BU vs. BC

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BU vs. BC

Postby dnesto01 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:55 pm

I know this question has been asked before but I didn't really see an answer yet. If you had to pick between BU and BC, and you wanted to work at a top law firm in Boston with NYC and DC being secondary locations, does BU or BC have better placement?

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Re: BU vs. BC

Postby tram988 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:58 pm

So many of these posts! See some of the other threads.

Data from 2008:

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1

BC: "Making big jumps this year in their positions among the top 20 go-to schools were Boston College Law School, ranked No. 15 this year and No. 20 last year, and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, which was No. 6 this year compared with No. 11 last year. Boston College Law School sent 45.8% of its 2008 graduates to NLJ 250 firms, compared with 36.8% of its 2007 graduates. Some 62.6% of U.C. Berkeley's 2008 graduates took jobs at NLJ 250 firms, compared with 53.7% of its 2007 graduates."

BU: "Boston University School of Law rounded out the list of the top 20 go-to law schools, with 41.2% of its graduates taking jobs at NLJ 250 law firms."

Data from 2005:

http://www.law.com/pdf/nlj/20080414empl ... trends.pdf

BU is more national and would (I think) place better in NYC, CA, and DC. BC has the stronger "lay prestige" in Boston. The schools are almost identical. Visit both.

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Re: BU vs. BC

Postby im_blue » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:15 pm

They have very similar placement in Boston, but BU has slightly better national placement (NY, DC, etc).

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