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Boston College Law School

Overview

Lawdragon Limelight

Q&A with Vincent Rougeau

Dean, Boston College School of Law

"We want our graduates to understand what it really means to be a professional and a productive member of society … We want to help students understand who they are and what they want from their careers, to find their passion within the law and their place in society. ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
44%
Number students applying:
3,717
Number students accepted:
1,633
First-year attrition rate:
1%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
165
Median:
162
25th percentile:
159

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.64
Median:
3.52
25th percentile:
3.32

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $46,790 N/A
Non-resident N/A N/A
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus N/A
Off Campus $19,360                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
698
Number students enrolled full-time:
698
Number students enrolled part-time:
Number of first-year students:
230

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
47%
% Women students:
46%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
12%
% Minority students:
25%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
5
Names of law journals:
Boston College Law Review, Environmental Affairs Law Review, International and Comparative Law Review, The Journal of Law and Social Justice, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest
% of students involved in law journals:
37%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
17
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Civil Litigation Clinic, Community Enterprise Clinic, Criminal Justice Clinic - Defense, Criminal Justice Clinic - Prosecution, Housing Law Clinic, Immigration Clinic, Innocence Project Clinic, Juvenile Rights Advocacy Clinic, Attorney General Program, Flexible Externships, Immigration Externship Program, Innocence Project Externship, London Program, Semester in Practice, Semester in Practice: International Human Rights, Judge and Community Courts, Judicial Process
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
14%
% of students in field placements:
22%
% of students in simulation courses:
58%

Curriculum Strengths

International Law,
Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Commercial/Small Business,
Environmental Law,
Criminal Justice,
Family Law,
Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property,
Public Interest Law,
Tax,
Trial Skills and Litigation

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 75% 205
National Employment Rate 2013 64% 162
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MA 50% 122
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 13% 32
State 3rd Largest Employer FL 5% 12
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MA 54% 119
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 13.5% 30
State 3rd Largest Employer RI 3.6% 8

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0.5%
Law Firm 2-10
7.2%
Law Firm 11-25
4.5%
Law Firm 26-50
2.7%
Law Firm 51-100
5%
Law Firm 101-250
11.7%
Law Firm 251-500
3.6%
Law Firm 501+
18.5%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
9.5%
Government
9.5%
Public Interest / Service
2.7%
Clerkships Federal
5%
Clerkships State / Local
5.9%
Education / Academia
0
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MA 94% 88%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MA 92% 85%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MA 96% 88%
State 2 NY 84% 85%
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Roman Catholic
Feeder School 1:
Boston College
Feeder School 2:
Georgetown University
Feeder School 3:
Harvard University

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

885 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02459
Region:
New England
Main Phone:
Admissions Phone:
617-552-4351
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Vincent
D.
Rougeau
Undergraduate:
AB
School:
Brown University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Harvard University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Rita
C.
Jones
Undergraduate:
School:
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
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Reputation Profile

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