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BC Law Highlights and Profile of the Student Body

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Professor Joe Liu teaches class

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)
  • #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

Deadline: April 30th. Decisions sent on a rolling basis.

2015-2016 Academic Year: $48,670

Special Programs
LL.M. Program (one year)
Dual Degrees: J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.S.W.,J.D./M.A,J.D./Ph.D. Philosophy, J.D./M.Ed., J.D./M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, J.D./MPH in Public Health, J.D./MA in Environmental, Energy, Land, or Food Law (Vermont Law School).
Exchange Programs: Semester in London, Paris, Germany, Spain, Argentina
Externships: see experiential learning

Financial Aid
FAFSA required for all applicants for financial aid
Scholarships are renewed annually as long as students remain in good academic standing. BC Law does not award conditional scholarships.

Full & Part-Time Faculty
Faculty/Student Ratio: 10.33 to 1
Total Faculty: 103
Full time: 61
Adjunct: 42

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