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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Shake Up At William & Mary!!
« on: February 21, 2008, 01:52:11 PM »
I looked at William and Mary when I was applying. It is a strong school and will unlikely be fine in the long run. Hardly as controversial as that blog seems to think. Its a great school if you want to work in the midatlantic area.

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This is one example of what I was saying on another board about BC and its alumni network. Why can't BU alumni do stuff like this? Its just a shame we don't have alumni like this.

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I don't agree that BU should be seen as anything less than BC, but unfortunately this kid's (horribly immature) response is held by an unfortunately large number of Bostonian lawyers. Boston is an odd town and the old boys network for BC is strong, which is the only way I can think of why local attorneys and firms still consider BC at such a higher level than BU. It hurts us in recruiting, which is unfortunate. I hope our school will establish a stronger alumni network to compete with this Boston mentality. (I still got this when I did some recruiting at firms in other markets. One guy asked me how our football team was and after telling him we didn't have one, he seemed visibly upsete he was interviewing a BU student rather than a BC student. That was a pretty bad day, but I lived. haha.)

Regardless, BU is becoming more prominent in local firms, but we do have some work to do to compete with that OTHER school on comm ave.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: February 18, 2008, 10:59:13 AM »
Do you know anywhere in allston/brighton that's a little off the student ghetto path?  also, any idea on commuting in from Jamaica Plain?   

Student Ghetto pretty much defines the entire city. I think the nicer areas are in the South End. Somerville is pretty nice as well. More suburban. But with something like 6 of the top 100 universities in the country centered in Boston, you are going to have a hard time finding a place away from the students.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: February 12, 2008, 09:43:46 PM »
Do you suggest living on or off campus?

If you're at BU or BC, shoot for the Brighton/Allston area.

If you're at Harvard, I would go for Somerville or cambridge

If you're at NEU, I would shoot for the south end (one of my favorite areas).

I do not suggest you live on-campus. Not only is our campus pretty horendous, the school housing can be a rip compared to what you can get locally. Of course, Boston is oe of the most expensive cities in the country.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: February 11, 2008, 10:12:06 AM »
hopefully not. Go sox!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: February 11, 2008, 10:09:49 AM »
Hopefully not. Go Sox!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: February 08, 2008, 11:27:34 AM »
how depressed is your city right now?  :D

Lol. It was bad right after but now we are over it. The city is primarily made up of students who really aren't major pats fans. the real fans are the locals, who live in the suburbs and talk with horrid accents. They are the ones depressed.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: February 08, 2008, 11:23:41 AM »
bump

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU Law taking questions
« on: February 06, 2008, 05:00:29 PM »
There isn't really an alumni network in the sense that they actually help much. There are a lot of alumni in Boston and NYC though. But I would never rely on them for anything.


I do have to counter this negative assessment with my own experience.  I went to the alum network event in NYC, and people were very helpful for the most part (plus free booze).  Some told me where to go to find good outlines (LR database from 2Ls/3Ls).  Some told me to send them my resume after I get my first year grades.  I got my 1L summer position before grades even came out, in no small part due to a BU partner at the firm I'm joining (he's also an acquaintance of my dad).

I'm not trying to discredit Bosox, as much of the information he provided was helpful to me when I was looking into law school.  That said, his recruiting experience seems different than most of the 2Ls and 3Ls I know here.

Thats great. That is not something that I had ever heard happening at our school. Schools with large sports programs seem to have these huge alumni basis that schools like ours lack. Not sure what that is all about. (Michigan, ND, BC, etc.) But I personally think focusing on alumni should not be too important to people choosing a school.

Thats a cool story, Dull!

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