hey guys, so to respond to everyone:
funny funny- oops... it is on the 1st! i changed the subject to reflect that.
karita- the rankings situation doesn't really bother me at all. BC is a really respected school; people who went there work at top firms all over the country and "those in the know" consider it a super solid place to earn a JD. to quote a well-known wall street economist/theoretician, "if a BC grad were to become a supreme court justice nobody would think twice about it." and also, didn't bc go up two points in the rankings?? i speculate they'll keep moving up to their old position.
miller- as of now i'm leaning a little towards wash u over bc, but this may quickly change on the 1st. the reasons are that wash u has a beautiful campus, happy students, a solid philosophy department (i'm thinking of a joint degree), a great reputation and a happy hour with the professors every friday (i'm not so much interested in the happy hour itself, but rather in what it indicates about the campus atmosphere). also, wash u offered me money which definitely helps. see you guys on the 1st!!!