i want to work at a big firm right out of law school just to make some connections if nothign else. and to get some experience workign with corporations on contracts/mergers, IP stuff. Who knows though, that could all change. I picked those 3 schools as my top 3 because i want to practice in LA or Boston, and It's too late to apply yo UCLA, and Harvard is just too hard to get into/work once youre there. I'd love to work at a place like Hale & Dorr (wilmer cutler pickering hale and door i think is the full name) or Ropes % Gray in Boston. Eventually i would like to open up a practice with my brother when im in my 30's or 40's and live the good life in a suburb making good money , maybe teach law some day. Who knows, law degrees leave a lot of doors open, so BU and BC would give me something really useful to do for the next 3 years. Same with USC i assume, althought i know less about it.