Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Have you received your need based scholarship?

Yes!
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No :(
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I didn't apply for one
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby whodareswins » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:54 pm

Ashleighjarm wrote:Can anybody find info on where to send scholarship negotiations? I can't find it on the admitted students site or on the scholarship letter.


Also curious.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby floatie » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:07 pm

If anyone's interested, I made a class page: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274214

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:40 pm

floatie wrote:If anyone's interested, I made a class page: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274214


Thanks, I'm not 100% decided but I'll partake lol

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:00 pm

floatie wrote:If anyone's interested, I made a class page: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 7&t=274214

Thanks!!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby musiclover123 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:21 pm

for people who got in yesterday, how long do you think it will take to hear about scholarship info??

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:33 pm

Dr. Nefario wrote:Current 2L.

Thanks for the help!
Has the CDO advisor been helpful for you so far? I want to make sure I navigate the OCI/outside internship process correctly and I know there are early deadlines etc. you need to follow well. Do you think BU offers a lot of support with that? Feel free to PM!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TudoBem » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:50 am

Any calls today? Complete since mid November....radio silence :(

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby MAqee9898 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:59 am

TudoBem wrote:Any calls today? Complete since mid November....radio silence :(


A lot of us are in the same boat as you. It totally sucks =(

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:42 am

whodareswins wrote:
Ashleighjarm wrote:Can anybody find info on where to send scholarship negotiations? I can't find it on the admitted students site or on the scholarship letter.


Also curious.


I asked when I called asking a question about need-based aid - they directed me to the general financial aid email, as they're a small office an it'll get to who it needs to go to.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby fazzvm56 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:58 pm

Yitzhak26 wrote:
Long shot hero wrote:
Yitzhak26 wrote:Submitted 11/28 with a GPA between the 25th and the median and an LSAT 12 points above the 75th. I'm in at a number of T14s, but have heard radio silence from BU. Should I send in a LOCI?

With a 175+ I'm racking my brain as to why you care about BU honestly. No offense. I'm giving you a huge compliment.


I want to live (permanently) in Boston and have little interest in biglaw. So BU with a decent scholarship would be one of my top choices.


Why the shit wouldn't you more seriously go for Harvard...

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:14 pm

fazzvm56 wrote:
Yitzhak26 wrote:
Long shot hero wrote:
Yitzhak26 wrote:Submitted 11/28 with a GPA between the 25th and the median and an LSAT 12 points above the 75th. I'm in at a number of T14s, but have heard radio silence from BU. Should I send in a LOCI?

With a 175+ I'm racking my brain as to why you care about BU honestly. No offense. I'm giving you a huge compliment.


I want to live (permanently) in Boston and have little interest in biglaw. So BU with a decent scholarship would be one of my top choices.


Why the shit wouldn't you more seriously go for Harvard...


I'm guessing they're worried about their GPA

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:15 pm

WHEN are these PILS notifications going to come out?!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Yitzhak26 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:31 pm

brinicolec wrote:
fazzvm56 wrote:
Yitzhak26 wrote:
Long shot hero wrote:
Yitzhak26 wrote:Submitted 11/28 with a GPA between the 25th and the median and an LSAT 12 points above the 75th. I'm in at a number of T14s, but have heard radio silence from BU. Should I send in a LOCI?

With a 175+ I'm racking my brain as to why you care about BU honestly. No offense. I'm giving you a huge compliment.


I want to live (permanently) in Boston and have little interest in biglaw. So BU with a decent scholarship would be one of my top choices.


Why the shit wouldn't you more seriously go for Harvard...


I'm guessing they're worried about their GPA


I'd love to attend Harvard. But you don't get a JS1 (or a JS2) just by loving Harvard. I'm not saying I'm singularly focused on BU, but it's one of my top choices. Given my desire to live in Boston, my career plans, and my debt aversion, I don't think that's unreasonable.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby cyclawps » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:55 pm

mm2368 wrote:WHEN are these PILS notifications going to come out?!


Looked like a little later in Feb, judging from past years. Have you gotten an interview? I saw someone post on reddit that interviews would be offered to some PILS applicants.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:58 pm

cyclawps wrote:
mm2368 wrote:WHEN are these PILS notifications going to come out?!


Looked like a little later in Feb, judging from past years. Have you gotten an interview? I saw someone post on reddit that interviews would be offered to some PILS applicants.


No interview. But, you mention reddit. Can I have a link to where you saw that? I'd like to have yet another website to refresh hourly. :D

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby cyclawps » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:59 pm

mm2368 wrote:
cyclawps wrote:
mm2368 wrote:WHEN are these PILS notifications going to come out?!


Looked like a little later in Feb, judging from past years. Have you gotten an interview? I saw someone post on reddit that interviews would be offered to some PILS applicants.


No interview. But, you mention reddit. Can I have a link to where you saw that? I'd like to have yet another website to refresh hourly. :D


Absolutely! Here's the thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/lawschooladmis ... oooo_hard/.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawnerd87 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:37 pm

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby floatie » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:31 am

Just booked my flight for the March 24th preview day! Looking forward to meeting some of you all there :)

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dr. Nefario » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:40 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
Dr. Nefario wrote:Current 2L.

Thanks for the help!
Has the CDO advisor been helpful for you so far? I want to make sure I navigate the OCI/outside internship process correctly and I know there are early deadlines etc. you need to follow well. Do you think BU offers a lot of support with that? Feel free to PM!

The CDO is amazing. They were extremely helpful if you didn't know anything about OCI, but they won't talk to you about OCI til late spring.

If I were you, I would go on here though and find the how to on OCI and follow it to a tee. Out of everything I did, I got one offer from OCI and one from massmailing (after emailing probably 500+ offices). The CDO will be a great place to start and if you tell them early that biglaw is the goal they will give you the right advice: just focus on grades. However, if you follow the advice in the legal employment forums, you will have a step ahead of everyone especially if you are a borderline candidate and massmail as early as possible.

ETA: also doing the off-campus programs in NYC, Chicago, D.C., philly, etc. are worth it even if you don't wanna work there in the long run. They give you screener experience before OCI starts. If you have any other questions or anyone else does, just message me. I'm swamped right now, but I will reply.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:23 pm

Dr. Nefario wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
Dr. Nefario wrote:Current 2L.

Thanks for the help!
Has the CDO advisor been helpful for you so far? I want to make sure I navigate the OCI/outside internship process correctly and I know there are early deadlines etc. you need to follow well. Do you think BU offers a lot of support with that? Feel free to PM!

The CDO is amazing. They were extremely helpful if you didn't know anything about OCI, but they won't talk to you about OCI til late spring.

If I were you, I would go on here though and find the how to on OCI and follow it to a tee. Out of everything I did, I got one offer from OCI and one from massmailing (after emailing probably 500+ offices). The CDO will be a great place to start and if you tell them early that biglaw is the goal they will give you the right advice: just focus on grades. However, if you follow the advice in the legal employment forums, you will have a step ahead of everyone especially if you are a borderline candidate and massmail as early as possible.

ETA: also doing the off-campus programs in NYC, Chicago, D.C., philly, etc. are worth it even if you don't wanna work there in the long run. They give you screener experience before OCI starts. If you have any other questions or anyone else does, just message me. I'm swamped right now, but I will reply.

Thank you!!!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Stylnator » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:04 pm

Silence for officially a month now, should I be worried?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby floatie » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:07 pm

brinicolec wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:I have a three week trial for work in New York. The dates are March 20-April 11. The only two ASW I wanted to attend were BU's and NU's. BOTH ARE DURING THAT TIME PERIOD :'( #devastated

Anyhoo, congratulations to everyone!!


Ugh, that sucks. At least you can still schedule a visit whenever...


You're right! Are you deciding between Emory and BU still?


I'm actually leaning towards BU. I hate snow but I have this thing for big cities that are in the north east, lol. However, I could go to Atlanta (I plan on going and spending some time there to get a feel) and end up loving the city, which is definitely more affordable than Boston. Basically, I have no idea what I'm doing and it keeps me up at night lol. I hate all this uncertainty. I wish the last handful of schools would hurry up and decide on me/schools would hurry up and give financial aid info so I can get a full understanding of what my options are.


If it makes you feel any better, I'm also completely torn between Emory and BU.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby floatie » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:08 pm

Stylnator wrote:Silence for officially a month now, should I be worried?


I don't think a month is too long, especially at this point in the cycle. It took me about 6 weeks to hear back, FWIW.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Stylnator » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:33 pm

floatie wrote:
Stylnator wrote:Silence for officially a month now, should I be worried?


I don't think a month is too long, especially at this point in the cycle. It took me about 6 weeks to hear back, FWIW.


That makes me feel a bit better! If only they actually ever updated their status checker..

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby floatie » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:46 pm

Stylnator wrote:
floatie wrote:
Stylnator wrote:Silence for officially a month now, should I be worried?


I don't think a month is too long, especially at this point in the cycle. It took me about 6 weeks to hear back, FWIW.


That makes me feel a bit better! If only they actually ever updated their status checker..


My status checker didn't update for at least a week after I got the call.



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