BC Law's campus offers the serenity of rolling hills and tree-lined streets within easy reach of downtown Boston.
On our 40-acre campus, students enjoy large lecture halls and intimate seminar spaces, support services, ample parking, and dining. Our Law Library provides a peaceful place to study, reserve group study rooms, and access the Student Computing Center, the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room, and special collections. The many opportunities Boston’s unique neighborhoods provide are only a quick car or public transit ride away.
Boston College Law School is situated on an idyllic 40-acre campus with new and expanded classrooms, conference space, a state-of-the-art law library, dining facilities, and student space. Downtown Boston is easily accessible by public transportation or car.
Stuart House is BC Law’s main administrative building. Recently renovated, this building houses the Office of the Dean and administrative departments—including Admission & Financial Aid, Diversity & Inclusion, and Academic and Student Services—faculty offices and classrooms; the dining hall and snack bar; offices of the law reviews; and the Henry E. Foley Moot Court Room. Just off Stuart is the Smith Wing, which houses the Center for Experiential Learning.
Stuart House Dining offers a full menu of both freshly prepared and grab-n-go items all day, 7 days a week. Nearby is the “On the Fly” Convenience store and the “Yellow Room” snack bar where many law students eat, socialize, and study.
The East Wing, a multi-use classroom and office building, opened in 1999. The building connects to the Law Library and the Stuart House administrative building and houses our largest classrooms, most faculty offices, and several important resources for students, including the Career Services Office and Career Resource Center; the John J. and Mary Daly Curtin Public Interest Center, a suite of offices for student groups working on public service projects; and conference rooms.
Housed in the East Wing, the Ropes and Gray LLP Conference Center hosts visiting lectures, conferences and symposia, and special events. It consists of several large classrooms and function space. Classes are also held in the space.
The BC Law Library is a dynamic environment for law study, supporting students’ technology needs as well as providing research support and instruction. Students rely on the library’s varied resources, ranging from group study rooms and course reserve books to recreational items such as Frisbees, coloring materials and lawn chairs, as part of their daily routines. Law librarians promote access to over 400 databases, including BloombergLaw, Lexis and Westlaw, to build students’ research skills.
The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room houses a rich collection of rare law books, focusing on the books that working English and American lawyers in the 16th-19th centuries likely would have owned in their personal libraries. The library strives to make the materials as accessible as possible to the community. Books and manuscripts are integrated into law school classes on a regular basis, and new exhibits are mounted at the beginning of each semester to introduce Rare Book Room visitors to our rare book and manuscript collections.
The Mone Courtyard is the heart of our campus between the Library, East Wing and Stuart House, and the site of many outdoor receptions and informal student gatherings.
White-lined spaces denote visitor parking.
Proceed past the booth and turn left. Drive past the Boston College shuttle stop on your left and the East Wing (a brick building) on your right until you reach the back of Stuart House (our main administrative building) on your right. Park only in the spots marked visitor or in white-lined spaces—not in the yellow-lined spaces. If you have not received a parking permit ahead of time, you will need an orange temporary parking pass. Please see a staff member in the office you are visiting—Admissions, Career Services, the Law Library, or the Dean's Office—to receive one, and place it on the dashboard of your car.
You’ll find additional visitor parking past Stuart House and the dormitories (Keyes South and Keyes North) on your right and near our game field, the Quonset Hut, our practice field, Alumni House, and another Boston College shuttle stop.
All Boston College campuses are on the Green Line. If you are taking the Red Line, the Orange Line, the Blue Line, or the Silver Line you’ll need to transfer to the Green Line.
There are two options on the MBTA's Green Line: the B train or the D train.
The B train ends at the Boston College T stop on Commonwealth Avenue. Once you get off the train, you will see the St. Ignatius Church directly across the street, on the corner of Fr. Herlihy Drive and Commonwealth Avenue. Walk on Commonwealth Avenue, past the Boston College T stop, the Career Center, and dormitories. The BC shuttle stop is at the Main Gate of the Chestnut Hill Campus. Take the Newton Campus shuttle bus, which goes directly to BC Law.
If you decide to take the B line, allow yourself extra time; it makes many stops.
If you take the D train to the Newton Centre T stop, you can walk 15–20 minutes to the Law School.
After you get off the train, walk up the steps, where you’ll see several shops directly across from you. Cross the street and proceed on Herrick Road until you see the First Baptist Church on one corner and Liberty Travel on the other. Cross the street and make a right onto Centre Street. (Starbucks, CVS, the Newton Centre Playground, the Greek Evangelical Church, and the Trinity Episcopal Church will be on your left.) Continue on Centre Street past Commonwealth Avenue and through the residential area. You’ll see a stone wall, with the BC Law entrance on your left.