Why BC Law?


Why BC Law?


BC Law’s culture of inclusivity and support extends to every corner of our campus, yielding better learning outcomes and lasting relationships.

Our close-knit community is home to nearly 800 students. In our Fall 2023 entering class, 51% identify as female, 49% as male, and 35% as students of color. 

BC Law faculty aren't just experts in their field; they're devoted teachers and mentors. Our 8.3-to-1 student/faculty ratio ensures personalized attention for every student. 

Our campus hosts nearly 40 active student organizations, including the Latin American Law Students Association, Veterans Association, and Women's Law Center.

If you want a place that fosters learning in an open and collaborative environment, this is it. Students study together, professors hold group office hours, people share materials and notes with friends who miss class, and ultimately care and look out for one another.
Jeffrey Glick

Jeffrey Glick '11
Global Finance Associate,
Sidley Austin LLP


We educate responsible leaders who use their law degrees to effect positive change in a range of corporate, philanthropic, and judicial roles. 

BC Law students provide pro-bono legal assistance to immigrant, low-income, and other at-risk populations through experiential learning clinics and the Legal Services LAB, a fully functioning law firm within BC Law. 

Over the past four years, students and faculty helped secure the release of seven wrongly incarcerated individuals through the Boston College Innocence Program.

Our Public Service Program encourages students to discover and develop their talents for advancing the public good through their chosen legal path.

John Kerry

John Kerry '76
Former Secretary of State
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

You can’t study at BC Law and not be forever changed by the difference it makes in your approach to law. You graduate understanding that the law is not just another way of making money; it’s a way you deliver justice and make our society stronger.


Backed by our global network of loyal alumni, our graduates pursue success at the highest level, including placements at the nation’s top law firms.

BC Law ranked 2nd in New England for producing the most "Super Lawyers" (Super Lawyers Magazine) and 12th nationally (National Jurist).

We also ranked in the top 30 for graduates securing full-time/long-term positions requiring bar passage (American Bar Association data).

In the past five years, 500 employers across 36 states, D.C., Guam, and six countries have hired recent BC Law graduates.

Patricia McCoy
Professor of Law

Our top priority is to make you succeed. And we do a really good job of that at BC Law.

If you're looking for a challenging, hands-on education
in a supportive and caring environment, you belong at BC Law. 

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