BC Law School (more formally referred to as Boston College Law School) encourages its students to learn outside the classroom through experiences, discussions, and interactions. BC Law has multiple dual- degree programs in the following: J.D. /M.B.A, J.D. /M.S.W, J.D. /M.Ed. or M.A. in Education, J.D. /M.A. in Environmental Policy and Planning in association with Tufts, and J.D. /M.A. or Ph.D. in Philosophy. The J.D. program has specializations and concentrations in business law, clinical education, criminal justice, dispute resolution, public law, property law, legal theory, legal philosophy, international law, intellectual property, and more.
BC Law School first year courses focus on legal writing intensive courses and basic law courses. First-year students have the opportunity to participate in the Academic Support Program (ASP), which provides tutoring support. The second and third-year courses go into greater depth and allow students to be able to explore their own specific law interests.
After their first-year, students have the option of working on their own independent studies. Boston College Law School concentrates on allowing students to practice law through programs, such as Semester in Practice and Semester in Practice: International Human Rights. The Law Scholarship Program gives students in need financial assistance. BC Law provides scholarships for its law school students, such as the Public Service Scholarships and the Endowed Scholarships.
Students can become active in learning about law in hands-on experiences through in-house direct service, externships, and observational programs. In addition, students can participate in the advocacy programs, such as the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition. It also has in-house law reviews, such as the Uniform Commercial Code Report-Digest and the Journal of Law and Social Justice. Students are allowed to work and participate as staff members for the Uniform Commercial Code Report-Digest. BC Law School has been accredited with the American Bar Association. It is a member of the Order of the Coif and the Association of American Law Schools.
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02459
Phone: (617) 552 – 4350
March 31 is the final admission deadline for Boston College Law School.
Decisions are generally received within eight to twelve weeks and are made on a rolling basis.
Boston College Law School students must enter in the fall.
Number of 2016 applicants: 3,631
Number of 2016 matriculants: 234
LSAT (median): 162
GPA (median): 3.56
LSAT (25 to 75 percentile): 158 to 163
GPA (25 to 75 percentile): 3.39 to 3.65
Tuition (2016-2017): $48,820
Room, board and other: $19,360
Total estimated cost of attendance: $68,180
Students who receive grants: 66.2%
Median grant amount: $20,000
BC Law School does not award conditional scholarships.
Bar passage differential: 7.71%
Transfers out: 12
Net transfers: 6