A Short, Incomplete, and Opinionated History of the BU School of Law

March, 2009

"A Short, Incomplete, and Opinionated History of the BU School of Law" featuring BU [...]Law Professor David Seipp

Why did a student shoot a pistol in the middle of a class on Equity at BU Law? And why did the faculty member then pause for a moment of silence and what did the faculty member say? Was BU School of Law founded because standards at the only other law school in the state (Harvard Law School) were too high or too low? What was the first piece of legislation drafted by the first woman to graduate from BU School of Law? Which BU Law alumnus talked the faculty into letting him graduate early to found Suffolk Law School, and which BU Law alumnus founded Standford Law School without graduating at all from BU?

Though he has only been at BU School of Law since 1986, Professor David Seipp has been looking for the history of BU Law for more than 10 years. He told some stories he has learned from his own research, from law students, and from longtime Dean's assistant, Margo Hagopian, who was at BU Law for more than 50 years.

http://www.bu.edu/law/timeline

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