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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: suffolk '08
« on: June 16, 2005, 03:32:15 PM »
I haven't heard of Kenwood Sq could it be Kenmore Sq?

Kenmore is where Fenway Park is. (GO SOX!)

It's nice and affordable probably a 15 min train ride the centre.  There are plenty of bars and clubs and things to do.

The only drawback is the huge amount of undergrad students that live and go out there, it is one of the places to go in Boston for a night out and I know people that live there and can find that a bit irritating.

But overall not a bad location.

I live in SOmerville at the mo, for going to Suffolk it wouldnt be too bad.  Davis Sq ia a great place to live.  There are theatres, bars, bookshops lots of cool cafes etc.  It's like a village and has a great atmosphere as well as some amazing restaurants in the area.  it would probably take about 25 min to get downtown on the red line.  The rent is probably a bit more reasonable since you are a little further outside of boston.

Hope this helps.

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If you live on the C line live as close as possible to Cleveland circle which is hte end of the line.  From there it is only a five min walk to the B line which will have you out to the main campus where you catch the shuttle in ten min.  Or you could live at chestnut hill on the B line where it is only a 5 min walk to the C line for getting downtown.
The problem with the B line inbound is that there are stops every 10 metres.  The C line has half the stops and so is quicker for getting downtown.

best place to find apartments/roommates is either thru BC or craigslist.org.
 ;)

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Hey

BC law is not on the 'T' (subway).  The nearest 't' stop is about 1-2 miles away from the law school campus.  But they do have a free shuttle bus that leaves from vey near the end of the line.  The shuttle runs from very early in the morning til I think around 1 or 2 am.  And it does not take that long to get out there, if you live at the end if the B or C line.  Would recommend living on the C line rather than on the B line as it is much more convenient for getting in and out of downtown. if you go to MBTA.com you will find a map of the subway system in Boston and see what I'm talking about.  Hope this helps.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GWU bound thread
« on: May 04, 2005, 11:09:01 AM »
Hey GWU bound,

I am possibly GWU bound and was wondering what your impressions of the school, students, profs, resources etc were?  I received my acceptance less than a week ago and am visiting the school in about a week and a half, the soonest I can make it down there.  Classes are finished and I missed the open days so am trying to gather all information possible.  I am trying to decide between GWU and BC.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I will be taking notes by hand.  I never used a laptop during undergrad, for taking class notes, which was all of 2 years ago and I find that I don't take things in as well as I do when I write notes.

I recently sat in on a class and found the tapping v. distracting!  What's wrong with doing it the old fashioned way?!

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Thanks,

Vsiting GW in about a week and half, soonest i could get away. 
So we shall see.  BC has also given me a lot of money which is looking pretty attractive at the moment.

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Acceptances / Re: Acceptance Notifications Table
« on: April 30, 2005, 02:56:11 PM »
Boston College - large white thick envelope. No email or phone call
GWU - HAlf size thick envelope.  No email or phone call

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Law School Rankings / Re: New England School of Law
« on: April 29, 2005, 08:16:46 PM »
Not too sure of the rep of NESL even after living in Boston for year.

But I can help with living expenses.  Yes Boston is very expensive.  Nothing is cheap, rent for somewhere decent you are looking at least 600/mth if you get lucky. Drinking, bars, clubs ect are not cheap either, food especially donwtown puts a dent in the wallet. I have lived in Brookline and Cambridge and definitely prefer cambridge.  Thered line is USUALLY more reliable than the green line but if you do end up living in brighton/allston/brookline area live on the C or D green line as they are far quicker than the B.  But on the plus side it is  great city to live in, always something to do, the red sox, plenty of events, cheap symphony etc
Hope this helps

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Law School Rankings / Re: 2006 BU Midrange Private Sector Salaries
« on: April 29, 2005, 08:01:25 PM »
I am currently living in Boston.  BC campus is hands down the nicer between the two and around Boston is definitely the better regarded.  Only minus ot BC is it is Newton which is a bit outside the city but accessible by public transport.  I am currently trying to decide between it and GWU

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PLease help,

Was pretty decided on BC and then acceptance from GW came today.

Am looking at international law eventually but also want to like living in the city that i will be studying in.  Currently living in Boston.
Any opinions would be appreciated.

Thanks

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