Boston University School of Law

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A Letter from the Dean to alumni

maureen o'rourkeDear BU Law Alumni,

Greetings from Boston! Thank you to everyone who sent words of support to our community in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings last month. While the Sumner M. Redstone Building groundbreaking ceremony on April 19 had to be cancelled, we will be hosting a celebration of the new building on Friday, October 25 to kick off Alumni Reunion Weekend.

We are also looking forward to holding our law school’s Commencement ceremony on May 19. The day is always a celebratory occasion for our students! Yet, we also recognize that a number of our 2013 graduates are graduating without jobs.

They need your help in today’s exceptionally challenging legal market. Even if you do not have a particular job to offer, you can make a difference:

• Join the BU Law Alumni Mentor Directory LinkedIn group, which connects current students and recent graduates to alumni from around the world working in diverse settings and practices. By joining this group, you will be identifying yourself to other members of the group as someone who is willing to serve as an informational resource. Your involvement in this effort is incredibly valuable, and we hope you will agree to participate.

• Interview recent graduates who took the bar exam in your state and are looking for work in your area of the profession.

• Inform the BU Law Career Development and Public Service Office (CDO) of positions for which recent BU Law graduates might be considered.

• Encourage your employer to participate in BU Law’s on-campus interviewing program (OCI) or one of the School’s off-campus programs.

• Hire a part-time fellow for a limited term into the not-for-profit or government organization where you work.

• Participate in the In-House Counsel Fellowship program in which BU Law graduates work for a year in the legal department of your company or not-for-profit organization.

• Consider a BU Law graduate for a temporary or part-time project that might be an important bridge to his/her first job.

While we ask for your assistance in helping our recent graduates during these uncertain economic times, BU Law’s CDO, faculty and administration work every day to develop opportunities for our graduates. I encourage you to read the “Finding Success” stories of our Class of 2012 graduates who are now employed in diverse legal fields all over the country as a result of their educational experiences at BU Law.

If you are an alum who is looking for a new job, the CDO has compiled useful information for your job search here on our Web site (login: bulawalum password: careers007). Also, please join the BU Law Alumni group on LinkedIn to tap into our global network of legal professionals.

If you have any questions or if you would like to post a position or otherwise help, e-mail or call (617) 353-3141.

Thank you so much.


maureen a o'rourke

Maureen A. O'Rourke

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