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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: hastings or BU
« on: June 11, 2004, 04:29:11 PM »
definitely true, Dunner... though dont forget that, like hastings, there are also only two schools in boston that are considered more prestigious than BU (BC and Harvard), but if you look at the whole new england region there are quite a few that are ranked lower than BU (suffolk, new england school of law, northeastern, vermont, uconn, southern maine, etc...).

at the end of the day we are probably talking 6 and 1/2 dozen or the other. id say think that Lobester should probably just go to the school in the area that he/she things they want to practice law in.

Incoming 1Ls / best laptop to buy
« on: June 11, 2004, 03:48:31 PM »
so what do you all suggest as far as the best laptop to get?

ive been leaning towards a dell only because they have the total warranty where they will fix it even if im the one who drops it. at the same time, i hate dell with a passion and i know that they make crappy computers so i was thinking about buying a custom made computer. the advantage with this company is that (1) ive used them before and they are VERY reputable and (2) they only use top-of-the-line parts. The down side is that they dont offer a warranty package where they will fix it even if i break it.

as far as all the technical stuff, here is what i was thinking:

battery life: 5hrs minimum
screen size: 15" minimum
processor: pentium M
hard drive: 40gigs
ram: 256
weight: 7lbs maximum

any thoughts on the subject?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: should i go to BU or BC
« on: June 11, 2004, 07:06:53 AM »
if the ratings thing is an issue i would go to BC. i am biased, though, since im going to be a 1L at BC next year. i also was trying to decide between the two schools so i know what you are going through.

after speaking to the dean at BC, my understanding of why BC took such a drop in the rankings is this: (1) BC lost two professors (one died and one retired) and therefore, for that one year, had a much higher than normal student-to-teacher ratio. those two proffs have since been replaced. (2) since most people from BC tend to work in boston or nyc, 9/11 had a much greater effect on BC's employment stats than on BU's. A lot of people who were offered jobs then had the offers rescinded. the last year that the employment stats were reported was from '01.

long story short: BC is expected to jump back up to the low 20s or high teens next year.

hope to see you at BC!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: hastings or BU
« on: June 10, 2004, 04:44:40 PM »
the one thing that you might want to consider is that boston is (in my opinion) a much better place to be in school than san francisco. there are almost 50 colleges and universities in and around boston (the highest concentration in the country). this does make a difference when you decide its time to have some fun. every bar/club/coffee shop you go to will have TONS of people your age. not that SF isnt a great city. i just dont think its quite as a young town as boston. I'm speaking from experience here as i went to undergrad and grad school in boston (6 years total) and have spent the past year working in san francisco. i'm also heading back to boston next year for law school (BC).

best of luck and hope to see you in bean town!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: advice please
« on: June 10, 2004, 02:19:06 PM »
i applied to 20 for this coming year. i applied VERY late, though, so i decide to play it safe. in the end it was extreme overkill as i got into allmost all of them. if it helps, my distribution was 7 in the top 20, 7 in the 21-35, and the rest in the 35 to tier 3. i would not suggest applying to so many unless they agree to waive the application fee. after all, $1000 in app fees is relly a kick to the groin!

most of my friends who applied at the "normal" time, ie september to november, applied to 10-14.

hope that helps and good luck!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: first day of school
« on: June 10, 2004, 08:36:10 AM »
so now does anyone know of a good resource for "proper" note taking in law school? ive been an engineering student for the past 6 years, so my big concern is how to take notes in a more liberal-arts environment.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any future Boston College 1Ls want to chat?
« on: June 09, 2004, 10:22:36 PM »
nice! are you living in boston now? im out on the west coast (san fran) for the year... but im counting down the days till im back in boston!

Incoming 1Ls / Any future Boston College 1Ls want to chat?
« on: June 09, 2004, 02:02:07 PM »
are there any people who are going to be a 1L who want to chat?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: first day of school
« on: June 09, 2004, 02:00:06 PM »
yeah, they do have orientation... im just wondering what i need to buy in the way of office supplies (and id like to avoid the mad rush during the first week of school).

for example: do i need all of the spiral and 3-ring binders that i had for undergrad and graduate school? are hand-outs common? do i need all of the different colored highlighters that i used?

i guess all of this boils down to the best way to take notes in law school... any suggestions about that?

Incoming 1Ls / first day of school
« on: June 09, 2004, 01:33:17 PM »
so does anyone have any advice as to what i should bring on the first day of class? i'll be going to bc (boston college) if that makes a difference.

are there any no-so-obvious things that i should bring? (aside from a laptop, etc...). is there any point in buying/bringing notebooks for each class since everyone takes notes on their computer these days?

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