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BC WUSTL

Poll ended at Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:08 am

BC (75)
11
73%
WUSTL (90)
4
27%
 
Total votes: 15

kimsatcat
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Postby kimsatcat » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:08 am

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:45 am

Ties to East Coast + interested in biglaw + relatively equal scholarships = BC

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby Elston Gunn » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:52 am

Any non-GULC T-14 at sticker would be best, IMO. If you don't get those, BC. Also, be aware that "interested in PI or biglaw" means you're gunning for private practice. PI orgs probably won't hire you unless you're demonstrably a true believer.

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby kimsatcat » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:32 am

Elston Gunn wrote:Also, be aware that "interested in PI or biglaw" means you're gunning for private practice. PI orgs probably won't hire you unless you're demonstrably a true believer.


I see... my interest for PI is actually sincere, but I am also well aware of the financial difficulty that I have to face once I am in that route.… maybe this means that I am not as sincere as I should be?

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:37 am

Depends upon where you want to live & work after law school, in my opinion.

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby Elston Gunn » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:48 am

kimsatcat wrote:
Elston Gunn wrote:Also, be aware that "interested in PI or biglaw" means you're gunning for private practice. PI orgs probably won't hire you unless you're demonstrably a true believer.


I see... my interest for PI is actually sincere, but I am also well aware of the financial difficulty that I have to face once I am in that route.… maybe this means that I am not as sincere as I should be?


If the sincerity is backed up by stuff on your resume, that's probably fine for PI (though it could be an issue for biglaw). You should get CSO of BC to put you in touch with some BC people who are aiming for PI to get a better sense of what's needed out of there

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby Elston Gunn » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:49 am

Oh and I misread the OP about ties. Thought you had northeast ties Do you have ties to the Midwest? Where do you want to work?

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby kimsatcat » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:01 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Depends upon where you want to live & work after law school, in my opinion.


True! However, I just wanted to know people's opinion on this if everything else is equal (if that is possible)...

Elston Gunn wrote:Oh and I misread the OP about ties. Thought you had northeast ties Do you have ties to the Midwest? Where do you want to work?


No Midwest tie.... I do prefer east coast, but I am also willing to relocate to anywhere that I can get a decent job.

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby 2014 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:52 pm

If you have no ties to the NE or MW where DO you have ties and why don't you have any school options there?

While you might be willing to up and move to wherever, it's probably easier said than done convincing a firm that you are there for the long haul basically sight unseen.

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:52 pm

BC if you want biglaw.
Whichever is cheapest if you want anything else.

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby mwoodson » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:53 pm

Is the BC one a merit scholarship? If so, be careful! WUSTL guarantees their scholarships for years 2 and 3 while a lot of merit-based scholarships are hard to maintain after the first year.

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby kimsatcat » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:06 am

2014 wrote:If you have no ties to the NE or MW where DO you have ties and why don't you have any school options there?

While you might be willing to up and move to wherever, it's probably easier said than done convincing a firm that you are there for the long haul basically sight unseen.


I am an International student, but I'm living in New England area since 9th grade.
Can this be considered as a "tie" ?

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby sunynp » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:51 am

kimsatcat wrote:I recently got some $$ from BC, so it is now ...

BC ($75-) vs WUSTL ($90-)

What would you do?

Again, do not have any regional preference, and little (to no) tie in Boston and New york.
I am also interested in PI or Biglaw....

My worries for each schools..

BC - Market is good and BC does well, COL?
WUSTL – Good school, Good money. Bad market…?

Just want some last min inputs from you guys, Thank you!!

Oh. and still no news from my T14s... If that matters...


Go back and ask each school for more money. You can negotiate playing each school off the other, in your case, you aren't really sure what you want. Use that to your advantage. You have nothing to lose.

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby kimsatcat » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:31 am

sunynp wrote:
kimsatcat wrote:I recently got some $$ from BC, so it is now ...

BC ($75-) vs WUSTL ($90-)

What would you do?

Again, do not have any regional preference, and little (to no) tie in Boston and New york.
I am also interested in PI or Biglaw....

My worries for each schools..

BC - Market is good and BC does well, COL?
WUSTL – Good school, Good money. Bad market…?

Just want some last min inputs from you guys, Thank you!!

Oh. and still no news from my T14s... If that matters...


Go back and ask each school for more money. You can negotiate playing each school off the other, in your case, you aren't really sure what you want. Use that to your advantage. You have nothing to lose.


if there's no change, which option is better?

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:04 am

NM

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby concurrent fork » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:53 am

mwoodson wrote:Is the BC one a merit scholarship? If so, be careful! WUSTL guarantees their scholarships for years 2 and 3 while a lot of merit-based scholarships are hard to maintain after the first year.

Thanks wustl admissions!

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby manofjustice » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:28 am

BC if scholly has no stips.

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Re: BC $$ vs WUSTL $$ ?

Postby zonto » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:38 pm

The only stipulation for a BC scholarship is to remain a student in good academic standing; there are no minimum GPA or class rank requirements.

From BC Law's 2011 Academic Policies and Procedures:
In order to remain in good academic standing and not subject to exclusion, a J.D. student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, measured at the end of each academic year, as well as achieve an average of 2.0 for each year’s work.

If you're alive, go to class(?), turn in your memos, and take your exams, you will be in good standing.




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