Boston College Class of 2011

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Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Kompressor » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:02 am

I'm officially going to BC. I'll be up there visiting this week for ASW. Anyone else decided on BC at this point or am I the only one?

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Ken » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:06 am

Hey Kompressor,

Congrats to you and anyone else attending BC, it is an excellent law school. Great idea starting this thread, hopefully others will join in.

Best,

Ken

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Kompressor » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:16 am

Thanks, Ken.

It is quite possible that I never would have gotten into Boston College without the institution of TLS. I cannot begin to tell you how much the people here have helped during the application process. It has been a long year, probably the longest of my life (figuratively, of course), and I am thankful that TLS has helped guide me through it. The service this website provides is invaluable.

I will do my best to stick around and help others where I can as others here have done for me.
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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby aguyingeorgia » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:17 am

Congrats on the decision Komp. I know you had a lot of great options! Got to feel good to make a decision!

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby sibarg2 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:33 am

So what was the deciding factor?

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby tamtam » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:38 am

Komp did you also applied to BU?

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Kompressor » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:15 pm

So what was the deciding factor?


Sibarg, it's difficult to put it into any one thing, but the biggest factor was location and portability. I'm absolutely positive that Boston is where I want to end up and BC is just a much better school for that than Emory. I posted this in another thread but, looking at the Ciolli study from earlier this decade (2001-2003), it seems that Emory really is a Southeastern school. The fact that Ciolli accounted for exactly zero people going from Emory into private firms in New England ended my internal debate. Yes, the stats are a bit dated, but the reputations of the schools haven't really changed much since 2003. Moreover, I saw stats from last year that indicated that ~1% of the class went from Emory to New England and it didn't state in what capacity. BC offers me a much better degree for the region I want to live in and offers me more portability overall, even though I don't think that will matter.

90k seems like a lot now and, don't get me wrong, it is. However, considering where I want to live I think a degree from BC would not only give me value over Emory because of the value I give to living in New England but in practical value as well. I firmly believe that the BC degree is significantly more likely to land me a top job in Boston/New England than an Emory degree. If it's, say, 20k difference then the 90k is made up for in 5 years. It may stall me from buying a house for a few years but, long term, I think BC will make me more money in the area. That's in addition to the whole being happier in Boston than Atlanta.

Komp did you also applied to BU?


Yes, and I was waitlisted. To be completely honest, though, I would have selected BC over BU unless BU offered me money. Their Biglaw stats are essentially the same (although BC may even have a slight edge), but I prefer BC's campus, location (I like being right outside the city), and sports. Plus, I went to a Jesuit high school and absolutely loved it and BC is a Jesuit college. Like I said, the schools are very similar in quality so it's just more of a personal preference for me.

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby sibarg2 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:29 pm

u end up getting any money from BC?

btw...i'll be there Thursday, broke, so i can't join TLS'ers if they planned on doing the whole "drink at a bar during ASW" weekend...but ALL waters are on me!

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Kompressor » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:18 pm

sibarg2 wrote:u end up getting any money from BC?

btw...i'll be there Thursday, broke, so i can't join TLS'ers if they planned on doing the whole "drink at a bar during ASW" weekend...but ALL waters are on me!


Unfortunately, I didn't get any grant or scholarship. As a consolation, they did give me about 23k in low interest (about 5%) loans for the first year.

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby kmoneys » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:55 pm

hey all,
I'm a current BC 1L (I was an active member of TLS back when I was applying). If any of you have any questions, please feel free to PM me. There are several TLS alums that started with me this year.

Look forward to meeting those of you who are attending the open house on Friday.

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby angiejolie » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:52 pm

YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!

congrats Komp! i am sure you will be AWESOME there!

if i ever need a lawyer, i am contacting you... :)

*muah*

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Kompressor » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:52 pm

:oops:

<3 <3 <3

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby sibarg2 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:15 pm

this place has turned into a dating service

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Dana821 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:01 pm

I'm definitely going to BC Law in the fall!! woohoo class of 2011.

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Kompressor » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:19 pm

Dana821 wrote:I'm definitely going to BC Law in the fall!! woohoo class of 2011.


Nice! Were you at the ASW?

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Dana821 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:20 pm

yep! the one april 4th i assume you mean. i drove up from ny thursday night and called in sick to work on friday so i could go haha. i went to bc undergrad so it was like going home for me, and then friday night when i got back from boston i found out about the sick scholarship they were giving me so it was pretty much impossible to say no :)

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Dana821 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:24 pm

bump...

anyone else joining kompressor and i at bc next year?

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby sibarg2 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:28 pm

Possibly I :shock:

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Ryuuza » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:54 pm

I'm on the fence between BC and WUSTL, barring any of my waitlists panning out.

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Dana821 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:55 pm

psht easy decision. bc all the way.

im kidding, of course, but think about where you want to work. wustl is much more regional. bc offers better prospects in teh northeast & ny

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Kompressor » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:56 pm

Dana821 wrote:psht easy decision. bc all the way.

im kidding, of course, but think about where you want to work. wustl is much more regional. bc offers better prospects in teh northeast & ny


And DC and probably the west coast. If you want to work in Chicago or the midwest pick WUSTL. Otherwise, it's hard to justify picking it over BC.

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby beachbum07 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:16 pm

I'm torn between BU and BC.....going to force myself to decide within the next few days. I didn't get any scholarship $$$ from either though. Anyone have any input?

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby Dana821 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:22 am

i would visit both of them if you have time so you can get a better feel for the campuses and profs and students (theyre pretty close together, making for an easy day trip). BC is known as the more collegial & community environment. depends what kind of atmosphere you want.

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby boston101 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:40 pm

beachbum07 wrote:I'm torn between BU and BC.....going to force myself to decide within the next few days. I didn't get any scholarship $$$ from either though. Anyone have any input?


BU has the far better location. It is certainly right in the city (better spot than Suffolk that is in Downtown because it is in the financial district, which clears out @5) BC is across the street from a cementery (i dont know that just freaks me out) and you have to take shuttle to get places. It feels isolated.
BC has a more chill community feel. Plus, their facilities are great.
Check out the ASD to see which vibe suits you best.

It's a very hard decision.

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Re: Boston College Class of 2011

Postby sibarg2 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:44 pm

The BC undergrad is across from the cemetery. The law school is not...it's surrounded by big a$$ houses that would motivate the money hungry law students every day on their way to class...




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