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I think BC is definitly being very selective this year. The release of last years rankings have some alumni up in arms. Placing BU over BC seems to contradict common sense in Boston, and the administration is under fire. BC has historically always been in the T25. That being said, the Dean has spoken out about the rankings and explained that it was caused by an unexpected number of people choosing to attend BC in 2003, and a number of faculty retirements. The combination of the two occuring right before the USNEWS evaluations hurt the USNEWS rankings and dropped BC a great deal. Even if BC ends up in a similiar slot this April, it is highly doubtful that it will remain there for much longer. The dean has created a task force to evaluate how to put BC back in the top 25. Only time will tell. But from what I hear around Boston law firms, BC's reputation is very strong and will continue to be so. Just food for thought.

Choosing the Right Law School / BU and BC Campuses
« on: February 08, 2005, 12:54:34 PM »

I have been talking to a few of you about the differences between BU and BC. I spent the day traveling around both campuses. Here is my critique (Only opinions of course, I hope not to offend):

   It has been confirmed: Ugliest law school in the country. It is a mid-20th century tower in a very urban enviroment. I loved the location being in the actual city, but the building made me really have to question if this is someplace I want to spend my days studying.
    The Law Library was equally as dissapointing. I figured that even if the law library is bad, I could go to the undergraduate libraries. Unfortunately I didnt find them to be much better.
    I loved the location, hated the campus (if you can call it that).

    Took me about 35 minutes to get there from downtown boston. I timed the trip to see how far it actually is from downtown boston on public transportation. The BC law campus is in Newton, so it is not on the undergraduate campus, which is actually very relieving in many ways. I took the free BC shuttle which took about another 5 minutes. I was a little nervous about the location of BC because it seemed so far from the actual city. When I got to the campus, however, i was pleasantly surprised. Typical Boston College style old buildings with state of the art technology, providing a nice blend of the old with the new. I wish BC were where BU is, but I guess it is an apparent trade off.
     The law library was much more impressive than BU. It was larger, especially when you consider the difference in size of the student bodies, and much more quiet. It was comfortable and someplace that you could study.
     That being said, I was impressed by the campus, however it seems to be a little far to the point of inconvenientness. I can only wonder where I would live at BC, considering I cannot afford a car. If you want an urban campus, go to BU. If you want a quiet small school, go to BC.
   Anyways, just wanted to share. Please do not be offended. These are merely subjective opinions. I hope they help. 

Law School Admissions / Transcript
« on: February 02, 2005, 08:40:17 AM »

Hey guys,
    Do Law Schools get to see the actual transcript from the school, or do they just get an LSDAS report?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / BU v BC v GW
« on: January 31, 2005, 03:15:44 PM »
Hey guys,
   165 with a 3.6. I got into BC BU and GWU, but not sure which to go to> I saw BC fell in the rankings pretty far. Anyone have any insight as to which I should choose. Which would you choose and why? I could use the advice.

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