Today’s featured law school is Boston University School of Law. During the program you will hear from the Dean of the law school, Maureen O’Rourke, and a student in the 2012 graduating class, Elizabeth Rossi.
The U.S. News & World Report ranks BU Law 22nd in its most recent law school rankings. The school currently has a full-time enrollment of 822 students. Tuition for 2010-2011 was $39,880. Approximately 60% of students receive scholarship support, with an average award of $17,000. In 2010, BU Law received 8,515 applications requesting admission; of those admitted, 268 eventually matriculated. For the incoming class of 2013, the median LSAT score was 166 and the median GPA was 3.7.
Dean O’Rourke says Boston University School of Law cultivates a community of support for its students and stresses that the law program administration and faculty does everything it can to make BU Law the best place to attend law school. If you are considering applying to BU Law, Dean O’Rourke suggests that demonstrate that you have pursued your passions and find ways to set yourself apart in your application.
In closing, Dean O’Rourke tells students that, should they wish to learn more about the law schools they are considering, there is no substitute for talking with students and professors.
The BU Law student perspective comes from 2L Elizabeth Rossi. Rossi tells our listeners that her favorite aspect of BU Law is the intellectually challenging curriculum and the great overall academic experience. Along with exceptional academics, says Rossi, BU Law is also a friendly law school where you can easily build professional and personal relationships. Rossi goes on to say that attending BU Law will not only give you a great education and lasting relationships, but will also give you the tools to become an excellent attorney.