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.

Wondering what you would come to see us about? You can find out more about the Student Affairs Office staff and the services we offer below, and you can always contact us at 617-358-1800 or studaff@bu.edu with any questions.

Gerry Muir, Esq., Associate Dean for Student Affairs

  • Academic advising
  • Administration of the Academic Regulations
  • Counseling resources and referrals
  • Disability accommodations
  • Dual-degree advising
  • Exam accommodations
  • Letters of Good Standing
  • Oversight of the Student Affairs and Registrar’s Offices
  • Personal and professional advising
  • Preparation for the Bar Exam; Character & Fitness reviews
  • Student Practice Certifications

Brenda Hernandez, Esq., Associate Director for Academic and Multicultural Affairs

  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives and programming
  • Academic Enhancement Program (AEP)
  • Student Practice Certifications
  • 2L/3L Course Advising
  • Dual Degree Advising
  • Affinity groups liaison
  • Diversity recruitment and retention
  • Community outreach and pipeline programs

Jill Collins, Esq., Associate Director for Student Affairs

  • Orientation
  • Student Advisor Program
  • Academic Enhancement Program (AEP)
  • Advisor to Student Government Association and Public Interest Project
  • Provide general support to student organizations
  • Organize BU Law 5K Race
  • Coordinate events to celebrate graduating 3Ls
  • Provide support to academic journals
  • Walk-in advising on academic, career, and personal concerns

Senior Program Coordinator

  • Event support for student groups, including room reservations
  • Student Appreciation Days and wellness programming
  • Transfer Student Orientation & Ambassador Program
  • Reimbursements for journals and affinity groups
  • Locker concerns
  • 1L Photobook