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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU 1L Taking Questions ...
« on: November 21, 2007, 11:19:00 AM »
lawfirmaddict is just a bunch of kids over at xoxohth saying who was in their recruiting class.
Of course, you continue to care about your school's performance in the ACC championship game, but that is a whole different story. :)


Which part of me saying that I don't dispute your sources, but that I correctly dispute the misleading and false mantra repeated by so many of you that "every" and "all" placement rankings have BC ahead, do you not understand?  Dullashell, indeed.

Deja vu.  Let me provide, again, the following (since you cite that which have been provided and addressed earlier) **sigh** : 

http://education.yahoo.com/college/essentials/school_rankings/law/best_career_prospects.html

http://www.calvin.edu/admin/csr/students/sullivan/law/


Polly - one of my best friends is at BC.  I hang out with her and her friends often, so no, we don't all hate each other.  They're all smart, which is why I was a little surprised by some people here.

Just an FYI, the Leiter website is not a published study and the princeton review study is old, as stated preivously. The updated version has BC ahead of BU.

But I agree with Cosmo. Its a pretty rediculous conversation. Both are practically the same even though the reputable studies place BC ahead of BU in terms of law firm placement.


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National law journal study is better, but still doesn't take into account clerkships.

http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/OCSlawcareers/archives/2007/02/largest_law_fir_1.html




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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU 1L Taking Questions ...
« on: November 21, 2007, 08:35:56 AM »
lawfirmaddict is just a bunch of kids over at xoxohth saying who was in their recruiting class. People fudge the numbers to make their school look better. The following studies are actual studies with verification. Each is actually published and done by a reputable source.

http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/OCSlawcareers/archives/2007/02/largest_law_fir_1.html

http://www.princetonreview.com/law/research/rankings/rankingDetails.asp?topicID=5


Eitherway, its not that big of a deal. Both schools are great. I wouldn't really worry about which school is better Dull. You seem very focused on this issue. Both are great. Both schools get lumped in together by firms during recruiting. My firm (v50) will go just as deep into each school. I wouldn't really stress about if you didn't get into one of the schools.

Also, BU and BC students get along. We don't sit around arguing who's school is better. haha. I have a lot of BU friends and we have never argued which school is better. We compare stories, of course, but never argue about which places because once you are a 2L or 3L and ahve a summer job lined up, you realize that it didn't matter which school you went to. They are practically the same school. After you have your job lined up, you stop caring about your school's performance.

Of course, you continue to care about your school's performance in the ACC championship game, but that is a whole different story. :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU 1L Taking Questions ...
« on: November 20, 2007, 04:21:01 PM »
I actually agree with the studies that BC places better than BU at the top firms. It is interesting to compare the two schools. Hoewver, I think there si a better way to pick a school.

When I was applying, a GW law student told me to visit the schools I was interested in. I visited Vandy, USC, GW, BU and BC and found the school at which I felt the most comfortable. Each school was very different and I was happy that I spent an entire day at the school. I think for anyone trying to pick a school, this should be the way you decide.  It is awesome that BC places well in large firms, but if you don't like the atmosphere, you won't do well. This goes for all the schools. I would just visit each school.

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Where should I go next fall? / Best law school football conference?
« on: November 05, 2007, 01:01:15 PM »
ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big Twelve, SEC, or pac 10?

Pure academics, rank them.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU 1L Taking Questions ...
« on: November 05, 2007, 12:44:08 PM »

LOL if by very convenient you mean not convenient at all then hell yeah!

With the B line running along Commonwealth, the C line running along Beacon, a train stop every other block on both streets and a training running every 10 minutes during the day, I really have nothing to bit$h about how accessible the school is.  Most people I know live along Commonwealth and Beacon.  I live near Coolidge Corner in Brookline.  It's a 15 minute commute for me max.  I'm not even going to comment on how accessible BC is from the city without having  car.

BC is just outside of Boston, which is very nice for studying. Once you get your firm offer, you get a discount on taking the T. Most BC students take the C or D line, because BC (unlike BU) has access to the better T lines. Given that BC places better at the top firms in Boston, its likely that you will be able to get a discount as of 2L year. It seems that most BU students go to NYC anyway. I've never understood it, but BU students seem to prefer NY over MA.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BC 2L Taking Questions
« on: November 04, 2007, 09:10:15 AM »
bump

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU 1L Taking Questions ...
« on: November 03, 2007, 11:45:32 AM »
I was deciding between BC, BU and GW and I chose BC over GW and money from BU. I don't know how it would have ended up at other schools, but with grades in the middle of the class, I still ended up at a V100 firm and am getting ready to take the bar. Couldn't be happier with my decision. GW is a great school, but I am happy with my choice. BC does a good job, as other posters have emphasized, at focusing on placement of all their students, not merely their top 20%.


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It depends where you go. I am at BC. Didn't too well and ended up in the middle of the class. I still ended up at a vault 100 firm and making market salary. If you do your research and figure out which schools outside of the top 14 place well in BigLaw (Fordham, BC, GW) you can do fine. But if you pick a school just because of its rank (vandy, Minn, Iowa), you are likely to be disappointed.

Do your research, then pick your school.

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