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BU Questions?

Postby username99 » Thu May 17, 2012 2:16 pm

Hey all, I'm a rising 2L (strange to say that) at BU. Happy to answer any questions.

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Re: BU Questions?

Postby stillwater » Thu May 17, 2012 2:20 pm

username99 wrote:Hey all, I'm a rising 2L (strange to say that) at BU. Happy to answer any questions.


Employment outlook, general mood? Doom and gloom, some light, sunny? How is BU doing in this regard?

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Re: BU Questions?

Postby freaknroll » Thu May 17, 2012 2:22 pm

stillwater wrote:
username99 wrote:Hey all, I'm a rising 2L (strange to say that) at BU. Happy to answer any questions.


Employment outlook, general mood? Doom and gloom, some light, sunny? How is BU doing in this regard?


+1. Also, I've had students told me that, in their opinion, the school has not weathered the recession as well as some of it's peers and that hiring in Boston isn't experiencing an upswing. Can you give your thoughts on this?

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Re: BU Questions?

Postby bceagles182 » Thu May 17, 2012 2:41 pm

It's going to be tough for OP to answer these questions about jerbs, since OP hasn't gone through OCI yet, so I'll chime in.

Rising 3L here: It's all anecdotal and I don't know where others are ranked, but everyone I know found work. Most of them are at firms. Boston seems to be doing fine to me, and BU places into NYC as well. Personally, I'm at a Boston firm this summer and half of our class is from BU.

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Re: BU Questions?

Postby username99 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:08 pm

bceagles182 wrote:It's going to be tough for OP to answer these questions about jerbs, since OP hasn't gone through OCI yet, so I'll chime in.

Rising 3L here: It's all anecdotal and I don't know where others are ranked, but everyone I know found work. Most of them are at firms. Boston seems to be doing fine to me, and BU places into NYC as well. Personally, I'm at a Boston firm this summer and half of our class is from BU.


Well, this person calmed my fears a bit!

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Re: BU Questions?

Postby stillwater » Thu May 17, 2012 3:11 pm

username99 wrote:
bceagles182 wrote:It's going to be tough for OP to answer these questions about jerbs, since OP hasn't gone through OCI yet, so I'll chime in.

Rising 3L here: It's all anecdotal and I don't know where others are ranked, but everyone I know found work. Most of them are at firms. Boston seems to be doing fine to me, and BU places into NYC as well. Personally, I'm at a Boston firm this summer and half of our class is from BU.


Well, this person calmed my fears a bit!


Doesn't sound too comforting...

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Re: BU Questions?

Postby bingbang1025 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:47 pm

bceagles182 wrote:It's going to be tough for OP to answer these questions about jerbs, since OP hasn't gone through OCI yet, so I'll chime in.

Rising 3L here: It's all anecdotal and I don't know where others are ranked, but everyone I know found work. Most of them are at firms. Boston seems to be doing fine to me, and BU places into NYC as well. Personally, I'm at a Boston firm this summer and half of our class is from BU.


I'm from SoCal and want to return to SoCal. I'm going to BU because I didn't get into UCLA/USC and figured BU's 1/3 tuition scholarship>Loyola's $105k scholarship. How hard is it going to be for me to get a solid firm job in cali? I'm open to working in Boston/NY if the opportunity is right but my strong preference is to return to so cal.

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Re: BU Questions?

Postby username99 » Sat May 19, 2012 7:02 pm

I'm not entirely sure. When I was making a BU vs. USC decision last year, I heard from a bunch of lawyer friends out there that California employers look first to California law students. Even if that's not directly true, you have to figure that you'd at least be competing with kids from Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, and USC. On the other hand, a lot of it will come down to your credentials and your networking. I have one friend here who got an LA firm job for next yr (others may have but I only know about him). It might be tougher to get back out there (and I can't speak to HOW tough it may be) but it is not impossible.

If you are 100% sure you want to be in LA, Loyola might be a fair choice. But if you have any doubt, BU's a much better school.

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Re: BU Questions?

Postby bingbang1025 » Mon May 21, 2012 12:57 am

username99 wrote:I'm not entirely sure. When I was making a BU vs. USC decision last year, I heard from a bunch of lawyer friends out there that California employers look first to California law students. Even if that's not directly true, you have to figure that you'd at least be competing with kids from Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, and USC. On the other hand, a lot of it will come down to your credentials and your networking. I have one friend here who got an LA firm job for next yr (others may have but I only know about him). It might be tougher to get back out there (and I can't speak to HOW tough it may be) but it is not impossible.

If you are 100% sure you want to be in LA, Loyola might be a fair choice. But if you have any doubt, BU's a much better school.


The stipulations on the Loyola scholarship are the tipping point. If i don't stay in my scholarship-packed section's top 40% i lose my scholarship. At least BU's is guaranteed. And if going to BU means i'll have to network harder, I will. worth it to go to a better school and carry the better school with my for the rest of my life than to base my decision on the first job i might get out of law school

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Re: BU Questions?

Postby LSATNightmares » Mon May 21, 2012 4:32 pm

Hey there (I'm one of your BU classmates). We also have this link here where we are answering questions. :-)

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Re: BU Questions?

Postby MEK21 » Tue May 22, 2012 12:11 pm

So BU is basically my ideal school. I LOVE Boston and want to study IP law. Any advice for the application process? Anyone else interested in IP?

Did anyone take a LSAT Prep Course? And if so which one?




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