What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby shaps6 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:46 pm

This has sort of gotten out of hand. Can anyone answer my question re: music industry/entertainment law? How's BU for that?

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby kams » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:12 pm

shaps6 wrote:This has sort of gotten out of hand. Can anyone answer my question re: music industry/entertainment law? How's BU for that?


I actually don't know. Sorry buddy.

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby kams » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:18 pm

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Haha quite to the contrary. I have found most people on this forum incredibly helpful! I didn't notice any insecurity at the BC ASW. I see how that could be annoying. I think part of it is that since BU is ranked #20 currently according to U.S. News that everyone automatically assumes that BU is the better school when in reality they are almost identical in most respects, including big law placement.[/quote]

It's possible that you're right about law school but BU undergrad has a HUGE inferiority complex against BC undergrad.[/quote]

Yeah I do know of this. BU is a TT undergrad while BC is ranked #34 or #36 nationally.[/quote]

Good thing we're not comparing them as universities, but as law schools. And to make you feel better Tram, I'd be a little insecure if I were at BC too. Probably not as much as you are, but maybe a bit. No one's saying that it's not a fine school.

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:27 pm

kams wrote:
shaps6 wrote:This has sort of gotten out of hand. Can anyone answer my question re: music industry/entertainment law? How's BU for that?


I actually don't know. Sorry buddy.


There is a Sports and Entertainment law group and we have some notable alumni in the field. I'm not that well versed in it though. BU does reach into LA which I assume is a good thing for that kind of work.

We have some prominent alumni in the entertainment field - this Friday, the communications head for Starz entertainment is coming to campus to have lunch with students - hes a BU alum. Is that the kind of thing you're interested in?

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:28 pm

Mattalones wrote:I PMed this, but thought I could open it up too:
Mattalones from a PM wrote:I am choosing between BU and Fordham. I want to go back to CA after some years working on the east coast. My thoughts are that NY bar is more marketable to CA. So, the option is, less know LS for better placement in NY or more known LS for lower placement in NY.


What are your thoughts?


Depending on the $ amounts, to go back to CA, this is a no-brainer for BU. We place 10-15% into CA (mostly LA) a year and tons of people here have UCLA/USC UGs and go back. If you have connections to CA (family, UG) then you should be fine.

While Fordham is a great school for NYC, it doesn't have much reach outside the tri-state area. BU is far more spread out.

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:31 pm

tram988 wrote:
Yeah I do know of this. BU is a TT undergrad while BC is ranked #34 or #36 nationally.


Totally irrelevant to grad school. For UG, I would suggest BC.

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:33 pm

imisscollege wrote:
dakatz wrote:
imisscollege wrote:okay I know this is just playing into the whole "bring up bc in a bu thread thing" but I have to ask the most avid BU supporters, how much MORE money would BC have to give you than BU for you to think BC is the better choice?


I would probably say about 5K or more a year. I really like the benefit of being in the city of Boston itself, plus I plan on leaving Boston for other areas in the Northeast, and BU seems to place better outside of Boston. So it would take about 15K or more over 3 years to outweigh those benefits. Right now, BU is offering me 25K, which hopefully will get raised to 30K. But if BC came back and said something around 35K, then I'd give it a hard look regardless.


BC has me for 18K a year and I have no word yet from BU. I like everything I hear about the atmosphere of BC relative to BU but we'll see what I think after the admitted student stuff next week. Are you going?


18k a year? I'd take BC, especially ITE. Try to leverage your offers. From what I hear BU doesn't negotiate that often with BC offers (usually needs to be higher ranked), but give it a shot. Their admissions office is really nice.

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby shaps6 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:35 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
kams wrote:
shaps6 wrote:This has sort of gotten out of hand. Can anyone answer my question re: music industry/entertainment law? How's BU for that?


I actually don't know. Sorry buddy.


There is a Sports and Entertainment law group and we have some notable alumni in the field. I'm not that well versed in it though. BU does reach into LA which I assume is a good thing for that kind of work.

We have some prominent alumni in the entertainment field - this Friday, the communications head for Starz entertainment is coming to campus to have lunch with students - hes a BU alum. Is that the kind of thing you're interested in?


More interested in the music industry. Record labels (what's left of them), publishing, etc. Open to anything, though (ie-not just music or entertainment law)

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby tram988 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:39 pm

kams wrote:


Haha quite to the contrary. I have found most people on this forum incredibly helpful! I didn't notice any insecurity at the BC ASW. I see how that could be annoying. I think part of it is that since BU is ranked #20 currently according to U.S. News that everyone automatically assumes that BU is the better school when in reality they are almost identical in most respects, including big law placement.[/quote]

It's possible that you're right about law school but BU undergrad has a HUGE inferiority complex against BC undergrad.[/quote]

Yeah I do know of this. BU is a TT undergrad while BC is ranked #34 or #36 nationally.[/quote]

Good thing we're not comparing them as universities, but as law schools. And to make you feel better Tram, I'd be a little insecure if I were at BC too. Probably not as much as you are, but maybe a bit. No one's saying that it's not a fine school.[/quote]

Once again, I'm not insecure. I have a documented history of choosing BC above BU (my personal preference) before I even began my application cycle. If there was one person who wanted BC, it's me.

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:41 pm

Tram, thats cool, but please don't flood a thread of people asking about BU with BC trolling. If anyone has any other Qs let me know.

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby kams » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:48 pm

Blindmelon wrote:Tram, thats cool, but please don't flood a thread of people asking about BU with BC trolling. If anyone has any other Qs let me know.


I have a question for you. Do I look fat in these pants?

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby Xiaolong » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:55 pm

kams wrote:
tram988 wrote:
Xiaolong wrote:
Cupidity wrote:civil litigation clinic, prosecution clinic. Top dog in its market. I know you are thinking, HARVARD, but harvard grads scatter to the winds leaving BU in charge of the very desireable boston market. Good connections through key faculty to high rated public interest--ie: ACLU. I just visited and it was the most amazing experience ever. I'm not even kidding, it felt like home. Any questions, pm me.



Don't forget BC though, which places equally well in Boston (at least as regards biglaw, don't know about PI and gov). I always felt that BC is the stronger school for Boston, while BU is a STRONG school for Boston with some decent East Coast mobility which BC seems to lack.


Cant blame him for trying to pass that haha. BC has been top dog in Boston since 1987 and BU has recently become a co-topdog since 2004 :)

source: see prelawhandbook historical us news rankings


You BC kids are cute. Even in a topic about BU (that has nothing whatsoever to do with BC) the insecurity still compels you to post about BC out of fear that everyone overlooks you guys.



I am not at BC :D Just wanted to add to the discussion and looking at pre '08 placement data, BC did outplace BU in biglaw. Again, just adding to the discussion. As a matter of fact, I am also leaning towards BU.

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby tram988 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:07 pm

kams wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:Tram, thats cool, but please don't flood a thread of people asking about BU with BC trolling. If anyone has any other Qs let me know.


I have a question for you. Do I look fat in these pants?


If you have to ask you already know the answer :)

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Re: What're BU Law's Specific Strengths?

Postby Mattalones » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:34 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
Mattalones wrote:I PMed this, but thought I could open it up too:
Mattalones from a PM wrote:I am choosing between BU and Fordham. I want to go back to CA after some years working on the east coast. My thoughts are that NY bar is more marketable to CA. So, the option is, less know LS for better placement in NY or more known LS for lower placement in NY.


What are your thoughts?


Depending on the $ amounts, to go back to CA, this is a no-brainer for BU. We place 10-15% into CA (mostly LA) a year and tons of people here have UCLA/USC UGs and go back. If you have connections to CA (family, UG) then you should be fine.

While Fordham is a great school for NYC, it doesn't have much reach outside the tri-state area. BU is far more spread out.

Where did you get that CA placement? I need it cuz I want to go back asap!




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