Boston College is a catholic university. Does this show in any way?
Quote from: wingman on October 15, 2008, 10:19:04 AMBoston College is a catholic university. Does this show in any way? It's Jesuit by foundation--and the only substantive meaning of this from my experience is the type of environment it promotes. There are a few professors around with a Jesuit background who sometimes integrate issues of morality in teaching legal principles, which can be a huge asset because it really reminds law students of the higher philosophical underpinnings of morality and law. Also, for being a very highly ranked law school, I find the atmosphere to be incredibly cooperative, as opposed to cutthroat competitiveness that you find at other closely ranked schools. A lot of people find an attraction in a school that can guarantee you THE BEST job opportunities in the legal profession while not putting you through a dog-eat-dog environment during law school. It's pretty unique in that respect. I took a 1L law course (at T12 school) while an undergrad, and can personally attest to the difference in atmosphere. Everything from the way students behave toward each other, to the interpersonal relationships between students and faculty.
How's housing? For those who come to BC from out of town/state, is it very difficult to find a reasonable place to live (decent, but within student budget)?
Also--TLS states that (for BC) applicants will benefit from crafting the PS with BC in mind, rather than sending out the same PS all the other law schools get. Did you all do this? Do you think it may actually be an advantage/would not doing it be a disadvantage?
If you BC folks don't mind sharing, what were your numbers?