Posts by: Dean O'Rourke

Experiencing Change of Different Kinds

Just four short weeks ago, I had the honor of celebrating commencement with hundreds of graduates and their families and friends. It was a day to recognize the effort and achievements of our students. This joyful event represented a time of change, with our graduates preparing to move from the familiar environment of our law […]

Sending off the Class of 2018

As we near BU Law’s 145th Commencement, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the Class of 2018 and wish them all the best as they embark on what I know will be diverse and successful legal careers. Since joining BU Law, the Class of 2018 has demonstrated an outstanding […]

Support BU Law on Giving Day

On April 22, 2018, alumni from schools across Boston University will join with parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the University to participate in Giving Day. I encourage you to take this opportunity to support BU Law. Last year, the School of Law came in second among schools in dollars raised behind the College of […]

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 […]

Introducing the Corporate Counsel and Small/Mid-Size Law Firm Externship Programs

As part of our continuing efforts to expand experiential learning opportunities for students, we introduced two new externship programs during the 2017-2018 academic year. Each semester, the Corporate Counsel Externship Program, led by Cecily Banks, places second- and third-year students in the corporate counsel offices of for-profit and nonprofit corporations in Greater Boston. In these […]