Our Students

BU Law trains excellent students to be exceptional lawyers. In addition to academic achievement, our students bring strong leadership, prior work experience, diverse backgrounds, and focused attention to preparing for their legal careers. You can expect them to be equally dedicated to working for you and your clients.

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:

  • Amherst College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brown University
  • Cornell University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Stanford University
  • Yale University

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 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.