The Public Interest Concentration (the “Concentration”) expands faculty advising and support for students who plan to pursue public interest legal careers at Boston University School of Law (“BU Law”). BU Law has significantly expanded opportunities and advising around public interest in recent years. In addition to a wealth of courses, we offer such sponsored activities as the Public Interest Scholars Program, the Public Interest Retreat and the Post Graduate Public Service Fellowships, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program and the Pro Bono Program. The Concentration advances this effort by providing individualized academic advising and support to students pursuing public interest careers.

The key requirements of the Concentration include:

  • A minimum of 24 credits in public interest law related coursework
  • A substantial research and writing project in a public interest topic, approved by the Public Interest Concentration Faculty Advisor
  • A public interest advising plan, submitted by the student to the Faculty Advisor explaining how the courses and plan for the writing requirement will support the student’s anticipated public interest career path.