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. 

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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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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 2021
National Pool        
Applicants 60,700 63,015 63,384 71,112
Admitted 44,000 44,239 44,115 48,586
Percentage 72.4% 70.1% 69.6% 68.3%
         
All BC applicants        
Applicants
237 254 262 325
Admitted 209 220 219 265
Percentage 88.1% 86.1% 83.6% 81.5%
         
BC seniors        
Applicants 65 53 64 89
Admitted 62 50 52 77
Percentage 95.4% 94.3% 81.3% 86.5%
         
BC alumni (1–3 years after graduation)        
Applicants 96 139 120 156
Admitted 84 126 103 128
Percentage 87.5% 90.6% 85.8% 82.1%
         
BC alumni (3 or more years after graduation)        
Applicants 75 58 75 79
Admitted 63 43 61 60
Percentage 84.0% 74.1% 81.3% 75.9%

*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 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL 66 68 69 86 289
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 44 37 42 31 154
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 33 28 36 41 138
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 29 36 38 20 123
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 30 30 31 31 122
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
22 29 32 16 99
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER 25 31 25 18 99
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW 14 17 18 18 67
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL 12 11 20 20 63
VILLANOVA UNIV CHARLES WIDGER SCHOOL OF LAW 15 21 8 13 57
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 9 12 18 17 56
NEW ENGLAND LAW- BOSTON 14 9 12 21 56
BENJAMIN N CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW 14 12 16 9 51
ST JOHNS UNIV SCHOOL OF LAW 10 15 14 12 51
DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 15 10 10 13 48
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW 8 16 12 8 44
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 11 10 10 13 44
VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL 16 13 8 4 41
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW 10 8 9 13 40
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL 9 10 9 12 40
WILLIAM AND MARY LAW SCHOOL 8 16 8 7 39
EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 11 12 7 7 37
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES 7 10 11 9 37
NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL 12 7 10 7 36
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW 7 13 9 7 36
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY 11 101 7 8 36
RUTGERS LAW SCHOOL 7 9 8 12 36
LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL- LOYOLA MARYMOUNT U 9 8 10 8 35
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW SCHOOL 10 9 6 9 34
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 6 8 8 12 34
UCONN SCHOOL OF LAW 7 9 8 8 32
NORTHWESTERN PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW 10 7 7 7 31
UNIV OF SOUTHERN CALIF LAW SCHOOL 5 8 9 7 29
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL 7 8 11 2 28
UNIV OF CALIF HASTINGS COLL OF THE LAW 10 5 4 9 28
CORNELL LAW SCHOOL 7 2 12 3 27
WASHINGTON UNIV SCHOOL OF LAW 8 8 6 3 25
TULANE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 3 9 5 7 24
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 7 7 2 7 23
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY--MAURICE A. DEANE SOL 7 7 2 7 23
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL 5 4 7 7 23
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW 6 9 3 4 22
WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY 1 10 5 5 21
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW 4 4 3 10 21
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL 5 7 1 7 20
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY 5 3 4 6 18
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 3 8 3 3 18
GEORGE MASON U, ANTONIN SCALIA LAW SCHOOL 4 8 2 1 15