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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby stillwater » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:59 am

shadowofjazz wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:c/o 2012? it'd be pretty random if we actually know each other...
No, 2010!
Ah, you're 2 years senior then :P Best of luck!

For those of you who don't know, the LAW tower is being remodeled and expanded to accommodate a larger first few floors to have all the classes and the upper levels converted into administrative offices. No word on if the outside facade will be modernized. The current construction is expected to finish in 2013 with another 15 months of remodeling indoors after the new wing is constructed: http://www.bu.edu/bostonia/web/law/.


The law tower itself is not being expanded. An additional building is being built right next to it. As for the law tower, the facade will be renovated but remain the same in appearance. It is protected because it shows a really awesome example of brutalism!!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:29 am

is the new building a law building though?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby stillwater » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:50 am

AlanShore wrote:is the new building a law building though?


yeah, the new building will house most of the classrooms and common spaces. the tower will be gut renovated after, being mostly offices and fulfilling other administrative functions. idea is to make a more horizontal experience.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby TheThriller » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:10 am

I have always found the best type of educational experiences are usually the most horizontal

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Jredelman15 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:48 pm

what is the COL up there for a decent 1 bedroom?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:05 pm

Jredelman15 wrote:what is the COL up there for a decent 1 bedroom?

expensive. 1250-1500 for a "decent" one.. but if youre coming from a place with a really cheap COL like the south or midwest, you may have to redefine your idea of decent. it will be small. it won't/shouldn't be filthy, bedbugs, etc or anything like that but it won't be big!

If you live with roommates it will be 600+. The best deal is probably splitting a decent sized 2 bed but if you like to live alone (as do I), maybe a studio is better if you're concerned about money. You can get an okay but very small studio for 1000 if you really look.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Jredelman15 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:10 pm

That is a shit ton of money for a person coming from WV. I pay rent at 420/month. Even with parents and my SO paying 1/3 I will be paying over that for a 1BR. Damn. That's a reminder of how broke I really am.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:24 pm

Jredelman15 wrote:That is a shit ton of money for a person coming from WV. I pay rent at 420/month. Even with parents and my SO paying 1/3 I will be paying over that for a 1BR. Damn. That's a reminder of how broke I really am.

oh.. yea.. WV.. rents in the Boston-area are EXTREMELY high and inflated (vs other big cities) because of the number of students...

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Yardbird » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:23 pm

AlanShore wrote:
Jredelman15 wrote:That is a shit ton of money for a person coming from WV. I pay rent at 420/month. Even with parents and my SO paying 1/3 I will be paying over that for a 1BR. Damn. That's a reminder of how broke I really am.

oh.. yea.. WV.. rents in the Boston-area are EXTREMELY high and inflated (vs other big cities) because of the number of students...
The #1 college city in the world has its perks but also its downsides.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby WanderingPondering » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:33 pm

Is anyone concerned about applying after seeing the BU/BC OCI thread? These are two of my top nonT14 schools, but I'm getting nervous about their prospects.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:48 pm

WanderingPondering wrote:Is anyone concerned about applying after seeing the BU/BC OCI thread? These are two of my top nonT14 schools, but I'm getting nervous about their prospects.

I've always been nervous. I think BC does better than BU but both you have to be pretty highly ranked in your class...

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby iMisto » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:08 pm

WanderingPondering wrote:Is anyone concerned about applying after seeing the BU/BC OCI thread? These are two of my top nonT14 schools, but I'm getting nervous about their prospects.


Please link me to this OCI thread..

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby WanderingPondering » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:28 pm

iMisto wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:Is anyone concerned about applying after seeing the BU/BC OCI thread? These are two of my top nonT14 schools, but I'm getting nervous about their prospects.


Please link me to this OCI thread..


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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby iMisto » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:13 pm

Thank you.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Elahrairah » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:46 pm

Did anyone else get shut down when they asked for a fee waiver? I just got an email from BU saying that they "are unable to provide a merit-based fee waiver by request." It seems like others here have succeeded, though, and my numbers are over their medians. This leaves me with the awful feeling that it was something I said. :/

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:49 pm

Elahrairah wrote:Did anyone else get shut down when they asked for a fee waiver? I just got an email from BU saying that they "are unable to provide a merit-based fee waiver by request." It seems like others here have succeeded, though, and my numbers are over their medians. This leaves me with the awful feeling that it was something I said. :/

What did you say in the email? I doubt you could have said anything too bad.. i have no idea why they would deny you though.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Elahrairah » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:05 pm

AlanShore wrote:
Elahrairah wrote:Did anyone else get shut down when they asked for a fee waiver? I just got an email from BU saying that they "are unable to provide a merit-based fee waiver by request." It seems like others here have succeeded, though, and my numbers are over their medians. This leaves me with the awful feeling that it was something I said. :/

What did you say in the email? I doubt you could have said anything too bad.. i have no idea why they would deny you though.


It was very short, just "Hi there, I'm a prospective student wondering if BU offers merit waivers and if I qualify. Here are my numbers..."

I don't understand.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:38 pm

iMisto wrote:Thank you.

I dont think the BU/BC OCI thread is much different from any other thread from peer schools. Most schools in the 20-30 range are struggling (even lower t14s aren't doing too too well). The midwestern t25 thread seems to be the worst imo

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:39 pm

Elahrairah wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
Elahrairah wrote:Did anyone else get shut down when they asked for a fee waiver? I just got an email from BU saying that they "are unable to provide a merit-based fee waiver by request." It seems like others here have succeeded, though, and my numbers are over their medians. This leaves me with the awful feeling that it was something I said. :/

What did you say in the email? I doubt you could have said anything too bad.. i have no idea why they would deny you though.


It was very short, just "Hi there, I'm a prospective student wondering if BU offers merit waivers and if I qualify. Here are my numbers..."

I don't understand.

Thats REALLY weird. I definitely wouldn't worry that you said something wrong. Maybe they got flooded or something and are randomly denying for awhile? I have no idea but don't worry that you did anything!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Jredelman15 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:09 am

AlanShore wrote:
Jredelman15 wrote:That is a shit ton of money for a person coming from WV. I pay rent at 420/month. Even with parents and my SO paying 1/3 I will be paying over that for a 1BR. Damn. That's a reminder of how broke I really am.

oh.. yea.. WV.. rents in the Boston-area are EXTREMELY high and inflated (vs other big cities) because of the number of students...


Are the ellipsis marks a passive aggressive attempt at talking shit? The state sucks everyone knows that, you can't help where you were born.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby iMisto » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:42 am

Elahrairah wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
Elahrairah wrote:Did anyone else get shut down when they asked for a fee waiver? I just got an email from BU saying that they "are unable to provide a merit-based fee waiver by request." It seems like others here have succeeded, though, and my numbers are over their medians. This leaves me with the awful feeling that it was something I said. :/

What did you say in the email? I doubt you could have said anything too bad.. i have no idea why they would deny you though.


It was very short, just "Hi there, I'm a prospective student wondering if BU offers merit waivers and if I qualify. Here are my numbers..."

I don't understand.


I would consider re-asking them in a few days.. what's your LSAT? Perhaps, say you are truly interested, but a fee waiver would help you financially. Your GPA is really high though... so maybe they already know you have your eyes set on someplace else?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:51 am

Jredelman15 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
Jredelman15 wrote:That is a shit ton of money for a person coming from WV. I pay rent at 420/month. Even with parents and my SO paying 1/3 I will be paying over that for a 1BR. Damn. That's a reminder of how broke I really am.

oh.. yea.. WV.. rents in the Boston-area are EXTREMELY high and inflated (vs other big cities) because of the number of students...


Are the ellipsis marks a passive aggressive attempt at talking shit? The state sucks everyone knows that, you can't help where you were born.

Huh? I used ellipsis as an attempt to emphasize "oh yea wv is definitely one of the places where it will hurt A LOT to move to an expensive city"

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Jredelman15 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:48 am

AlanShore wrote:
Jredelman15 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
Jredelman15 wrote:That is a shit ton of money for a person coming from WV. I pay rent at 420/month. Even with parents and my SO paying 1/3 I will be paying over that for a 1BR. Damn. That's a reminder of how broke I really am.

oh.. yea.. WV.. rents in the Boston-area are EXTREMELY high and inflated (vs other big cities) because of the number of students...


Are the ellipsis marks a passive aggressive attempt at talking shit? The state sucks everyone knows that, you can't help where you were born.

Huh? I used ellipsis as an attempt to emphasize "oh yea wv is definitely one of the places where it will hurt A LOT to move to an expensive city"


Sorry for the misunderstanding. I have a little bit of a short man syndrome when it comes to WV.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Yardbird » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:47 am

AlanShore wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:Is anyone concerned about applying after seeing the BU/BC OCI thread? These are two of my top nonT14 schools, but I'm getting nervous about their prospects.

I've always been nervous. I think BC does better than BU but both you have to be pretty highly ranked in your class...
BC has been doing better in Boston of late. BU is miles ahead in NY. Both suck everywhere else.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:56 am

shadowofjazz wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:Is anyone concerned about applying after seeing the BU/BC OCI thread? These are two of my top nonT14 schools, but I'm getting nervous about their prospects.

I've always been nervous. I think BC does better than BU but both you have to be pretty highly ranked in your class...
BC has been doing better in Boston of late. BU is miles ahead in NY. Both suck everywhere else.

Interesting. When you say BU is miles ahead.. does that mean they place a lot (relatively) in NY? or that if you want to practice in NY, you ought to go to BU but still have low expectations?




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