BU 2012 Official Admission Thread


nanolo

Is anyone going to attend the CELOP 6 weeks Program at Boston University between July and Agoust 2011?

Is anyone going to attend the CELOP 6 weeks Program at Boston University between July and Agoust 2011?
quote
K!!

i am planning to attend the CELOP program, but not completely sure yet.. I will decide next week .. is it really very helpful to foreign lawyers??

i am planning to attend the CELOP program, but not completely sure yet.. I will decide next week .. is it really very helpful to foreign lawyers??
quote

anyone received admission letters this week?

anyone received admission letters this week?
quote
hij0n

Hi all,

My interview is scheduled next week. However, I have been admitted to Fordham and was wondering what I would choose if I was admitted as well to BU.

Any advices?

Cheers.

Hi all,

My interview is scheduled next week. However, I have been admitted to Fordham and was wondering what I would choose if I was admitted as well to BU.

Any advices?

Cheers.
quote
lolita10

Good morning,

I just got the email saying that I need to schedule a phone interview...Im really nervous and anxious since I´ve been rejected from every school I apply to. Any advice guys?? Is this a good sing?? I can take it anymore!!!

Good morning,

I just got the email saying that I need to schedule a phone interview...Im really nervous and anxious since I´ve been rejected from every school I apply to. Any advice guys?? Is this a good sing?? I can take it anymore!!!
quote
putou

Good morning,

I just got the email saying that I need to schedule a phone interview...Im really nervous and anxious since I´ve been rejected from every school I apply to. Any advice guys?? Is this a good sing?? I can take it anymore!!!


It is neither a good sign nor a bad one, because they interview everyone. In comparison with only 5-10 minutes chat with Stanford, it is a 20-30 minutes conversation. But don't worry,there used to be many admitted applicants with less than 90 scores of TOEFL ibt.

<blockquote>Good morning,

I just got the email saying that I need to schedule a phone interview...Im really nervous and anxious since I´ve been rejected from every school I apply to. Any advice guys?? Is this a good sing?? I can take it anymore!!!</blockquote>

It is neither a good sign nor a bad one, because they interview everyone. In comparison with only 5-10 minutes chat with Stanford, it is a 20-30 minutes conversation. But don't worry,there used to be many admitted applicants with less than 90 scores of TOEFL ibt.
quote
nanolo

If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.

If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.
quote
nanolo

Good morning,

I just got the email saying that I need to schedule a phone interview...Im really nervous and anxious since I´ve been rejected from every school I apply to. Any advice guys?? Is this a good sing?? I can take it anymore!!!


As far as I understood it is a good sign. After a few days from the interview I got the admission e-mail.
The interview is very informal: get prepared a few reasons why you want to pursue the LLM in the States (I wouldn't say that it is because you want to work there, even if that is your purpose), then they'll ask you questions about your Resume (if you have work experience), if you're used to the way they teach law in the United States (Socratic method)....and so on. Of course, it basically depends on the conversation you're having with the interviewer. As I said in previous posts, I joked with her and it was very easy and even fun.
Try to prepare a few questions, as for example regarding some courses or seminars, the size of the classes, extracurricular activities (very important in the United States), and so on. You'll be fine. Good Luck! I hope I'll see you at BU.

<blockquote>Good morning,

I just got the email saying that I need to schedule a phone interview...Im really nervous and anxious since I´ve been rejected from every school I apply to. Any advice guys?? Is this a good sing?? I can take it anymore!!!</blockquote>

As far as I understood it is a good sign. After a few days from the interview I got the admission e-mail.
The interview is very informal: get prepared a few reasons why you want to pursue the LLM in the States (I wouldn't say that it is because you want to work there, even if that is your purpose), then they'll ask you questions about your Resume (if you have work experience), if you're used to the way they teach law in the United States (Socratic method)....and so on. Of course, it basically depends on the conversation you're having with the interviewer. As I said in previous posts, I joked with her and it was very easy and even fun.
Try to prepare a few questions, as for example regarding some courses or seminars, the size of the classes, extracurricular activities (very important in the United States), and so on. You'll be fine. Good Luck! I hope I'll see you at BU.
quote
hij0n

If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.


May I ask what CELOP is?

<blockquote>If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.</blockquote>

May I ask what CELOP is?
quote
nanolo

Hi all,

My interview is scheduled next week. However, I have been admitted to Fordham and was wondering what I would choose if I was admitted as well to BU.

Any advices?

Cheers.


I have been admitted to both schools as well, and I chose BU. And I would have chosen BU even without the scholarship they offered me. It is better ranked and frienda who went there told me the best of the school. On the other hand Fordham is in NY, which can be very attractive. Also, if you want to find a job in the US after the LLM, Fordham could be better because it's in NY, even if Boston is very close. It depends on what you want. I told you: I chose Boston over Fordham, and I don't think I'll regret it.
For the phone interview, see my previous post. Bye.

<blockquote>Hi all,

My interview is scheduled next week. However, I have been admitted to Fordham and was wondering what I would choose if I was admitted as well to BU.

Any advices?

Cheers.</blockquote>

I have been admitted to both schools as well, and I chose BU. And I would have chosen BU even without the scholarship they offered me. It is better ranked and frienda who went there told me the best of the school. On the other hand Fordham is in NY, which can be very attractive. Also, if you want to find a job in the US after the LLM, Fordham could be better because it's in NY, even if Boston is very close. It depends on what you want. I told you: I chose Boston over Fordham, and I don't think I'll regret it.
For the phone interview, see my previous post. Bye.
quote
hij0n

Hi all,

My interview is scheduled next week. However, I have been admitted to Fordham and was wondering what I would choose if I was admitted as well to BU.

Any advices?

Cheers.


I have been admitted to both schools as well, and I chose BU. And I would have chosen BU even without the scholarship they offered me. It is better ranked and frienda who went there told me the best of the school. On the other hand Fordham is in NY, which can be very attractive. Also, if you want to find a job in the US after the LLM, Fordham could be better because it's in NY, even if Boston is very close. It depends on what you want. I told you: I chose Boston over Fordham, and I don't think I'll regret it.
For the phone interview, see my previous post. Bye.


THx.

I don't intend to stay in the USA after my LLM. I have also heard a lot of good points about fordham law school and of course, it is in NY...

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi all,

My interview is scheduled next week. However, I have been admitted to Fordham and was wondering what I would choose if I was admitted as well to BU.

Any advices?

Cheers.</blockquote>

I have been admitted to both schools as well, and I chose BU. And I would have chosen BU even without the scholarship they offered me. It is better ranked and frienda who went there told me the best of the school. On the other hand Fordham is in NY, which can be very attractive. Also, if you want to find a job in the US after the LLM, Fordham could be better because it's in NY, even if Boston is very close. It depends on what you want. I told you: I chose Boston over Fordham, and I don't think I'll regret it.
For the phone interview, see my previous post. Bye.</blockquote>

THx.

I don't intend to stay in the USA after my LLM. I have also heard a lot of good points about fordham law school and of course, it is in NY...
quote
nanolo

If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.


May I ask what CELOP is?


CELOP is for Center for English Language and Orientation Programs: it is a 6-week course of legal English and introduction to the US legal system for future LLM students, between July and Agoust.

http://www.bu.edu/celop/index.shtml

<blockquote><blockquote>If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.</blockquote>

May I ask what CELOP is?</blockquote>

CELOP is for Center for English Language and Orientation Programs: it is a 6-week course of legal English and introduction to the US legal system for future LLM students, between July and Agoust.

http://www.bu.edu/celop/index.shtml
quote

Good morning,

I just got the email saying that I need to schedule a phone interview...Im really nervous and anxious since I´ve been rejected from every school I apply to. Any advice guys?? Is this a good sing?? I can take it anymore!!!



I gave my interview last week and was in a similar predicament.

prepare answers for the following questions:

1. Why BU School of Law?
2. Read up on Boston
3. What is ur career plan?
4. Do you intend to work in the US post LLM?
5. Do u intend to write the bar exam in the US?
6. Why have u chosen the program?
7. Discuss one issue from ur chosen program?

Of course u may prepare additional questions but these were the questions I was asked.

Prepare some questions that you would ask the Interviewer as well. Maybe something about funding or course credit options etc.

Its pretty relaxed. Read your SOP or Resume 'cause some applicants were asked questions from it. Make sure you have proper connectivity in case ur calling from a cell phone and proper internet connectivity if your going to use Skype.

All the best :)

<blockquote>Good morning,

I just got the email saying that I need to schedule a phone interview...Im really nervous and anxious since I´ve been rejected from every school I apply to. Any advice guys?? Is this a good sing?? I can take it anymore!!!</blockquote>


I gave my interview last week and was in a similar predicament.

prepare answers for the following questions:

1. Why BU School of Law?
2. Read up on Boston
3. What is ur career plan?
4. Do you intend to work in the US post LLM?
5. Do u intend to write the bar exam in the US?
6. Why have u chosen the program?
7. Discuss one issue from ur chosen program?

Of course u may prepare additional questions but these were the questions I was asked.

Prepare some questions that you would ask the Interviewer as well. Maybe something about funding or course credit options etc.

Its pretty relaxed. Read your SOP or Resume 'cause some applicants were asked questions from it. Make sure you have proper connectivity in case ur calling from a cell phone and proper internet connectivity if your going to use Skype.

All the best :)
quote
hij0n

If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.


May I ask what CELOP is?


CELOP is for Center for English Language and Orientation Programs: it is a 6-week course of legal English and introduction to the US legal system for future LLM students, between July and Agoust.

http://www.bu.edu/celop/index.shtml


A part from the fact that it is expensive, is it useful to any extend?

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.</blockquote>

May I ask what CELOP is?</blockquote>

CELOP is for Center for English Language and Orientation Programs: it is a 6-week course of legal English and introduction to the US legal system for future LLM students, between July and Agoust.

http://www.bu.edu/celop/index.shtml</blockquote>

A part from the fact that it is expensive, is it useful to any extend?
quote
nanolo

If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.


May I ask what CELOP is?


CELOP is for Center for English Language and Orientation Programs: it is a 6-week course of legal English and introduction to the US legal system for future LLM students, between July and Agoust.

http://www.bu.edu/celop/index.shtml


A part from the fact that it is expensive, is it useful to any extend?


I think it might be helpful, but it depends on the cases. If you have already studied in the United States, or you come from an english speaking country, it is useless. If you have already studied a lot of American law, it can be useless as well. In my case, even though I have already studied American law courses (and wrote my final thesis on American Company Law), so I have a good legal english vocabulary, I am seriously thinking about attending it. The cost is expensive, but I can invest a part of he scholarship the school gave me:)

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.</blockquote>

May I ask what CELOP is?</blockquote>

CELOP is for Center for English Language and Orientation Programs: it is a 6-week course of legal English and introduction to the US legal system for future LLM students, between July and Agoust.

http://www.bu.edu/celop/index.shtml</blockquote>

A part from the fact that it is expensive, is it useful to any extend?</blockquote>

I think it might be helpful, but it depends on the cases. If you have already studied in the United States, or you come from an english speaking country, it is useless. If you have already studied a lot of American law, it can be useless as well. In my case, even though I have already studied American law courses (and wrote my final thesis on American Company Law), so I have a good legal english vocabulary, I am seriously thinking about attending it. The cost is expensive, but I can invest a part of he scholarship the school gave me:)
quote
hij0n

If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.


May I ask what CELOP is?


CELOP is for Center for English Language and Orientation Programs: it is a 6-week course of legal English and introduction to the US legal system for future LLM students, between July and Agoust.

http://www.bu.edu/celop/index.shtml


A part from the fact that it is expensive, is it useful to any extend?


I think it might be helpful, but it depends on the cases. If you have already studied in the United States, or you come from an english speaking country, it is useless. If you have already studied a lot of American law, it can be useless as well. In my case, even though I have already studied American law courses (and wrote my final thesis on American Company Law), so I have a good legal english vocabulary, I am seriously thinking about attending it. The cost is expensive, but I can invest a part of he scholarship the school gave me:)


But there is a course of Introduction in American law at the beginning of the LLM, isn't it?

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.</blockquote>

May I ask what CELOP is?</blockquote>

CELOP is for Center for English Language and Orientation Programs: it is a 6-week course of legal English and introduction to the US legal system for future LLM students, between July and Agoust.

http://www.bu.edu/celop/index.shtml</blockquote>

A part from the fact that it is expensive, is it useful to any extend?</blockquote>

I think it might be helpful, but it depends on the cases. If you have already studied in the United States, or you come from an english speaking country, it is useless. If you have already studied a lot of American law, it can be useless as well. In my case, even though I have already studied American law courses (and wrote my final thesis on American Company Law), so I have a good legal english vocabulary, I am seriously thinking about attending it. The cost is expensive, but I can invest a part of he scholarship the school gave me:)</blockquote>

But there is a course of Introduction in American law at the beginning of the LLM, isn't it?
quote
nanolo

If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.


May I ask what CELOP is?


I don't think so. I'm quite sure there isn't. I was surprised about it, because other universities do have it. Maybe that's why tuition is less expensive than other universities.

CELOP is for Center for English Language and Orientation Programs: it is a 6-week course of legal English and introduction to the US legal system for future LLM students, between July and Agoust.

http://www.bu.edu/celop/index.shtml


A part from the fact that it is expensive, is it useful to any extend?


I think it might be helpful, but it depends on the cases. If you have already studied in the United States, or you come from an english speaking country, it is useless. If you have already studied a lot of American law, it can be useless as well. In my case, even though I have already studied American law courses (and wrote my final thesis on American Company Law), so I have a good legal english vocabulary, I am seriously thinking about attending it. The cost is expensive, but I can invest a part of he scholarship the school gave me:)


But there is a course of Introduction in American law at the beginning of the LLM, isn't it?


Nope. I don't think so. Maybe that's why tuition is less expensive than other universities. But I have just received a Georgetown package, sponsorising a similar program, so it is not uncommon.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>If I am able to, probably I will be attending the CELOP (it depends on an internship opportunity I applied to here in Italy, maybe I'll have to work on July). I think it can be helpful to start "gradually" the LLM, and also an opportunity to familiarize with the city and with the people (it might also be fun).
K, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address, so we can keep in touch.</blockquote>

May I ask what CELOP is?</blockquote>

I don't think so. I'm quite sure there isn't. I was surprised about it, because other universities do have it. Maybe that's why tuition is less expensive than other universities.

CELOP is for Center for English Language and Orientation Programs: it is a 6-week course of legal English and introduction to the US legal system for future LLM students, between July and Agoust.

http://www.bu.edu/celop/index.shtml</blockquote>

A part from the fact that it is expensive, is it useful to any extend?</blockquote>

I think it might be helpful, but it depends on the cases. If you have already studied in the United States, or you come from an english speaking country, it is useless. If you have already studied a lot of American law, it can be useless as well. In my case, even though I have already studied American law courses (and wrote my final thesis on American Company Law), so I have a good legal english vocabulary, I am seriously thinking about attending it. The cost is expensive, but I can invest a part of he scholarship the school gave me:)</blockquote>

But there is a course of Introduction in American law at the beginning of the LLM, isn't it?</blockquote>

Nope. I don't think so. Maybe that's why tuition is less expensive than other universities. But I have just received a Georgetown package, sponsorising a similar program, so it is not uncommon.
quote
hij0n

Weird,

I was sure there was an introduction to American Law in every LLM...

Weird,

I was sure there was an introduction to American Law in every LLM...
quote
K!!

Even I was told during the interview that there is a compulsory course on introduction to American Law for LLM students in the fall semester on a pass/fail basis.
Initially I was keen on attending the CELOP program, but now I am wondering if its worth spending extra time and money. I thought this course would be to prepare foreign lawyers and to create a legal base before starting on the heavy coursework. If its about teaching English to foreign lawyers then I might work in my country for those two months.

Even I was told during the interview that there is a compulsory course on introduction to American Law for LLM students in the fall semester on a pass/fail basis.
Initially I was keen on attending the CELOP program, but now I am wondering if its worth spending extra time and money. I thought this course would be to prepare foreign lawyers and to create a legal base before starting on the heavy coursework. If its about teaching English to foreign lawyers then I might work in my country for those two months.
quote
hij0n

Even I was told during the interview that there is a compulsory course on introduction to American Law for LLM students in the fall semester on a pass/fail basis.
Initially I was keen on attending the CELOP program, but now I am wondering if its worth spending extra time and money. I thought this course would be to prepare foreign lawyers and to create a legal base before starting on the heavy coursework. If its about teaching English to foreign lawyers then I might work in my country for those two months.


Yeah, agreed.

<blockquote>Even I was told during the interview that there is a compulsory course on introduction to American Law for LLM students in the fall semester on a pass/fail basis.
Initially I was keen on attending the CELOP program, but now I am wondering if its worth spending extra time and money. I thought this course would be to prepare foreign lawyers and to create a legal base before starting on the heavy coursework. If its about teaching English to foreign lawyers then I might work in my country for those two months.</blockquote>

Yeah, agreed.
quote

Reply to Post

Related Law Schools

Boston, Massachusetts 345 Followers 352 Discussions

Other Related Content

Dec. 3 Conference Focuses on LL.M. Insights

News Dec 01, 2021