diversity at bc law
BC Law offers students the best of both worlds: a beautiful 40-acre suburban campus, nestled on the edge of a bustling city.
New facilities at BC Law encourage use of the latest technology to improve students’ educational experiences. The East Wing provides wired and wireless data access from every classroom seat, and professors can project streaming video from the Web directly onto screens in each classroom, providing the most up-to-date legal proceedings possible. The East Wing also includes faculty offices, a student lounge, a career resources library, and the Mary Daly and John J. Curtin, Jr. Public Interest Center, a suite of student offices dedicated to public interest law.
Students also have wired and wireless data access from all areas of the Law Library, a $16.4 million building that includes seating for nearly 650 people, group study and audio-visual rooms, a computer center and computer-assisted legal research and instruction rooms. The entire Boston College library collection and numerous databases are accessible electronically.
"My experience at BC law has been fantastic. Ive really enjoyed all of my classes, instructors and peers. The professors are accessible and engaging, the students are collegial, and the alumni are dedicated to help us out. The strong sense of community at BC also has made a huge difference in the quality of life as a student. Specifically, I have really enjoyed serving on the board of the South Asian Law Student Association and being a member of other affinity groups, which have provided a much needed social outlet from coursework and have introduced me to attorney mentors and scholarships."
Class of 2013, Boston College Law School
BC Law is only six miles from downtown Boston and offers fast access to the city by car or public transit. Boston is a city like no other. As a state capital its legal community is wide and varied, a center for federal and state courts, international and boutique law firms, and government agencies. The home of many colleges and universities, Boston is both the first city of New England and a premier “college town,” with students having a noticeable influence on its atmosphere and activities. The city’s large student population also adds to Boston’s diversity. As a result, programs and events appealing to a wide range of interests and cultures are available on area campuses and through community organizations.
In addition, the BC Off-Campus Housing Office provides information about neighborhoods, lists of local rental agencies, maps of local areas, and public transportation information. The Office also maintains housing listings that include renting rooms in private homes, apartments, and house rentals (for more information, please visit www.bc.edu/reslife).
Rental housing is available in Newton as well as in nearby city neighborhoods. Allston-Brighton are among the Boston neighborhoods that attract students from many colleges and universities because of their diverse communities and relative affordability. There are many different types of housing available, from one-room rentals in large Victorian homes, to triple-decker brownstones and apartment high-rises. Boston College Law School students also find Brookline, Waltham, Watertown and West Roxbury attractive places to live.
Alumni mentors also offer students assistance in finding the right place to live at the annual one-L alumni brunch hosted each summer. The Law Students Association is also helpful in making student-to-student connections.