Boston College Law School

Founded in 1929, Boston College Law School is an internationally-known leader in legal education, consistently ranked among the most collegial law schools by US News & World Report.

It offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in a full-time only program. Dual degree programs are offered with Boston College’s Carroll School of Management (J.D./M.B.A.), Graduate School of Social Work (J.D./M.S.W.), and Lynch School of Education (J.D./M.Ed. or M.A.).

BC Law was one of the first law schools to found a law review to study the issues surrounding underrepresented populations both within the U.S. and other countries.


- Listed as one of the nation's top law schools, and appears in the top ten for both Career Prospects, as well as for the category "Professors Rock (Legally Speaking)" in The Princeton Review's 2010 edition of its "Best 172 Law Schools". According to the survey, BC Law has "Great Research Resources" and a "Great Library Staff".

- Ranked 26th in the country in U.S. News and World Report 2010 Law School Rankings. In addition it is ranked 9th for legal writing program and 23rd for tax program.

- Placed among the top 20 schools for the number of graduates hired by large firms, according to the National Law Journal (2010).

- For the second year in a row, the BC Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) was awarded the Northeast Black Law Students Association Chapter of the Year award (2010).

- Top 20 ranking in the Law School 100 list (2009-10).

- 5th for Best Career Prospects (Princeton Review 2008).

- Top 15 schools where big law firms recruit (National Law Journal, 2007).

- No. 1 for producing the most 'Super Lawyers' in New England (Super Lawyer Magazine).

* Suggested Reading: Boston College Ranking Profile