Any advice on what to try and do for your 1L summer in the Boston area? I'm assuming that unless you're in the top 10% or so, and maybe even then, that it's very difficult to get a firm job. What do people tend to do and are there ideal positions, paid or unpaid, that you'd recommend?
Perhaps you can explain why my biggest concern about attending BC is unwarranted.Assuming I don't receive any scholarships, BC is going to cost me about $104k in tuition. Additionally, I'd have to live in one of the most expensive cities in the US, and I think I can expect to pay an additional $55k over law school. So, I'm looking at $159k in debt, and then need to be somewhere between the top 1/3 and top 1/2 to land a job that will pay it off--and if not, I'm really in trouble.Comparatively, I think I'll get into Emory with a $20k/y scholarship, and Atlanta is cheap. So, the resulting debt will be more like $90k with similar job placement.I like Boston/NYC a lot more than Atlanta, and it seems like BC is a really cool school. But, am I missing something in calculating the monetary costs? I have the same issue with Fordham.Maybe I'll just luck out and land a scholarship
Above, you were talking about possibilities for a 1L summer. You stated that big law as a 1L is tough to get, what other options does BC offer and make their 1L competitive in?
Quote from: Ilovecheese on January 03, 2008, 01:34:29 AMAbove, you were talking about possibilities for a 1L summer. You stated that big law as a 1L is tough to get, what other options does BC offer and make their 1L competitive in? I'm not sure I understand your question. My earlier post mentioned a list of 1L opportunities aside from summer associate positions.
I'm asking whether BC helps its students get summer positioned besides big law that you mentioned. Schools invite companies for OCI, but is there there something similar for clerkships or PI jobs? Can one get them through carreer services, or do they require much leg work?