Careers

Careers

We graduate practice-ready lawyers poised to make their mark in a variety of settings—from law firms to corporate legal departments to government and nonprofits—by helping them find the career that fits their goals.

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Chart Your Path

BC Law graduates are in high demand. Nearly 500 employers across 36 states, Washington, D.C., Guam and 6 countries have hired recent BC Law graduates.

Percentage of Class Employed


 

2020

90.2%

83.3% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage positions

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2019

92.7%

89.5% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage positions

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (PDF)

2018

91.2%

85% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage positions  

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (PDF)

Law Firms and Businesses

We’re a leader in placing graduates at top large, mid-size, and small law firms across the country. Based our faculty’s expertise in business and corporate law, many students pursue corporate careers in places like financial institutions and in-house legal departments.

BC Law grads are in demand. Employers consistently report that our graduates bring a high level of emotional intelligence to their work, including sound judgment, diligence, and a "can-do" approach. 
 

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Class of 2020

67%

Employed by Law Firms

11%

Joined Businesses & Start Ups

Careers in Public Interest Law

Our commitment to public service law begins with our Leaders Entering and Advancing Public Service Program (LEAPS) and continues in its support of BC Law graduates who work with local, state, and federal agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Our Pro Bono and Public Interest Designation Programs encourage students to engage in experiential learning opportunities, and our Loan Repayment and Assistance Program helps ease debt burdens for those who choose public interest careers. 
 

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Class of 2020

15%

Entered the Public Sector

Judicial Clerkships 

Our students and graduates regularly land competitive clerkships. In the past five years, they have obtained more than 175 judicial clerkships at local and federal courts across the country.

Our Center for Experiential Learning places students as interns with judges in federal and state courts, and gives them a glimpse into the role of a law clerk.
 

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Class of 2020

7%

Landed Judicial Clerkships


 

One reason for the successful growth of our Boston office has been the terrific hires we’ve made from BC Law, which includes half of the associates in our business department. BC-trained lawyers hit the ground running and are a great fit for our clients and firm.
Alfred Browne, Partner, Cooley LLP