Public Sector

Immediate Impact

BC Law graduates have a long history of fulfilling careers in government and public interest. Whether in our nation’s Capitol or at the state or local level, about a quarter of our graduates start out as prosecutors or defenders, judicial clerks, members of JAG, or as fellows with various highly competitive government honors programs, organizations and nonprofits. 

Our strong tradition of service and the strength of our public interest offerings ensures that BC Law students are prepared and intelligent advocates, well equipped to make an immediate impact on the communities and clients they will serve. That is why we consistently rank as one of the best schools for public interest and government in the National Jurist and PreLaw Magazine.


Public Service Leaders

John Kerry

BC Law has a long tradition of grooming leaders like former Secretary of State John Kerry.


BC Law in the Public Sector


of those employed from the class of 2023
started their careers in the public sector


grade for public service law in
PreLaw magazine ranking

Alumni in Action


Our alumni enjoy careers across the public sector. A few highlights include:

  • Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Middlesex District Attorney's Office
  • Legal Aid Society in New York
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • AIDS Action Committee


  • New York County District Attorney's Office
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • California Department of Justice
  • Many others


6 Things to Know


The Class of 2024 completed over 15,746 pro bono hours.

In 2023, our Public Interest Law Foundation funded 100% of all eligible applicants for unpaid summer public interest internships.

In 2023, 100% of eligible applicants to BC Law's Francis X. Bellotti Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Program (LRAP) received awards covering 60% of their monthly loan payments for the year.

The annual Drinan Family Fund Award is also available to a graduating student who will pursue a career in public interest, providing $20,000 in loan repayment over two years after graduation.

BC Law graduates have received prestigious post-graduate fellowships in public interest, including the Skadden Fellowship, the Equal Justice Works Fellowship, the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship, and the Presidential Management Fellowship.

Over 20% of the Class of 2024 participated in the Public Interest Designation Program.

Francis X. Bellotti Loan Repayment Assistance and Forgiveness Program

Francis Bellotti

Loan repayment and assistance programs (LRAP) help law school graduates in law-related public interest careers by helping them repay their educational debt. BC Law School's program, one of the most generous in the country, honors Arbella Insurance founder and former Massachusetts Attorney General Francis X. Bellotti (BC Law '52, pictured at left). Bellotti Program awards are determined by a Dean-appointed committee and are renewable annually.

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