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Boston University School of Law 

ABA-Accredited / AALS Member

Law School Rank
US News 2011: 22
US News 2010: 20



Enrollment: 820
Tuition: $38300
Address: 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-3100

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is a nationally recognized law school located in the heart of Boston University's campus on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts.

Consistently ranked in the top 30 law schools, "U.S. News and World Report" currently ranks it 26th in the country. Three specialties are in the top 10, including Health Law (#5), Tax Law (#7), and Intellectual Property Law (#9). Princeton Review ranks it 2nd place nationally in "Best Professors" and 7th place for "Best Classroom Experience." For the class of 2017, the median student LSAT score was 163 and median GPA was 3.66.

BU was one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender, the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts, and a charter member of the American Bar Association. Nearly 700 students are enrolled in the full-time J.D. degree program and about 350 in the School's five LLM degree programs. The School offers more than 200 classes and seminars, 21 study abroad opportunities, and 18 dual degree programs. Students learn critical legal theory and doctrine in classes that average a 12:1 student/faculty ratio, while developing professional lawyering skills in the School’s 1L Lawyering Lab, civil and criminal law clinics, national and international externships, pro bono placements, and transactional law program. BU also pioneered a clinic to represent victims of human trafficking in Boston.