BC Law Welcomes Class of 2010
8/31/07--BC Law is pleased to welcome one of the most competitive and impressive classes in the
history of the Law School.
8/31/07--Boston College Law School is pleased to welcome the entering class of 2010, one of the most competitive and impressive in the history of the Law School. 6700 applications were received for just 270 places, or 25 candidates for every seat in the entering class. The number of applications received once again puts BC Law among the top few schools of its size in application volume.
"This is a remarkably talented group of first-year students," said Rita Jones, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid. "We have a Fulbright scholar, two National Merit scholars, a fellow at the National Institutes for Health, an Andrew Melon Research fellow and a Robert C. Byrd scholar, among many others with diverse backgrounds. Our Admissions Committee did a wonderful job."
The entering class has an average age of 24, and seventeen graduated Phi Beta Kappa. 34 have Masters Degrees and four have earned Ph.D.s. They come from 33 states and 136 different colleges and universities. 22% are students of color. They have an impressive service record, with a number of them having served in Americorps, the Peace Corps, Teach for America, and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, as well as Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International and Best Buddies International. They have served as missionaries in Chile and Belgium.
One served in the US Navy nuclear power training command and another was a Marine Corps Sergeant who was awarded the Iraq campaign medal for combat service. Others have designed and managed educational programs for teachers from Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco in cooperation with the U. of the Middle East Project.
One worked for the Associated Press in Colorado, earning first place for Environmental reporting. They have created web advertising for Cable TV, assisted in pro bono cases for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and one competed in the US Forest Service "Chain Saw" competition. Their professional experiences also include: urban planning, field biology, research and design engineering, accounting, chemical research, securities brokerage, fashion design, operations analysis, environmental consulting, software systems engineering, electrical engineering and securities brokerage and television production.