I just got off some waitlists and so I have the good fortune to have some choices. Any idea as to which one I should take up? I have an interest in international law, but none of them really specialize in that. I probably won't be working in any of the areas directly around the law school (I plan on working in NYC/ DC/ or LA). Any ideas?Choices: Boston College, Boston University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Notre Dame
WUSTL and ND offered me money, but if the career prospects are radically different, I have some savings and loans to fall back on. BU also might offer money, but since I was just admitted from their waitlist, I haven't received notification of scholarship or financial aid money yet. As for WUSTL's international law program, I applied to that but didn't get in. So I'm understanding that the general consensus here is ND or BU? Those are the biggest national names?
Man, it is amusing how wrong the top 4 posters are ... First off, when you say "international law" to what are you referring? If you mean something business related, I would look simply at the best large firm placement, which from thlist is going to be eithe BC or BU.If you mean something more diplomacy/ NGO/ non-profit related, I would scratch BU first then take a look at the specific programs offered by each school. If I remember correctly ND has a very extensive program in London. BC also has a London program through Kings college; we also have a program with the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia (deals with war crimes from the soviet and post-soviet era in the balkans).Now, I'm not going to get into any arguments about placement or BU being "in a better part of Boston" but I am just going to point out that this thread contains some of the most empty and useless advice I have seen on this board in a logn time.These 4 schools are all comparable. They are somewhere between regional and national, they have good, not great, names and reputations. You need to visit, talk to actual students, talk to the administration and get REAL information, not this "ND is NATIONAL!!! Everyone has heard of that school!!!" word of mouth junk.