Raising The Bar
Successful program gives insight into the true meaning of being a pre-law student at BC
Published: Monday, February 25, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013 01:02
Yet this trend has not reached the Heights, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to. DeLeo notes that pre-law declarations have remained "about the same," and the data backs this up. An average of about 420 students have applied to law schools from BC every year since 2007, and the numbers have not decreased significantly lately. "Our student body has gotten academically stronger in terms of their credentials over the course of the years," said DeLeo. "And there are students who are determined to pursue the careers that they choose. "
National trends, like the economy, will go up and down. Yet the consistency of BC’s pre-law program speaks to the achievements of the student body and the commitment of the career center. "I think the most important thing to think about is: can you engage your interest, can you use the abilities that you want to use, and can you involve the values that you hold in the career that you choose?" DeLeo said. "Whatever career that is, that is the career that we will help you to pursue."
So, what does it mean to be pre-law at BC? The answer is not simple. Yet, with 804 on DeLeo’s pre-law listserv, and 231 members of the APLSA, it means, at the very least, that you are far from alone.