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Ready for Its Close-up

To welcome admitted students, BC Law re-creates the Law School experience online with videos, webinars, classroom visits, and campus tours.

Photograph by Caitlin Cunningham

A global pandemic didn’t stop Boston College Law School from celebrating its newly admitted students through an all-remote Admitted Student Day held March 27, with a student panel responding to admitted students’ questions on March 28.

When the mid-March campus closure meant that admitted students would be unable to visit physically, BC Law swiftly converted all of its planned in-person programming into a virtual experience with videos and webinars. These included introductions to key figures, classroom experiences, and campus tours comparable to those that would have been offered on campus.

Dean Vincent Rougeau addressed the admitted class in a video explaining the distinct opportunities offered by BC Law. He highlighted the strength of the Law School’s community, the benefits of applied experiential learning in Boston’s cutting-edge industries, and the emphasis on ethical formation that challenges students to discover their personal paths in law.

In another video, Alumni Board President Steve Riden ’99 stressed the power of the BC Law network to help students land crucial internships and summer job placements as well as post-graduate posts of distinction. The legal community far and wide has a high regard for the quality lawyers produced by the Law School, he said.

Admitted students also had the opportunity to “sit in” on Professor Steven Koh’s 1L Criminal Justice class, which provided a realistic idea of a typical lecture at BC Law. Other programming included a faculty panel, an introduction to career services, and faculty spotlight videos. On Saturday, five current students talked candidly about academics, campus life, and career opportunities, and then responded to questions sent in by their virtual audience.

These webinars and videos from the Admitted Student experience, as well as helpful links to departments, resources, and information on housing, careers, student organizations, the curriculum, and more, can be found here.