Public Sector

Immediate Impact

BC Law students 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, and as fellows with various highly competitive government honors programs, organizations and non-profits. 

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 have been ranked one of the best schools for public interest and government.


John Kerry

Leaders in Public Service

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

Alumni in Action

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

  • Massachusetts Attorney General
  • New Hampshire Attorney General
  • 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
  • Boston Social Security Administration
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • California Department of Justice
  • Many others



of those employed from the class of 2017 started their careers in the public sector


for public service law in PreLaw Magazine ranking

PreLaw Winter Edition


The Class of 2018 completed over 12,000 pro bono hours.

In 2018, PILF funded 88% of all applicants for summer public interest internships.

In 2019, 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.

Over 15% of the Class of 2018 participated in the Public Interest Designation Program.

A Mind Without Borders

To Hannah Marie Farhan '16, now an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office,
"service is not an option, it’s part of what makes you a human being."

Hannah's Profile