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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:23 pm

BC won national hockey championship WOO! 5-0

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby newyorker88 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:32 pm

Where do you guys think is the best place to live as a 1L?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby even2flow » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:02 pm

newyorker88 wrote:Where do you guys think is the best place to live as a 1L?

You have a car? Prob Allston/Brighton assuming you don't hate hipsters. Cleveland Circle's even better, as it's closer, but prob more expensive. I'd rather live in the city than in Newton.

My roommate goes to BC and we lived in Brighton w/ some on street parking, so he would drive to school every day. Some people live a bit closer in Newton tho.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:18 pm

What if you don't have a car? Where can you live?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby terpette » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:22 pm

John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:What if you don't have a car? Where can you live?


+1...curious about this as well!

also - anyone know about BC's placement in DC post graduation???

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby newyorker88 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:58 pm

even2flow wrote:
newyorker88 wrote:Where do you guys think is the best place to live as a 1L?

You have a car? Prob Allston/Brighton assuming you don't hate hipsters. Cleveland Circle's even better, as it's closer, but prob more expensive. I'd rather live in the city than in Newton.

My roommate goes to BC and we lived in Brighton w/ some on street parking, so he would drive to school every day. Some people live a bit closer in Newton tho.


I have a car. How far of a drive is Allston and Brighton from campus? The street parking you refer to is that just public parking or did the apartment provide you with your own parking space? Was the apartment nice? Also, how did you find your apartment? thanks

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby even2flow » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:13 pm

newyorker88 wrote:I have a car. How far of a drive is Allston and Brighton from campus? The street parking you refer to is that just public parking or did the apartment provide you with your own parking space? Was the apartment nice? Also, how did you find your apartment? thanks

About 10 minutes maybe? It's suuuuper close. Where I lived was kinda a neighborhood type area of Brighton, so there was free on street parking, you just left it anywhere. We found this place through a friend, but I know a lot of people who find places through craigslist boston, there's a brighton/allston/brookline tab if you look under that, you should find something. The apt was nice, quiet (he did all of his work there), decent size, just unfortunately a bit far from public transport (so going out was an adventure), but at least it was cheap (comparatively).

Some places offer parking spots with the rent, others cost extra money per month for private parking. Def make the trip up here to look at places, and you may wanna find roommates to offset the cost.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby lallygag » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:10 pm

even2flow wrote:
newyorker88 wrote:I have a car. How far of a drive is Allston and Brighton from campus? The street parking you refer to is that just public parking or did the apartment provide you with your own parking space? Was the apartment nice? Also, how did you find your apartment? thanks

About 10 minutes maybe? It's suuuuper close. Where I lived was kinda a neighborhood type area of Brighton, so there was free on street parking, you just left it anywhere. We found this place through a friend, but I know a lot of people who find places through craigslist boston, there's a brighton/allston/brookline tab if you look under that, you should find something. The apt was nice, quiet (he did all of his work there), decent size, just unfortunately a bit far from public transport (so going out was an adventure), but at least it was cheap (comparatively).

Some places offer parking spots with the rent, others cost extra money per month for private parking. Def make the trip up here to look at places, and you may wanna find roommates to offset the cost.


It really depends what area of Allston/Brighton but Cleveland Circle is one of the closest parts, like 2.5 miles from the BC law campus. I live in Brighton now, Cleveland Circle to be precise, and it's a really nice area, maybe a little expensive but worth it. Lots of young professionals and BC students in the area. There are restaurants, 2 main bars, and much more nearby. Also close to 3 green line stations (the B, C, and D lines), and the BC shuttle drives all over the place here. Apparently you take this BC shuttle to the undergrad campus, and from there you take another shuttle to the law school campus. I found my place posted on craigslist, then got it through a realtor (city realty, I recommend them). If you can, start looking early. I got my place the weekend before I needed to move in and the options were limited. Also, if you have a car, getting an apartment with a spot is difficult and/or really expensive ($150/month for a spot is normal). But there is enough street parking, you just have to get a parking permit so you don't get a ticket. I can't speak as to how strict it is because I have my sticker :) (http://www.cityofboston.gov/parking/res ... /apply.asp).

Feel free to PM me with more questions.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby even2flow » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:15 am

lallygag wrote:It really depends what area of Allston/Brighton but Cleveland Circle is one of the closest parts, like 2.5 miles from the BC law campus. I live in Brighton now, Cleveland Circle to be precise, and it's a really nice area, maybe a little expensive but worth it. Lots of young professionals and BC students in the area. There are restaurants, 2 main bars, and much more nearby. Also close to 3 green line stations (the B, C, and D lines), and the BC shuttle drives all over the place here. Apparently you take this BC shuttle to the undergrad campus, and from there you take another shuttle to the law school campus. I found my place posted on craigslist, then got it through a realtor (city realty, I recommend them). If you can, start looking early. I got my place the weekend before I needed to move in and the options were limited. Also, if you have a car, getting an apartment with a spot is difficult and/or really expensive ($150/month for a spot is normal). But there is enough street parking, you just have to get a parking permit so you don't get a ticket. I can't speak as to how strict it is because I have my sticker :) (http://www.cityofboston.gov/parking/res ... /apply.asp).

Feel free to PM me with more questions.


Yeah Cleveland Circle is a bit more expensive, but I heard the apt's are typically a bit smaller too? I dunno. My friend's gf lives in a house on a side street off of Beacon and it's expensive, but the apt is pretty nice. I think she has a dedicated parking spot (cause she essentially lives in a house) and it's spitting distance from City Side. If you're already sold on BC, now's the prime time to look. I'd schedule a trip soon (just not next weekend since it's marathon weekend) and take a look.

I looked at a lot of places before moving into the one I have now all over Brighton/Allston, so if you find something via CL and wanna ask about it, post it. There's a fair amount of people from Boston on here who may know of some of the rough locations you'll be looking at.

I live in Allston now and the parking isn't overly strict with the stickers, I've managed to get away with it so far, and I've had friends visit and park their cars up there and haven't had any issues with it. Maybe I've just been lucky.

You have to register your car with the state of Mass to get a sticker tho. I've heard that can be a headache, but don't know from first-hand experience.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:58 am

dmcbride wrote:DR 4/8... WL... Boo

Sorry man.. clearly yield protect

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:57 am

Is there any indication that all the 4/8s are WL, or does BC mix their batches?

I wanted to know, because I've just had a very frustrating experience with BC's admissions office. I told them that I won't be home to open mail for another two weeks, the person who usually opens my mail had a leaky roof/mold during snow melt (and has moved far away from my house), and the deposit deadline at other schools I'm considering is April 15, and they still wouldn't tell me my decision OR agree to email a scan of the decision. I talked to three persons, including (unknowingly) Dean Jones, and they were all very cold and beauracratic. They said that it was fair for me to track down someone to open my mail, scan through all the letters, open the BC one (if it arrives), and then have them call me. All this when a simple e-mail from BC could have solved the entire situation. This leaves a horrid taste in my mouth regarding BC - every other school that I've had to contact regarding decisions recently has been very willing to make exceptions (telephone or email) - and given BC's reputation for friendliness, I am pretty appalled at how strident their policy is.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby hellomoto » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:07 am

84Sunbird2000 wrote:Is there any indication that all the 4/8s are WL, or does BC mix their batches?

I wanted to know, because I've just had a very frustrating experience with BC's admissions office. I told them that I won't be home to open mail for another two weeks, the person who usually opens my mail had a leaky roof/mold during snow melt (and has moved far away from my house), and the deposit deadline at other schools I'm considering is April 15, and they still wouldn't tell me my decision OR agree to email a scan of the decision. I talked to three persons, including (unknowingly) Dean Jones, and they were all very cold and beauracratic. They said that it was fair for me to track down someone to open my mail, scan through all the letters, open the BC one (if it arrives), and then have them call me. All this when a simple e-mail from BC could have solved the entire situation. This leaves a horrid taste in my mouth regarding BC - every other school that I've had to contact regarding decisions recently has been very willing to make exceptions (telephone or email) - and given BC's reputation for friendliness, I am pretty appalled at how strident their policy is.


The batches are mixed.

I agree about some of your analysis about the school. The students themselves were super friendly and the atmosphere was great, but communicating with the administration has been fairly frustrating.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby imisscollege » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:20 am

hellomoto wrote:
84Sunbird2000 wrote:Is there any indication that all the 4/8s are WL, or does BC mix their batches?

I wanted to know, because I've just had a very frustrating experience with BC's admissions office. I told them that I won't be home to open mail for another two weeks, the person who usually opens my mail had a leaky roof/mold during snow melt (and has moved far away from my house), and the deposit deadline at other schools I'm considering is April 15, and they still wouldn't tell me my decision OR agree to email a scan of the decision. I talked to three persons, including (unknowingly) Dean Jones, and they were all very cold and beauracratic. They said that it was fair for me to track down someone to open my mail, scan through all the letters, open the BC one (if it arrives), and then have them call me. All this when a simple e-mail from BC could have solved the entire situation. This leaves a horrid taste in my mouth regarding BC - every other school that I've had to contact regarding decisions recently has been very willing to make exceptions (telephone or email) - and given BC's reputation for friendliness, I am pretty appalled at how strident their policy is.


The batches are mixed.

I agree about some of your analysis about the school. The students themselves were super friendly and the atmosphere was great, but communicating with the administration has been fairly frustrating.


I agree. The two bad things I have to say about BC: 1. No cell service at all in the building, 2. Admissions department, from the people at the bottom to the people at the top are fairly cold/nonhelpful but I am comforted by the fact that now that I am in with a scholly I will likely not have to deal with them again. I once heard what I thought was very good advice--that the absolute last thing that one should judge a school by is their admissions department although this is obviously difficult because it is admissions that gives one their first impressions of a school.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby newyorker88 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:13 pm

Wow I had the opposite experience with the admissions. Very nice and helpful even gave me an extension.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby dakatz » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:18 pm

So merit aid is still MIA? Wow, BC, great job...

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby BC2010 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:20 pm

I agree about some of your analysis about the school. The students themselves were super friendly and the atmosphere was great, but communicating with the administration has been fairly frustrating


If I hadn't heard so many positive reviews of the school as a whole from current students, I would have called the admissions office and told them to take their rolling merit scholarships and shove them.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby atacsin » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:22 pm

DR 4/11

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby prelaw10 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:20 pm

atacsin wrote:DR 4/11


when did you go complete? thanks

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby atacsin » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:27 pm

prelaw10 wrote:
atacsin wrote:DR 4/11


when did you go complete? thanks


Complete 3/3

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:50 pm

Well, finally did get someone to the mailbox by phone, and......*Duh duh duh duh*....WL.

Oh, well, looks like no Boston for me. Did not love BU (the tower really is terrible), despite loving the faculty, and BC isn't worth full price to ride out the list.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby MrSoOoFLy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:45 am

D/R 4/11 gonna guess rejection. :(

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby blackmamba76 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:56 pm

So, just checked status checker and says DR 4/14. Why 4/14 when today is 4/13, and how soon should I expect the letter in the mail since they don't send decisions by e-mail? I'm so freaking out right now!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby schnauzerlover » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:12 pm

dakatz wrote:So merit aid is still MIA? Wow, BC, great job...


+1111111


Ok, BC, how can you expect me to make a decision (and a deposit!) when you don't know if and when I will receive merit money?! Or if I have even been considered yet! What?!!! And you won't extend the deposit deadline! At least tell me whether I am being considered or not! ARRGGGGG.

Frustrated. Deposit due in 2 days. GGGrrrrr.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:22 pm

blackmamba76 wrote:So, just checked status checker and says DR 4/14. Why 4/14 when today is 4/13, and how soon should I expect the letter in the mail since they don't send decisions by e-mail? I'm so freaking out right now!


When did you go complete?




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