BC Class of 2016

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2016)
whatsup2b
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BC Class of 2016

Postby whatsup2b » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:15 pm

Anyone headed to BC?

PerezNY
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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby PerezNY » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:15 pm

Congrats. I just got in, and I'm stoked.

I'm waiting on a few other schools, but I'm giving it serious consideration. Do you know when we will hear about any scholly info?

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby whatsup2b » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:27 pm

PerezNY wrote:Congrats. I just got in, and I'm stoked.

I'm waiting on a few other schools, but I'm giving it serious consideration. Do you know when we will hear about any scholly info?


Congrats to you too! I think we find out in Feb. Are you from NYC?

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby skri65 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:11 pm

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whatsup2b
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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby whatsup2b » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:24 am

skri65 wrote:Pending BU letting me in and giving me more money (pretty unlikely on both counts), ill be at BC next fall! Can't wait. Anyone know when ASW is?

Also, for those who are leaning towards BC and haven't been to Boston, PM or just post here if you have questions about the city...won't be able to answer all, but I could be of some use. I've lived in Boston for a year and a half. I live in the North End which is pretty far from BC (commute will be bad), but I also lived in Brookline for a while so I know that area as well.


Congrats! BC already gave you a scholly? I haven't heard anything yet :(

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby skri65 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:13 am

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby PedroPerezJr07 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:49 pm

whatsup2b wrote:
PerezNY wrote:Congrats. I just got in, and I'm stoked.

I'm waiting on a few other schools, but I'm giving it serious consideration. Do you know when we will hear about any scholly info?


Congrats to you too! I think we find out in Feb. Are you from NYC?


I am from NYC, what about you?

I just read through the packet they sent in the mail and went over the scholarship info. They also sent me a reminder about the Public Interest Scholarship through e-mail. I'm hesitant to apply because it restricts you to public interest and government internships, which is what I'd want to do , but who knows what I'll be thinking after a year or two in law school...

I'm probably going to head to the ASD on Feb 22nd. Hoping to see some of you there

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby whatsup2b » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:38 pm

PedroPerezJr07 wrote:
whatsup2b wrote:
PerezNY wrote:Congrats. I just got in, and I'm stoked.

I'm waiting on a few other schools, but I'm giving it serious consideration. Do you know when we will hear about any scholly info?


Congrats to you too! I think we find out in Feb. Are you from NYC?


I am from NYC, what about you?

I just read through the packet they sent in the mail and went over the scholarship info. They also sent me a reminder about the Public Interest Scholarship through e-mail. I'm hesitant to apply because it restricts you to public interest and government internships, which is what I'd want to do , but who knows what I'll be thinking after a year or two in law school...

I'm probably going to head to the ASD on Feb 22nd. Hoping to see some of you there


Yeah, I reside in Manhattan.

Word but again, the scholarship is appealing given the tuition and living expenses.

ASD is Feb 22nd? That's around the time they'll be sending financial aid right? Time to go and suck up to the financial aid office!

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby ks2499 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:22 pm

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby whatsup2b » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:31 am

ks2499 wrote:Checking in! Got in last week and BC is currently my top choice assuming some sort of $$.

I also live in Manhattan as well. A lot of us New Yorkers seem to be looking to move to Boston...

Edit: Anyone else going to the ASD in March?


Cool! Since we're all in NYC, we should meet up sometime. I'll most likely be attending the March ASD. We should know our $$ by then.

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:46 am

Checking in!

Just got in yesterday :)

Working on my Public Service Scholarship essays right now...
(I'm basically copying and pasting my original application essay though lol)

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby PerezNY » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:14 pm

RetakeFrenzy wrote:Checking in!

Just got in yesterday :)

Working on my Public Service Scholarship essays right now...
(I'm basically copying and pasting my original application essay though lol)



Congrats.

I did the same, with some tweaking to the first answer. I am planning on sending it out today.

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:33 pm

PerezNY wrote:
RetakeFrenzy wrote:Checking in!

Just got in yesterday :)

Working on my Public Service Scholarship essays right now...
(I'm basically copying and pasting my original application essay though lol)



Congrats.

I did the same, with some tweaking to the first answer. I am planning on sending it out today.


Thanks!! just sent it out :roll:

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby whatsup2b » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:27 pm

Is there a facebook group for BC Class of 2016?

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:29 pm

Will be at the March ASD :)

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby whatsup2b » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:31 pm

Haha someone should make the facebook group for ASD!

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby skri65 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:49 pm

whatsup2b wrote:Is there a facebook group for BC Class of 2016?


http://www.facebook.com/groups/bclaw201 ... ts&fref=ts

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby mh33 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:36 pm

I will be coming up for ASD this month as well. I'm committed to BC as long as they at least match the scholarship I received from BU.

I would be all for grabbing some drinks with some fellow TLS'ers if others are interested.

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby dproduct » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:58 am

I figured out finances and I can't make it to this months... but will be attending the one in March!

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby andres » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:26 pm

Does BC offer a travel stipend?

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby dproduct » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:54 pm

andres wrote:Does BC offer a travel stipend?


Was just about to post this.

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:02 pm

Hi! I'm a BC Law 1L. Though I can't muster much advice/input re: the post-grad job search, please feel free to shoot questions on admissions, classes, professors, student life, etc.

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby whatsup2b » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:10 pm

PinkLotus wrote:Hi! I'm a BC Law 1L. Though I can't muster much advice/input re: the post-grad job search, please feel free to shoot questions on admissions, classes, professors, student life, etc.


How much do students study per week? Per day? What study methods did you find useful/efficient?

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby BlueLotus » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:53 pm

whatsup2b wrote:
PinkLotus wrote:Hi! I'm a BC Law 1L. Though I can't muster much advice/input re: the post-grad job search, please feel free to shoot questions on admissions, classes, professors, student life, etc.


How much do students study per week? Per day? What study methods did you find useful/efficient?


It reallllly varies depending on the individual student and what point in the semester it is, so I can't make a sweeping generalization. For obvious reasons, 1Ls tend to be more intense, but I've not met anyone here that I could describe as "cutthroat" or "out to get you". Early on it's nice, I'd say 5-6 hours prep a day, so 40ish hours/week. Closer to finals, it ratchets up to 10-12 hours/day, so 80ish hours/week. Your mileage may vary. Some people work less than I do, others more. The important thing is to not regard law school as Undergrad Part II and treat it as if it were a full time job. Work hard, but don't burn out, and remember to take care of yourself, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Re: study methods, I'll give some advice on what I did for the class I got an A in (Ks):
-Nitty gritty details of cases don't matter, at least for my prof. Focus on the BLL, how to apply it, and arguing both sides. Briefing cases is a waste of time beyond the first few weeks of classes when you're still getting used to reading cases. I instead rainbow hi-lite--facts in yellow, issue in pink, holding in blue, reasoning in orange, etc. I also annotate in the margins.
-Don't get caught up in what everyone else is doing--figure out what works for YOU!
-Don't worry about looking stupid in class. It doesn't matter. At all.
-Do lots of practice problems, esp. those written by the prof. CALI lessons are also helpful in hammering out the BLL if your prof doesn't give you enough of their own. I can't underestimate how valuable this is
-Talk to your professor during office hours! Show them answers to their hypos, your outline, ask them ?s about what they like structure wise, etc. If your prof. has a TA (a student who aced the class in prior years), they are a great resource too.
-Go to class! Take good notes. Sit in the front and don't dawdle on the internet.
-Treatises can be helpful if your prof isn't the best at explaining concepts, but don't go overboard. I wouldn't do more than 1 supplement per class. For Ks, Farnsworth is pure gold.
-Create an outline of the course starting, at the latest, Nov. 1. People started much later and did fine, but it's just really stressful. Condense the tangled morass of your class notes, casebook and supplement into one clean document. Keep it SHORT! My Ks outline was not even 10 pages.

I hope this was helpful--feel free to shoot more ?s!

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Re: BC Class of 2016

Postby dproduct » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:36 pm

I'll be visiting during the March ASD :)




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