Forbes: BC Law private median salary $77,200; not $160,000
Boston College Law School reports its median salary for the private sector as $160,000. However, according to Forbes, this figure (along with similar figures from many other top law schools) is grossly misleading. They put it extremely bluntly:
Students are going to school with the idea of a big payback, but typically borrow over $100,000 to attend a private law school compared to $70,000 ten years ago according to the American Bar Association. A very small percentage of them will make $160,000 after graduation.
How misleading are we talking? Well, according to their report, there was not a single law school that actually had a starting (within the first two years) median salary of $160,000. There were only three law schools with a figure above $125,000.
Columbia Law School came in at the top of the pack with $157,000. Boston University Law School came in below Boston College with $75,800. See the full results here.