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BU or BC

Postby bostlaw » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:54 pm

and why? Interested in business law and staying in Boston.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby beachbum » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:57 pm

from what I understand, whichever is cheaper.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby thesybarite » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:01 pm

apply to both and bargain with the money.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby sayruss11 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:08 pm

Have you ever visited? BC has a really nice campus while BU is just one large ugly building....if that kind of stuff matters to you.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby BCLS » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:20 pm

Both have essentially the same placement. Follow the money/ where you feel more comfortable.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby tea_drinker » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:53 am

bostlaw wrote:and why? Interested in business law and staying in Boston.


For some reasons, I think BC is more accounting/tax renowned than BU. However, BU is more entrepreneur/global trading/corporation renowned than BC.

I want to ask if anyone knows how similar/different BU and BC are in considering splitters?

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Re: BU or BC

Postby William001 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:02 am

The first step in selecting a law school is to know what's important to you and what your ambitions are.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby bostlaw » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:17 am

BC seems to be my first choice, just notice that BU is placed slightly higher than BC in the ranks and wanted to know if it was for any real reason. I'm leaning more towards corporate, or whatever can get me involved with government compliance type stuff and working with company expansions. Seems to me in my research that BC can allow me to get into some of the best firms in the city dealing with that.

Any real difference in job prospects in other cities. D.C/NYC?

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Re: BU or BC

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:37 am

tbldc2009 wrote:
bostlaw wrote:and why? Interested in business law and staying in Boston.


For some reasons, I think BC is more accounting/tax renowned than BU. However, BU is more entrepreneur/global trading/corporation renowned than BC.



This doesn't make any sense.

BCLS wrote:Both have essentially the same placement. Follow the money/ where you feel more comfortable.


Overwhelmingly this.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:39 am

Oh yea, and in before Informative comes trolling for BC . . .

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Re: BU or BC

Postby jake768 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:50 am

If you want to stay in Boston, go to BC, the network is dominant. Otherwise, check out ties in whatever city you want, BU travels slightly better.

BC's campus is much nicer, but it's a 30-45 min subway ride from downtown. Not necessarily a bad thing, just saying.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:24 am

jake768 wrote:If you want to stay in Boston, go to BC, the network is dominant. Otherwise, check out ties in whatever city you want, BU travels slightly better.

BC's campus is much nicer, but it's a 30-45 min subway ride from downtown. Not necessarily a bad thing, just saying.


Harvard is actually dominant in all things Boston (no surprise there). Also, the BC/BU alumni networks actually varies by the firm. For example, Goodwin Procter is known as a BU heavy school. I'm sure there are firms that are more BC heavy. In terms of PI, same thing. USAO internship last year was about 10/11 BU students, about 5 from BC. Their summer hiring committee was more BU than BC, which I think helped. I'm sure other PI groups go the other way.

This is splitting hairs. Follow the $. Seriously.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby paratactical » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:28 am

Blindmelon wrote:Harvard is actually dominant in all things Boston (no surprise there).


Actually, according to some Harvard kids I know, they've said it can be pretty hard to get Boston jobs because most Boston firms assume you won't actually stick around. I don't know how universal this is, but it is worth considering.

I agree with everything else you've said, though. it really is about the money.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby jake768 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:30 am

Blindmelon wrote:
jake768 wrote:If you want to stay in Boston, go to BC, the network is dominant. Otherwise, check out ties in whatever city you want, BU travels slightly better.

BC's campus is much nicer, but it's a 30-45 min subway ride from downtown. Not necessarily a bad thing, just saying.


Harvard is actually dominant in all things Boston (no surprise there). Also, the BC/BU alumni networks actually varies by the firm. For example, Goodwin Procter is known as a BU heavy school. I'm sure there are firms that are more BC heavy. In terms of PI, same thing. USAO internship last year was about 10/11 BU students, about 5 from BC. Their summer hiring committee was more BU than BC, which I think helped. I'm sure other PI groups go the other way.

This is splitting hairs. Follow the $. Seriously.


100% agree

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Re: BU or BC

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:32 am

paratactical wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:Harvard is actually dominant in all things Boston (no surprise there).


Actually, according to some Harvard kids I know, they've said it can be pretty hard to get Boston jobs because most Boston firms assume you won't actually stick around. I don't know how universal this is, but it is worth considering.

I agree with everything else you've said, though. it really is about the money.


This is true. But any Boston firm will grill you on connections to the area and why you want to stay. I have friends that want to be in Boston that go to BU but got shut out because their interviewers kept asking them, "why not go back to [x city]". Sometimes a NY or other big city UG can hurt you unless you can say confidently and with a decent enough reasons that Boston is your home. If you go to Harvard and went to a Boston UG, or your family is local, or fiance works here, anything, you can get into a great Boston firm, although the non-vault shops like Nutter may be wary.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby Cupidity » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:39 am

I know no one here will tell you to do this, but choose based on your personality. BU are quite similar in job prospects, and they have a habit of matching financial aid, which means if you negotiate neither will be cheaper.

BU and BC are very different places. I love BU and I am very happy here. If I were at BC I would not be happy at all. It is a very different place. BC is very fratty, a lot of New England preppy types and Ed Hardy guys. BU is more diverse, a little more "artsy" in its make up.

Also, BU does place better in Boston. You hear the (BU is better nationally, BC is better in Boston) line on TLS a lot, I don't know where it came from but it doesn't seem to be true.

And, (now I'm just sounding defensive), BU's facilities are actually nice. That tower is pretty beastly looking, but the 1L classrooms are some of the best I've been in and the library is pretty cozy. If you go to the BU 1L taking Q's thread, there are a few photos.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby paratactical » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:44 am

Cupidity wrote:BC is very fratty, a lot of New England preppy types and Ed Hardy guys. BU is more diverse, a little more "artsy" in its make up.


I always think it's funny to hear people try to describe the differences between the two. IMO, I've found BU to be waaaaaay more fratastic than BC, though, to be fair, I've only visited their law schools, so that's an outside perspective.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby Cupidity » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:45 am

paratactical wrote:
Cupidity wrote:BC is very fratty, a lot of New England preppy types and Ed Hardy guys. BU is more diverse, a little more "artsy" in its make up.


I always think it's funny to hear people try to describe the differences between the two. IMO, I've found BU to be waaaaaay more fratastic than BC, though, to be fair, I've only visited their law schools, so that's an outside perspective.


Dude, as a law student here, you could not be more wrong.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby paratactical » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:47 am

Cupidity wrote:
paratactical wrote:
Cupidity wrote:BC is very fratty, a lot of New England preppy types and Ed Hardy guys. BU is more diverse, a little more "artsy" in its make up.


I always think it's funny to hear people try to describe the differences between the two. IMO, I've found BU to be waaaaaay more fratastic than BC, though, to be fair, I've only visited their law schools, so that's an outside perspective.


Dude, as a law student there, you could not be more wrong.


Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say one view of a school is right and the other is wrong, I was just trying to point out to the OP that people have different views on the schools and that they should probably visit for themselves.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby Cupidity » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:49 am

paratactical wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
paratactical wrote:
Cupidity wrote:BC is very fratty, a lot of New England preppy types and Ed Hardy guys. BU is more diverse, a little more "artsy" in its make up.


I always think it's funny to hear people try to describe the differences between the two. IMO, I've found BU to be waaaaaay more fratastic than BC, though, to be fair, I've only visited their law schools, so that's an outside perspective.


Dude, as a law student there, you could not be more wrong.


Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say one view of a school is right and the other is wrong, I was just trying to point out to the OP that people have different views on the schools and that they should probably visit for themselves.


Yes, they should visit for themselves. But no reasonable person could find BU more fratty than BC. You must have seen some freakishly skewed sample.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby paratactical » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:50 am

Cupidity wrote: But no reasonable person could find BU more fratty than BC. You must have seen some freakishly skewed sample.


Of course you're right. My apologies for my futile attempt to disagree, Mr. Broseph Cochran.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:51 am

Yea, everyone's experience is going to be different. When I visited BC I just thought it was a white-washed religious school. Then again, I have friends who aren't the super-prep type who like it there. Its all perspective and also a lot of what people you run into while you're there. There are plenty of jock/frat boys at BU, but I don't notice it because I stay clear. Every school is going to have pockets of morons.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:52 am

paratactical wrote:
Cupidity wrote: But no reasonable person could find BU more fratty than BC. You must have seen some freakishly skewed sample.


Of course you're right. My apologies for my futile attempt to disagree, Mr. Broseph Cochran.


The funny part about some of the big drinker/partiers is that you may see them on law review the next year (half of LR is usually people you would never expect).

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Re: BU or BC

Postby paratactical » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:53 am

Blindmelon wrote:
paratactical wrote:
Cupidity wrote: But no reasonable person could find BU more fratty than BC. You must have seen some freakishly skewed sample.


Of course you're right. My apologies for my futile attempt to disagree, Mr. Broseph Cochran.


The funny part about some of the big drinker/partiers is that you may see them on law review the next year (half of LR is usually people you would never expect).


I have definitely heard this to be true.

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Re: BU or BC

Postby Cupidity » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:59 am

paratactical wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:
paratactical wrote:
Cupidity wrote: But no reasonable person could find BU more fratty than BC. You must have seen some freakishly skewed sample.


Of course you're right. My apologies for my futile attempt to disagree, Mr. Broseph Cochran.


The funny part about some of the big drinker/partiers is that you may see them on law review the next year (half of LR is usually people you would never expect).


I have definitely heard this to be true.

I have hope




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