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ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #130 on: March 19, 2008, 05:04:21 AM »
Agreed.  Props to Nuke and Stuje for presenting a fair and balanced view.  Unfortunately, I suspect that the BU/BC discussion will get ugly again once usnews releases its new ranking. 

Congrats on the summer offer by the way.

Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #131 on: March 19, 2008, 12:06:13 PM »

Congrats on the summer offer by the way.

Thanks.  It was more luck than merit. 

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« Reply #132 on: March 19, 2008, 01:34:50 PM »

Congrats on the summer offer by the way.

Thanks.  It was more luck than merit. 

I'm sure it was more than that, but regardless, it's a great spot to be in and should put you in the driver's seat from here forward.

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #133 on: March 20, 2008, 08:56:56 PM »
WOOOHOO! I just made BU! I think I am going to attend. Where do you nice folks live?

Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #134 on: March 21, 2008, 02:50:59 AM »
WOOOHOO! I just made BU! I think I am going to attend. Where do you nice folks live?

Wow, congrats!

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« Reply #135 on: March 21, 2008, 05:36:45 AM »
WOOOHOO! I just made BU! I think I am going to attend. Where do you nice folks live?

Wow, congrats!
TYTY Are you contemplating attending? I think I will end up there...

Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #136 on: March 21, 2008, 02:32:27 PM »
WOOOHOO! I just made BU! I think I am going to attend. Where do you nice folks live?

Wow, congrats!
TYTY Are you contemplating attending? I think I will end up there...

It is one of my top choices.  I have not decided yet though.  I really like Florida, Miami, and USD.  I am waiting on two possible new scholarships from UF and Miami, and USD gave me more money than I expected.

Where else are you considering?

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #137 on: March 21, 2008, 03:32:01 PM »
WOOOHOO! I just made BU! I think I am going to attend. Where do you nice folks live?

Wow, congrats!
TYTY Are you contemplating attending? I think I will end up there...

It is one of my top choices.  I have not decided yet though.  I really like Florida, Miami, and USD.  I am waiting on two possible new scholarships from UF and Miami, and USD gave me more money than I expected.

Where else are you considering?
Wait, are you serious? You are gonna turn down for UF Miami and USD? You crazy?! There are no bears at those schools!

Basically it's BU for me unless UVA gives me a miracle or I get off the Duke WL.

Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #138 on: March 21, 2008, 03:48:17 PM »
WOOOHOO! I just made BU! I think I am going to attend. Where do you nice folks live?

Wow, congrats!
TYTY Are you contemplating attending? I think I will end up there...

It is one of my top choices.  I have not decided yet though.  I really like Florida, Miami, and USD.  I am waiting on two possible new scholarships from UF and Miami, and USD gave me more money than I expected.

Where else are you considering?
Wait, are you serious? You are gonna turn down for UF Miami and USD? You crazy?! There are no bears at those schools!

Basically it's BU for me unless UVA gives me a miracle or I get off the Duke WL.

I will give you a few reasons of the reasons why I might do so.  Please notice I use the word "might."

1) Tuition at BU is $36,000/yr., is it not?  My scholarship is for $15,000, which is nice, but that means I'm paying $21,000 in tuition alone, let alone the living expenses, etc.

2) COL in Boston is exorbitant, and houses are VERY expensive there.

3) It's cold.  Honestly, I hate the cold, but I tolerate it well.

4) Being at the bottom half of the class at BU would scare me, from reading what people from BU have said. 

5) I'm honestly considering public interest law.  That means I want to keep my debt low if possible. 

6) USD has a program called the Children's Advocacy Institute.  It's a major lobbying group in CA and clinical program to protect children's rights.  (My job currently ties into this clinic.)

7) USD has given me a nice package of scholasships AND work-study. I would only be paying ten grand/yr. there in tuition.


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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #139 on: March 21, 2008, 03:51:13 PM »
I wanna work in PI too, and am risking a lot by going and turning down 90k at Tulane (which is a school that I LOVE) BTW, but BU is absolutely fantastic. I spent 2 hours today with a grad at my Biglaw firm talking about the school. He was extatic with his experience there.

I dunno, dude. You should really think about it. Out of all of these schools, only BU will give you the flexibility to leave it's home market. That's worth a LOT.

Edit: Also, there will be bears there!  ;)