« on: April 24, 2005, 01:46:21 PM »
Thanks for the insight miller and rydogg.
I think we all went through the same thought process in choosing BC over other schools, which gives me a lot of confidence it was the right choice. I totally agree with you miller that we definitely need to keep things in perspective. A couple missed questions on the lsat could have changed all our situations quite a bit.
With that said, I guess you all are reinforcing the idea that indeed a T14 caliber school is an easy choice. Realistically, I have to agree completely. I suppose I am trying to figure out a way to justify BC because of the hassle of figuring out summer plans and getting into an apartment. At some point I am going to have to put my foot down and commit to staying in Boston. I am thinking I will drag my feet until mid-June when a lot of second deposits become due. What are all of you thinking?
As for the BC vs. Minn situation, definitely a tough one. First off, I know very little specifically about Minn Law, so this is very general. I do know it is a great school in the top 20 if rankings matter. I guess from my own perspective, I think the choice comes down to where you will be most comfortable studying and then working after school. Both of these schools are regional to some extent, with over 50% of BC grads staying in New England and 67% of Minn. grads staying in the USNEWS area of Western North Central (ie Minnesota?). From looking at the stats, hardly any of Minn's grads move to the east coast. This really doesn't say anything about if they could get jobs on the east coast but rather may just indicate a lot of self-selection for a mid-west career.
If you feel like you want to have some options on the east coast, although biased to Boston, I think BC is your best bet. If however you are comfortable in Minnesota and would like to work in the area after school, take the cheaper tuition and run.