Law School Responds to Tragedy at Boston Marathon

A Letter to the BU Law Community from Dean Maureen A. O'Rourke

Dear Friends,

I am sure that you have seen the coverage of the tragic events during yesterday's running of the Boston Marathon. We have been informed that at least one BU student has died and another remains hospitalized as a result of injuries sustained at the scene.

There are no words for a situation like this - only sadness for innocence and joy lost and the pain of the victims. And yet I know we will learn of many acts of heroism and simple acts of kindness to strangers in the coming days. These and our regard for each other and our city will sustain us.

All of our scheduled law school events this week - the Philip S. Beck Lecture and reception, Dean's Advisory Board meeting and Sumner M. Redstone groundbreaking ceremony - will continue on schedule. We believe that the best response to an act of terror is to carry on with appropriate respect for the victims and gratitude to the rescue workers. It seems particularly appropriate to mark the construction of a law school this week - the rule of law and our respect for it also sustains us in times like these.

I look forward to seeing many of you this week.

Thanks,

Maureen A. O'Rourke
Dean

April 16, 2013

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