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Where should I go next fall? / Northeastern ($$) v. Suffolk ($$$$)
« on: May 30, 2008, 03:55:36 PM »
Hi all!

I was all set to enroll at Northeastern in the fall, but then Suffolk calls me this morning with a $30,000 annual scholarship, renewable each year provided I can maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Needless to say, the prospect of near-free tuition has thrown a bit of a wrench in my plans.

To tell you a bit about myself, I'm interested in public interest law and I cannot see myself ever leaving the Boston area except for maybe taking a short holiday, haha.  Both Suffolk and Northeastern have spent significant resources on their public interest programs, and if they are known for anything, they are known for their respective commitments to public interest law.

Northeastern has offered me a total of $10,000 in scholarships and grants that are renewable each year with no strings attached.  They have also offered me a $3,000 one-time stipend if I decide to do a public interest co-op (which I had planned to do anyways).

I really like Northeastern's co-op program, but I am a bit put off by the fact they have no law review.  I'm certainly not the best legal writer, but I'd certainly love to try to be on a law review if I could.  Suffolk does have a law review, but no co-op program however.

I'm not too interested in "biglaw" as a career path (although I certainly wouldn't mind one of those summer associate jobs, which sound amazing with the fun activities and big paychecks) and as mentioned, I'm only concerned with how easy it will be to find a job in Boston after graduation, preferably in public interest.

I still really like Northeastern, but I'm wondering if it's worth paying an extra $57,000 over three years to go there over Suffolk ($90,000 total from Suffolk, $33,000 total from Northeastern).  Has anyone else faced a similar decision where money has been affecting their decision on where to go to law school?

Oh, I should also mention that I'm on the waitlist at BC, and if I can somehow snag an admittance, I'll definitely be attending BC, regardless of the cost, so this could (hopefully, but not likely) all be rendered moot, haha.

Thanks for reading fellows.  Cheers!

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Wait List / BC WL
« on: May 07, 2008, 11:51:02 PM »
Anyone else going to ride it out this summer?

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Law School Applications / BC's "priority" waitlist
« on: May 03, 2008, 02:42:14 PM »
Hi all!  My dream of attending BC Law is not dead, although it may be on life support, haha.  :-\  I received a letter from them this afternoon letting me know that I am on their "priority waitlist."  I've seen some other threads that discuss the distinction between certain waitlists (priority, regular, other), and I am wondering if anyone knows anything how BC works in this respect.  What is the priority waitlist, and does it differ from a regular waitlist they may keep?  Is anyone else in the same boat?  Anything I could do to turn this waitlist into an acceptance?  I've already e-mailed two professors about recommendations, but since it gets crazy at my UG towards the end of the year, I'm not sure if they'll be able to find the time, so does anyone have any strategies they might be willing to share about how to better one's chances?  Thanks in advance for all your help!

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I applied to BC a while back and still haven't heard a thing from them.  Is anyone else in the same boat, or has anyone heard when they might be sending out final decisions?  I have a few friends that have already heard back, but they applied early action (I applied regular).

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Law School Applications / LSAC Electronic Signature
« on: January 04, 2008, 05:10:33 PM »
Hi all!  I've been running into a problem while trying to complete some applications.  I can't seem to sign the application electronically in the PDF format that the LSAC site provides for us to complete our applications online.  Has anyone else run into this problem, and if so, how did you fix it?

Thanks in advance for reading this, and good luck with your applications!

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Law School Applications / High LSAT, Low GPA... where to apply?
« on: December 25, 2007, 11:30:16 PM »
Hi all!  I saw a similar thread a few topics below, and I'm in a similar situation; however, whereas the fellow below has a stellar GPA, mine is a bit lackluster (3.1).  However, I do have a decent LSAT score (167), and I'm wondering where I might have a realistic shot of getting into.  I'm a student in Boston and would love to stay in the area, but I'd be more than willing to go anywhere in the mid-Atlantic / Northeast area.

I've done a bit of research (I've looked at the LSAC GPA/LSAT "what are your chances" thing, for example), but am curious as to what actual people in my own situation might suggest for schools to apply to that I've a reasonable chance of attending.

Thanks in advance for all of your help and good luck with your own applications!

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