BC Law's curriculum shifted from a system with an extended first-year fall semester and a shortened second semester to standard-length semester structure in 2007. The school also added criminal law to the slate of 1L requirements. BC Law also boasts a well-regarded legal writing program and offers certification in environmental and land use law and international law. Graduates are in demand in Boston and 50 percent stick around New England, with the other half spread across the country.
About a quarter of all law students live in BC's graduate housing, and the rest find accommodation throughout Boston. The law school's campus is in a residential area about two miles away from BC's main campus in Chestnut Hill, so law students can focus on their studies without the distractions of BC's undergraduate student body.