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ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility

Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2007, 03:30:01 PM »
Taking a break from studying ...  Am I the only one here who still feel completely unprepared for finals, and yet a little burnt out from studying? 
 
On an related note, if I were ever to become Princeton Review's GC, I would direct my underlings to tweak the data and place BC last in every ranking.  Kidding, of course.  But this motivates me to get my a$s back to the library.

  http://www.bu.edu/law/communications/nealwinneg.html
   

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2007, 06:31:09 PM »
Writing a paper for the majority of the night/morning. Feel free to chime in with questions if you'd like.

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2007, 07:00:17 PM »
There's an ABA upper level writing requirement: http://bc.edu/schools/law/services/academic/programs/curriculum/guide.html#writing

It can get satisfied a lot of ways, but I'm completing it via a seminar (25-30 pages).

How often one goes out tends to be a product of the time of year. Beginning of semester is usually a full social calendar, continually dwindling until finals, and then a bash at the end of them.

Job competition is what it is. Everyone has loans and a need to pay them off, but I've never felt that I was competing against my peers. It's hard to describe, but you really feel like you're competing against yourself in the job search process.

I'd say top 1/3 to top 1/2 have a decent shot at BIGLAW, but I know plenty of folks below the median who have gotten market paying jobs. A lot of it can be a crapshoot, but the higher your grades and membership on a journal, the more likely you are to get screening interviews, which gives you better odds at callbacks and offers.

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #53 on: December 16, 2007, 09:57:25 AM »
Bump in anticipation of EA acceptances tomorrow...

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #54 on: December 16, 2007, 07:18:41 PM »
I really hope I get the letter tomorrow morning.

ummmm... you are already in at Gtown, Cornell, Vandy, UT, and UCLA.  I could not imagine why you would be anxiously anticipating a BC acceptance.  Congrats on already dominating this year's cycle...

hey now, this is (halfway, anyways) a BC thread, if you want to discourage people from coming here do so elsewere please.
lets just say that IMHO, taking BC over any of those schools is in no way crazy, and if you intend to work in Boston it is almost common sense, especially if you get money.

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2007, 05:49:41 AM »
Bump this up for accepted students like me!  I think I've asked pretty much every question there is except this one:  I got somethign about graduate student housing in my admissions packet today?  Do people live in this, or do they tend to find their own places?

BC seems so awesome (I think if I attended I would probably have to get rid of one of my shirts called "BC: Backup College" though...)

"graduate housing" is just a bunch of apartment buildings that BC recently bought.  They charge a lot for them, so frankly I dont think they're worth it ... but if you can't make it to boston before school starts or you don't want to have to find yourself a roommate they're not bad.  you can find better places, though, in my opinion.

anyways, congrats to everyone who got in EA.
Finals are done, I'm emerging from a two day binge, and still have positive thoughts about law school ... so I've got plenty of time to answer questions ...

Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2007, 09:04:57 AM »
Bamf, what made you pick BC over BU?

Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2007, 11:54:43 AM »
Bamf, what made you pick BC over BU?

Bamf - You know I'm waiting for your answer.  :D

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #58 on: December 19, 2007, 12:26:52 PM »
Bamf,

    Does BC typically give $ in their acceptance letters, like ND, or do they usually wait until later in the cylce? I'm not overly confident about getting much if any, I'm just curious.

I think BAMF skipped this one...

Scholarship money comes out later in the cycle. Some people view BC as "stingy" because they don't hand out cash up front like some other schools do (ND, GW, and BU all fall into this category). BC makes its decisions on $$$ later on, and seem to have a preference for people that would actually come if some aid were given. I think I was very explicit in what role aid would have in my decision, and received my scholarship less than a week later.

All of this is by way of saying that if you really want to go there, and have the index score I think you have, you should be able to negotiate.

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2007, 07:53:14 AM »
Bamf,

    Does BC typically give $ in their acceptance letters, like ND, or do they usually wait until later in the cylce? I'm not overly confident about getting much if any, I'm just curious.

I think BAMF skipped this one...

Scholarship money comes out later in the cycle. Some people view BC as "stingy" because they don't hand out cash up front like some other schools do (ND, GW, and BU all fall into this category). BC makes its decisions on $$$ later on, and seem to have a preference for people that would actually come if some aid were given. I think I was very explicit in what role aid would have in my decision, and received my scholarship less than a week later.

All of this is by way of saying that if you really want to go there, and have the index score I think you have, you should be able to negotiate.

yeah sorry ... didn't get my money offer until March, I believe ...