Hey I'm a BC admit and was wondering about the housing conditions around campus. Do they have any grad student housing reserved for law school students or do you live with other grad students. Are other kids from the law school available to room with? How much is BC a college atmosphere? Thanks for your time.
Congrats on being accepted; its not an easy task. The housing situation is great. We do not live on campus; there is no on-campus housing. This is something that you will be thankful for after a year. Its nice to get away from school after a long day of studying during 1L. Most students live in the Brighton and Allston areas or in Newton. All apartment buildings have washer and dryer units, though they are shared with everyone in the building. There is a housing reception where students and landlords come together for a day. It is held so that admitted students can meet other students and landlords to find an apartment. If you want to do it on your own, craigslist.com is a great way to find a good place near campus.
The college atmosphere is outstanding at BC. There is a very strong community atmposphere. BC has nationally ranked sports teams, a beautiful campus, and a friendly atmosphere. The law and grad students are treated very well by the administration and the undergraduates, who will try to get as much help as they can on how to get into BC law.
As for recruiting, I have to admit that I was surprised by the ease with which I found summer positions. I used the On-Campus and off-campus interviewing programs. While not in the top 1/3, I still managed to get an offer from a Non-East Coast Vault 50 firm, which I am very excited about. I think this demonstrates that BC is not merely a local school, but a national school. The recent NLJ article is pretty indicative of this.