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Going to Northeastern, am i screwed to work in Boston?

Okay, so i will be headed to Northeaster cause i didnt get i...
feltmarker
  05/01/04
if you kick ass your first year and transfer to BU/BC, then ...
corporatesellout
  05/01/04
Do you ever have any idea what you're talking about?
Cruella De Vil
  05/05/04
more opinions would be awesome
feltmarker
  05/03/04
bump
feltmarker
  05/04/04
You're gonna work in P-Town, pal.
Skeletori Spelling
  05/01/04
Why will I be working in Providence when Northeastern is in ...
feltmarker
  05/01/04
P-Town is Provincetown, MA. The gay town at the end of the C...
Jeff Francoeur
  05/01/04
ok then why would i work in provincetown Ma?
feltmarker
  05/01/04
Perhaps he was implying that Northeastern is a gay school.
Jeff Francoeur
  05/01/04
I kind of got that impression but did not want to reiterate ...
feltmarker
  05/01/04
Jesus Christ, bro. You need to a)look at the moniker of post...
Jeff Francoeur
  05/01/04
Point taken. I was just under the crazy impression that I co...
feltmarker
  05/01/04
Northeastern is a fine school. Go there, do well, and you'll...
Jeff Francoeur
  05/01/04
A few years ago they had a major 'glory hole' scandal. Seems...
GreekGodOfLaw
  05/01/04
I was doing a little something called "fucking with you".
Skeletori Spelling
  05/01/04
If you're in the top 10% and on law review you'll no doubt b...
|\'^_^\'|
  05/01/04
Quick question for drooler. You seem to be pretty informed s...
feltmarker
  05/01/04
I do recall hearing that Northeastern doesn't have grades. ...
|\'^_^\'|
  05/01/04
"You should check out a copy of "Guerilla tactics for gettin...
Smackhead
  05/02/04
Yeah. Its the standard for legal job hunting.
|\'^_^\'|
  05/02/04
Northeastern does not have Law Review OR grades.
hannah2004
  05/02/04
thus confirming that it is a TTT. yikes.
corporatesellout
  05/02/04
No, actually the school is very well respected within New En...
hannah2004
  05/02/04
boston is an extremely competitive market. too many schools,...
canaday_A
  05/03/04
There's fair amount of representation from NU in Bosotn. Go...
loorific
  05/02/04
Well i did some more research into Northeastern and its rep ...
feltmarker
  05/05/04
My god, are you still freakin' about this? Northeastern is a...
Cruella De Vil
  05/05/04
God. What do you want, for someone here to offer you a job?
Jeff Francoeur
  05/05/04


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Date: May 1st, 2004 6:36 PM
Author: feltmarker

Okay, so i will be headed to Northeaster cause i didnt get into BU/BC. How much of a disadvantage will I be in the Boston job market when firms compare me to BC/BU gradates?

Thanks

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350063)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:25 PM
Author: corporatesellout

if you kick ass your first year and transfer to BU/BC, then hardly any disadvantage at all.

HTH

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350342)





Date: May 5th, 2004 8:36 PM
Author: Cruella De Vil

Do you ever have any idea what you're talking about?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#387166)





Date: May 3rd, 2004 3:41 PM
Author: feltmarker

more opinions would be awesome

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#364006)





Date: May 4th, 2004 10:00 AM
Author: feltmarker

bump

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#370988)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:26 PM
Author: Skeletori Spelling

You're gonna work in P-Town, pal.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350347)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:29 PM
Author: feltmarker

Why will I be working in Providence when Northeastern is in Boston? Would it be crazy to assume that it's rep is better in the city where the school resides.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350371)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:30 PM
Author: Jeff Francoeur

P-Town is Provincetown, MA. The gay town at the end of the Cape.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350381)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:31 PM
Author: feltmarker

ok then why would i work in provincetown Ma?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350390)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:32 PM
Author: Jeff Francoeur

Perhaps he was implying that Northeastern is a gay school.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350392)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:34 PM
Author: feltmarker

I kind of got that impression but did not want to reiterate your obvious implication. Well i am not gay and am going there. What ever gave you the impression that Northeastern is a gay school?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350398)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:35 PM
Author: Jeff Francoeur

Jesus Christ, bro. You need to a)look at the moniker of posters, and b)lighten up.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350402)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:36 PM
Author: feltmarker

Point taken. I was just under the crazy impression that I could get some valid opinions from this site. I guess i was mistaken. Sorry to be such a bother.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350412)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:37 PM
Author: Jeff Francoeur

Northeastern is a fine school. Go there, do well, and you'll get a job in Boston.

I know only one graduate of the law school. She is a good friend, and she is now an associate at Bingham McCutchen.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350420)





Date: May 1st, 2004 8:11 PM
Author: GreekGodOfLaw

A few years ago they had a major 'glory hole' scandal. Seems a lot of men's lavatories on campus had to be completely renovated.

Also note that Northeastern borders Fenway Park.....

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350593)





Date: May 1st, 2004 7:33 PM
Author: Skeletori Spelling

I was doing a little something called "fucking with you".

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350396)





Date: May 1st, 2004 8:03 PM
Author: |\'^_^\'| (drooler XO on AIM)

If you're in the top 10% and on law review you'll no doubt be summering with a good firm. I don't see why big law would dip below that level when there are BC and BU grads for the taking (not to mention that some from HLS will stay in Boston, and students from other law schools will be trying to get in).

Otherwise, 10 person firms and the suffolk district attorney's office will start looking pretty good.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350549)





Date: May 1st, 2004 8:08 PM
Author: feltmarker

Quick question for drooler. You seem to be pretty informed so i thought i might ask you this. I am not sure if you are aware that Northeaster does not have rankings or Grades (personal evaluations) so being in the top 10% is literally impossible therefore I dont think your advice is valid. I guess I am just going to have to work extremely hard and meet the appropriate people through my coops, would you agree with this point?



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#350574)





Date: May 1st, 2004 9:11 PM
Author: |\'^_^\'| (drooler XO on AIM)

I do recall hearing that Northeastern doesn't have grades. For some reason, I thought that meant your system was just honors, pass, fail like yale or boalt (which means top 10% would be the people with mostly high passes).

If you really have no grades in law school at all (or law review and journals), I am guessing firms will ask to see your undergraduate transcript. I know that when I interviewed as a 1L during the fall before grades were out, firms asked to see my UG grades instead.

That said, as you seek post-graduate employment, the experience you had during coops will largely dictate the type of employers who will look at you. If you do your coops with a 6 person family law firm, big law is not going to look at you. If you do your coop with a respectable firm and with prestigious judges, you stand a better chance.

You should check out a copy of "Guerilla tactics for getting the legal job of your dreams" by Kim Walton. You'll learn alot about the importance of networking for jobs, which apparantly is a strength of Northeastern Law. You can start networking as early as now to land the job you want out of law school.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#351106)





Date: May 2nd, 2004 10:18 AM
Author: Smackhead

"You should check out a copy of "Guerilla tactics for getting the legal job of your dreams" by Kim Walton."

Is this book really useful?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#354602)





Date: May 2nd, 2004 9:43 PM
Author: |\'^_^\'| (drooler XO on AIM)

Yeah. Its the standard for legal job hunting.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#357903)





Date: May 2nd, 2004 8:46 PM
Author: hannah2004

Northeastern does not have Law Review OR grades.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#357484)





Date: May 2nd, 2004 8:50 PM
Author: corporatesellout

thus confirming that it is a TTT. yikes.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#357517)





Date: May 2nd, 2004 9:00 PM
Author: hannah2004

No, actually the school is very well respected within New England, and Boston in particular. I have several friends who went there, worked exceptionally hard, and both got summer associates for 2L and job offers for the next year -- at very, very, good firms. It all depends on what the student is going to do. If you are staying in Boston, and are going to work hard enough to be at the top of your class (and you can, even without grades, law firms still ask for your transcript, and professors use key phrases to indicate how you did, plus assistanships only go to the top students) you can get a good job and you will be fine.

However, one caveat. I really think there is no point going to NEU unless you are seriously interested in public interest law. That is what the school is noted for and that is what the emphasis of the program is on. (Which anyone who is considering the school should already know...) The school is very liberal, as is the student body, and the focus of co-ops tends to be public service. Although, like I said I had two friends land law firm jobs and make good salaries... It's just not the norm that most students there want to pursue. So if you want to make a lot of $$$ you will be the odd man at the school and that can be good...and that can be bad...depending on what you are trying to achieve.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#357592)





Date: May 3rd, 2004 3:45 PM
Author: canaday_A

boston is an extremely competitive market. too many schools, too many outside students from top schools, too few firms. going to BC/BU you'd better be top-25% for a good boston job. northeastern/suffolk/NESL - top-5% will do.

best chance of a boston job: do reasonably well at a top-10 school and have ties to the area. or go to harvard.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#364048)





Date: May 2nd, 2004 10:14 AM
Author: loorific

There's fair amount of representation from NU in Bosotn. Go to firms' websites and look up the schools that lawyers went to. i think you'll see quite a few that went to NU.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#354600)





Date: May 5th, 2004 8:34 PM
Author: feltmarker

Well i did some more research into Northeastern and its rep in Boston and it seems to be pretty good and they seem to have many coops with some really good firms as well. Am I just being Naive in thinking that I will have a good shot when Im "going against" BU and BC grads?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#387146)





Date: May 5th, 2004 8:40 PM
Author: Cruella De Vil

My god, are you still freakin' about this? Northeastern is a great school. It's unique co-op system is highly respected in Boston, and while it is public-interest focused, you can get firm work if you really want it. Just go already.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#387194)





Date: May 5th, 2004 8:48 PM
Author: Jeff Francoeur

God. What do you want, for someone here to offer you a job?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=21204&forum_id=2#387261)