Listening to Scott Brown talk, you’d think Tufts College, where he graduated cum laude, and Boston College Law School, where he received his J.D., were one-room schoolhouses with dirt floors presided over by Beulah Balbricker. “You know what, listen, bottom line is, you know, I didn’t go to Harvard,” he told WZLX this month, right after mocking Elizabeth Warren for being a middle-aged woman.
In fact, Tufts and Boston College Law are extremely prestigious, elite schools with sterling international reputations. They are gems of the Commonwealth, our country, and the world. Tufts is ranked #28 among national universities, and #58 worldwide. It costs $41,998 a year to attend. Boston College Law School ranks in the top 15 law schools in the country for job placements, and #28 overall among the hundreds of law schools nationwide. Its admissions standards are exceptionally rigorous: just 18% of applicants were admitted last year. It costs $41,590 a year to attend. As the school says of itself, “Boston College Law School is among the top few law schools in the country in the number of applications it receives, and has an overall applicant-to-acceptance ratio that is among the most selective in the nation.”
Scott Brown should stop posing as a reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln, studying law by candle light in a home-made cabin on Plum Island, and admit who he is: an elite Republican lawyer educated at two of the Commonwealth’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.