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AT A GLANCE

AT BU LAW, YOU CAN PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE YOU WANT. FEW SCHOOLS MATCH THE

BREADTH AND DEPTH OF OUR CURRICULUM. YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR COURSE OF STUDY BY CHOOSING FROM MORE THAN 190 COURSES, FIVE CONCENTRATIONS AND 14 SEMESTER-ABROAD PROGRAMS. Choose to participate in clinical programs that will teach you real-world skills under the close supervision of experienced professors and practitioners. Cross-register in other BU graduate schools. Pursue a dual degree by combining law study with other BU graduate programs. Pursue a combined J.D./LL.M. degree in Taxation or Banking and Financial Law on an accelerated basis. Spend your third year in Paris, graduating with an LL.M. in European Law from the University of Paris (Paris II) and a J.D. degree from BU. Or spend your third year in Singapore, graduating with an LL.M. in Asian Legal Studies from the National University of Singapore and a J.D. degree from BU. Work on one of six journals or join one of our many diverse student organizations. Enjoy access to some of the best internship and employment opportunities in the nation. And take advantage of all the cultural, sports and social opportunities that Boston offers.

PROFILE OF THE CLASS OF 2014 Number of Applicants: 7,073 Number of Matriculants: 242 Median LSAT: 167 (range 154–175) Median GPA: 3.72 (range 2.75–4.00) Women: 49% Students of Color: 26% Average Age: 24 Age Range: 20–43 U.S. States Represented: 32, DC and Puerto Rico Undergraduate Schools Represented: 112

DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS • J.D./LL.M. in Asian Legal Studies with National University of Singapore • J.D./LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law • J.D./LL.M. in European Law with Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) • J.D./LL.M. in Law and Taxation • J.D./M.A. in Law and International Relations • J.D./M.A. in Law and Philosophy • J.D./M.A. in Law and Preservation Studies • J.D./M.B.A. in Law and Health Sector Management • J.D./M.B.A. in Law and Management • J.D./M.P.H. in Law and Public Health • J.D./M.S. in Law and Mass Communication

Countries Represented: 9 • • • • •

CONCENTRATIONS Business Organizations and Finance Law Health Law Intellectual Property Law International Law Litigation and Dispute Resolution

CLINICAL PROGRAMS • Civil Litigation Program (Asylum & Human Rights Clinic; Employment Rights Clinic; Housing, Employment, Family & Disability Clinic) • Criminal Clinical Program (Adult and Juvenile Defense; Prosecution)

• Externship Programs (Community Courts; Health Law; Judicial; Legal; Government Lawyering) • Legislative Programs (Africa i-Parliaments Clinic; American Legislative Practice; Legislative Policy & Drafting Clinic) • Semester-in-Practice (Death Penalty Externship in Atlanta; Government Lawyering Externship in Washington, D.C.; Human Rights Externship in Geneva; Independent Proposal Externship) • Immigration Detention Clinic • Wrongful Convictions Clinic STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS Argentina: University of Buenos Aires China: Tsinghua University, Beijing China: University of Hong Kong England: University of Oxford England: University College London France: Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III) France: Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) Germany: Bucerius Law School, Hamburg Israel: Tel Aviv University Italy: University of Florence The Netherlands: Leiden University Singapore: National University of Singapore Spain: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid Switzerland: The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva • • • • • • • • • • • • • •


AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT Graduates of the class of 2010 who secured jobs in law and business began their careers in the following areas:

Private Practice 55%

Government and Public Interest 11% Business 10%

Boston University School of Law is committed to supporting our students during this difficult economic cycle. To that end, the law school has provided some part-time graduate fellowship opportunities that are reported as positions in academia/higher education. Thus, the current percentage of graduates in that category is unusually high. The difficult economy also has affected the availability of public interest and government positions, so the current percentage of graduates in those positions is unusually low.

Judicial Clerkship 8%

Academia/ Higher Education 15%

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • American Constitution Society • American Indian Law Group • Art Law Society • Asian Pacific American Law Students • • • •

Association (APALSA) Black Law Students Association (BLSA) BU Law Foodies China Law Society Communication, Entertainment and Sports Law

Association • Education and School Law Association • Environmental and Energy Law Association • Federalist Society • Health Law Association • Human Rights Law Society • Immigration Law and Policy Society • Intellectual Property Law Society • International Law Society • Jewish Law Students Association • J. Reuben Clark Law Society • Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) • Law Christian Fellowship

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Law Students for Reproductive Justice Legal Follies Muslim Law Students Association National Lawyers Guild National Security Law Society OutLaw (LGBT organization) Older Wiser Law Students (OWLS) Phi Alpha Delta Public Interest Project Running Club Scotch Club Shelter Legal Services Softball South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) Student Government Association Women’s Law Association

JOURNALS • American Journal of Law & Medicine • Boston University International Law Journal • Boston University Law Review • Journal of Science & Technology Law • Public Interest Law Journal • Review of Banking & Financial Law

EMPLOYMENT (CLASS OF 2010) • 2010 Starting Salaries: Median private sector: $160,000 Median government: $62,000 Range of all salaries: $40,000–$175,000 • Rate of Retention (Class of 2010): 94% • Overall Bar Passage Rate (Class of 2010): 95% Massachusetts 1st time takers: 97% New York 1st time takers: 97% FINANCIAL AID • Students Receiving Scholarships: 67% • Scholarship Range: $5,000–full tuition • Average Scholarship: $17,000 • 2011-2012 Tuition: $41,780

DEADLINES

CONTACT US

Early Decision Application Deadline: November 15

Admissions Office 765 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215 617.353.3100 Email: bulawadm@bu.edu

Application Deadline: March 1 Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 1

Financial Aid Office 765 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215 617.353.3160 Email: bulawaid@bu.edu

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