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."
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.
Leaders in Public Service
BC Law has a long tradition of grooming leaders like Secretary of State John Kerry.
Our alumni enjoy careers across the public sector. A few highlights include:
The Class of 2017 completed over 20,000 pro bono hours.
In 2017, PILF funded 94% of all applicants for summer public interest internships.
In 2016, 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 also received prestigious post-graduate fellowships in the public interest field, including the Skadden Fellowship, the Equal Justice Works Fellowship, the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship, and the Presidential Management Fellowship.
Over 20% of the Class of 2017 participated in the Public Interest Designation Program.