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Boston College / Re: Opinion of BC April 1st Open House
« on: July 19, 2005, 01:50:41 PM »
I totally agree.  I was skeptical at first due to the rankings drop, and it was compounded by the fact that I couldn't make it to Boston (Austin to Boston is a tad expensive).

However, everyone who has posted has really helped give me a good sense of the BC atmosphere, and I'm confident I made the right choice.

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General Board / Re: Working first year: terrible idea or possible?
« on: July 08, 2005, 11:36:16 AM »
I'm in the same boat, where I can do contract programming work like I've been doing.  The cool thing about the game company I work for is that its no pressure, I can work 5-10 hours a week when I can, and if it can't be done, I can just tell them that, no worries.

I think I'm going to try this, we'll see how it goes.

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General Board / Re: Anyone buying instead of renting?
« on: July 06, 2005, 08:05:32 PM »
Good Lord!  1886 sq ft for under 240,000?

The condos in boston I'm looking at are $250k for 650 sq ft.  Ugh, city prices :)

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General Board / Anyone buying instead of renting?
« on: July 06, 2005, 04:36:57 PM »
I'm looking at the option of buying vs. renting.  Is anyone else contemplating this?  Have any of the older students gone this route?  I've crunched the numbers, and it seems to be a financially wise decision.  However, any advice would be great.

Thanks!

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General Board / Re: Law school dress atire
« on: July 06, 2005, 04:33:31 PM »
Actually, I'm interested to know this as well.  Don't wanna be the only shorts and flipflops guy ;)

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General Board / Things you wish you would have known as a 1L
« on: April 27, 2005, 10:54:50 AM »
I had some general questions about things I should know before starting as a 1L.  Hopefully you seasoned veterans can help me out.

1. When do people normally take the bar exam?  I was under the impression that you would take that as a 3L, but someone said they were going to try the patent bar before their first year (wtf?).

2.  What are the main differences between the patent bar and the regular bar exam?

3. What are the summer intern opportunities for 1L, 2L?  What is the work like?  What is the pay like?

4.  Any other things that are generally helpful to know about the process going in? Things you wish someone would have told you up front?

Thanks!

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Street Parking sucks.  It's extremely limited in Brookline, and you're gonna need a pass in Allston Brighton.  You can't get the pass unless you have MA tags and MA insurance (I'm *almost* positive).

Parking at school is fine.  There are plenty of spots.  You need to get a parking pass from the main campus office.

In response to the book talk above - this is the worst thing about BC.  You're gonna need those books from day 1, and you won't find out what you need until its too late to get them on time.  The book store is also way over priced.  Consider it supply controlled pricing at its finest.

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Ya.  The new schedule is effectively gonna put you on equal ground with all the other law school students who will have grades by the time they are sending out resumes.  So, if you do good its gonna help you on your resume. 

I always felt that not having grades on the resumes hurt us in comparison to other schools, but that problem is fixed now.

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Orientation is a pretty cool experience.  You show up and go into 120 EW (which is normally 2 classrooms), and they open it up into a big auditorium.  Its the first chance you really get to meet everyone, and you get cookies (maybe I'm overexcited by that).  Dean Garvey will give a breakdown of the class, including average GPA / LSAT from undergrad, and mention the cool things that people in your class have accomplished.  This is always the interesting part - you figure out that you're going to school with Sushi Chefs, Olympic Athletes, Video Game Designers, etc.

If you haven't already figured out what section you are in, you will figure it out in the next week or two.  At that point, there should be a list of your profs.  The textbooks are listed by class in the bookstore, they don't send you a list.  Most people get their books that first week at the book store, which is ULTRA expensive.  I'd highly recommend going to the bookstore the first day, writing down the books, then overnighting them via half.com.  I just emailed all my profs today asking what the text is so I can order them on half.com, but as I would wait.

Cross your fingers and hope you get into section 3 :)  Again, I'll throw out my offer if you guys get to the city and want to hang out, let me know.  I had some 2L's take care of me when I moved up and I told them I'd pay it forward.

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Nuke,

They lost a form of mine also.  LegelP, I'll be a 2L ;)

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