Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

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Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby twintipping_bumps » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:43 pm

I am looking forward to attending BC Law this fall. I passed on a higher ranked school because I am from the area. That school seemed like it had a strong upward trend in the rankings, so it was a difficult decision. I chose BC because of my ties to the local community and the job stats.

Then I learned about this:

http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/a ... ion_at_bc/

Apparently, Boston College is going to spend $1.6 Billion dollars over a ten year period in order to expand its campus and faculty considerably. The goal of the plan is to significantly advance the school's offerings and reputation. I haven't been following this plan; I actually only learned of it recently. However, further research indicates that the construction plans have been approved by the city. I haven't seen anything that indicates the plan is on hold.

Also, BC Law's previous dean is leaving. Given these things, where do people see BC Law's rankings 10 years from now? It's undergrad rankings too?

I have the fear BC Law could fall into the 30s. But maybe with improvements it will return to the top 25 or perhaps back to 19th someday. I don't think top 25 for UG is out of the question by any means - the spending amount seems large. Does anyone think BC UG could be top 20 at some point? I get the impression from what I have read that they are shooting for even higher than that.

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby traehekat » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:49 pm

It is pretty much irrelevant whether BC moves up or down 5 or 6 spots in the rankings. Employers don't really pay attention to fluctuations in the rankings, adjusting their opinions of law schools according. Rather, the reputation a school has with an employer has pretty much been set in stone, and a normal fluctuation in the rankings really doesn't matter.

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:51 pm

twintipping_bumps wrote:I am looking forward to attending BC Law this fall. I passed on a higher ranked school because I am from the area. That school seemed like it had a strong upward trend in the rankings, so it was a difficult decision. I chose BC because of my ties to the local community and the job stats.

Then I learned about this:

http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/a ... ion_at_bc/

Apparently, Boston College is going to spend $1.6 Billion dollars over a ten year period in order to expand its campus and faculty considerably. The goal of the plan is to significantly advance the school's offerings and reputation. I haven't been following this plan; I actually only learned of it recently. However, further research indicates that the construction plans have been approved by the city. I haven't seen anything that indicates the plan is on hold.

Also, BC Law's previous dean is leaving. Given these things, where do people see BC Law's rankings 10 years from now? It's undergrad rankings too?

I have the fear BC Law could fall into the 30s. But maybe with improvements it will return to the top 25 or perhaps back to 19th someday. I don't think top 25 for UG is out of the question by any means - the spending amount seems large. Does anyone think BC UG could be top 20 at some point? I get the impression from what I have read that they are shooting for even higher than that.


Step 1: Be proud of where you're going to school.
Step 2: Take a xanax
Step 3: Stop worrying about stupid shit like US News.
If Step 3 fails, move to Step 4:
Step 4: Reasses life given your obsession with US News.

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby byunbee » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:52 pm

Regardless of rankings, BC will always remain a great regional school.

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby Jackie O » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:56 pm

I hope BC plummets in rankings
:evil: :x

sorry

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby twintipping_bumps » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:05 pm

Blindmelon wrote:Step 2: Take a xanax
Step 3: Stop worrying about stupid shit like US News.


This was pretty funny, thanks. Yeah, like another person posted as well, the rankings don't have the final say in things. Especially in the case of BC and Boston, I think it is important to consider other factors. I could have gone to a higher ranked school with a slightly bigger scholarship. But I chose BC because most people around here (where I live) love it, I have family that have gone to BC, and its job placement statistics are very strong. I also got a very positive feeling about the school when I visited.

I am just curious where people see it going in the future in regards to the rankings. That's all.
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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:11 pm

Boston College is a great law school in a great location.

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby vanburen81 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:51 pm

No reason BC couldn't overtake BU for #1 in Boston again (well, #2).

As to UG, I think it would be hear to get better than around where it is (what is that, around #30?). I mean the problem is that it would have to overtake schools like Georgetown, Emory, Carnegie Mellon, UVA, Berkely, Michigan, UCLA, USC -- just don't see that happening, those are all schools that are more national than BC. BC might be able to solidify a place just above peer schools like Tufts, Wake, Rochester, Leigheigh.

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby Kurt Cobain » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:56 pm

Jackie O wrote:I hope BC plummets in rankings
:evil: :x

sorry


Me too. F them. They don't donate anything to the city in lieu of the property tax they save for being a non-profit while BU, Suffolk, Harvard, etc. donate huge sums. They're a bunch of selfish pricks.

And OP, I'm sure you're a nice person, but there is an overwhelming sense of douchey-ness around the campus. Be ready.

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby jayn3 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:02 pm

Blindmelon wrote:If Step 3 fails, move to Step 4:
Step 4: Reasses life given your obsession with US News.

:)

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:21 pm

Kurt Cobain wrote:
Jackie O wrote:I hope BC plummets in rankings
:evil: :x

sorry


Me too. F them. They don't donate anything to the city in lieu of the property tax they save for being a non-profit while BU, Suffolk, Harvard, etc. donate huge sums. They're a bunch of selfish pricks.

And OP, I'm sure you're a nice person, but there is an overwhelming sense of douchey-ness around the campus. Be ready.


Catholic schools tend to be stingy with everything.

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby Kswizzie » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:21 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:
Jackie O wrote:I hope BC plummets in rankings
:evil: :x

sorry


Me too. F them. They don't donate anything to the city in lieu of the property tax they save for being a non-profit while BU, Suffolk, Harvard, etc. donate huge sums. They're a bunch of selfish pricks.

And OP, I'm sure you're a nice person, but there is an overwhelming sense of douchey-ness around the campus. Be ready.


Catholic schools tend to be stingy with everything.


The irony...

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby OneSixtySix » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:35 pm

BC's #28 is the lower range of where it will ever be, and seems to be part of the anomaly of grouping @ 28 in the 2010 rankings.

BC is ranked lower than BU, but has more historical prestige and alumni strength. If BU is still outranking BC 10 years from now, they may chip away at that alumni/reputation factor, but for now...BC Law is a first rate program. Full disclosure, I choose between the two and came out on the side of BU but would have been ecstatic with either school.

And finally, I feel that undergrad ranking has nothing to do with law school ranking. Just look at BU...ranked #56 for undergrad and #22 for law. Syracuse is ranked #58 for undergrad and was a Tier 3 school last year (jumped to #86 this year).

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby tram988 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:48 pm

Blindmelon taught me long ago not to worry so much about rankings. I passed up a few t-20 schools for BC. I'm looking forward to starting this Fall. Regardless of the rankings, BC is and will mostly likely always be a very strong regional.

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby concurrent fork » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:00 pm

tram988 wrote:Blindmelon taught me long ago not to worry so much about rankings. I passed up a few t-20 schools for BC. I'm looking forward to starting this Fall. Regardless of the rankings, BC is and will mostly likely always be a very strong regional.


Yes it will. Rankings in this range are relatively meaningless. You did your own research and you undoubtedly made the right decision. More applicants should follow this example.

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby theskippa10 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:45 pm

the rankings don't matter really in this context, but FWIW the interim dean, George Brown, is probably one of their most well known and respected scholars, and is a no nonsense type of guy. They picked the perfect person for interim dean, and BC will be just fine

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Re: Future Ranking of Boston College Law School

Postby 20160810 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:52 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
twintipping_bumps wrote:I am looking forward to attending BC Law this fall. I passed on a higher ranked school because I am from the area. That school seemed like it had a strong upward trend in the rankings, so it was a difficult decision. I chose BC because of my ties to the local community and the job stats.

Then I learned about this:

http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/a ... ion_at_bc/

Apparently, Boston College is going to spend $1.6 Billion dollars over a ten year period in order to expand its campus and faculty considerably. The goal of the plan is to significantly advance the school's offerings and reputation. I haven't been following this plan; I actually only learned of it recently. However, further research indicates that the construction plans have been approved by the city. I haven't seen anything that indicates the plan is on hold.

Also, BC Law's previous dean is leaving. Given these things, where do people see BC Law's rankings 10 years from now? It's undergrad rankings too?

I have the fear BC Law could fall into the 30s. But maybe with improvements it will return to the top 25 or perhaps back to 19th someday. I don't think top 25 for UG is out of the question by any means - the spending amount seems large. Does anyone think BC UG could be top 20 at some point? I get the impression from what I have read that they are shooting for even higher than that.


Step 1: Be proud of where you're going to school.
Step 2: Take a xanax
Step 3: Stop worrying about stupid shit like US News.
If Step 3 fails, move to Step 4:
Step 4: Reasses life given your obsession with US News.

This is incredibly credited. Mell. Low. Out. As long as your school is somewhere between about 20-45, not a whole lot is changing. As for any poster who claims to know what a school will be ranked 10 years from now... :roll:




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