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FiveSermon
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Re: Boston College Law job prospects in New York City

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:15 pm

If you got into BC then you could have gotten into Fordham which is much better if you want to work in NYC.

Slevin Kelevra 2011
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Re: Boston College Law job prospects in New York City

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:20 pm

If you want to be in NYC, you want to go to a top school in the northeast. Boston College, BU and, to a lesser extent, Fordham are the Non-T14 schools people usually discuss when considering biglaw placement in the northeast. They do well, but generally you have to be in the top 1/3 in your class at any of these three schools to get biglaw. They place better than their midwestern counterparts though, largely due to their ability to place well at NYC firms.

It is a good school if you don't get a T14.

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Re: Boston College Law job prospects in New York City

Postby BCLS » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:35 pm

FiveSermon wrote:If you got into BC then you could have gotten into Fordham which is much better if you want to work in NYC.

Not necessarily. BC/BU > Fordham, even for NY, minus the large price tag.

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Re: Boston College Law job prospects in New York City

Postby MrAnon » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:37 pm

Its like going to Hastings to work in L.A.

You can do it, its been done before, but its an odd path. Its a reputable school that people have heard of but they just won't be very familiar with.

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Re: Boston College Law job prospects in New York City

Postby K1988 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:31 am

MrAnon wrote:Its a reputable school that people have heard of but they just won't be very familiar with.


This is not true. BC has a huge alumni base in New York (undergrad and grad) and they are very very active. People in the area are familiar with the school and my experience has been that people give it much more credit/respect than the ranking would suggest.

Full disclosure: I'm from NY and am most likely going to be attending BC over GW, Georgetown, and Fordham

FiveSermon
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Re: Boston College Law job prospects in New York City

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:11 pm

BCLS wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:If you got into BC then you could have gotten into Fordham which is much better if you want to work in NYC.

Not necessarily. BC/BU > Fordham, even for NY, minus the large price tag.


BC/BU does not > Fordham for NYC. I don't know where you got that from...

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Re: Boston College Law job prospects in New York City

Postby dakatz » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:13 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
BCLS wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:If you got into BC then you could have gotten into Fordham which is much better if you want to work in NYC.

Not necessarily. BC/BU > Fordham, even for NY, minus the large price tag.


BC/BU does not > Fordham for NYC. I don't know where you got that from...


I agree that such a recommendation seems like a stretch. I'm always happy to tell people about how BU places well outside of New England (and BC does as well), but no would it justify turning down Fordham (assuming equal price) if one only wants to be in NYC.




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