« on: February 14, 2007, 01:18:43 AM »
That's what she said!
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« on: February 14, 2007, 01:13:11 AM »
Thanks guys, I guess this is all a big relief. I mean I'm young too, which should work to my advantage with paying off debt. It just sounds like so much money when you start adding up numbers. I have always wanted to work in big law to begin with so I guess that helps. It's just a relief you can get that kind of job even if you aren't the best of the best. To work for a big firm IS my dream job, so I guess it's a win-win. I know that probably sounds crazy, but hey if I didn't like work, I wouldn't be going to law school right?
« on: February 13, 2007, 09:56:06 PM »
Alright, so if I decide not to attend a school that has offered me scholarships, it looks like I am going to be paying around 50-60 grand a year for law school. I plan on taking out loans in order to pay for this, but it looks as if I'm going to wind up with around 150,000 in debt by the time I graduate. I plan on practicing Big-Law and have gotten into some schools that give me good placement. How much of a problem is this debt going to be if I'm making around 125 grand a year? I've gotten some good money offers from solid schools like W&L and W&M but nothing from my top choices BC, BU or GW. How hard should I consider saving some money by going to these schools but then limiting some of the chances I have in attaining a higher salary later on. Basically I'm asking for some cost-benifit analysis. Thanks!
Thanks alot. That is really helpful with the entire process. BC is def. my number one right now so it's good to know that they are willing to help students who need financial aid and will offer scholarships where appropriate.
Hi again, I was just wondering what the debt situation is like for some of your fellow students and how you heard about your scholarship offer. Do you think it is a bad idea to write BC telling them that I am extremely interested but have been offered money at law schools of similar prestige? I know Boston isn't the cheapest city and I just don't want to be up to my ears in debt after leaving law school thus limiting my career choices.
I go to school down the street at Trinity and it's in a great area. The Half Door is a great bar for grad students in the area. Also It has a good rep and if you want to get into Insurance Law it's the place to go considering Hartford is the Insurance capital of the known universe.
Alright time for some fun questions:
1. What's the party scene like on Campus? I'm from outside of Boston, so I know the bar scene fairly well but I was wondering how much Law School parties go on and how much free time you have for a social life.
2. Can I get a "Legal Eagle" t-shirt? Cause that would be sweet.
« on: February 10, 2007, 01:16:14 PM »
Yeah its still worth checking out though. I think it will be a good experience regardless of whether or not I want to go to school there. I'll be there too, I'm the guy who looks like a young Matt Dillion, so I'm told.
Hey I'm a BC admit and was wondering about the housing conditions around campus. Do they have any grad student housing reserved for law school students or do you live with other grad students. Are other kids from the law school available to room with? How much is BC a college atmosphere? Thanks for your time.