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Thinking About Law School

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Before you begin researching law schools or preparing to apply, take some time to decide whether law school is right for you.

First, think about your career goals. If you plan to practice law, then by all means apply to law school. But a law degree is not necessary for some law-related fields, so connect with BC alumni in your field to find out more about the profession you intend to enter.

Joining a law-related student organization can be a great way to determine or enhance the level of your interest in law. The Bellarmine Law Society and the AHANA Pre-Law Student Association present panels each year on different aspects of the legal profession and the law school admission process.  The Boston College Mock Trial team offers the opportunity for intercollegiate courtroom competition.

Consider the financial implications of a law school degree. While some careers in the law can be very lucrative, salaries vary considerably depending on whether you pursue corporate law, public interest law, government work, or another path. For information about financing your education, visit Paying for Law School.

We invite you to schedule an appointment with a career counselor to explore all options.