Suralin wrote: B90 wrote:
secretagentman811 wrote:Yeah, definitely leaning that direction. It seems BC would be a great fit.
Have you visited them? BU and BC are VERY different as far as location, atmosphere, etc.
I know hundreds of people who have gone to each, and at least 30 who have gone to both (one for UG, one for grad school). EVERYONE has a preference. As far as rank, jobs, etc. - you know the important stuff - they are comparable. People always advise visiting both. It is very easy to do, even in the same day. They are less than 10 miles away from each other.
If you have any questions, feel free to pm me. I live in the area, and I know many BU and BC law grads.
Mind sharing what's different between them with respect to atmosphere? Is one more gunner-ish, maybe?
Their placement stats seem very similar, so it'd be interesting to know the intangibles that separate them.
A friend of mine was dead set on BU until she visited both schools. When she stepped on the BC campus, she could just see herself there, so she chose it over BU. As far as the law school, BC has a rep for being more laid back and not gunnerish. Everyone I know who went there has confirmed this to be true in their experience. Personally, BU I feel is about as gunnerish as any other law school, no more, no less.
What I meant by atmosphere was the actual buildings and surroundings of each. BC has a real campus, and it is set apart from Boston by a couple miles. It is a real pain to get anywhere by public transportation. You kinda need a car, which adds a whole other expense and headache. BU on the other hand has an abundance of public transportation options. I think you also have more choice of apartments with BU, since you can travel a little farther on public transportation. Housing is expensive in Boston, and will be expensive for either of the two schools.
While normally it might seem foolish to choose a law school (as opposed to undergrad) based on such quality of life issues, BU and BC are so similar academically that it makes sense. You will be spending three years there, after all.
tl/dr: BC has a suburban, campusey feel. BU is very urban, and doesnt't really have a true campus. You should apply to both; if you are accepted to both, definitely visit each campus.
If you want the email of my friend who went to BC law, pm me. She doesn't mind answering questions.