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Student Affairs Office

General Information

The Student Affairs Office ensures that students have the dynamic, academically challenging and supportive environment needed for law school success. The Office is the center of many advising and support activities, providing academic information, counseling resources and personal guidance to BU Law students.

Services and programs include:

  • First-year orientation
  • Student Welcomer and Advisor programs
  • J.D. academic advising, including an Academic Enhancement Program for 1Ls and advice on dual-degree programs
  • Counseling resources and referrals, including student support groups offered by the BU Behavioral Medicine Clinic (881 Commonwealth Avenue) on issues such as stress management, depression, and coping with the loss of a loved one.
  • Faculty brown bag lunch talk series where faculty and alumni discuss and debate current legal issues
  • Liaison with B.U. Office of Disability Services for services for disabled students
  • Support for student organizations
  • Student practice rule certifications (e.g., Mass. Rule 3:03)
  • Letters of good standing
  • Communication of BU Law news and events
  • 1L Continuing Orientation
  • student affairs blog

The Office also oversees the administration of many of BU Law's policies and procedures, including degree requirements and academic standards; works closely with student organizations; coordinates extracurricular activities such as student appreciation days and workshops on topics like stress-management, achieving work/family balance, and the "Live Well, Learn Well" exercise and nutrition initiative; and fosters interaction between students and faculty.

Contact Us:

Telephone: 617.358.1800
Fax: 617.353.7400
Office Email:

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