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Boston College / Re: Boston Class of 2008
« on: May 23, 2005, 04:53:32 PM »
Snuvy, don't get too stressed out about finding a place to live.  There are tons of places relatively close to the law school.  Craigslist is your best bet for scoping out apartments from across the country.  You should go to the housing fair though.  I just got an apartment in Newton (I personally prefer the whole suburbia thing).  My number one recommendation is to look at as many places as possible, since the location and quality of similarly priced apartments can vary greatly.  Allston/Brighton is very urban and is the most easily accessible neighborhood for BC Law.  I have one friend who lives in a 1 bedroom apartment and pays $1000/month, and I have other friends who split $1400/month for a two bedroom.  These prices are a pretty good benchmark for what to expect.  They don't live in the lap of luxury, but their places are very presentable.  Harvard/Porter/Davis Squares along the Red Line in Cambridge, Cleveland Circle to Coolidge Corner on the C line in Brookline, and Allston Brighton are all the best hip, urban areas for students.  You'll definitely be able to find a nice place.

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Boston College / Re: Boston Class of 2008
« on: May 06, 2005, 09:52:17 AM »
It looks like they have a break during the week of February 20 to 24.  It's more like a late winter break than a spring break.  Should I go down south to the warm weather, or ski the whole week?  That'll be a tough decision.

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Boston College / Re: Boston Class of 2008
« on: April 21, 2005, 10:54:02 AM »
I just dropped my seat deposit off yesterday 15 minutes before the admission office closed.  Talk about down to the wire.  See you all there in the fall.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Why didn't I think of that?
« on: May 26, 2005, 10:33:28 AM »
I know this is off topic, but you have to check out http://savetoby.com

Comments?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: SCOTUS clerk list
« on: May 23, 2005, 02:06:41 PM »
Those two schools outside of the T14 are public, which may explain why so many of their grads stay in state.  Good luck with the SCOTUS clerkship.  Just remember that almost all SCOTUS clerks start out with a lower clerkship, so you should set your sights on that first.

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Chance of making partner working full-time 10%.
Chance of making partner working part-time 0%.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: help: rank these schools please
« on: May 12, 2005, 01:03:52 PM »
I don't really know much about these schools, but I think Temple and Villanova are probably the best of them.

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I'm enjoying this conversation about biglaw, but I'd like to add something.

It seems like a lot of people are considering biglaw just because it offers the most money right out of law school.  After all, you won't make $125,000 in a government or public interest job.  But I don't understand why no one ever talks about using their legal education for entrepreneurship.  I used to work for a guy that graduated from BU law.  He used his legal skills as an entrepreneur in real estate.  He bought a run down hotel in Hawaii, fixed it up then and sold it. Going that route he made his first million at the age of 29.  Since then he started many small businesses, built them up and sold them, and is now a multi millionaire.  I know that this isn't a traditional legal career, but certainly his legal skills were pivotal to many parts of the process.

Also, why does no one consider starting their own practice.  It's really tough, but it can be more rewarding than biglaw too.  John Edwards made around $26 million in 6 years as an ambulance chaser.  If he spent that time in biglaw he would have made about $1 million.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that biglaw isn't the only way to make a fortune.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Boston Roommate Wanted
« on: May 11, 2005, 04:11:04 PM »
I agree with Sweats that as far as Brighton goes, Beacon is a better street to live on than Comm.  Beacon is on the C line, which gets to downtown much faster than the B line on Comm.  Also, Beacon has more shops and restaurants, and is a bit more upscale than Comm.  I think of Beacon as having many young professionals and grad students, where Comm has more rowdy BU undergrads who make tons of noise and break beer bottles on the sidewalk to prove their manliness.

I'm planning on living in Newton.  I'm from the Boston area, so living right in the city wouldn't be as much of an adventure for me as it will be for everyone from far away.  I like having more greenspace and quiet too.  It really is a matter of personal preference though.  If I weren't going to live in Newton, I would look for a place on the C line or in Cambridge, but that could be tricky if you don't have a car.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where should I go?
« on: May 10, 2005, 03:32:31 PM »
I have to agree with Bosco.

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