Posts by: Dean O'Rourke

What Does a Law School Dean Do?

People often ask me: What exactly does a law school dean do? The answer is: MANY THINGS! Here’s a slightly irreverent look at a representative day for me: 7:45 a.m. – Starbucks Pick up a venti iced non-fat caramel macchiato topped with coffee instead of espresso. 8–9:30 a.m. – Attend the Deans’ Council meeting Meet […]

A Note from Dean O’Rourke

Dear BU Law community, In recent months, we at the law school have developed a protocol for when we send messages to the entire community. We did this because we know that students would often like to hear from us about current events but, at the same time, we are simply not equipped to be […]

BU Law Responds to Tragedy in Orlando

We extend our deepest sympathies and expression of support to our students and alumni in Orlando, Florida. This weekend’s horrific attack has shocked and saddened the entire BU Law community. We are deeply pained by this violent act of hatred that appears to have targeted the LBGTQ community. Oppression and violence in any form denigrate […]

Good Luck to the Class of 2016!

Thank you to our graduation speaker, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, and our newest alumni and their families and friends for a wonderful Commencement ceremony. We heard inspiring words from Ms. Ortiz, who is the first Hispanic and the first woman to serve as the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Some of our 2016 […]

#ProudtoBU and to Collaborate with MIT

If you have visited our campus lately, you may have noticed the #ProudtoBU street banners along Commonwealth Avenue. The banners feature BU students and their unique accomplishments. Representing the School of Law is Kelvin Chan (’16), a 3L student who worked in our Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic this past year. Since we opened this […]