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A first-rate law school requires a student body that is characterized not only by extraordinary academic achievement, but by a collection of personal journeys that is more than the sum of its parts. No one feature of an application can tell us what we need to know. Instead we seek students who represent the widest ranges of human experience and aspiration.
Applying to BU Law
By deciding to join the Boston University community, you are deciding to become a part of a distinguished legacy that is at the forefront of academic and social advancement. BU was the first university to open all of its divisions to women, the first American university to exchange professors with European universities and the first to have a black dean at a predominantly white university.
Boston University School of Law has welcomed men and women of all races and religions since its founding over 130 years ago. Our alumnae include people like Lelia Robinson, the first woman admitted to the bar in Massachusetts, Consuelo Northrop Bailey, the first female Lieutenant Governor in the nation, and O. Rogeriee Thompson, the first black woman to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. To this day, BU Law continues to admit a widely diverse student body.