Is BU worth sticker?

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Is BU worth sticker?

Postby jas5076 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:10 pm

I have yet to receive any merit aid (not really expecting any), and I am submitting my need based aid as soon as my parents get their stuff back from the accountant. So for sake of this thread lets assume they give me ziltch. Is BU worth sticker? I have yet to visit, so obivously that could change my opinion. But just wondering what others think, I personally do not believe it is. However, if I could leave there with around 100K in debt then I would prolly pull the trigger and go.

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:11 pm

Compared to what other offers?

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby jas5076 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:18 pm

Halibut6 wrote:Compared to what other offers?


On it's own basis. I have no debt currently and I am not going to dig myself into a financial hole on a poor investment. If I don't feel like the school offers a reasonable rate of return then I would likely retake the Lsat in June and re apply next year. Just curious what others perception is of the cost of BU.

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:19 pm

If you'd be happy with Boston BigLaw, then I'd say yes. Otherwise, it's debatable.

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby tram988 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:21 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:If you'd be happy with Boston BigLaw, then I'd say yes. Otherwise, it's debatable.

assuming one will make it into Boston biglaw then I agree. I'm taking BC sticker (with a tiny bit of parental help though).

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby scribelaw » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:25 pm

I dunno, I think OP has it right. If you borrow sticker, you're BigLaw or bust, and that's a shaky bet at BU/BC. If you can whittle the loans down to $80-$90k (maybe a $25k-$30k a year scholly) you have more options.

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby lawschooliseasy » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:26 pm

jas5076 wrote:I have yet to receive any merit aid (not really expecting any), and I am submitting my need based aid as soon as my parents get their stuff back from the accountant. So for sake of this thread lets assume they give me ziltch. Is BU worth sticker? I have yet to visit, so obivously that could change my opinion. But just wondering what others think, I personally do not believe it is. However, if I could leave there with around 100K in debt then I would prolly pull the trigger and go.


You'll pay over $100k in tuition alone... add cost of living and interest and you're looking at more like $150+

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby tram988 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:27 pm

scribelaw wrote:I dunno, I think OP has it right. If you borrow sticker, you're BigLaw or bust, and that's a shaky bet at BU/BC. If you can whittle the loans down to $80-$90k (maybe a $25k-$30k a year scholly) you have more options.

Exactly! I'm anticipating around 80k in debt from BC. In this economy Biglaw isn't such a sure thing.

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:27 pm

scribelaw wrote:I dunno, I think OP has it right. If you borrow sticker, you're BigLaw or bust, and that's a shaky bet at BU/BC. If you can whittle the loans down to $80-$90k (maybe a $25k-$30k a year scholly) you have more options.


I agree that below T14, BigLaw is harder to get into but I think people underestimate how "cliquey" the Boston legal market is. Boston firms like Boston schools so going from BU to BigLaw (in Boston, mind you) is easier than, say, Fordham to NYC BigLaw.

In short, I certainly wouldn't call it a shakey bet as long as you'd be fine with staying in Beantown.

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby tram988 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:29 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:I dunno, I think OP has it right. If you borrow sticker, you're BigLaw or bust, and that's a shaky bet at BU/BC. If you can whittle the loans down to $80-$90k (maybe a $25k-$30k a year scholly) you have more options.


I agree that below T14, BigLaw is harder to get into but I think people underestimate how "cliquey" the Boston legal market is. Boston firms like Boston schools so going from BU to BigLaw (in Boston, mind you) is easier than, say, Fordham to NYC BigLaw.

In short, I certainly wouldn't call it a shakey bet as long as you'd be fine with staying in Beantown.

I was under the impression that class rank was very important for Biglaw? Assuming he hits top 20% there's not a huge problem. But what if he's median?

I don't think just going to BU is sufficient to get a rockin' Boston Biglaw job.

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby scribelaw » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:30 pm

tram988 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:I dunno, I think OP has it right. If you borrow sticker, you're BigLaw or bust, and that's a shaky bet at BU/BC. If you can whittle the loans down to $80-$90k (maybe a $25k-$30k a year scholly) you have more options.

Exactly! I'm anticipating around 80k in debt from BC. In this economy Biglaw isn't such a sure thing.


I think $80k from BC is worth it.

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby tram988 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:31 pm

scribelaw wrote:
tram988 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:I dunno, I think OP has it right. If you borrow sticker, you're BigLaw or bust, and that's a shaky bet at BU/BC. If you can whittle the loans down to $80-$90k (maybe a $25k-$30k a year scholly) you have more options.

Exactly! I'm anticipating around 80k in debt from BC. In this economy Biglaw isn't such a sure thing.


I think $80k from BC is worth it.

I sure hope so! I just hate debt lol. I fell in love and am going to pay for this expensive girlfriend.

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Re: Is BU worth sticker?

Postby jas5076 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:48 pm

lawschooliseasy wrote:[object Selection]
I realize that.. Which is why i said i think it is worth it around 100K. I am not so certain if it is worth it at sticker




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