Posts by: Dean O'Rourke

A Community Committed to Public Service

We recently welcomed Bryan Stevenson to BU Law to deliver the annual Max M. Shapiro Lecture. A noted public interest attorney, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy, Stevenson spoke to our community about his efforts to seek justice for inmates on death row. His inspiring work brought to mind the […]

Alumni Share Their Knowledge and Experience with Students at 1L Career Conference

We welcomed a large contingent of alumni back to BU Law last month to share their experiences and career advice with our first-year law students as part of our 1L Career Conference. We are grateful to all of the alumni and other attorneys who joined in the panel discussions and met with students throughout the […]

Responding to the Tragedies in Las Vegas and Puerto Rico

We extend our deepest sympathies and expression of support to our students from Las Vegas and all BU Law alumni who live and work there. The mass shooting that killed more than 50 people attending an outdoor concert on Sunday evening has shocked and saddened the entire BU Law community. Our Student Affairs Office is […]

Honoring ‘Singing Professor’ Mark Pettit

Professor Mark Pettit, known to many generations of BU Law students as the “Singing Professor,” is taking a leave of absence this semester while he is being treated for cancer. As a tribute to him, we are asking alumni to email to submit their recollections of his song lyrics and other memories for a […]

Responding to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

We extend our deepest sympathies and expression of support to our students and alumni in Texas, who are being affected by Hurricane Harvey. The massive flooding in the Texas coast including Houston caused by this torrential storm is displacing thousands of people from their homes. We are reaching out to all of our students from […]