Law Schools in Massachusetts

Are you are looking to go to one of the law schools in Massachusetts? There are 8 ABA accredited law schools in Massachusetts.

The highest ranked law school in Massachusetts is Harvard University, which was ranked 5 by US News in 2023. The school has an LSAT median of 174 and a GPA median of 3.92.

The best law school in Massachusetts depends on what you're looking for. Every law school is different, just like every person is different.

Other schools in Massachusetts include Boston University Law School, Boston College Law School, Northeastern Law School, Suffolk Law School, New England Law - Boston, UMass Law, Western New England Law School. If you want to go to law school in Massachusetts, you should consider these schools.

ABA accredited law schools in Massachusetts

  1. Harvard Law School
  2. Boston University Law School
  3. Boston College Law School
  4. Northeastern Law School
  5. Suffolk Law School
  6. New England Law - Boston
  7. UMass Law
  8. Western New England Law School

You can also check out law schools in the states that border Massachusetts: Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont.

Detailed information on Massachusetts law schools

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Rank 5 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 5 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 170/174/176
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.82/3.92/3.99
  • Acceptance rate: 10.1
  • Bar passage rate: 99.4

Boston University Law School

Boston, Massachusetts
Rank 27 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 27 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 164/170/171
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.57/3.84/3.91
  • Acceptance rate: 16.3
  • Bar passage rate: 93.5

Boston College Law School

Newton, Massachusetts
Rank 29 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 29 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 162/166/167
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.55/3.74/3.81
  • Acceptance rate: 10.2
  • Bar passage rate: 94.1

Northeastern Law School

Boston, Massachusetts
Rank 71 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 71 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 158/163/166
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.47/3.7/3.82
  • Acceptance rate: 31.1
  • Bar passage rate: 87.3

Suffolk Law School

Boston, Massachusetts
Rank 133 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 133 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 150/154/158
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.2/3.49/3.67
  • Acceptance rate: 60.7
  • Bar passage rate: 77.1

New England Law - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Rank 155 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 155 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 149/154/157
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 2.93/3.36/3.66
  • Acceptance rate: 71.0
  • Bar passage rate: 76.6

UMass Law

Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Rank 167 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 167 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 148/152/154
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.2/3.47/3.68
  • Acceptance rate: 59.4
  • Bar passage rate: 64.0

Western New England Law School

Springfield, Massachusetts
Rank 180 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 180 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 146/150/154
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.02/3.43/3.7
  • Acceptance rate: 63.5
  • Bar passage rate: 55.1


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Anyone willing to give opinion on a 166 3.56 Puerto Rican, currently working as a biglaw paralegal? :)
For GW and Georgetown
@FurtiveBonobo: youre below both 25ths for georgetown and both medians for GW so in either case i think it'll be tough...i think even with URM status georgetown will be a reach but GW could be a lock with strong statements/applying earlier
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Does anyone know much about the University of Minnesota? I have a 165 LSAT score but a 3.09 CAS GPA. I have a valid reason for the GPA and I will obviously explain that. I was planning on applying Early Decision, but I’m not sure if I should wait until after the October LSAT to try for a better score or if it would be better to get it in earlier.
Any thoughts on a 168 3.7? Thinking of applying to Georgetown early decision. Korean American dual citizen who is currently a senior at Georgetown
Retake lsat and break 171 and yeah you got a sho
Unless you take a bunch of classes and get A+’s and somehow break median
I took the lsat and got 168 back to back, so I don't know if that's my ceiling but I'm not sure if I can improve much more :'(
+ applying early decision means I don't get my grades back for this semester as well
That sucks, I was hoping being a gtown undergrad and applying ED might help me a bit
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