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BU Law is training excellent students to be exceptional lawyers. Our students are bright, dedicated, and innovative thinkers, with a broad cross-section of cultural, professional, and educational backgrounds.
Preparing great students to be exceptional lawyers.
Gives students in-depth training in essential transactional skills, including drafting, analysis, and structuring and negotiating contracts through both coursework and practicum experiences.
Employer Perspective: WilmerHale
"The lawyers we recruit from BU Law have the tools to succeed at the highest levels of our profession. They combine strong intellect with excellent research and writing skills and the practical, hands-on experience gained from the myriad clinical programs the school offers."
- Mark Ford, Boston Hiring Chair & Partner
Mandatory one-week course gives all 1Ls instruction in "real-world" lawyering skills such as client counseling, negotiation, legal analysis, and contract drafting.
Employer Perspective: Brooklyn Legal Services
"I have been thrilled and pleased to have current BU Law students intern with us and then have the ability to hire them! They have proven over and over again to be very dedicated and effective in joining us doing the public interest work so critical to our system of justice and to our clients." - Marty Needelman, Co-Executive Director & Chief Counsel
BU Law's numerous clinics and externships - such as our Entrepreneurship & IP Law Clinic and Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic - provide practical exposure to a variety of professional settings, including businesses, start-up ventures, government agencies, courts, and nonprofits.
Employer Perspective: Morgan Lewis
"We recruit summer associates at BU Law because of the track record of success that they have when they later join our firm as new lawyers. The Lawyering Lab, Transactional Law program, and the Entrepreneurship & IP Clinic allow students to develop those important practical skills, and gets them thinking about what type of practice they want to have."
- Peter Pound, Hiring Partner
Mandatory online course ensures that all of our students - even those without prior business background - graduate with a basic foundation in fundamental business concepts such as capital markets, financial accounting, and corporate finance.
Employer Perspective: Cooley LLP
"At Cooley, we give substantive work from day one. As a result, we look for candidates who can hit the ground running in our fast-paced environment - those who have strong academic and practical skills and a desire to work with some of the world's most innovative companies. BU's programs provide a great platform for training the type of well-rounded students we seek." - Mika Reiner Mayer, Partner
Our students. The right talent for you.
Find the legal talent you need at BU Law. Our students hail from 32 different states and 13 different countries, and over a third are students of color. About three-quarters have at least one year of work experience, and more than one third have over three years experience. Our students come to BU Law from Ivy League schools, elite private institutions, and leading state universities including:
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Pennsylvania
Innovative curriculum. Leading faculty.
BU Law ensures that our students’ law school experience prepares them for the rapidly evolving legal market by maintaining close contact with employers across all sectors—and listening to what they need from lawyers who join them. Our top faculty (regularly ranked as leaders by the Princeton Review law school rankings) nurture our students in small classes, with an average faculty/student ratio of 1:11. Our innovative curriculum, which includes our 1L Lawyering Lab, online required Business Fundamentals course, and programs such as the Transactional Law Program and clinics, ensures they master not only the necessary doctrinal principles, but also the key practice-based skills such as legal writing and research, teamwork, and problem-solving, that they will need to effectively serve your clients.