BU v. BC v. UConn

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landla
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BU v. BC v. UConn

Postby landla » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:34 pm

Hi all:

I've been doing research on all of these schools, but I thought it'd be nice to get your thoughts. I go to school at a highly ranked school just outside of Boston and hope to work in Boston for international corporate law. (I've worked at a law firm, so I do know that this is what I like the most.)

I have a decent GPA (nicely above 3.5), my practice tests show a decent LSAT score (hopefully), and I think I have pretty decent outside factor, though I know these don't typically matter much.

I originally was only looking really at Boston schools, mainly BU and BC, but I found out that UConn has a decent ranking, good international law program, and is much cheaper for me (regional resident, then in state after the first year). I also would prefer smaller classes, friendly/helpful environment, and ability to become close to both fellow students and professors.

I've looked through this forum many times, so I decided to actually finally join and post. What are people's opinions (say if you do or do not attend the school, please) of each individually and in comparison, particularly for an international/corporate job in the Boston area?

Thank you all!

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Law Sauce
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Re: BU v. BC v. UConn

Postby Law Sauce » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:16 pm

landla wrote:Hi all:

I've been doing research on all of these schools, but I thought it'd be nice to get your thoughts. I go to school at a highly ranked school just outside of Boston and hope to work in Boston for international corporate law. (I've worked at a law firm, so I do know that this is what I like the most.)

I have a decent GPA (nicely above 3.5), my practice tests show a decent LSAT score (hopefully), and I think I have pretty decent outside factor, though I know these don't typically matter much.

I originally was only looking really at Boston schools, mainly BU and BC, but I found out that UConn has a decent ranking, good international law program, and is much cheaper for me (regional resident, then in state after the first year). I also would prefer smaller classes, friendly/helpful environment, and ability to become close to both fellow students and professors.

I've looked through this forum many times, so I decided to actually finally join and post. What are people's opinions (say if you do or do not attend the school, please) of each individually and in comparison, particularly for an international/corporate job in the Boston area?

Thank you all!


Just fyi, TLS will not respond nicely if you mention international law.... and for corporate law you probably want to start in BigLaw which means that you should definately not go to UConn. Few Biglaw firms will even read your resume from a school like that. BC and BU do decently well for lower ranked schools. If you can get your lsat into the mid to high 160s you will have a chance at those. A 170 will set you up with big money and a few higher ranked acceptances. If you really want boston though, most will tell you that BC or BU is 100% the way to go.

Everything I said is only true generally, as is most things said on tls, there are always exceptions and outliers

edit: I just looked it up and UConn is not quite as bad as I thought, but it is still tier 2, so i still think what I said is correct.




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