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4.3 of 5 stars (21 Ratings)

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Boston College

5.0 of 5 stars

April 2018 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Strong community and network in multiple cities. Good ties to NY as well as Boston.

Downers

Bus Schedule and the food is not the best, but not reasons not to attend.

Comments

Good job prospects as well as a helpful alumni network.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great value for money

5.0 of 5 stars

April 2018 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Warm, friendly professors; great preparation for career in corporate law

Downers

Suburban campus; fratty; not great financial aid; need to be in very top part of class to get great job opportunities

Comments

If you are interested in the possibility of getting BigLaw without breaking the bank for a T14, this is your bet.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Good for getting Boston jobs

3.0 of 5 stars

February 2018 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Recruits really well in Boston community. Clinical program is great at providing hands-on experience.

Downers

Difficult to tell why some professors are still teaching. Campus location is tough to access in Newton.

Comments

Very collaborative and non-cutthroat. Commute by car if possible.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Fantastic Education in Fun Atmosphere

5.0 of 5 stars

February 2017 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

* Vibrant social life among law students
* Cooperative learning and student-first professors
* Great opportunities for higher-ranked students

Downers

* Difficult job placement for lower-ranked students
* Limited tenured faculty in certain subject areas
* More senior professors rarely publish and lack current academic bona fides

Comments

In terms of job placement, which should be the #1 factor in choosing a law school, it is excellent nationwide for students who are top performers (e.g., law review, top 10%) and strong in the Boston market for students with solid credentials (e.g., top half of class).

Would You Recommend

Yes

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

4.5 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

4.7 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

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