Community of Support

student welcomersBU Law's support programs for J.D. and LL.M. students are designed to answer questions, give helpful advice and create a sense of community from day one.

Upon arrival, J.D.s participate in an extensive orientation program during which they meet their section-mates and are greeted by upperclass student welcomers. New J.D. students are introduced to their personal support “team,” which includes an upperclass student advisor and a faculty contact. They may also choose a mentor from an extensive community of BU Law alumni. The School’s Student Affairs Office is the primary resource which helps J.D. students adjust to law school, sponsoring workshops on topics like time and stress management, work/life balance and strategies for successful exam-taking.

LL.M.s receive dedicated academic guidance and counseling from graduate program directors, who assist students with any personal or academic issues that may arise. LL.M.s also receive career guidance from a full-time, dedicated LL.M. career counselor.

Each of these resources is on call to help you adjust to life in law school–from learning how to organize your studies to how to have fun in the city.