ks2499 wrote: cusenation wrote: dproduct wrote:
I think I'll be officially visiting near the end of February... I think I'm going to make a gigantic east coast swing and hit up WUSTL (maybe Minnesota, even though I think that's out of the picture) BU/BC -> Fordham -> (Cornellol... if they WL me out of kindness)...
Excited to check out St. Louis
As a Boston native, the BU campus has a lot more options as far as nightlife/food. The BC law campus is separated from the rest of the school so it's kind of isolated.
I'll hold back on the tales-of-terror-from-the-Boston-market and all-my-BU/BC law-friends-are-working-in-student-fellowships stories until people are seriously considering them over WUSTL
Protip: To get a job in Boston--> Be Boston native at T-14, go to Harvard, have a science Ph.D and go to TTT part-time and go IP
I'm actually from outside Boston and am having a really hard time justifying going elsewhere considering ties and all that jazz. Mind sharing a bit more about why you're leaning toward WUSTL considering your background?
Was gunna PM, but figured might as well make it public in case anyone else is interested. First off, I'll confess right now, I'm not REALLY from Boston, I'm from Lexington (one of the boring Greater Boston suburbs..think Paul Revere and all that jazz). Anyway I'm leaning towards WUSTL (or other non-Boston schools) for three reasons:
(Lemme preface this by saying I'm gunning for BigLaw)
1. I'm not passionate about coming back to Boston. But I wouldn't mind. If I do end up trying to come back, I have strong ties here so why go to a Boston school? In my mind I'm more valuable as someone from a non-Boston top school and ties than your run of the mill BU/BC student. It would just minimize my market options. If I go to a school in a different area, I'd have Boston ties and a potential shot at whatever market my school is in.
2. I don't want to go to NYC. Most BC/BU/Harvard students end up flocking to NYC either as their first choice, or as a secondary if Boston doesn't work out. If I already have a claim to the Boston market, and I have no interest in the traditional second-choice market for these schools, then it doesn't really make sense to me to stay here.
3. There's a huge drop in "prestige", portability, exit options after Harvard. Besides Harvard, there's basically only BU/BC and a bunch of TTT's. Tons of Boston ex-pats from T-14's come flocking back to Boston looking for work. BU/BC students really are kind of a dime a dozen. The Boston market is pretty elitist (but then again, all of New England is). There's also a lot of IP firms here that pretty much recruit older Ph.D's, then pay for them to attend Suffolk or Western New England part-time to get their law degree.
Just my thinking though, I'm sure I could be wrong. But after talking to associates/partners from a handful of firms (both BigLaw and "Mid-Law") and listening to stories from older peers at both BC and BU...it just didn't make sense to me to stay here unless it was for Harvard.