BU ($$) vs. UChicago (sticker)

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BU ($$) vs. UChicago (sticker)

Postby GCB » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:14 pm

I am deciding between BU with a pretty substantial scholarship and the University of Chicago without scholarship. I visited both schools and really liked them, but am afraid of taking on so much debt. The advice I have been given by most people is to forget the debt and take Chicago. Can anyone offer further insight?

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Re: BU ($$) v. UChicago (sticker)

Postby femme » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:15 pm

Where do you want to practice? What type of job are you hoping to get when you graduate? I would take Chicago without hesitation, however, if you want to stay in Boston, BU isn't a bad choice. Are you getting a full scolly?

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Re: BU ($$) vs. UChicago (sticker)

Postby Rock Chalk » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:18 pm

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Re: BU ($$) vs. UChicago (sticker)

Postby GCB » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:23 pm

I am not sure where I want to practice. I am originally from Miami and know that I do not want to go back there to practice. I wouldn't mind the Northeast, New York, D.C. or Chicago. My interests are kind of widespread: I want to work in Biglaw or for the Federal Government, but I also really like academia and I know Chicago would be hugely beneficial for that.

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Re: BU ($$) vs. UChicago (sticker)

Postby femme » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:28 pm

GCB wrote:I am not sure where I want to practice. I am originally from Miami and know that I do not want to go back there to practice. I wouldn't mind the Northeast, New York, D.C. or Chicago. My interests are kind of widespread: I want to work in Biglaw or for the Federal Government, but I also really like academia and I know Chicago would be hugely beneficial for that.

Unless you want to work in the Boston market, go to Chicago. An ex-girlfriend of mine is a biglaw associate in Boston, and explained that Boston firms favor students who attend local schools. From you previous post it sounds like you should go to Chicago. It would give you more options after graduation.




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