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I would pick either of the two but BC just because I'm waitlisted at BC and really wanna go there! But putting selfish interests aside, where do you want to practice east coast or west coast?
Ok, I was looking at a lot of the same schools as you earlier in the cycle. I will give you my thoughts on each school.Colorado and Washington are in nice locations, but I don't think they have the same placement power as your other two options
I'm in the same spot. Colorado ($$) or Boston College ($). I went to Colorado's admitted students day and was impressed with the faculty and new building, but many students were not doing law related summer work and others seemed discouraged with the job search. However, Boulder and Denver are tough to beat for quality of life and CU is inexpensive.
So where are you leaning towards?I too would like to get into the Denver market after law school, but from what I have heard it is killer if you are not in the T14. They take some from CU and DU who are in the top 5% of their class and then only T14 schools.
I would say UW. But, then again, I'm from Oregon and I'm biased towards the West Coast and think Seattle is a great city.
I faced this same decision (except for Minnesota) and ended up choosing BC (I start in the Fall). I really liked the UW's low-key, low-pressure feel and Colorado's location can't be beat. But BC is far and away the most national of these schools. I am originally from the PNW (Portland) and am now living in Southern California, and when I was making my decision almost every single person I talked to from both regions (lawyers, professors, etc.) was much more impressed by my BC acceptance than UW or CU. Unless you know for sure that you want to practice in the PNW (which UW dominates) or the Mountain Region (which CU dominates), I would not hesistate to pick BC. For me, I am attracted to the city of Boston's reputation as the Athens of America, its high quality of life, BC's remarkably collaborative students, and BC's superior job prospects. It may be more expensive, but I think the portability and prestige of a BC degree are worth it.
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