Boston University vs Illinois

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Which would you choose?

Poll ended at Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:19 pm

BU (80k Debt)
Illinois (70k debt)
Total votes: 15


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Boston University vs Illinois

Postby KnowledgeIsTheAnswer » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:19 pm

I love both the East Coast and Midwest. Have lived in Chicago and have lived in Boston. I'm fine with either location. (I know Chicago and Champaign are different places but the point is that I'm familiar with Illinois)
I want to do Big Law.
Type of Law: 1. Corporate Law 2. Intellectual Property 3. Sports & Entertainment

I still haven't visited Boston U so I would appreciate any experiences you share with me about this place.
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.


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Re: Boston University vs Illinois

Postby bdole2 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:22 pm

If you TRULY don't care where you end up, then BU I guess. However, i would think harder about whether you would rather end up in Chicago or Boston, as you must have SOME kind of preference. Have you visited both campuses at least?'

Also, how bad do you want biglaw? If you want it real bad then you need to Retake.


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Re: Boston University vs Illinois

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:15 pm

Visit both before deciding.

Since you are happy with either Boston or Chicago/Midwest after law school, do you prefer urban or semi-rural living during law school ?


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Re: Boston University vs Illinois

Postby tlsposter » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:06 pm

The COL of Boston is going to really raise the cost of attending law school there. Did you factor that in?

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