Boston College Law School

Boston College Law School

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Boston College Law School is a Jesuit institution based in Newtown, just outside Boston. It typically reports some of the strongest employment and bar pass rates in the Boston region. Employment in 2018 was 90.2 percent, and its bar passage rate was 87.56 percent.  

The school has a unique approach to teaching the law within a context of values and with an eye toward bettering society, said Nate Kenyon, director of marketing and communications.

 “This encourages leadership and independent thinking, which may be why we have so many graduates in public office and as members of the judiciary,” Kenyon said.

Kenyon believes the law school excels at creating a challenging yet nurturing environment, with a broad-based approach and focus on the fundamentals.

“These days, firms and businesses are looking for lawyers who think outside the box, who lead by example and who possess the highest ethical standards — all things we focus on here at BC Law.”

Dean Vincent Rougeau said he wanted to let prospective students know they were “entering into a much richer and deeper experience: an experience of community, an experience of formation and an experience that they’re not going to enter into alone.”



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75th Percentile1643.68
25th Percentile1613.42
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$20000
Percent receiving grants81.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 90.20%
NJ Employment86
Bar Passage87.56%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2018: Best Value: 
Top Private #11
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Entertainment Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy