Boston College or Fordham?

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Boston College or Fordham?

Postby jamie9248922 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:39 am

I am a BC undergrad so I am looking for some unbiased opinions. I would love to work in either Boston or NYC (Is that what it comes down to?). I still do not know about $$$$ at either, so do not consider it.

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ndirish2010
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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:03 am

If the money is equal, I would choose BC. The market is less saturated and you have ties to Boston which should help you quite a bit.

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby SupraVln180 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:32 am

I'd go to BC, bit more national. You could still work in NY if you do well. With Fordham you're stuck in NY forever. (And believe me, being stuck in NY sucks)

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby jeremysen » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:35 am

have you visited both?

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby Informative » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:14 pm

BC - better biglaw placement statistics, lower cost of living during attendance, more national name, etc. What others have echoed.

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:49 pm

Its tough, when all is said and done I would probably choose BC though. Is BU in the equation by any chance?

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby jamie9248922 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:00 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Its tough, when all is said and done I would probably choose BC though. Is BU in the equation by any chance?


Still waiting to hear back...it would certainly be a new conversation if I do get in

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:11 pm

BC may have a slight edge in biglaw placement (I think it does), but it is so small that a case could be made for either.

Since you have ties to Boston, either school will get you Boston or NYC. I'd take BC because I believe they have a job fair specifically for NYC whereas Fordham does not have a job fair for Boston (someone who goes to these schools please correct me if I'm wrong).

As for you, I'd say you should choose based on cost and where you'd like to go to school. Placement power is probably equal enough that they are comparable schools, though if you do want an absolute small advantage, I guess take BC.

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby Informative » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:13 pm

When you add clerkship stats into the picture, Fordham isn't really a comparable option at the same cost.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=108528

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:17 pm

Informative wrote:When you add clerkship stats into the picture, Fordham isn't really a comparable option at the same cost.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=108528


lolwut?

NLJ250 + Clerkships:
BC - 37.8%
Fordham - 35.3%

That seems pretty damn comparable to me.

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby BCLS » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:21 pm

I chose BC over Fordham. Better overall options and its much cheaper (assuming this is a consideration for you).

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:40 am

I don't think either of these schools do too well as far as clerkships go. One thing I think needs to be considered is that BC is the #1 school that has most of its graduates take the bar in Massachusetts (Harvard and BU are NY). Therefore they would seem to have an advantage in Boston that Fordham, being behind basically the entire T14 other than maybe Berkeley (Chicago/NU?) in NY placement, doesn't have.

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby sanjola » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:42 am

jamie9248922 wrote:I am a BC undergrad so I am looking for some unbiased opinions. I would love to work in either Boston or NYC (Is that what it comes down to?). I still do not know about $$$$ at either, so do not consider it.



BC FTW. Boston is much less saturated and you could eventually move to NYC down the line.

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Re: Boston College or Fordham?

Postby jamie9248922 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:50 am

Thanks for all of you opinions...I guess my leaning towards BC is not completely due to my bias...If anyone else can keep helping...its greatly appreciated




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