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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Lauren2255 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:47 am

I went on a tour and a class visit on Friday and absolutely fell in love with the school. The admissions office was incredibly friendly - I got there about 40 min early so I talked to a 3L who was working in there and he was incredibly helpful. There were about 5 of us who were visiting that day so they began to show up about 20 min before the class was about to start.

I went to a 1L Constitutional Law class and the professor was amazing. The tour guide later told us that the prof. had clerked for Justice Souter. I was so impressed with the class because the prof. didn't even need to use the Socratic method once - enough people raise their hands everytime he asked a question. There were maybe 80 students in the class and I would guess that about 30 of them spoke throughout the hour and 5 min. class. It was very conversational - the prof. would say a sentence and then a student would respond for the entire time - no lecturing at all really. Everyone seemed to know each other and like each other - lots of joking around at the beginning and end of class and the professor seemed to really enjoy what he was doing. At the very beginning of the class, one of the students turned to us all lined up in the back row and asked if we were prospective students and if we had any questions, so someone asked if he liked it there and he said he'd never been happier in his entire life - he said he never thought he could like anything better than undergrad (he went to UMiami), but he just loved all the people at BC, so I think that speaks volumes.

So then we took a tour (everything is pretty much in the same building - connection to the library through a hallway) - pretty standard - nice enough - cafeteria the law students share with BC freshmen (a little weird), but honestly didn't seem to phase them - library was nice - kind of cool because all the students on law review got their own cubicle where they could just keep all their books and stuff and no one touched them or anything - says a lot about the trusting atmosphere of the school - lots of study space all around the building - classrooms very nice. Not much to say about the building but I had a really good tour guide who was a 3L, president of Student Law Association (their SBA), on Law Review, and had participated in all these moot court competitions (which I guess BC is really good at because the internal competitions start 1L year). But she was SO helpful and knew so much - had participated in criminal prosecution clinic (what I want to do - so I asked her a lot about that) and she had a clerkship lined up for when she graduated and then a job at Ropes and Gray waiting for her after the clerkship finished (must be nice, huh?) But I asked her all about the social scene, because let's face it, that's pretty important, and she said the BC kids all love to hang out with eachother and they adopt a sort of work hard, party hard mindset- I guess the SLA puts on a ton of bar reviews and stuff, so they certainly weren't lacking in that respect.

Hope this was helpful - any other questions, feel free to ask and I'll answer them if I can!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby JusticeHarlan » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:58 am

MissLucky wrote:
LiveFree wrote:Hopefully DR 2/12 means accepted! Thoughts, anyone?


Well we know there was already one 2/12 acceptance...does BC do decisions in batches?

My WL was the same DR date as at least one acceptance, so they have sometimes mixed things up.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby sirchristaylor » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:02 pm

Lauren2255 wrote:I went on a tour and a class visit on Friday and absolutely fell in love with the school. The admissions office was incredibly friendly - I got there about 40 min early so I talked to a 3L who was working in there and he was incredibly helpful. There were about 5 of us who were visiting that day so they began to show up about 20 min before the class was about to start.

I went to a 1L Constitutional Law class and the professor was amazing. The tour guide later told us that the prof. had clerked for Justice Souter. I was so impressed with the class because the prof. didn't even need to use the Socratic method once - enough people raise their hands everytime he asked a question. There were maybe 80 students in the class and I would guess that about 30 of them spoke throughout the hour and 5 min. class. It was very conversational - the prof. would say a sentence and then a student would respond for the entire time - no lecturing at all really. Everyone seemed to know each other and like each other - lots of joking around at the beginning and end of class and the professor seemed to really enjoy what he was doing. At the very beginning of the class, one of the students turned to us all lined up in the back row and asked if we were prospective students and if we had any questions, so someone asked if he liked it there and he said he'd never been happier in his entire life - he said he never thought he could like anything better than undergrad (he went to UMiami), but he just loved all the people at BC, so I think that speaks volumes.

So then we took a tour (everything is pretty much in the same building - connection to the library through a hallway) - pretty standard - nice enough - cafeteria the law students share with BC freshmen (a little weird), but honestly didn't seem to phase them - library was nice - kind of cool because all the students on law review got their own cubicle where they could just keep all their books and stuff and no one touched them or anything - says a lot about the trusting atmosphere of the school - lots of study space all around the building - classrooms very nice. Not much to say about the building but I had a really good tour guide who was a 3L, president of Student Law Association (their SBA), on Law Review, and had participated in all these moot court competitions (which I guess BC is really good at because the internal competitions start 1L year). But she was SO helpful and knew so much - had participated in criminal prosecution clinic (what I want to do - so I asked her a lot about that) and she had a clerkship lined up for when she graduated and then a job at Ropes and Gray waiting for her after the clerkship finished (must be nice, huh?) But I asked her all about the social scene, because let's face it, that's pretty important, and she said the BC kids all love to hang out with eachother and they adopt a sort of work hard, party hard mindset- I guess the SLA puts on a ton of bar reviews and stuff, so they certainly weren't lacking in that respect.

Hope this was helpful - any other questions, feel free to ask and I'll answer them if I can!


Awesome! Thanks!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby daniel5215 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:27 pm

ccs224 wrote:Also got the scholarship email! It was for an "Alumni Scholarship" worth 28k a year. They mentioned that you had to confirm whether you will accept the scholarship or not within three weeks - does this mean also pledging to attend? The letter doesn't state that, but it would seem to imply it (otherwise, why would anyone decline?). I'm also wondering if this will disqualify me for consideration for the Public Service Scholarship...

Oi. Definitely excited about the scholarship offer, but I'm getting more and more anxious about making a final decision by the day.

PS - Stats in profile, background on LSN

"Alumni Scholarship"? are u an alum from BC udergrad?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby ccs224 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:03 pm

No. I'm assuming the name of te scholarship means that it is funded by Alumni donations, not made for alumni.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:37 pm

Congrats on the scholarships! Good to know that people are starting to hear back, and I hope I do soon :? I'm 99% sure BC is it.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby sirchristaylor » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:58 pm

Some interesting facts from the BC Law Magazine Winter/Fall 2009:

"Boston College Law School took the number one spot on Super Lawyers magazine's 2009 "Top Ten Law Schools in New England," or those New England law schools that have produced the most Super Lawyers this year topping Harvard, Yale, and Boston University, among others, with a total of 440 graduates on the list.

The lawyers that produced the most lawyers on this year's list are:
-BC with 440 graduates
-Harvard with 370 graduates
-BU with361 graduates
-Suffolk with 364 graduates
-UConn with 248 graduates
-Northeastern with 121 graduates
-Cornell with 100 graduates
-Georgetown with 99 graduates
-UVA with 89 graduates
-Yale with 78 graduates"

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby cherryalamode » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:56 pm

Lauren2255 wrote:I went on a tour and a class visit on Friday and absolutely fell in love with the school. The admissions office was incredibly friendly - I got there about 40 min early so I talked to a 3L who was working in there and he was incredibly helpful. There were about 5 of us who were visiting that day so they began to show up about 20 min before the class was about to start.

I went to a 1L Constitutional Law class and the professor was amazing. The tour guide later told us that the prof. had clerked for Justice Souter. I was so impressed with the class because the prof. didn't even need to use the Socratic method once - enough people raise their hands everytime he asked a question. There were maybe 80 students in the class and I would guess that about 30 of them spoke throughout the hour and 5 min. class. It was very conversational - the prof. would say a sentence and then a student would respond for the entire time - no lecturing at all really. Everyone seemed to know each other and like each other - lots of joking around at the beginning and end of class and the professor seemed to really enjoy what he was doing. At the very beginning of the class, one of the students turned to us all lined up in the back row and asked if we were prospective students and if we had any questions, so someone asked if he liked it there and he said he'd never been happier in his entire life - he said he never thought he could like anything better than undergrad (he went to UMiami), but he just loved all the people at BC, so I think that speaks volumes.

So then we took a tour (everything is pretty much in the same building - connection to the library through a hallway) - pretty standard - nice enough - cafeteria the law students share with BC freshmen (a little weird), but honestly didn't seem to phase them - library was nice - kind of cool because all the students on law review got their own cubicle where they could just keep all their books and stuff and no one touched them or anything - says a lot about the trusting atmosphere of the school - lots of study space all around the building - classrooms very nice. Not much to say about the building but I had a really good tour guide who was a 3L, president of Student Law Association (their SBA), on Law Review, and had participated in all these moot court competitions (which I guess BC is really good at because the internal competitions start 1L year). But she was SO helpful and knew so much - had participated in criminal prosecution clinic (what I want to do - so I asked her a lot about that) and she had a clerkship lined up for when she graduated and then a job at Ropes and Gray waiting for her after the clerkship finished (must be nice, huh?) But I asked her all about the social scene, because let's face it, that's pretty important, and she said the BC kids all love to hang out with eachother and they adopt a sort of work hard, party hard mindset- I guess the SLA puts on a ton of bar reviews and stuff, so they certainly weren't lacking in that respect.

Hope this was helpful - any other questions, feel free to ask and I'll answer them if I can!



Wow thank you so much! This makes me want to go to BC even more! I am PRAYING for an acceptance... BC is definitely in my top 3!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby mikcou » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:32 pm

Got the acceptance package today!!! WAhoo :D

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:37 pm

mikcou wrote:Got the acceptance package today!!! WAhoo :D

how did you get mail today?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby mikcou » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:50 pm

Veritas wrote:
mikcou wrote:Got the acceptance package today!!! WAhoo :D

how did you get mail today?


Im sure it came to the school on Saturday but the package center is only open Monday through Friday, and we dont have President's Day off...

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby MissLucky » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:56 pm

mikcou wrote:
Veritas wrote:
mikcou wrote:Got the acceptance package today!!! WAhoo :D

how did you get mail today?


Im sure it came to the school on Saturday but the package center is only open Monday through Friday, and we dont have President's Day off...


ooh! and you were DR 2/12 as well...gosh I hope they are doing decisions in batches this time around at least! :D

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:22 pm

My BC Day!


Hey everyone,

I just got back from my day at BC law. I sat in on a class, took a tour, and met with two amazing students who also are TLSers.

When I first arrived, I was escorted to an intimate conference room where a current professor answered some questions regarding the many different law reviews that one can participate. After a brief conversation, we sat in on a Civil Procedure class with, in my opinion, the most engaging and charismatic professor (Bloom). While embracing the socratic method, Prof. Bloom did so non-invasively. It was a classroom environment where I absolutely could see myself thriving. He really made Civ Pro seem fun and it is one of the reasons I'll be submitting my deposit early.

After the class, my group met two current students who showed us around the school. I liked how the whole school was connected and you really don't even need to leave the building to get from class to the library. The classrooms are very nice, and the library is amazing. I believe someone mentioned to me that the library was recently renovated which may explain the modern feel.

Perhaps the best part of my day was meeting with students and hearing first-hand their opinions of BC. These students spoke nothing but great things about BC-- especially concerning BC's collegial environment and great reputation. Both were extremely down to earth and, most importantly, people I wouldn't mind spending three years working with.

I also made a trip to the bookstore and was surprised at how much BC Law apparel they have in stock. I really fell in love with BC and I think that's where I'll be this fall. If anyone has any more questions please feel free to ask!

P.S. -I spoke with the Assistant Director and he mentioned that waitlisted applicants won't even be looked at until around June. I hope this clears up some confusion!
- And the gym was pretty nice!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby JusticeHarlan » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:25 pm

tram988 wrote:P.S. -I spoke with the Assistant Director and he mentioned that waitlisted applicants won't even be looked at until around June. I hope this clears up some confusion!

Thanks for the info tram! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby cherryalamode » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:27 pm

tram988 wrote:My BC Day!


Hey everyone,

I just got back from my day at BC law. I sat in on a class, took a tour, and met with two amazing students who also are TLSers.

When I first arrived, I was escorted to an intimate conference room where a current professor answered some questions regarding the many different law reviews that one can participate. After a brief conversation, we sat in on a Civil Procedure class with, in my opinion, the most engaging and charismatic professor (Bloom). While embracing the socratic method, Prof. Bloom did so non-invasively. It was a classroom environment where I absolutely could see myself thriving. He really made Civ Pro seem fun and it is one of the reasons I'll be submitting my deposit early.

After the class, my group met two current students who showed us around the school. I liked how the whole school was connected and you really don't even need to leave the building to get from class to the library. The classrooms are very nice, and the library is amazing. I believe someone mentioned to me that the library was recently renovated which may explain the modern feel.

Perhaps the best part of my day was meeting with students and hearing first-hand their opinions of BC. These students spoke nothing but great things about BC-- especially concerning BC's collegial environment and great reputation. Both were extremely down to earth and, most importantly, people I wouldn't mind spending three years working with.

I also made a trip to the bookstore and was surprised at how much BC Law apparel they have in stock. I really fell in love with BC and I think that's where I'll be this fall. If anyone has any more questions please feel free to ask!

P.S. -I spoke with the Assistant Director and he mentioned that waitlisted applicants won't even be looked at until around June. I hope this clears up some confusion!
- And the gym was pretty nice!



I am GREEN, I tell ya, GREEN!!! (with envy)

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby goblue2010 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:42 pm

glad people are enjoying their visits! i can't wait!
any news on when the rest of the scholarship offers will be made? or is bc only giving out two scholarships this year, ha?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:09 am

I asked the director about scholarships. He said as of right now none have gone out (merit-based.) What has gone out is the Public Service Scholarship, as reflected on LSN. Merit I was told could be any time now.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby goblue2010 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:11 am

tram988 wrote:I asked the director about scholarships. He said as of right now none have gone out (merit-based.) What has gone out is the Public Service Scholarship, as reflected on LSN. Merit I was told could be any time now.



ahh i see- didn't realize those were for public service - thanks for answering!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby ccs224 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:12 am

tram988 wrote:I asked the director about scholarships. He said as of right now none have gone out (merit-based.) What has gone out is the Public Service Scholarship, as reflected on LSN. Merit I was told could be any time now.


Dunno about this. The Public Service Scholarship deadline was today. I applied, but did not send in my application until Friday. Got the Alumni Scholarship the same day. There's no way that only the Public Service Scholarships have gone out yet.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:12 am

goblue2010 wrote:
tram988 wrote:I asked the director about scholarships. He said as of right now none have gone out (merit-based.) What has gone out is the Public Service Scholarship, as reflected on LSN. Merit I was told could be any time now.



ahh i see- didn't realize those were for public service - thanks for answering!

no problem I'm glad to help!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:14 am

ccs224 wrote:
tram988 wrote:I asked the director about scholarships. He said as of right now none have gone out (merit-based.) What has gone out is the Public Service Scholarship, as reflected on LSN. Merit I was told could be any time now.


Dunno about this. The Public Service Scholarship deadline was today. I applied, but did not send in my application until Friday. Got the Alumni Scholarship the same day. There's no way that only the Public Service Scholarships have gone out yet.

Well from the assistant director, it was clear that merit-scholarships have not gone out. I'm taking his word for it.


EDIT: Wait, so you did receive a merit scholarship already?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby ccs224 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:22 am

tram988 wrote:Well from the assistant director, it was clear that merit-scholarships have not gone out. I'm taking his word for it.

EDIT: Wait, so you did receive a merit scholarship already?


Yes. It calls itself the "Alumni Scholarship" though, but the wording makes it seem just like any other merit scholarship ("It is awarded in recognition of your outstanding credentials, your potential to excel in legal studies and to contribute greatly to the law school community. Your scholarship is also fully renewable, making your total award over three years $84,000..."). Someone else here got the same thing, and there's one for slightly less up on LSN. Perhaps it's just this one form of scholarship that has been released, while the majority of the merit scholarship funds have not yet been released.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:25 am

ccs224 wrote:
tram988 wrote:Well from the assistant director, it was clear that merit-scholarships have not gone out. I'm taking his word for it.

EDIT: Wait, so you did receive a merit scholarship already?


Yes. It calls itself the "Alumni Scholarship" though, but the wording makes it seem just like any other merit scholarship ("It is awarded in recognition of your outstanding credentials, your potential to excel in legal studies and to contribute greatly to the law school community. Your scholarship is also fully renewable, making your total award over three years $84,000..."). Someone else here got the same thing, and there's one for slightly less up on LSN. Perhaps it's just this one form of scholarship that has been released, while the majority of the merit scholarship funds have not yet been released.

Yeah maybe that is grouped differently-- who knows. That's pretty awesome though. Hopefully the rest of the merit scholarships will be coming soon. Once again, congrats! Are you strongly considering BC?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby ccs224 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:27 am

tram988 wrote:
ccs224 wrote:
tram988 wrote:Well from the assistant director, it was clear that merit-scholarships have not gone out. I'm taking his word for it.

EDIT: Wait, so you did receive a merit scholarship already?


Yes. It calls itself the "Alumni Scholarship" though, but the wording makes it seem just like any other merit scholarship ("It is awarded in recognition of your outstanding credentials, your potential to excel in legal studies and to contribute greatly to the law school community. Your scholarship is also fully renewable, making your total award over three years $84,000..."). Someone else here got the same thing, and there's one for slightly less up on LSN. Perhaps it's just this one form of scholarship that has been released, while the majority of the merit scholarship funds have not yet been released.

Yeah maybe that is grouped differently-- who knows. That's pretty awesome though. Hopefully the rest of the merit scholarships will be coming soon. Once again, congrats! Are you strongly considering BC?


I am. I'm looking to go into environmental law and they have a really strong program.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby sirchristaylor » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:16 am

tram988 wrote:My BC Day!


Hey everyone,

I just got back from my day at BC law. I sat in on a class, took a tour, and met with two amazing students who also are TLSers.

When I first arrived, I was escorted to an intimate conference room where a current professor answered some questions regarding the many different law reviews that one can participate. After a brief conversation, we sat in on a Civil Procedure class with, in my opinion, the most engaging and charismatic professor (Bloom). While embracing the socratic method, Prof. Bloom did so non-invasively. It was a classroom environment where I absolutely could see myself thriving. He really made Civ Pro seem fun and it is one of the reasons I'll be submitting my deposit early.

After the class, my group met two current students who showed us around the school. I liked how the whole school was connected and you really don't even need to leave the building to get from class to the library. The classrooms are very nice, and the library is amazing. I believe someone mentioned to me that the library was recently renovated which may explain the modern feel.

Perhaps the best part of my day was meeting with students and hearing first-hand their opinions of BC. These students spoke nothing but great things about BC-- especially concerning BC's collegial environment and great reputation. Both were extremely down to earth and, most importantly, people I wouldn't mind spending three years working with.

I also made a trip to the bookstore and was surprised at how much BC Law apparel they have in stock. I really fell in love with BC and I think that's where I'll be this fall. If anyone has any more questions please feel free to ask!

P.S. -I spoke with the Assistant Director and he mentioned that waitlisted applicants won't even be looked at until around June. I hope this clears up some confusion!
- And the gym was pretty nice!


Nice, man!




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