BC vs Wustl

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BC vs Wustl

Postby goldeneye » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:15 pm

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby 2014 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:20 pm

Is your home market in the midwest?

If not I'd go to BC, though if "same money" is 10k a year at each, the answer might be retake.

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby goldeneye » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:24 pm

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby de5igual » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:26 pm

for east coast, definitely BC. but, what's your total cost of attendance?

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby goldeneye » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:28 pm

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby manofjustice » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:31 pm

goldeneye wrote:Same money and same stipulations. Would like to get to dc or new York possibly, but have strong ties and connections back to home market that I eventually want to get back to in a few years.


For home market, WUSTL no question. For East Coast, and Big Law prospects in general, BC no question.

edit: based on common wisdom as well as LST numbers for this year and years past.

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby goldeneye » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:34 pm

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby manofjustice » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:46 pm

goldeneye wrote:Thanks everyone. Just trying to weigh whether I want NYC that badly. WUSTL carries pretty nicely in my state, and I enjoyed my visit, but I'm just torn since most attorneys I have spoken with here at home said they're about equal in how they perceive them


I had assumed that WUSTL > BC in your home market. If your sources are saying WUSTL = BC in your home market, then the choice is clear...

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby 2014 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:47 pm

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Looking at those, BC did better the last two years by 10 and 15% comparatively. Additionally, Wash U's biggest market is one that you aren't interested in while BC's is (I'm calling Massachusetts northeast, if you are for whatever reason against working in Boston that matters). It seems like Wash U probably holds a slight advantage in DC (perhaps because of the semester program they have there) but I don't think that slight advantage is enough to outweigh the 10+% less chance of having any sort of job that uses your law degree.

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby lukertin » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:23 am

BC.

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:55 am

goldeneye wrote:Thanks everyone. Just trying to weigh whether I want NYC that badly. WUSTL carries pretty nicely in my state, and I enjoyed my visit, but I'm just torn since most attorneys I have spoken with here at home said they're about equal in how they perceive them

If BC = WUSTL in your home market, go BC for the greater Boston/NYC chances.

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Re: BC vs Wustl

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:27 pm

WUSTL is pretty horrible at placing at large law firms if you look at the NLJ250 list of go-to law schools. I would only go to WUSTL if you were set on staying in the area after graduation. BC is a more national name and places much better in the larger markets in the northeast.

BC is an easy choice unless you want to stay around WUSTL, in which case WUSTL is an easy choice. Either way, easy choice between these two.




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