Welcome Pre-Law Students!

Whether you're just starting to think about law school or already studying for the LSAT, the Career Center is to help you make the best decision possible. Start by reading through our Pre-Law Advising Handbook, and consider scheduling an appointment with a career coach for one-on-one advising. 

Meet Your Career Coaches

Our specialized career coaches and pre-law advisors are available to help you learn about the field of law, explore law school options, and prepare to apply.

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 Virtual Mini Sessions
Do you have a quick question or are you looking to have your documents reviewed? You don't need to make an appointment! Join the GLP coaches anytime during their virtual mini-sessions.

For longer discussions, schedule an appointment on Handshake.

Salvatore Cipriano, Ph.D.

Join mini-sessions with Sal
Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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Katie Osterkamp

Katie Osterkamp

Join mini-sessions with Katie
Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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Pre-Law Summer Programs

Looking for something to do this summer? Check out our database that details summer programs for students at various points of the law school application process. Programs differ by focus, location, cost, eligibility, and length. Note, there are several programs specifically for diverse canidates. Browse the different tabs to find a program that is right for you!

Pre-Law Summer Programs Database

Preparing to Apply

Applying to Law School

Acceptance Rates

  2018 2019 2020
National Pool      
Applicants 60,700 63,015 63,384
Admitted 44,000 44,239 44,115
Percentage 72.4% 70.1% 69.6%
       
All BC applicants      
Applicants
237 254 262
Admitted 209 220 219
Percentage 88.1% 86.1% 83.6%
       
BC seniors      
Applicants 65 53 64
Admitted 62 50 52
Percentage 95.4% 94.3% 81.3%
       
BC alumni (1–3 years after graduation)      
Applicants 96 139 120
Admitted 84 126 103
Percentage 87.5% 90.6% 85.8%
       
BC alumni (3 or more years after graduation)      
Applicants 75 58 75
Admitted 63 43 61
Percentage 84.0% 74.1% 81.3%

*This chart illustrates the percentage of BC and national applicants that were admitted into at least one law school.

Top 40 by total admits:

LAW SCHOOL 2017 2018 2019 2020 TOTAL
BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL 82 66 68 69 285
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 34 44 37 42 157
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 40 29 36 38 143
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 40 30 30 31 131
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 28 33 28 36 125
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 33 22 29 32 116
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER 26 25 31 25 107
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW 25 14 17 18 74
VILLANOVA UNIV CHARLES WIDGER SCHOOL OF LAW 19 15 21 8 63
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL 17 12 11 20 60
BENJAMIN N CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW 14 14 12 16 56
WILLIAM AND MARY LAW SCHOOL 22 8 16 8 54
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 14 9 12 18 53
ST JOHNS UNIV SCHOOL OF LAW 12 10 15 14 51
VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL 12 16 13 8 49
EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 15 11 12 7 45
DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 10 15 10 10 45
NEW ENGLAND LAW- BOSTON 10 14 9 12 45
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW 8 8 16 12 44
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 10 11 10 10 41
NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL 12 12 7 10 41
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW 9 7 13 9 38
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES 10 7 10 11 38
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL 11 7 8 11 37
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY 7 11 10 7 35
UCONN SCHOOL OF LAW 11 7 9 8 35
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW 8 10 8 9 35
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL 7 9 10 9 35
UNIV OF SOUTHERN CALIF LAW SCHOOL 12 5 8 9 34
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW SCHOOL 8 10 9 6 33
NORTHWESTERN PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW 9 10 7 7 33
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 11 6 8 8 33
LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL- LOYOLA MARYMOUNT U 6 9 8 10 33
CORNELL LAW SCHOOL 8 7 5 12 32
RUTGERS LAW SCHOOL 6 7 9 8 30
TULANE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 11 3 9 5 28
WASHINGTON UNIV SCHOOL OF LAW 5 8 8 6 27
UNIV OF CALIF HASTINGS COLL OF THE LAW 7 10 5 4 26
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 10 7 7 1 25
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY--MAURICE A. DEANE SOL 9 7 7 2 25
WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY 9 1 10 5 25
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW 12 4 4 3 23
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW 5 6 9 3 23
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL 7 5 4 7 23
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 8 3 8 3 22
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY 9 5 3 4 21
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL 6 5 7 1 19
GEORGE MASON U, ANTONIN SCALIA LAW SCHOOL 5 4 8 2 19
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