Dear incoming students:

We’d like to share some important information about your course schedule, academic policies and procedures, and the academic calendar.

1L Schedules and Sections

The incoming class is divided into three sections. Each "main section" is further divided in order to form class sections for Law Practice I and II. You will take all your classes with your section for both semesters.

You have been registered for your fall semester classes. You can see your courses in the Agora Portal. If your course numbers end in 01, you are in Section I; 02 is Section 2; and 03 is Section 3. Your Law Practice section assignment will be available at Orientation. Please note that your section assignment is subject to change and section assignments are not finalized until the beginning of classes. Students may not petition to change their section. Once the assignments are finalized, no changes are permitted.

During the spring semester, you will have the option of selecting a 1L elective. 1L electives are designed as experiential learning courses. Course offerings include “Intro to Civil Litigation,” “Negotiation,” “Transactional Lawyering,” and “Intro to Appellate Judging,” among others.

View the 1L schedule.

Academic Calendar

The Law School Academic Calendar contains key dates, including the start and end dates of classes, holidays, reading days, and exam days. During the spring semester, you will see references to “Administrative Monday.” On these days, Tuesday classes are cancelled and Monday classes are substituted. This ensures that all classes meet the same number of weeks per semester.

Incoming Student Reminders

  • BC Law's Career Services Office was pleased to welcome the Class of 2023 at the 1L Boot Camp Kick-Off via Zoom last week. Incoming 1Ls met the CSO Team, got a career road map of 1L year, learned about the state of the legal job market, and met members of the BC law alumni community in small breakout sessions.  View webinar.

  • Save the date for Virtual Orientation, which will run from August 26 to August 28th from approximately 12-5pm each day.  Most will be recorded and made available.  The detailed schedule will be shared soon.  

  • One of the sessions at Orientation will be a student panel, led by our Law Student Association (LSA).  In order for students to best answer your questions, they are asking you to submit questions ahead of time.  

  • If you are curious to get a better sense of the Law School campus prior to the first week of classes, you can take a virtual tour.  

  • To purchase books, visit www.bclawshop.com to select each of your courses and sections to see your booklist.  Have them shipped home to avoid lines or choose in-store pick-up.

  • To obtain an ID card, 1L students should complete this form and submit it, along with a photo, to studentservices@bc.edu.  For those of you attending in-person classes, details will be coming soon about how to obtain your ID card during the first week of classes.   

  • To obtain a Parking Permit, students should submit a permit request by going to https://www.bc.edu/myservices and selecting Parking Permits and Citations from the Account and Personal Information box. You will receive an email when your permit is ready for pick-up and details regarding pickup location.

  • For a summary of all of the to-do items visit the New Student Checklist page

Sincerely,
Office of Academic & Student Services
Boston College Law School