Hi all, I would really appreciate any feedback regarding BC, Wash U and Cornell. I am originally from the Boston area and want to end up there eventually. BC gave me nearly a full ride and I love the school . . .
Either BC or Cornell will be good for this. Cornell has the edge, but if it's a full ride at BC over sticker at Cornell, BC is the better choice.
... but I am not 100% sure I want to be in Boston right after graduating-I would like to have the option to be in DC or work internationally at some point, but will likely end up practicing long-term along the East Coast (no Midwest or Cali).
Again, BC or Cornell are good for these goals. But here the calculus shifts a lot in Cornell's favor. I would not take BC if you're wanting to get to DC or other areas of the east coast since your ties are to Boston. Don't get me wrong, if you do very well at BC, then these doors will be open. But you'll have a significantly
better shot at non-Boston east coast markets out of Cornell. It gets trickier though because of the difference in cost of attendance. Cornell might still have the edge, but it's a much closer call.
I would be okay with working in Boston for a couple of years and then moving to DC/intl. Wash U offered me a full ride, and although I do not want to be in the Midwest, I think it places well in DC but not in Boston. To make matters even more confusing, I was also just accepted to Cornell (no $). I do not want to work in NYC, but the stellar rank and reputation makes it hard to turn down. Money is not a huge issue for me, but obviously the less I have to pay, the better. So, taking all of that into consideration, please let me know any thoughts/advice-thank you!!
A bit confusing... you say money isn't a huge issue for you. Will be taking out debt to attend law school? Do you have any savings to put towards school? All else being equal (i.e., if you're not super debt averse), Cornell is most definitely the way to go. On the other hand, if you're super debt averse, BC is the safer choice. WUSTL is probably not in the running for your particular end goals.
FWIW, I would (and did) choose Cornell given similar options. But this has to turn on your personal financial situation, goals, and cost-benefit analysis.