"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
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
"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, Entrepreneurship & IP Clinic, and other clinical programs 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
Social Security Administration
"As a federal attorney, I have been able to utilize the methodology I learned through BU Law's extensive training in legal writing and research to successfully advocate. I also gained a solid foundation in administrative law, which provides me with a better understanding of my responsibilities and the importance of my role in the federal administrative process." Sohum Karia ('14), Attorney-Advisor
"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
NYC Law Department
"BU Law enables and encourages future public service practitioners to learn outside the classroom in myriad ways. Through BU Law's clinical and externship programs, I worked more than 500 hours in public sector legal offices. I now use the invaluable insights I gained from those experiences every day as a government litigator." - Corbin Carter ('15), Assistant Corporate Counsel
"A BU Law education provides the foundation to develop the skills necessary to be a successful attorney. Practical programs such as BU Law's Lawyering Lab and Transactional Law Program allow new lawyers to hit the ground running and be effective advocates for our clients."
- Kenneth Gordon, National Hiring Partner
Developing your legal career at BU Law.
The Career Development & Public Service Office (CDO) will help you plan for the career of your choice, meet prospective employers, and make connections through a broad range of programs. You can connect with hundreds of employers in legal fields through extensive on- and off-campus recruiting programs. BU Law provides career resources across all employment sectors, from law firms to government, to corporations and beyond. If you are interested in public service, explore our pro bono programs, clinics, grants for summer positions, and fellowships for recent grads. Members of the Class of 2020 have already garnered 21 elite federal and state court clerkships with the following courts and judges.