Posts by: Dean O'Rourke

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 […]

BU Law Students and Alumni Are Ready and Willing to Help Those in Need

Public service has always been a part of BU Law’s legacy. Our students, faculty, and alumni demonstrate their commitment through clinical work, pro bono projects, public service fellowships, and through their own lives and careers. On March 5th, at a reception for our alumni and admitted students at the DC law office of Covington & […]

Remembering Senator Edward Brooke (’48)

I am sorry to report that Senator Edward Brooke (’48) passed away today at the age of 95.  The press coverage of his life – and death – is extensive. See, e.g., While there is little for me to add to the factual information in the press reports, I would like to say just […]

Asking the Troubling Questions That Weigh on Our Minds

At a time of year when our law school community feels the inevitable tension and anxiety associated with final exams, many of us are also grappling with grief, anger and exasperation over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City, and the subsequent grand jury decisions in those […]

BU Law in the Big Apple

In mid-November, I traveled to New York City with Assistant Dean for Career Development & Public Service Fiona Hornblower and Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations Terry McManus to continue meeting with alumni and employers in major markets across the country. New York City is one of the most sought after destinations for our […]