Posts by: Dean O'Rourke

Our Beautiful New Law School

We have reopened the law tower after a total renovation, and it looks beautiful! From the completely refurbished Barristers Hall on the 1st floor to the modern classrooms on the 4th floor, from the spacious courtrooms on the 6th and 7th floors to the sleek career development interview rooms on the 8th floor, we are […]

Best of Luck to the Class of 2015

Thank you to our graduation speaker Senator Edward Markey and our newest alumni and their families and friends for a wonderful Commencement ceremony. The Class of 2015 is the first to graduate from our brand-new building and they have made us proud. For the last three years, they have brought their passion and intellect to […]

From Ferguson to New York to Baltimore: How BU Law Is Responding

The tragic death of Freddie Gray, and the ensuing riots in Baltimore, are affecting our law school community on many levels. A number of our students come from Baltimore and dozens of our alumni live and practice in the city. As lawyers, we have a responsibility to not only uphold the law and put justice […]

The Future of Legal Education

Last week, I participated in a webinar with a panel of leaders in the law, including attorneys from private firms and corporations, CLE providers, and bar associations. The panel, brought together by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, discussed the future of legal education and how we should train the next generation of lawyers. We discussed what […]

Welcoming the BU Law Class of 2018

With February over and March finally here, we can now look forward to not only the coming of spring but also to welcoming our admitted students to BU Law. This past month, I attended an alumni and admitted students reception at Goodwin Procter in Boston. The reception gave these students an opportunity to speak to […]