Category: Current Events

Welcoming the World’s Intellectual Property Scholars to BU Law

Boston University School of Law has long been known for its excellence in intellectual property law. We have some of the country’s most respected IP scholars on our faculty, a program that is regularly ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, and two clinics with MIT in our Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property […]

Balancing the Values that Make Us Uniquely American with the Need to Protect Ourselves from Terrorism

As Dean, I have always viewed it as my role to remain as politically neutral as possible. Regardless of what party is in power, I will always stand for the Constitution and the values it represents. This country has been very good to me: I don’t think that there are so many countries in the […]

Eight Judges in Two Weeks. What a Way to Start the School Year!

It has been a busy September with many distinguished members of the judiciary paying a visit to BU Law. We have been privileged to welcome eight judges to the law school in just the past two weeks. Individual justices have joined us for book talks, a major conference, and meetings with our students, while the […]

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 […]