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Legal Professions at Boston University

Every legal professions school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the legal professions program at Boston University stacks up to those at other schools.

Boston U is located in Boston, Massachusetts and has a total student population of 32,718.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Basic Certificate in Legal Professions (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

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There were 282 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #27 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at Boston University.

50% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The legal professions program at Boston U awarded 118 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 50% of these degrees went to men with the other 50% going to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 39% men graduate in legal professions each year. Boston U does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 11% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Boston University with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 25
International Students 58
Other Races/Ethnicities 18

The following legal professions concentations are available at Boston University. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Boston University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 282
Legal Research 118

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MA, the home state for Boston University.

Occupation Jobs in MA Average Salary in MA
Lawyers 18,420 $165,610
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 7,330 $60,320
Legal Secretaries 3,920 $59,020
Law Professors 610 $137,150
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 590 $63,330


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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