Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

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Einstein91
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Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby Einstein91 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:52 pm

Just got off the waitlist at BC and was awarded a $15k scholarship per year (as long as I maintain a 2.0 GPA). I was just ready to commit to Brooklyn (as I am from NY) and still aspire to practice in NY (preferably big law). I believe the difference in debt coming out of BC would be roughly $150k vs Brooklyn around $80k. I would have to decide this ridiculously soon so any words of wisdom would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Monochromatic Oeuvre
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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:01 pm

Didn't everyone already tell you to retake?

Run far, far away and lock yourself in a padded room so you don't attend either of those schools.

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:04 pm

I would not attend BLS, and I wouldn't go to BC for $150K in debt. Whats your GPA/LSAT? Boston College is a good regional school at the right price -- that price being well under $100K

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby michaelbluth » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:07 pm

Einstein91 wrote:Just got off the waitlist at BC and was awarded a $15k scholarship per year (as long as I maintain a 2.0 GPA). I was just ready to commit to Brooklyn (as I am from NY) and still aspire to practice in NY (preferably big law). I believe the difference in debt coming out of BC would be roughly $150k vs Brooklyn around $80k. I would have to decide this ridiculously soon so any words of wisdom would be appreciated. Thanks!


This doesn't change anything. Go back and read the responses to your previous thread. Then retake.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=213995

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby blsingindisguise » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:09 pm

When we said "retake" we meant the LSAT dude, not start a new thread.

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby Otunga » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:34 pm

Nobody here thinks it's a good idea to go to these schools at these prices, and so most will say 'neither'.

If I had to choose, I'd say BC. I'm a New England guy and that's definitely where I'd go. But I wouldn't be considering them at these prices.

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby californiauser » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:37 pm

If you "want" big law, you shouldn't matriculate to any school below Cornell if you want a comfortable shot at it.

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby Informative » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:42 pm

BC if you want biglaw. Otherwise, I would go with the cheaper option. You should also note that Brooklyn is going to have a lot of hidden costs for the simple fact that it costs a lot to live in NYC.

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby thenewguy » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:49 pm

Gun to your head, choose between these options = BC. No gun = retake

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby TheThriller » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:57 pm

Informative wrote:BC if you want biglaw. Otherwise, I would go with the cheaper option. You should also note that Brooklyn is going to have a lot of hidden costs for the simple fact that it costs a lot to live in NYC.


Stop giving bad advice. Don't go to either if you want Biglaw.

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby Nova » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:58 pm

BC is still too expensive

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby Humbert Humbert » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:59 pm

Haven't we already been through this exercise?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=213995

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby hephaestus » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:01 pm

TheThriller wrote:
Informative wrote:BC if you want biglaw. Otherwise, I would go with the cheaper option. You should also note that Brooklyn is going to have a lot of hidden costs for the simple fact that it costs a lot to live in NYC.


Stop giving bad advice. Don't go to either if you want Biglaw.

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Re: Brooklyn Law (45k/yr) vs. Boston College (15k/yr)

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:07 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
TheThriller wrote:
Informative wrote:BC if you want biglaw. Otherwise, I would go with the cheaper option. You should also note that Brooklyn is going to have a lot of hidden costs for the simple fact that it costs a lot to live in NYC.


Stop giving bad advice. Don't go to either if you want Biglaw.




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