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Re: BU! woot.

Postby tram988 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:51 pm

Burger in a can wrote:
H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
DrGuano wrote:Top 25 is a big deal at this firm despite the menial difference. I don't get it...but anyway, unless BC crosses that threshold I don't think it would make a difference.


Haha ok so if BC can manage to cross that giant threshold between T26 and T25, then your firm might give them a glace? What about the fact that BU didn't break T25, and was outranked by BC, until 2004? Those partners at your firm have only been there for about 5 years?


Something tells me you'll be going out for your schools moot court team Burger....


Haha I actually don't even have a pony in this race- I don't really have a reason to prefer one Boston school over the other, and at this point, I don't- I just find it hard to believe that firms really look at the two of them as being drastically different. That being said, I have no evidence/experience to back that up, and I could be totally wrong. But like Pearalegal just suggested, I sort of doubt that law firms have a framed copy of USNWR on their desks... I mean I'm sure ranking matters, but a 6-point difference outside of T14, especially between 2 schools that have switched places in the rankings in the past more than a couple of times, just seems like it would be negligible in real life.


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Re: BU! woot.

Postby kman999 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:55 pm

anyone get an email that requested this semester's grades?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby JayTal » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:04 pm

kman999 wrote:anyone get an email that requested this semester's grades?


I did. LSAT > 75th, GPA = 25th. Sent an LOCI today. Here's to hoping!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby kman999 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:21 pm

switch the gpa and lsat and you have me...i was hoping it was positive, just takes a while to get those transcripts through the whole process

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Re: BU! woot.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby DrGuano » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:32 pm

While I agree with you Burger thats just the way things are. I have been told that by multiple associates, partners, legal recruiters, managers, and other paras who have come back this summer as summer associates. Getting three or four questions right on the LSAT is the difference between getting into Harvard or getting into BU for some people.

Is it fair? No. But thats the way things work here.

If you don't like it wait til you meet some of the people they hire at firms like these. No social skills whatsoever. Completely based their hirings on their numbers in law school. It's quite unbelievable how someone so brilliant can turn into such an awful professional.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:34 pm

DrGuano wrote:While I agree with you Burger thats just the way things are. I have been told that by multiple associates, partners, legal recruiters, managers, and other paras who have come back this summer as summer associates. Getting three or four questions right on the LSAT is the difference between getting into Harvard or getting into BU for some people.

Is it fair? No. But thats the way things work here.

If you don't like it wait til you meet some of the people they hire at firms like these. No social skills whatsoever. Completely based their hirings on their numbers in law school. It's quite unbelievable how someone so brilliant can turn into such an awful professional.


I totally believe you, and I hope you didn't take offense to anything I said. And I sure am glad that I don't want to work in a BIGlaw firm! :D

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Postby DrGuano » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:51 pm

No worries. I think we all enjoy being adversarial by nature given our career paths.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby utcris410 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:40 pm

Wish I could have posted earlier!!!! Went out to celebrate with my family - couldn't get TLS to work via phone.

In via phone call around 1:30pm!!!! :) Very excited!!! The woman who called was very nice and said an acceptance packet should reach me by next week!!!!!!!

:mrgreen: x100000000

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Postby Burger in a can » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:43 pm

utcris410 wrote:Wish I could have posted earlier!!!! Went out to celebrate with my family - couldn't get TLS to work via phone.

In via phone call around 1:30pm!!!! :) Very excited!!! The woman who called was very nice and said an acceptance packet should reach me by next week!!!!!!!

:mrgreen: x100000000


Wow! Congrats!!! :D

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby utcris410 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:47 pm

Burger in a can wrote:
utcris410 wrote:Wish I could have posted earlier!!!! Went out to celebrate with my family - couldn't get TLS to work via phone.

In via phone call around 1:30pm!!!! :) Very excited!!! The woman who called was very nice and said an acceptance packet should reach me by next week!!!!!!!

:mrgreen: x100000000


Wow! Congrats!!! :D


Thanks alot! First top 30 acceptance!!!! EXTREMELY excited!! Got a little emotional. :D

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Postby Burger in a can » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:48 pm

utcris410 wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
utcris410 wrote:Wish I could have posted earlier!!!! Went out to celebrate with my family - couldn't get TLS to work via phone.

In via phone call around 1:30pm!!!! :) Very excited!!! The woman who called was very nice and said an acceptance packet should reach me by next week!!!!!!!

:mrgreen: x100000000


Wow! Congrats!!! :D


Thanks alot! First top 30 acceptance!!!! EXTREMELY excited!! Got a little emotional. :D


I would too! I won't lie- I teared up a little when I got my first acceptance, and it wasn't anywhere near T30. :) Congrats again!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Cupidity » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:51 pm

Is anyone in from Florida? Lets go celebrate together!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby T14forME » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:52 pm

IN! Got the call around 2pm! Good luck to all those still waiting!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:13 pm

Just got my BU post-its today. They're the tits. ...So is the scholarship offer.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Cupidity » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:20 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:Just got my BU post-its today. They're the tits. ...So is the scholarship offer.


Goddamn you #'s twin.

I didn't get a $$$ offer.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby hey123 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:27 pm

IN Today..166/3.8, but I will be withdrawing, since I got into Northwestern ED today as well.


Just excited to get two of my first acceptances (and my last acceptances) on the same day!

Congrats everyone!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby 5ky » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:49 pm

MSPeast wrote:Do you guys think BU is running some YP right now? Looks like not many people with 170+ have been admitted yet. Do you think BU is waiting for more of that pool to get acceptances elsewhere and withdraw before sending out letters to those left? Look at how many 166-168s have been admitted compared to 170+.


Judging from BU's LSN the last few years, it doesn't really seem like they YP too much. That being said, they're definitely admitting mostly applicants who are in their "target" range of numbers, as opposed to those above both their 75th.

For what it's worth, I applied in late October, went complete 11/19, and haven't heard a peep from them.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby 02082010 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:55 pm

I went complete at the beginning of November, the 5th I think, and haven't heard a thing. URM splitter, so that complicates things, but still. I would like to get a decision back. Is it fair to start calling schools after the 2 month mark? Seeing as my ED won't work out, I would like to have all my decisions by the end of Jan, since I was complete every at the beginning of November or earlier.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:19 am

Complete November 10 but no notification. They're not generally known for YP.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby ls10 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:37 am

managamy wrote:I stand corrected! I still wonder what the situation would be like if there weren't any partners who went to BU though.


I just randomly found this and I think it answers your particular question, Burger. Sullivan & Cromwell is a top 5 law firm based in New York. Their website says that they have 10 BU associates and no BU partners compared with 4 BC associates and 1 BC partner. Seems to be evidence that BU has more recruiting weight at least with big NY law firms.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby tram988 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:48 am

ls10 wrote:
managamy wrote:I stand corrected! I still wonder what the situation would be like if there weren't any partners who went to BU though.


I just randomly found this and I think it answers your particular question, Burger. Sullivan & Cromwell is a top 5 law firm based in New York. Their website says that they have 10 BU associates and no BU partners compared with 4 BC associates and 1 BC partner. Seems to be evidence that BU has more recruiting weight at least with big NY law firms.

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I wonder why someone would choose BU for the NYC market anyway. Shouldnt the primary focus be Boston? I suppose it can't hurt to place decently in other markets though.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:17 am

Um. I didn't write the post that is being quoted under my name. :?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby killuminati » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:17 am

lol. I'm just happy that BU accepted me, it's a great school and I'm looking forward to moving to Boston...it's so cold here in LA it's like 65 degrees man! Haha my friend says it's 6 degrees in Boston...will miss LA weather...goodbye Hollywood...




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