We’re located on a beautiful 40-acre suburban campus,
nestled on the edge of Boston. Although campus is
unfortunately closed to visitors due to the virus outbreak,
you can visit our virtual visits page for more.
Our JD program is prestigious and cutting edge, combining traditional methods with experiential learning to graduate practice-ready lawyers.
Admission is selective: We seek to ensure our students are good for our community—students who enhance society while gaining experiences that will enable them to excel. Ultimately, we approach admissions holistically, examining the entirety of prospective students’ potential and experiences—including any extenuating circumstances.
JD students enrolled
(2022 entering class)
(2022 entering class)
To apply for admission, you must:
Our Admissions Committee takes into account many criteria, including:
Review process begins as soon as we start receiving completed applications.
Submit foreign transcripts through the LSAC's CAS Authentication and Evaluation service.
Exceptions: You may submit foreign work completed with a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by an American or Canadian higher education institution through the standard CAS.
Qualifications for Admission to the Bar
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
It is the policy of Boston College Law School to assure fair and equal treatment in the admissions process and not to discriminate on the basis of a person's race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, gender identity & expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, genetic information or family medical history, military status, and to comply with state law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a person's sexual orientation. Read more on our commitment to diversity, equity & Inclusion.
If Boston College Law School is your first choice, consider applying through our binding Early Decision program. Applicants who apply Early Decision will receive an expedited review, with special consideration that BC Law is the applicant's first choice. See our Early Decision webpage for more. Application deadline: November 1.
BC Law currently offers "3+3" or accelerated degree program partnerships with Boston College and with Scranton University. These programs allow applicants who meet certain criteria to spend their undergraduate senior year as a first-year student at BC Law, which means they can earn their undergraduate and law degrees in six years instead of seven—and save a year of tuition costs.