About the Law School

A Tradition of Leadership. A Commitment to Justice.

Boston College Law School is among the nation’s best law schools. Our success is based on a tradition of educating lawyers through theory and practice, shaping leaders prepared to grapple with society's most important moral and ethical questions. Those who earn our degree of Juris Doctor are well-versed in courtroom procedure and in legal history, and are as well-prepared to practice law as they are to discuss its theoretical underpinnings. Many have already had extensive experience researching and arguing cases through programs such as the Criminal Process, Attorney General Program or other clinics and externships, and in advocacy competitions and classroom simulations.

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in top ten law schools that "pay off" (salary to debt ratio of 2.25:1)


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I’d like to send a message to students who want to come to BC that they’re entering into a rare experience, one much richer and deeper than the typical law school provides: an experience of community, an experience of intellectual and personal formation, and an experience that they’re not going to enter into alone.
Vincent Rougeau, Dean, Boston College Law School

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Leading scholars and tireless mentors, our dedicated faculty guide students toward professional and personal growth.

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