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BC Law Rankings Highlights

  • #34 'Best Law Schools' (US News & World Report)
  • #7 in '10 Law Schools Where Salaries for Grads Most Outweigh Debt' (US News & World Report)
  • #16 in 'Top 50 Law Schools' List (Above the Law)
  • #25 in 'Law Schools Whose Grads Make The Highest Starting Salaries' (Forbes)
  • #3 in 'Best Value' Private Law Schools; #1 in Boston area (National Jurist)
  • #17 on '50 Best Law Schools' List (Business Insider)
  • Top 30 clinical program (US News & World Report)
  • #19 in Tax (US News & World Report)
  • #21 'Go To' schools for hiring by largest law firms (National Law Journal)
  • Top 20 of 'Where Big-Firm Partners Went to Law School' (National Jurist)
  • Top 25 'Best Law Schools for Standard of Living' (National Jurist)
  • #1 for producing the most 'Super Lawyers' in New England; #12 nationally (Super Lawyer Magazine)
  • #1 for producing highest number of current chairs and managing partners at Massachusetts' 100 largest law firms (Lawyers Weekly)
  • Best Schools for Public Interest Careers (National Jurist)
  • #12 in 25 Best Law Schools for Networking (Graduate Programs)
  • #17 for placing graduates at largest U.S. law firms (National Jurist)

Student Body
Total Enrollment: 694 JD, 13 LLM
Male: 54%
Female: 46%
Students of Color: 21%
International: 2.3%

2015 Entering Class
Number of applicants: 3631
Enrolled students: 234

Median GPA: 3.56
25th percentile: 3.38
75th percentile: 3.65

Median LSAT: 162
25th percentile: 158
75th percentile: 163

States represented: 36
Colleges and Universities represented: 123
Undergraduate majors represented: 54

Women: 46%
Students of Color: 24%
Average Age: 24
Range: 20-70

Geographic Distribution: 36 states represented + South Korea, China, Georgia, Iraq

Advanced degrees: 16