BU vs GW

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BU vs GW

Post by Pollinator » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:36 am

I'm a rising 2L at a T1 school and currently looking to transfer. I've received an admission from BU and GW and am torn between the two. I have no preference living either in DC or Boston, but I want to maximize my chance of getting into a biglaw (yes I know my risk in the two schools). I'll probably pursuing my career in tax law (I hold a CPA certificate) and it seems that BU has a strong tax curriculum. But I'm geographically appealed to DC as it is home to many federal governments like IRS, and it'll open the doors to many interesting externship opportunities. Any thoughts as to which school to choose?


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Re: BU vs GW

Post by objctnyrhnr » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:17 am

I think BU has an edge in a down economy, and boston is easier to break into because you usually don’t have an enormous amount of out of state t14ers trying to get there.


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Re: BU vs GW

Post by decimalsanddollars » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:16 am

Agreed with the above. You could also do BU now and try for a GULC tax LLM afterward, which would get you back to DC with an excellent tax credential.

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