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campus life


The Law School's campus is an oasis in the midst of a bustling suburban and city landscape, a place where gentle stretches of green lawn and manicured gardens complement some of the most technologically advanced facilities available to law school students. Located on 40 acres of land in Newton, Massachusetts, the campus offers fast access to the city of Boston by car or public transit, where students can find matchless opportunities to observe and participate in the application of the law.

Newton has much to offer locally as well, with parks and recreation, restaurants and shops, and an abundant supply of rental housing of all sorts. And the campus itself is a busy and varied community.There are 700 of the best and brightest students here, and over 50 student organizations, a number of them affiliated with the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), which is involved in promoting the placement of law students with public interest firms and agencies. There are numerous special academic opportunities, including robust clinical and externship programs under our Center for Experiential Learning, independent study and exchange programs abroad.


When Boston College Law School was founded in 1929, the first dean, Dennis Dooley, envisioned a school with a social conscience as well as an analytical mind. Seven decades later, that vision is still very much alive, as evidenced by the sense of community which springs from a shared respect for the law as the cornerstone of a democratic society, and for one another as fellow human beings joined in the study of this great and demanding profession.

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