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Messages - jane426
« on: May 01, 2007, 10:29:59 AM »
Hi fellow 1LS!
I'm very likely going to be a 1L next year at Catholic. Making a tough decision between here and UColorado-Boulder right now. Been deciding for about 2 months. Today I'm feeling like DC is for me though! Good to hear from others!
« on: May 01, 2007, 10:13:29 AM »
My two cents...I work at a law firm in Boston of about 65 attorneyes. I"d say about one third of the attys here are from NESL, one third from Suffolk, then the rest are a BC/UConn mix with about 10 people from around the country (GW, Georgetown, Texas, DU, CU). The firm does very well and so do the attorneys that work here. At they are all equally respected, and their opinions all heard. No one looks down on them, and if anything they are the ones who have had to do more grunt work than the ones who went to BC and had an advisor to hold their hand all through law school. NESL students (my boyfriend was one, two of the attorneys I work for went there too) work HARD. Their schedules are demanding, and I've heard classes are rewarding. That said, yes, it is lower on the totem pole than the other schools, but only those Managing Partners who are too busy to stop and look at a resume will see NESL vs. BC student (for example) and automatically take the BC student. The Boston market is saturated with NESL grads and they land good jobs.
The school itself is in a weird location, and a small building off the beaten track, and on a bit of a loud street. Aside from that, I haven't heard too many complaints.
I hope some/any of this helps?
I'm still stuck between Catholic and UC Boulder. Ugh.
« on: April 26, 2007, 02:53:57 PM »
Wow, this is great you guys. Thank you all for your help so far. To answer a few questions, I have already visited both schools. And fell in love with both schools. Figures. I ruled out UCONN and American because they just didn't feel right. Even though CU and Catholic both have very different feels, both felt right to me.
I'm leaning towards CU right now, but I just can't get the scared feeling I have at the thought of leaving a big city out of my mind. Also my family would be so close if I went to Catholic.
I hope this doen'st come off as sounding snobby, but how much weight should I put on the fact that Catholic isn't as highly ranked as the other schools around it? Whereas CU has such a much better reputation in all the surrounding states! Hmm...
« on: April 25, 2007, 10:18:39 AM »
I need some help. I am looking for any and all thoughts on my decision.
I have narrowed it down to University of CO at Boulder (rank 36) or Catholic (rank 96). I understand they are worlds apart insofar as atmosphere. I am very into hiking, skiing, biking, etc. but the other half of me is very much a city girl. I am from Boston and have lived in the city for the past 6 years. I love both equally in that sense. Money wise both schools will turn out to be about the same when I consider loans, grants, scholarships, transfering from out-of to in-state at CO, etc. I have also considered moving costs to CO vs. DC in that estimate.
I do not know where I want to live long term, nor am I 100% set on what area of law specifically I wish to practice. Therefore, since I won't know the answer to either of these in the next few weeks (decision time) then I am not going to put a lot of weight on those factors since I'd be happy with either school in that regard.
I have family in DC area which I'd really like to be close to, but I also have family in CA so I'd be closer to them in CO.
I am utterly torn 50/50 between the schools. I don't want to decide based on rank because I have been told by all atty's I work for, advisors, other law students etc. that that fact really should not be at the forefront.
ANY help or advice anyone would like to offer would be so much appreciated. I'm honestly at the point of flipping a coin! Scary.
Thank you all, I hope your decision processes are going well!!
« on: April 11, 2007, 12:15:25 PM »
I also went to the ASD at UConn. While I do agree with Greenlaw's assessment of the knowlegable faculty, funny new dean speech, beautiful campus, pretty buildings, and open door policy, I have strong reservations about going there. I currently live in Boston, and moving to Hartford would be a huge change for me. I spent part of the rest of the day driving around the "neighborhoods" to see what it would be like there, and it just didn't feel right. The campus is so secluded, and missing a lot of benefits to being on an undergrad campus, like gym facilities, coffee shops, good bookstore, etc. I thought I would like that it was separated because it would be quieter and easier to focus, but it turns out that's just not for me. It was so small that the tour lasted about 10-15 minutes. I think I have decided not to send deposit in, and focus on Catholic vs. UColorado Boulder now. While it was nice change of scenery for a day trip, I cannot see myself being stuck living in such a small area, and Hartford isn't really my cup of tea...not a knock on Hartford, but just my personal taste. It's not very cultural or fun and I can't see myself living there...to each their own.
Best of luck everyone!
« on: March 29, 2007, 10:38:40 AM »
Yes, if I end up at UConn, you can bet we'll be having a few Guinness/Black & Tan nights for sure.
I never got an e-mail from them to the admitted students board. Unfortunatley I won't be around Friday night, but will be Saturday after the reception.
Hope to meet you all there!
« on: March 28, 2007, 05:01:06 PM »
See you all Saturday! I won't be in town Friday night, but will be around Saturday afternoon. Someone else has already expressed interest in grabbing a quick drink afterwards. If anyone else is up for it, let me know!
« on: March 28, 2007, 01:59:14 PM »
To Tall Guy Wishing There Were Booze:
I'll be the brunette wishing there was Guinness. Do you know what to expect? And are you guys brining anyone?
« on: March 28, 2007, 10:01:16 AM »
Just found out Monday that I got into UConn. They are having an event this SAturday, anyone going?
« on: March 28, 2007, 09:44:17 AM »
Fingers crossed for Boulder for you!!