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BC Law Welcomes Class of 2015

2012 news archive

08/24/12

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to welcome its class of 2015. The school received nearly 4,800 applications for the entering class—approximately 19 candidates for each seat.

The class hails from 31 states and a number of other countries including Turkey, United Kingdom, China, South Korea, Panama, Nigeria, Columbia, France, India, Brazil, Vietnam, Honduras, Japan, Uganda, Hong Kong and Canada. They come from 118 different colleges and universities. Thirty-four are Boston College graduates. Their average age is 24.

Eighty-three students speak at least one foreign language; four are Fulbright scholars, five are National Merit scholars and six graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Twenty-four have advanced degrees. 

Prior work experience is extensive, as is a history of service. The class includes former legislative assistants, post doc fellows, staffers and interns for members of Congress, US Attorneys and the Department of Justice. They have served in the Peace Corps, Teach for America, and AmeriCorps, as well as volunteered for such wide ranging non-profits as Habitat for Humanity, Appalachia Volunteers, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the Pine Street Inn, Big Brother Big Sister, Books through Bars and Special Olympics. One spent the past year as an earthquake relief volunteer in Turkey, and another has significant volunteer experience with teens and young adults with Down Syndrome.

Among the class members is an Emmy award winner for excellence in news journalism for his investigative report, “Uninsured in Memphis.” Another class member competed in the Colorado Freeride Series and Championship, skiing against top industry professional skiers.

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Boston College Law School opened in 1929 in a small downtown Boston office building with 54 students and two full-time faculty members.  Currently ranked 29th in the country by the annual US News & World Report survey, the school’s 12,000 alumni practice in 50 states and many foreign countries, holding positions in major law firms, corporate in-house legal departments, the judiciary, government agencies, private industry, academic and public interest organizations, and serving as elected state legislators and members of the U.S. Congress.