BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

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Charlie.Home
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BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby Charlie.Home » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:38 pm

BC vs BU vs GW. Which would you take for corporate law (preferably big law). Negligible differences in COA, impartial to living in DC vs Boston.

Please help this west coaster out.

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby Rahviveh » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:08 pm

Charlie.Home wrote:BC vs BU vs GW. Which would you take for corporate law (preferably big law). Negligible differences in COA, impartial to living in DC vs Boston.

Please help this west coaster out.


Peers. If you do not have ties to Boston or DC you may be at a disadvantage as well.

Is retaking not an option? These are not good bets for corporate law

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby lulz » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:20 pm

HYS, or CCN with money. Maybe another t14 with significant money, excluding Georgetown which no one should go to. Otherwise, don't go to law school. If you have full tuition at BU and nothing else to do for 3 years, go ahead, but don't count on working big law.

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby jstr00az » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:07 pm

Charlie.Home wrote:BC vs BU vs GW. Which would you take for corporate law (preferably big law). Negligible differences in COA, impartial to living in DC vs Boston.

Please help this west coaster out.


What is "corporate law" beyond... legal work you do for corporations that pay you $150k. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

Try LegalZoom. You can start an LLC for like $150.

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:38 pm

As others said in this thread, BC if you want Boston Big Law, GW if you want DC Biglaw.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=199781

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby rad lulz » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:46 pm

Biglaw is not likely from any of those schools. HTH.

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:50 pm

None are great options assuming you want biglaw or bust. BC would be my choice, but I'd rather go to a lower ranked school with significant money over all those. DEFINITELY not GW.

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby Grazzhoppa » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:55 pm

retake.

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby stillwater » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:12 pm

Nice to see Slevin Kelevra/Informative/whatever other alts is back on the prowl after a hiatus.

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby tracy77 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:35 am

rad lulz wrote:Biglaw is not likely from any of those schools. HTH.


big law not likely for neither BC BU or GW?

ps. is ND or Emory possible for big law?

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby rad lulz » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:36 am

tracy77 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Biglaw is not likely from any of those schools. HTH.


big law not likely for neither BC BU or GW?

ps. is ND or Emory possible for big law?

Nope. Go look at law school transparency.

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Re: BC vs BU vs GW corporate law

Postby nebula666 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:34 pm

BC - 26% in Biglaw (of 44% in private practice)

BU - 19.8% in Biglaw (of 33.7%)

GW - 19.9 in Biglaw (of 40.7%)

ND - 20% in Biglaw (of 33.7%)

Emory - 18.7% in Biglaw (of 45.3%) - though this would be Atlanta/NY/DC

Obviously there are some in public interest/government work who couldn't get a job at a law firm. But for the most part, I assume those who got academia/clerkships/ business jobs wanted them. You will still need to to very well at either of these schools to land biglaw, especially if you have no ties. None of these are bad schools but you need to be realistic about your options. Paying sticker at any of these is not a good idea.




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