JD Program

An Exclusive Group. An Enriching Experience.

Our JD program is prestigious and cutting edge, combining traditional methods with experiential learning to graduate practice-ready lawyers.

What We Look For

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.

Facts & Figures

867

JD students enrolled 

165

Median LSAT

(2021 entering class)

3.69

Median GPA

(2021 entering class)

Our Campus

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.
 

Virtual Experiences
 

Visits  

     

Application Information

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Deadlines

Rolling September 15–March 31

Application Requirements

To apply for admission, you must: 

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Have taken the LSAT or GRE within the past five years; all GRE scores must be sent directly to BC Law (code 4882)
  • For applicants with both LSAT and GRE scores, the Admissions Committee will record and report the highest LSAT score in the review process
  • Register with LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS)

Our Admissions Committee takes into account many criteria, including:

  • GPAs
  • LSAT or GRE scores
  • Application essays
  • Work, leadership, and extracurricular experiences
  • Interests, motivations, and aspirations

Required Materials

  • Completed and signed application, submitted through LSAC 
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75.00
  • Personal statement that demonstrates your interest in and capacity for the study of law—up to three pages, double-spaced with a minimum of one-inch margins and 10-point font 
  • Two letters of recommendation submitted through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service 
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended, submitted through the CAS

Deadline

Rolling, September 15 to March 31

Review process begins as soon as we start receiving completed applications.

Foreign Transcripts

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.

Bar Requirements

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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Boston College Law School to assure fair and equal treatment in the admissions process and not to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military status, or any other legally-protected status. Read more on our commitment to diversity, equity & Inclusion.

Speak With Admissions

You may schedule a campus tour or virtual event on our visit page. If you have additional questions, please contact us at bclawadm@bc.edu, or reach out to a member of the admissions team below.

3+3 Programs: Accelerate Your Degree

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.