UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

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UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby AlanShore » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:08 pm

Hi,

I was just wondering what everyone thought/knew about UConn's placement in Boston. It's a solid school; I think you can get in-state tuition after 1 year. I really wouldn't want to live/work in CT after graduating. Does UConn place reasonably well in Boston? Would you say the job prospects are better or worse than Northeastern? Thanks in advance.

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby Hammer8498 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:42 pm

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby AlanShore » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:13 pm

anyone?

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby jetlagz28 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:14 pm

I know that Northeastern places very well in Boston but not in relation to UConn.

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby muddywaters » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:15 pm

jetlagz28 wrote:I know that Northeastern places very well in Boston but not in relation to UConn.


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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby Anonymous0L » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:16 pm

Go to NE.

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby jetlagz28 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:17 pm

Sorry, I guess my comment is pretty useless. I meant that Northeastern places very well in Boston but I don't know if its any better or worse than UConn.

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby muddywaters » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:21 pm

I wouldn't say that NE places VERY well. BU and BC place VERY well. NE is probably closer to Suffolk in terms of Boston placement.

I would go to UConn.

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby CE2JD » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:45 pm

MCGEORGE DOMINATES

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby teege » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:13 pm

Bump, any other thoughts here?

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby fenway » Sun May 16, 2010 8:30 pm

uconn places better in conn. northeastern places better in mass. no debate whatsoever. outside of Boston most firms are boutique in New england so throughout the rest of the region it would depend on the particular firm. but again, Northeastern in a landslide for general placement in boston (should be pretty intuitive--Suffolk would be ditto--I bet if you checked Big Law in the city you'd even find more New England law grads than UConn). that is to say, someone who kills it at Uconn (Law review etc) is obviously going to have some good opportunities in Boston (and anywhere for that matter)

note: info/opinion coming from friend's dad who is a Partner at Choate Hall (best firm in the city)

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby RPK34 » Sun May 16, 2010 8:38 pm

fenway wrote:note: info/opinion coming from friend's dad who is a Partner at Choate Hall (best firm in the city)


Haha, no.

And Uconn doesn't place too well inside Boston, at least for biglaw.

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby goodolgil » Mon May 17, 2010 2:50 pm

CE2JD wrote:MCGEORGE DOMINATES


Fuck, I hope they give me another one-day extension.

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby Always Credited » Mon May 17, 2010 2:57 pm

CE2JD wrote:MCGEORGE DOMINATES

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby JuTMSY4 » Mon May 17, 2010 3:06 pm

fenway wrote:uconn places better in conn. northeastern places better in mass. no debate whatsoever. outside of Boston most firms are boutique in New england so throughout the rest of the region it would depend on the particular firm. but again, Northeastern in a landslide for general placement in boston (should be pretty intuitive--Suffolk would be ditto--I bet if you checked Big Law in the city you'd even find more New England law grads than UConn). that is to say, someone who kills it at Uconn (Law review etc) is obviously going to have some good opportunities in Boston (and anywhere for that matter)

note: info/opinion coming from friend's dad who is a Partner at Choate Hall (best firm in the city)


I work in the city, and TITCR. Though it's still represented more so than any other out of state school anecdotally.

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby bceagles182 » Mon May 17, 2010 3:21 pm

If you're looking for Biglaw, I wouldn't go to Northeastern. I spoke to a partner at Cooley (who went to BC) and he told me that he'd rather hire Suffolk grads than Northeastern grads because there is a much better means for differentiation. In order to get Big law you need to be at the top of your class at any of these schools. The problem with Northeastern that there is no such thing as being at the "top of the class." Top 10% at Suffolk or UCONN > Anything at Northeastern in Boston, and that's what you'd need to get Big Law
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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby stratocophic » Mon May 17, 2010 3:29 pm

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby fenway » Sat May 22, 2010 3:55 pm

bceagles182 wrote:If you're looking for Biglaw, I wouldn't go to Northeastern. I spoke to a partner at Cooley (who went to BC) and he told me that he'd rather hire Suffolk grads than Northeastern grads because there is a much better means for differentiation. In order to get Big law you need to be at the top of your class at any of these schools. The problem with Northeastern that there is no such thing as being at the "top of the class." Top 10% at Suffolk or UCONN > Anything at Northeastern in Boston, and that's what you'd need to get Big Law



based on numbers this does not seem that accurate. NE places just about 10% of their class in NLJ250, whereas Suffolk is about 5%. I think the grading system at NE is kind of confusing, but as Rasheed Wallace so eloquently put it, "BALL DON'T LIE". That is not to say that top 10% at Uconn or Suffolk would not be competitive with NE, or any school in Boston for that matter. I'd certainly give a considerable edge to Suffolk over Uconn in that scenario though based on the network suffolk has in boston. Uconn places more of its biglaw (7ish%) in Hartford and NYC


also, without being argumentative at all, which firm would the poster say is stronger in Boston than Choate? I'm certainly not an expert so I wasn't trying so much to make an absolute statement (I guess it would have been more prudent to have said "one of the")

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby Iconoclast » Sun May 23, 2010 2:20 am

fenway wrote:uconn places better in conn. northeastern places better in mass. no debate whatsoever. outside of Boston most firms are boutique in New england so throughout the rest of the region it would depend on the particular firm. but again, Northeastern in a landslide for general placement in boston (should be pretty intuitive--Suffolk would be ditto--I bet if you checked Big Law in the city you'd even find more New England law grads than UConn). that is to say, someone who kills it at Uconn (Law review etc) is obviously going to have some good opportunities in Boston (and anywhere for that matter)

note: info/opinion coming from friend's dad who is a Partner at Choate Hall (best firm in the city)


This is a pretty good answer. It's a year too late, but it's pretty good :)

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Re: UConn placement in Boston/better or worse than Northeastern?

Postby fenway » Sun May 23, 2010 12:54 pm

yea I saw that after posting and felt like a clown. i'm glad the post at least got partial approval




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