Boston University School of Law has offered legal education to all qualified students without regard to race, gender, or religion since 1872. This tradition continues today though a strong system of support and mentorship.
Read the full Boston University Statement on Diversity.
Dedicated Staff Support
Our Associate Director for Diversity & Inclusion works closely with affinity groups and individual students to make sure that all communities are supported and have opportunities to advocate for their needs.
Our Associate Director for Academic Enrichment is responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of academic and bar support programs for students at the school.
Community and Inclusion Committee
The Committee has been formed to strengthen BU Law’s commitment to being an inclusive and diverse community in which critical topics can be discussed from many perspectives civilly and respectfully. The committee includes faculty, staff and students.
Be Yourself Orientation (BYO)
A two-day series of welcome events prior to general Orientation for students who identify as black, indigenous, people of color, and LGBTQIA organized by the student affinity groups and the Student Affairs Office.
A yearlong series of events that provides students, faculty, and staff the unique opportunity to discuss issues of diversity and its intersections with the law. The program begins during Orientation with a mandatory session for all incoming students. Optional sessions throughout the year discuss topics such as Privilege, Faith and the Law; and Ableism – Perspectives from the Deaf Community. Although not part of the law school’s curriculum, the sessions have a high student turnout and are deeply valued by the community.
An annual event where students, faculty, and staff share their talents. Sponsored by Student Affairs and Contraband.
As a continuation of the Be Yourself Orientation, this cocktail reception provides an opportunity for LGBTQIA alumni and alumni of color to network with current LGBTQIA students and students of color.
Campus Climate Survey
BU Law administers a Campus Climate Survey from late February to mid-March to assess our students’ experience of the School of Law as an open, inclusive and dynamic learning community. It is BU Law’s mission to be a leader in the teaching and study of law and its related disciplines. As such, we are committed to fostering a community where all students feel respected, valued, and empowered to attain the highest levels of academic success.