Public Sector

Immediate Impact

BC Law graduates have a long history of fulfilling careers in government and public interest. Whether in our nation’s Capitol or at the state or local level, about a quarter of our graduates start out as prosecutors or defenders, judicial clerks, members of JAG, or as fellows with various highly competitive government honors programs, organizations and nonprofits. 

Our strong tradition of service and the strength of our LEAPS public interest offerings ensures that BC Law students are prepared and intelligent advocates, well equipped to make an immediate impact on the communities and clients they will serve. That is why we consistently rank as one of the best schools for public interest and government in the National Jurist and PreLaw Magazine.
 

 

Public Service Leaders

John Kerry

BC Law has a long tradition of grooming leaders like former Secretary of State John Kerry.


 

BC Law in the Public Sector

22%

of those employed from the class of 2020
started their careers in the public sector

A

grade for public service law in
PreLaw magazine ranking

Alumni in Action


 

Our alumni enjoy careers across the public sector. A few highlights include:

  • Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Middlesex District Attorney's Office
  • Legal Aid Society in New York
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • AIDS Action Committee

 

  • New York County District Attorney's Office
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • California Department of Justice
  • Many others

 

6 Things to Know


 

The Class of 2020 completed over 16,900 pro bono hours.

In 2020, our Public Interest Law Foundation funded over 86% of all applicants for summer public interest internships.

In 2020, 100% of eligible applicants to BC Law's Francis X. Bellotti Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Program (LRAP) received assistance.

The annual Drinan Family Fund Award is also available to a graduating student who will pursue a career in public interest.

BC Law graduates have received prestigious post-graduate fellowships in public interest, including the Skadden Fellowship, the Equal Justice Works Fellowship, the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship, and the Presidential Management Fellowship.

Nearly 20% of the Class of 2020 participated in the Public Interest Designation Program.

Francis X. Bellotti Loan Repayment Assistance and Forgiveness Program


 
Francis Bellotti

Loan repayment and assistance programs (LRAP) help law school graduates in law-related public interest careers by helping them repay their educational debt. BC Law School's program honors Arbella Insurance founder and former Massachusetts Attorney General Francis X. Bellotti (BC Law '52, pictured at left). Bellotti Program awards are determined by a Dean-appointed committee and are renewable annually.

LRAP Details