BU $$ vs GULC sticker

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BU $$ vs GULC sticker

Postby sumner » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:58 pm

I want to work in Boston after I graduate
I would prefer to work in a big firm
I've been accepted at BU and BC and have been offered $66,000 from BU
what would you do?
whats the TLS conventional wisdom?

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Re: BU $$ vs GULC sticker

Postby minnbills » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:03 pm

If you know you want to work in Boston- BU.

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Re: BU $$ vs GULC sticker

Postby kaiser » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:05 pm

Absolutely BU. Given that GULC is sticker, in a hugely-saturated legal market, is not in the location you want to be in, and pumps out far too many students a year, the choice seems pretty simple to pick BU.

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Re: BU $$ vs GULC sticker

Postby sumner » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:06 pm

thanks guys! thats what i was leaning towards

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Re: BU $$ vs GULC sticker

Postby cinephile » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:00 pm

Try to negotiate some money out of GULC based on your BU scholarship. Then take that scholarship and go back and negotiate at BU.

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Re: BU $$ vs GULC sticker

Postby sumner » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:21 pm

cinephile wrote:Try to negotiate some money out of GULC based on your BU scholarship. Then take that scholarship and go back and negotiate at BU.


is there a thread about how this process actually works? do i just call up the admissions office and say "hey i want more money"?

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Re: BU $$ vs GULC sticker

Postby cinephile » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:34 pm

sumner wrote:
cinephile wrote:Try to negotiate some money out of GULC based on your BU scholarship. Then take that scholarship and go back and negotiate at BU.


is there a thread about how this process actually works? do i just call up the admissions office and say "hey i want more money"?


There are tons of threads from last year, it's probably a bit early this year. One mistake I learned from last year is negotiating early in the cycle, getting turned down, and leaving it at that. Don't be afraid to ask later in the cycle, after putting down deposits at multiple schools. At this point they know who has/hasn't accepted and how much scholarship money is left.

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Re: BU $$ vs GULC sticker

Postby keg411 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:13 pm

sumner wrote:I want to work in Boston after I graduate
I would prefer to work in a big firm
I've been accepted at BU and BC and have been offered $66,000 from BU
what would you do?
whats the TLS conventional wisdom?


You should apply to more T14's. Where are Cornell, MVP, Chicago, etc.?

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Re: BU $$ vs GULC sticker

Postby sumner » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:05 am

keg411 wrote:
sumner wrote:I want to work in Boston after I graduate
I would prefer to work in a big firm
I've been accepted at BU and BC and have been offered $66,000 from BU
what would you do?
whats the TLS conventional wisdom?


You should apply to more T14's. Where are Cornell, MVP, Chicago, etc.?


location was really important to me i only applied to schools in Boston, DC and NY because those are the cities I want to live in

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Re: BU $$ vs GULC sticker

Postby keg411 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:32 am

sumner wrote:
keg411 wrote:
sumner wrote:I want to work in Boston after I graduate
I would prefer to work in a big firm
I've been accepted at BU and BC and have been offered $66,000 from BU
what would you do?
whats the TLS conventional wisdom?


You should apply to more T14's. Where are Cornell, MVP, Chicago, etc.?


location was really important to me i only applied to schools in Boston, DC and NY because those are the cities I want to live in


If you go to other T14's it would likely only be temporary since they are national schools and you can still get your choice markets from there (BOS/NY/DC). You really should add MVP, Cornell, Chicago, Northwestern, etc. and you're being shortsighted by not doing so. And if you want DC/NYC you should definitely apply to other T14's.

I'm at Michigan and I know people who got offers in NYC, DC, Chicago, Boston, SF, etc.




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