Boston College Law School


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First-year students study the traditional courses and have the opportunity to select an elective in the spring semester. In their second and third years, “students are required to take Constitutional Law II, Professional Responsibility, a course satisfying the "Perspectives on Law and Justice" requirement, a course satisfying the Upper Level Writing requirement, and a course satisfying the Lawyering Skills requirements.” (BC Law Website)

Other than that, students have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 electives in addition to a number of externships, advocacy programs dual degrees, independent study options, and other academic options. For example, the school offers clinical opportunities in civil litigation, criminal justice, juvenile rights, immigration law, women’s rights, government practice, community development, the prevention of homelessness, and the role of the judiciary. BC Law also provides a comprehensive international and comparative law program, which includes opportunities to study abroad. “BC Law pioneered the ICTY program at the Hague, which gives students hands-on experience prosecuting war criminals at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and most recently, through the International Criminal Court. The London Program offers an internship at a British organization, as well as courses at King’s College in London. The flexibility of our overseas exchange and partnership arrangements, currently with over 60 universities, allow students to custom-design a program to suit their needs.” (BC Law Website)

For those students interested in dual degrees, BU confers the J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.S.W., J.D./M.Ed or M.A. in Education, and the J.D./M.A. or J.D./Ph.D. Philosophy Program. For those considering advanced degrees, the law school offers the LL.M.

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