Category: Jobs and the Legal Profession

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 […]

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 […]

Meeting the Class of 2019

At this time of year, I have the opportunity to meet many of our admitted students at receptions hosted by law firms around the country and at Preview Days here at BU Law. Next week, I will welcome admitted students at a reception at Ropes & Gray here in Boston. I’ve also had the pleasure […]

Delivering BU Law’s Educational Offerings to a Global Audience

In collaboration with BU’s Digital Learning Initiative, we have just launched our first MOOC (massive open online course) in Legal Risk Management for Multinational Enterprises. Developed and taught by Babak Boghraty (’89), an instructor in both our Executive LLM in International Business Law Program and our JD program, this course meets CLE requirements in a […]

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 […]