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BC Law rises to #28 in US News rankings, a jump of nine points in two years.


Boston College Law School continued its strong upward trajectory, moving up one slot to #28 in the US News and World Report’s latest edition of best law schools and putting it nine places ahead of its ranking just two years ago. The Law School also trended upward in five specialty rankings, the top three of which were tax at #15, business and corporate law at #22, and international law at #29.

BC Law’s improvements in employment rates and admissions metrics were the primary drivers of its higher score. 

US News made far fewer significant methodology changes this year after last year’s shakeup that led some schools to refuse to submit their data surveys. The company’s most recent approach to calculating schools’ overall scores has shifted in some categories to two-year averages, presumably to mitigate the fallout from the earlier decision to weigh outcomes more heavily.

BC Law scores well in a number of other rankings. The school moved up one spot to #15 in National Law Journal’s ‘Go-to Law Schools’ for big firm hiring. Princeton Review ranks BC Law #8 for Best Professors and #9 for Best Quality of Life, while Boston College Law Review is ranked #16 in Washington & Lee’s ranking of top journals. And the school recently came out #10 in the country for bar passage rate for first-time test takers in 2023, according to the American Bar Association.

For the full list of law school rankings, please see US News & World Report.