BU law vs. BC law???

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BU law vs. BC law???

Postby lvatural » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:46 pm

Can someone explain the major difference between the two schools and I guess which school you would choose if you were accepted to both (Reasons why would help too)?

Thnx in advanced

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby benh2os » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:53 pm

BC, no question. I am from NH about 90 min. from Boston and most of the lawyers I have asked in N. Mass (Suburbs of Boston) say the alumni network is much stronger

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby kiwislug » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:02 pm

my personal choice is BC but I don't think it's a "no question" situation. BC appeals to my personal criteria if you'd like I can elaborate.

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby lvatural » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:04 pm

Why is alumni network a driving factor in your decision? Is a strong alumni network = better job prospects or something more?

I've heard a lot of good things about BC, but in the end isn't BU ranked higher?

However, if BU is ranked higher why is the median salary for BC greater than BU? Is it because BC grads tend to work outside of Mass. such as in NY where salaries are higher, but so are living costs? haha...I'm so confused

These two schools pretty much seem the same to me:/ But I am SURE that I am wrong...

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby lvatural » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:05 pm

kiwislug wrote:my personal choice is BC but I don't think it's a "no question" situation. BC appeals to my personal criteria if you'd like I can elaborate.


si porfavor...or is it por favor...

anyway elaborate plz

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby benh2os » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:07 pm

Alumni Network is important to me because of job prospects, also the BC law campus is much nicer (BU is basically one building), and BC is much more collegial

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby lvatural » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:58 pm

That helps quite a bit thanks.

Seems like location/environment was the major factor in most students' final decisions

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby muddywaters » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:10 pm

benh2os wrote:Alumni Network is important to me because of job prospects, also the BC law campus is much nicer (BU is basically one building), and BC is much more collegial


But BU is right downtown.

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Postby muddywaters » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:12 pm

ok, i spent many of my formative years in the boston area.

BC Pros: Campus, alumni network, parties, football
BC Cons: Less mobility, less diversity, less # of interesting classes (imho)

BU pros: downtown, alumni network, ranking, diversity
BU Cons: the building itself, travelling professors

I would take BU.

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby kiwislug » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:16 pm

lvatural wrote:
kiwislug wrote:my personal choice is BC but I don't think it's a "no question" situation. BC appeals to my personal criteria if you'd like I can elaborate.


si porfavor...or is it por favor...

anyway elaborate plz


-I realize that law school is going to be competitive and difficult no matter where I go but a school that has a reputation for being friendly and having a good student/faculty community is very important to me, BC wins that one hands down [the whole "disneyland of law schools" thing].

-The campus is in Boston but not right in the middle of the city, I happen to like this idea. The campus is also beautiful while BU's law building is anything but.

-BC places very well in Boston [which is where I want to work]. BC places better than BU in Boston actually

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby Diana341 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:22 pm

kiwislug wrote:
-I realize that law school is going to be competitive and difficult no matter where I go but a school that has a reputation for being friendly and having a good student/faculty community is very important to me, BC wins that one hands down [the whole "disneyland of law schools" thing].

-The campus is in Boston but not right in the middle of the city, I happen to like this idea. The campus is also beautiful while BU's law building is anything but.

-BC places very well in Boston [which is where I want to work]. BC places better than BU in Boston actually


Actually, BC is in Newton, not in Boston. Both alumni networks are strong, but BC might edge out BU in this area. The schools both offer comparable employment opportunities in Boston/New England.

OP: if you have an idea of what type of law you want to go into, do some research about both schools. You really have to just visit both schools to see which one you prefer... BC is a prettier law school in a campus environment just outside of Boston; BU is one nasty looking building on the Charles river, but it is smack in the middle of Boston, which is a plus if you want to live in the city.

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby 20160810 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:19 pm

I applied only to BU. In the end, the decision came down to BU waived my fee vs. BC didn't. Hope this helps.

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby Skadden Stairs » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:23 pm

Is the religious aspect of BC noticeable (like the way it is at... say... Notre Dame, where the overwhelming majority is catholic)?

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby HugerThanSoup » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:43 pm

lex talionis wrote:Is the religious aspect of BC noticeable (like the way it is at... say... Notre Dame, where the overwhelming majority is catholic)?


Not at all. Whereas the religious aspect is highly noticeable at ND, it is almost the opposite at BC. Of course, many of the school's residential life policies and official stances on certain issues reflect this tradition, but they certainly do not dictate the type of student that attends, nor do they prohibit students who disagree from expressing those viewpoints.

In terms of daily life, I can honestly say that religion on BC's campus is not prevalent. With that being said, for those who are religious, there are plenty of opportunities to express those beliefs.

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby Skadden Stairs » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:23 pm

HugerThanSoup wrote:
lex talionis wrote:Is the religious aspect of BC noticeable (like the way it is at... say... Notre Dame, where the overwhelming majority is catholic)?


Not at all. Whereas the religious aspect is highly noticeable at ND, it is almost the opposite at BC. Of course, many of the school's residential life policies and official stances on certain issues reflect this tradition, but they certainly do not dictate the type of student that attends, nor do they prohibit students who disagree from expressing those viewpoints.

In terms of daily life, I can honestly say that religion on BC's campus is not prevalent. With that being said, for those who are religious, there are plenty of opportunities to express those beliefs.


Thanks. I didn't apply to ND because I've heard that 80-90% are actively Catholic. I applied to BU and BC, and this could have been a decider for me. I'm glad it won't be, because I've heard that the atmosphere at BC is a bit better. Not that there's anything wrong with Buddy Christ; it just wouldn't be the right environment for me.

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby edgarderby » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:02 pm

lex talionis wrote:
HugerThanSoup wrote:
lex talionis wrote:Is the religious aspect of BC noticeable (like the way it is at... say... Notre Dame, where the overwhelming majority is catholic)?


Not at all. Whereas the religious aspect is highly noticeable at ND, it is almost the opposite at BC. Of course, many of the school's residential life policies and official stances on certain issues reflect this tradition, but they certainly do not dictate the type of student that attends, nor do they prohibit students who disagree from expressing those viewpoints.

In terms of daily life, I can honestly say that religion on BC's campus is not prevalent. With that being said, for those who are religious, there are plenty of opportunities to express those beliefs.


Thanks. I didn't apply to ND because I've heard that 80-90% are actively Catholic. I applied to BU and BC, and this could have been a decider for me. I'm glad it won't be, because I've heard that the atmosphere at BC is a bit better. Not that there's anything wrong with Buddy Christ; it just wouldn't be the right environment for me.


Yeah, everyone is "Catholic". As in, they went to Mass with their parents when they were kids, and tell their parents they continue to do so.

That's a dumb reason to not have applied.

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby Skadden Stairs » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:25 pm

edgarderby wrote:Yeah, everyone is "Catholic". As in, they went to Mass with their parents when they were kids, and tell their parents they continue to do so.

That's a dumb reason to not have applied.


I said "actively Catholic." Very different. In actively Catholic, I envision people like my roommate, who doesn't swear, goes to mass every Sunday, is pro-life, etc. Not that I don't love her. I have no problem being in the minority opinion/belief/etc. (which I almost always am anyway), but I don't see a reason to purposefully subject myself to a 4-1 deficit. So no, I do not think it is a dumb reason not to have applied. Why apply somewhere I don't think I'd feel comfortable going?

And If the atmosphere isn't like that, just say so. But that's what I've heard.

HugerThanSoup wrote:the religious aspect is highly noticeable at ND

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby muddywaters » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:04 pm

Edgar is just trying to get ND love from EVERYONE. Trying to push them up the rankings by getting (over) qualified people to apply there. not gonna happen.

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby edgarderby » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:22 pm

lex talionis wrote:
edgarderby wrote:Yeah, everyone is "Catholic". As in, they went to Mass with their parents when they were kids, and tell their parents they continue to do so.

That's a dumb reason to not have applied.


I said "actively Catholic." Very different. In actively Catholic, I envision people like my roommate, who doesn't swear, goes to mass every Sunday, is pro-life, etc. Not that I don't love her. I have no problem being in the minority opinion/belief/etc. (which I almost always am anyway), but I don't see a reason to purposefully subject myself to a 4-1 deficit. So no, I do not think it is a dumb reason not to have applied. Why apply somewhere I don't think I'd feel comfortable going?

And If the atmosphere isn't like that, just say so. But that's what I've heard.

HugerThanSoup wrote:the religious aspect is highly noticeable at ND


Considering I'm an atheist, and one of the few that isn't shitfaced every night here, I'm going to disagree.

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby edgarderby » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:22 pm

muddywaters wrote:Edgar is just trying to get ND love from EVERYONE. Trying to push them up the rankings by getting (over) qualified people to apply there. not gonna happen.


Stop being bitter just because God doesn't want you to get married.

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby 20160810 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:15 pm

Homophobia. Awesome. :roll:

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby Gargon » Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:25 am

SoftBoiledLife wrote:Homophobia. Awesome. :roll:


Yeah, not cool, Edgar.

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Postby msweenz » Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:42 am

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Re: BU law vs. BC law???

Postby edgarderby » Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:09 pm

Gargon wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:Homophobia. Awesome. :roll:


Yeah, not cool, Edgar.



I'd like to point out for the slower posters that it's not possible to simultaneously disbelieve in God and believe in a specific policy attributed to him.

The underlying point was that most of the ND hate is actually Catholic hate. It happens in football, and it happens in law school.




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