Welcome to the JD Admissions section of the BU Law website. Here, you will find all you need to know about how to apply to BU Law and determine if BU Law is a fit for you.

As a top-tier law school, BU law is highly selective and considers many criteria in the admissions process. Every application is read holistically in an effort to admit a class of great accomplishment, diversity, and professional potential. We take into account a variety of factors that may be evident not only in your previous academic record, but also in your letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume, and other materials.

We consider your demonstrated leadership ability, clearly articulated motivations for the study of law, economic and social obstacles overcome, and outstanding non-academic accomplishments, interests, and passions. If you have been out of school for some time, notable achievement in another field can have a positive impact on your chances for admission.

Ultimately, there is no archetypical BU Law student. This law school has been open to all applicants on the basis of ability since the day it opened its doors. Students are encouraged to be themselves at BU Law, and the result is an intelligent, dynamic, and eclectic community.

We invite you to learn more about us. Use the links to the left to familiarize yourself with our application process and discover what makes BU Law an exceptional place to study and launch a career in law.

Our Admissions staff travel to law school fairs and forums across the country to meet prospective JD students and answer questions. Check the Recruitment Calendar to see if we’ll be visiting a campus near you. Also, feel free to reach out to our Student Admissions Ambassadors for information and support.

Click here to learn more about qualifications for admission to the Bar.