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4.2 of 5 stars (17 Ratings)

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BC Law

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

My classmates are all smart, interesting and personable. There isn't a cut throat mentality. If you miss a class, someone will send you notes and explain whatever you don't get.

Downers

Some of the classrooms aren't as new as you would hope--not dilapidated but also not new.

Comments

Visit the school and talk to the students. Everyone will tell you its not your normal law school. Its a friendly environment, which is refreshing because law school is stressful enough

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great Colleagues

4.0 of 5 stars

June 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Collegiate environment, friendly students and faculty members, great alumni network

Downers

Intellectual property law opportunities are lacking, coffee in the cafeteria is bad

Comments

Sometimes you must go against the advice of career services

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great school outside of the elite

4.0 of 5 stars

April 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Collegial atmosphere, kind and engaging professors, students aren't competitive, decent chance at biglaw.

Downers

Less than third of the class will get biglaw, newton location isn't the most convenient.

Comments

Come here if you can't get into a T14 and want a decent chance at biglaw, and would be comfortable working in Boston or NYC.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Review

5.0 of 5 stars

April 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Genuine respect and admiration for classmates; school culture was inviting and collaborative.

Downers

Political beliefs were polarized among the faculty and there was an expectation that student beliefs would be consistent therewith.

Comments

There is a very good balance between expectations and support, which provides for an excellent environment to learn without unnecessary stress.

Would You Recommend

Yes

4.7 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

The classes are all excellent. There are a number of electives, and there are several opportunities to 'specialize' in a particular field or practice area. Every professor is very knowledge in their field and is very well prepared for class every day. Additionally, BC as an institution has a 'students first' mentality, so even when professors are doing research on their own, their primary focus is on remaining accessible to students, both as professors and as mentors. Most 1L classes employ the Socratic method, but after that it varies. About 1/3 of the classes use a scheduled 'on-call' system, and the other 2/3 just rely on volunteers. Academic advising is excellent, as any one of the Deans is always available to meet and work through any issues. There is no competitiveness here. Everyone gets along and sincerely wants the people around them to do well. That helps, because the workload is tough. This is a top tier law school, and the faculty knows that students must perform at that level. There are plenty of research opportunities - professors are always looking for research assistants (paid & unpaid), and there are summer & semester international programs that a few students each year participate in.

Quality of Life

The best place to go to law school. Period. Everyone gets along, there are always fun activities, great speakers, involved clubs, and passionate students. With so many opportunities on campus, everyone finds something they enjoy, which makes coming to school here a real pleasure and a privilege.

Admissions

Applied through LSAC. Seemed that Essay, Letters of Rec, LSAT, and undergrad GPA was the order of consideration.

Level

3L

4.3 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

I think our professor's are very practical, mostly because they really care about helping the students become the best lawyers and thinkers they can be.

Quality of Life

BC Students care about each other and that affects every area of student life. We study together, go out together, live together, even work out together. It is a very social place filled with very good people.

Level

2L

4.5 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

There are plenty of opportunities for students to pursue their own academic interests, and the faculty is friendly.

Quality of Life

The quality of life at BC can't be beat. You have all the advantages of living in a big city, but the campus is nestled away in a quieter suburban setting

Level

2L

4.5 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

very practical, some socratic, good classes, small sizes.

Quality of Life

outstanding community

Admissions

Normal - lsat, gpa, application, lsdas

Level

3L

4.7 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Quality of Life

Newton is pretty quite, but the law school is located near commerical areas if you want to leave campus for food, coffee, etc.

Level

3L

4.0 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

classes with faculty are often better than those with adjunct/practioners because many adjuncts do not seem how to translate practice into teaching. The curve is pretty strict and it can be competitive if you are seeking out the big firm route. Class size first year is approximately 100 and then varies in upper-level courses from similar 100 person classes (corporations or con law II) to small seminars with 20 people maximum. Clinics are what really make BC special. There are a variety of opportunities to translate classroom learning to real practice.

Quality of Life

It is a collegial atmosphere and people are always willing to help. There will be the "gunners" (those that are so focused on grades that they do little else and feel compelled to take over classroom discussions), but there are also a great group of people who want a life outside the law and make a point to find a balance between school and life outside of school. The dining is expensive (because its a cafeteria shared with freshmen) and the commuter can be lengthy if you do not have a car.

Admissions

pretty standard application process. received normal financial aid package for law students (lots of stafford loans), but also got a grant and law school loan to help with costs.

Level

3L

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