Why BC Law?

Law Is Dynamic. So Is Our Approach.

We approach law as a vital thread running through disciplines and across borders. Everything we do—from academics to student support—we do holistically. Our curriculum balances theory and practice, because tomorrow’s lawyers and leaders require comprehensive skillsets, along with personal guidance to pursue their dreams—and because practicing law requires both ethical and moral judgments.

 

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What defines a BC Law education? Hear directly from our faculty, administrators, and students. 

Academic Excellence

Demanding and rewarding, our curriculum combines legal theory with practical experiences to help you reach new heights. It’s one reason why we are ranked 1st in New England for producing the most "Super Lawyers," according to Super Lawyers Magazine, and 12th nationally by National Jurist.

 

Stellar Placement Rates

Thanks to the strength of our reputation and power of our network, BC Law ranks in the top 20 for graduates securing full-time/long-term positions requiring bar passage (based on American Bar Association data).

 

86.8%

of our graduates acquire full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage jobs. 
You can’t study at BC Law and not be forever changed by the difference it makes in your approach to law. You graduate understanding that the law is not just another way of making money; it’s a way you deliver justice and make our society stronger.
John Kerry ‘76, Secretary of State

 

 

Experiential Learning

Starting in year one, our students discern potential career paths, gain experience, and form invaluable connections through clinics, externships, advocacy programs, simulations, and public interest opportunities.

 

Careers Around the World

Supported by a fiercely loyal alumni network, BC Law students go everywhere from New England to the West Coast—and beyond. In the past five years, more than 600 employers in 43 states/territories and 14 countries outside the US have hired our graduates.

 

Renowned Faculty

Our faculty are world-class scholars and mentors whose doors are always open to students. Currently, there are 28 textbooks or treatises written by BC Law faculty that are used nationwide, which is one of the reasons why we are ranked among the top 26 law schools by US News. 

 

Named one of the nation's 26 best law teachers in the book What the Best Law Teachers Do, Professor Ingrid Hillinger inspires students interested in corporate law, transactions, and bankruptcy.
 

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Supportive Community

Our celebrated culture of collaboration and encouragement builds professional networks and lasting personal bonds. More than 8,700 BC Law alumni and 105,000 BC alumni network on LinkedIn.

 

Opportunities in Boston

With more than 2,000 law firms, hundreds of corporate headquarters, municipal and federal government offices, a robust financial sector, and a thriving startup scene, Boston provides countless career options. National Jurist named it the third best city for young lawyers.