Suffolk Class of 2013

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Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby wpc1532 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:03 pm

seat deposit down...notice of intent mailed back...WHOO!

Who's with me?!

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:04 pm

wpc1532 wrote:seat deposit down...notice of intent mailed back...WHOO!

Who's with me?!



Not sure. But God help you.

Congratulations on getting in; but go into this with your eyes open.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby tram988 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:17 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
wpc1532 wrote:seat deposit down...notice of intent mailed back...WHOO!

Who's with me?!



Not sure. But God help you.

Congratulations on getting in; but go into this with your eyes open.


Be nice reasonable man!

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:34 pm

tram988 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
wpc1532 wrote:seat deposit down...notice of intent mailed back...WHOO!

Who's with me?!



Not sure. But God help you.

Congratulations on getting in; but go into this with your eyes open.


Be nice reasonable man!


I said congratulations.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby AlanShore » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:36 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
tram988 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
wpc1532 wrote:seat deposit down...notice of intent mailed back...WHOO!

Who's with me?!



Not sure. But God help you.

Congratulations on getting in; but go into this with your eyes open.


Be nice reasonable man!


I said congratulations.

yes, but you could have easily left out that second part. everyone knows how you feel about TTT and i appreciate your comments and advice you don't need to write it EVERY chance you get especially to someone who is really excited...

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:42 pm

I had no idea someone elected you my keeper.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby barkingbug » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:10 pm

Every big firm in Boston has attorneys from Suffolk. On the other hand, it is certainly more difficult for them. I applied, but have not heard back. I doubt a will enroll there after getting scholarships from higher ranked schools, but you can do well there for sure. Suffolk is highly regarded in the region.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby reasonable_man » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:21 pm

barkingbug wrote:Every big firm in Boston has attorneys from Suffolk. On the other hand, it is certainly more difficult for them. I applied, but have not heard back. I doubt a will enroll there after getting scholarships from higher ranked schools, but you can do well there for sure. Suffolk is highly regarded in the region.



Anything else you are an expert on? There are Cooley grads that have done really well too. But we call them exceptions. For the most part, Suffolk grads pay 40k+ a year to earn 45k afterward.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby tram988 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:28 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
barkingbug wrote:Every big firm in Boston has attorneys from Suffolk. On the other hand, it is certainly more difficult for them. I applied, but have not heard back. I doubt a will enroll there after getting scholarships from higher ranked schools, but you can do well there for sure. Suffolk is highly regarded in the region.



Anything else you are an expert on? There are Cooley grads that have done really well too. But we call them exceptions. For the most part, Suffolk grads pay 40k+ a year to earn 45k afterward.


Reasonable is spot on with this statement. Those grads that you see in the big firms, for the most part, fall into two categories:

1. Top 5% of class and law review OR,

2. Over 30 years old with much experience.


I know Suffolk very well (my undergrad) and I really don't have anything positive to say about either the law school or the undergrad.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:34 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
barkingbug wrote:Every big firm in Boston has attorneys from Suffolk. On the other hand, it is certainly more difficult for them. I applied, but have not heard back. I doubt a will enroll there after getting scholarships from higher ranked schools, but you can do well there for sure. Suffolk is highly regarded in the region.



Anything else you are an expert on? There are Cooley grads that have done really well too. But we call them exceptions. For the most part, Suffolk grads pay 40k+ a year to earn 45k afterward.


HMM argument with no evidence, I see a pattern on TLS.....

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby boardercms » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:49 pm

thats assuming the OP wants to do biglaw

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby tram988 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:53 pm

boardercms wrote:thats assuming the OP wants to do biglaw

Absolutely

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:13 pm

Suffolk places such a small percent of its graduates into biglaw that it isn't even represented in most of the data kept on these figures. Moreover, midlaw in boston is small, competitive and typically reserved for grads of the Boston-bigs (BU BC). Government jobs in boston pay very low wages and are VERY hard to come by (in a good economy). Federal Jobs are nearly impossible for most graduates to obtain out of school, nevermind a median-rider at a TTT. Most Suffolk grads work at small 2-10 attorney firms. Salaries at firms of that size range from 35 to 50k if you're lucky. This isn't speculation, its fact.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby wpc1532 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:34 pm

tram988 wrote:
boardercms wrote:thats assuming the OP wants to do biglaw

Absolutely

Which is the furthest thing from the truth.

So, while I welcome constructive comments, remarks of congratulations, and earnest advice, this thread isn't for people who want to be unduly critical of those who generally want to attend Suffolk Law and/or have different career aspirations than Biglaw. You (the general you) don't know our aspirations so, please, don't assume them to be the same as yours.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby sayruss11 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:38 pm

Way to rain on a parade!

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:39 pm

wpc1532 wrote:
tram988 wrote:
boardercms wrote:thats assuming the OP wants to do biglaw

Absolutely

Which is the furthest thing from the truth.

So, while I welcome constructive comments, remarks of congratulations, and earnest advice, this thread isn't for people who want to be unduly critical of those who generally want to attend Suffolk Law and/or have different career aspirations than Biglaw. You (the general you) don't know our aspirations so, please, don't assume them to be the same as yours.


OK. What are your aspirations?

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby wpc1532 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:54 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
wpc1532 wrote:
tram988 wrote:
boardercms wrote:thats assuming the OP wants to do biglaw

Absolutely

Which is the furthest thing from the truth.

So, while I welcome constructive comments, remarks of congratulations, and earnest advice, this thread isn't for people who want to be unduly critical of those who generally want to attend Suffolk Law and/or have different career aspirations than Biglaw. You (the general you) don't know our aspirations so, please, don't assume them to be the same as yours.


OK. What are your aspirations?
I'd rather not clutter the thread up further with you telling me how I'm automatically going to fail, no matter what I say.

If you'd like, you can PM me. However, I assure you that I won't respond.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:31 pm

Well I can assure you that I don't care either way. I'm sure you have it all figured out anyway.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby oberlin08 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:19 am

Has anyone heard about an ASW/ASD?

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby wpc1532 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:32 am

oberlin08 wrote:Has anyone heard about an ASW/ASD?

I actually visited Suffolk yesterday. When I asked them about their ASD, they said that they were working on planning their event and should have an email sent out in mind-to-lar Feb or early March. Their ASD should be late March, around the 26th.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby Fef619 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:14 pm

Suffolk is a great law school...and is my top choice.. hoping i am accepted soon.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby loxNbegels09 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:35 am

Accepted a couple weeks ago. Not sure if I want to stay in Boston again since the cost of living is high, but I am waiting to hear back on scholarships. Already seen the campus, so doubt I'll be at their ASD.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby brennacj » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:18 pm

I just got accepted to Suffolk as well and Im deciding between Suffolk and New York Law School. Suffolk seems to have a better regional reputation. But I'm a little concerned with all the negative comments on this page. Are they all true? I am definitely an over achieving student (I'm just graduating from college now) so I know if I really push myself i could be in the top 10% of the class, but is suffolk really no that competitive with BC and BU?

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby Fef619 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:13 pm

Do not listen to any of the negative comments about Suffolk. There are many Suffolk law grads who have went on to become very successful. And I also just got accepted...strongly considering attending as it is my first choice.

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Re: Suffolk Class of 2013

Postby Fef619 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afGu-wDsfBE


Thought you would all like to see this scene from "The Departed". Matt Damon's character in this movie is a Suffolk Law student.




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