« on: March 28, 2007, 05:36:09 PM »
Just my two cents, but I've gotten into both schools and received identical aid packages. In this case I think BC has the edge due to prestige. Especially in Boston BC is regarded as the next best school after Harvard. It must be remembered that BU has only recently started to rise in the rankings while BC has been a top school for decades. This adds up to alot of alumni support in high places throughout the Boston community. I don't know about other cities, but BC has a long standing of producing top lawyers. This isn't something that just goes away. I don't know how much stock I put in US News and World Report because they don't factor job prospects as much as they should. Look at W&L for example. Clearly BC gives an individual a better chance of entering a high paying market at a big firm but W&L is higher in the rankings. I know there are other factors to consider and the two schools are almost identical, but I'm leaning towards BC due to prestige, location (BU Law School Building is hot and ugly), and slightly better job options in Boston. I hope this helps!