjoyed my time. I don't think it is responsible for people on this board to be claiming that our school places better at large firms. I turned down some pretty good schools to come to BU and, after getting decent grades, I was left without a job and had to work on my own to track down employment. I was not alone. About 25 other students in my class were unemployed about six months ago, and all of us were in the top half of the class. I have friends working retail becuase they could not get a job. I am not saying this is going to happen to anyone, but you have to do very well to get BIGLAW from BU.

Having said that, I dont think it is MUCH better at BC. However, the friends that I have who attneded BC all did very well in recruiting. Students with below average GPAs were able to land jobs at Ropes/Wilmer/Goodwin/Choate etc.

I was pretty amazed during 2L, and maybe now that I am a little older, I can provide some insight about my experience to others on this board. I think its important for people to post on this board other than than 1Ls and accepted students. I think we have a little more insight into the law school experience than the 1Ls or admitted students.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Vault, Leiter, USNews
« on: April 09, 2008, 03:55:04 PM »
There is also the most recent law school rankings based on placement in BigLaw.

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1168423325385

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU's v. BC's employment.
« on: April 09, 2008, 03:42:48 PM »

In interesting read can be found here.
www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1168423325385

I don't think you should put too much stock into either school. You need to do well at eitehr school to get BigLaw. This is the same for all schools in the T30. I wouldn't get too upset that BC does marginally better than our school.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU's v. BC's employment.
« on: April 08, 2008, 04:17:18 PM »
As a BU student, I love BU. However, BC has a slightly advantage in recruiting with top firms. In the only ranking of how law firms recruit, the National Law Journal ranked Boston College Law School in the top 15 law schools. Harvard was the only other Boston school that placed in the top 20 for recruiting. Its been debated on my former posts.


At BU, we hire our graduates when they don't have jobs. This allows us to keep our US News stats high. However, BU still does well. I have discussed this with other students and alumni on this board and in private life. I personally think BU is catching up to BC though. BC just seems to do better because of their alumni network in Boston. I still think BU offers as good an education, even if recruiting and placement is a little off.

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I would write BC a letter and see what you can do. Its not impossible to land Boston Biglaw from GW, but you would much rather be at BC.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: March 31, 2008, 09:23:45 AM »
Comnpletely agree with Caje. You have to perform well to get BigLaw from our school.

As for the 1L experience, it varies from person to person. I enjoyed mine. I don't think any schools writing program could be considered a disadvantage. I think there should be more emphasis on writing at BU and other law schools. I think schools and students don't do enough to focus students on writing and focus too much on substantive courses.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: March 29, 2008, 07:15:19 PM »
bump

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: March 26, 2008, 04:08:12 PM »
Taking Questions this week.

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