A little advice...

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tminor
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A little advice...

Postby tminor » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:19 pm

Hello all.

I'm hoping that I might find some words of wisdom here. I've just been accepted to Northeastern and BU and I'm really on the fence. I know that BU is a 'better' law school (rankings, endowment, etc.) but I also know that my goal is not to join a big firm but to work in education, helping charter schools gain charters and (hopefully) working with education policy reform. I teach in West Philly and have a degree in secondary ed from UVM. Anyone with experience at these schools or experience with ed law have any thoughts? Finances are somewhat an issue as well, as I know I'm likely to get more aid from NE.

Thanks in advance for any and all guidance!

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Wholigan
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Re: A little advice...

Postby Wholigan » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:46 pm

Have you been accepted to BC? I'd think if you were accepted to BU, you'd have a good chance if you applied. I believe they have a much better LRAP than BU, and obviously than Northeastern, which I'm sure has none at all. If so, I would take a look at that considering what you want to do. That way once you get your aid offers, you can figure out the cost on the back end, and not just the front end.

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Re: A little advice...

Postby tminor » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:49 pm

Thanks. I'm still waiting on BC and Cornell, and my initial offer BU should arrive tomorrow.

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lvsmithmarsh
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Re: A little advice...

Postby lvsmithmarsh » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:16 pm

I wish I could offer more advice re: Northeastern v. BU, but I just wanted to say how happy I am to see another ed. law person on here! I, too, have a background in teaching, and I've worked for the last few years for an ed. law firm, doing LOTS of work on charter school issues and special education.

PM me if you want to chat ed. law sometime... I'll most likely be attending law school/practicing in the southeast, but it'd be great to know some other ed. law enthusiasts...

Good luck making your decision!




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