bchereicome wrote:First of all, there is the complex that BC students seem to have. BU seems to have an inferiority complex about Harvard. BC seems to have an inferiority complex about BU. It's been a bit of a turn off. I doubt BU has the same issue as BC. It seems like BC students tend to keep saying "like 10 years ago, BU sucked, and BC ruled." Well, hey, that's not what is important now is it?
I also feel as though BC doesn't work as hard getting people out of Boston. BU seems to have a very geographically diverse student body, so some of my friends at BU have more options than we have over here. BC doesn't seem to have the drive that the BU office does.
Also, the location kind of blows. yes, everyone will tell you that "it's near Boston, it's only a 15 minute T ride." yes, that's true. But if you count all the time it takes to get from the law school into downtown, it takes about an hour to get into the city if you count the waits on the T. The green line seems to have a stop every 5 seconds. I take a shuttle from the law school to BC, which takes a good 10 to 15 minutes, and then you have to ride the green line for a while into the city. It takes much longer than you would think. Any person telling you it doesn't is just being a defensive BC student.
Third, I was a prestige-whore. I'll admit it. And all this talk about "lay-prestige" in Boston really appealed to me, because TLS members would tell me how BU wasn't prestigious, but BC was. First of all, even if BC had lay-prestige (which arguably, it has no or little more than BU)...it matters zilcho. Second of all, I would venture to say that BU has the more prestige.
Finally, I do love BC. I like the campus much better than BU's. However, I wish I would I have spent less time on TLS listening to the people from BC boost it up and put down BU (it seems like BC has more people on TLS than BU), and that way I would have made a better choice (yes, I'm stupid, who listens to people on TLS).
One thing to remember, just because people say something on TLS, doesn't mean it's true. Often times they are just making it up, or thay have heard it from another TLS poster who made it up or heard it from someone else on TLS. Especially BC kids for some reason.
You have absolutely no evidence to back up half the claims you are making. Almost everyone, who actually has lived in Boston, even if they attend BU Law, has conceded that BC has more lay prestige in Boston. This is not to say that BC is in actuality more prestigious, but it is what it is.
I agree that BU is more geographically diverse, at least from what I have gathered on this website.
Furthermore, while BC doesn't have the best location, neither does BU. BC has much better facilities and not that god-awful tower of terror in Allston. Most people live in the Allston/Brighton area (BU) while the attend BC anyway.
Also, There seems to be a fairly even amount of BC to BU prospective and current students on this site.
If you will look above, I have actually provided figures displaying BC's BLJ250 placement during 2005 and 2008 (the legal boom) and BC has, although marginally, placed better.