Boston College Law School

885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459 | Google Map

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Founded 1929 | ABA Accredited 1932

Established in 1929, Boston College Law School provides a fine legal education in the Jesuit tradition. Located on a beautiful, wooded 40-acre campus in Newton, MA, Boston College Law School consistently ranks among the Top 30 in the US News & World Report rankings. President John F. Kennedy’s “Jesuit Ivy” nickname notwithstanding, BC Law focuses more on its truly collegial atmosphere and commitment to public-service: “as a Jesuit institution, BC Law prides itself on its commitment to public service.” (BC Law Website) Accordingly, there is an optional Pro Bono Program which assists students with obtaining pro bono opportunities, recognizes those students who engage in pro bono work, and hosts on-campus events to promote pro bono opportunities.

BC Law offers a broad curriculum. First-year students engage in the traditional foundation courses and have the opportunity to choose an elective in the spring semester. The law school assigns a Faculty Facilitator to each first-year student and also provides an Academic Support Program, all to help smooth the transition to law school. During the second and third years, students may select from more than 100 electives, in addition to certain required courses. The school also offers a number of externships, advocacy and clinical programs, dual degrees, and independent study options.

Minutes from downtown Boston, BC Law students have convenient access to a number of courts, law firms, and governmental agencies.

NOTABLE ALUMNI

John F. Kerry, US Senator; Democratic Candidate for US President Edward Markey, US Congressman Anthony E. Varona, General Counsel & Legal Director, Human Rights Campaign Shannon Miller, US Olympic Gymnast Debra Wong Yang, US Attorney for the Central District of California

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Rankings

POLL OF POLLS#28

SELECTIVITY RANK#34

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