At this time of year, I have the opportunity to meet many of our admitted students and alumni at receptions hosted by law firms and companies around the country. In the past few weeks, I’ve joined with our alumni to welcome admitted students at receptions hosted by Choate Hall & Stewart LLP here in Boston, as well as Coach, Inc. in New York City. Later this week, I’ll be in Los Angeles to meet with students and alumni at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
I am grateful to each of these organizations for hosting our events and hiring our students. When the future members of our law school community join us later this month for BU Law Admitted Student Preview Days, they will have an opportunity to experience everything that BU Law has to offer.
Before they arrive, most of them will already know that The Princeton Review has again ranked our faculty #1 on its list of “Best Professors.” While these external rankings vary annually, our commitment to making BU Law the best place to be a law student remains constant.
It’s why we continue to introduce new programs like our Lawyering Skills Program, in which first-year students will take courses that simulate real-world legal disputes in order to gain hands-on training in legal research and writing, oral advocacy, contract drafting, negotiation, and client counseling. It’s also why we hire top faculty like Associate Professor Ahmed Ghappour, a cybersecurity expert and visiting assistant professor at UC-Hastings Law, who will be joining us in the fall.
Last year, we welcomed a first-year class of 257 students from a pool of more than 4,800 applicants. At this point, we are on pace to exceed last year’s number of applicants. Thank you for all you do to help us recruit the students who will one day join the outstanding community of BU Law alumni!