Everyone gains in an inclusive setting. At BU Law, students from traditionally under-represented groups have flourished with the opportunity to study in a rigorous environment with an open, respectful culture. Visit the links at left to learn more about the resources available to you as a BU Law student–both in and out of the classroom.
Maureen O'Rourke, Dean
As dean of the School and as a faculty member, I am deeply aware of the value of diversity within BU Law. Our community is strengthened by the inclusion of students from a range of cultures, countries, backgrounds and beliefs. Classroom discussions are enriched when students bring a variety of perspectives and points of view. In every way, the educational experience and social fabric of the School are enhanced by having a diverse community. From the day we opened our doors in 1872, BU Law has admitted students of ability without regard to race, gender or religion. That commitment to diversity was a distinguishing characteristic of our school when it was founded and continues to be a source of strength today.
Brenda L. Hernandez
Associate Director for Academic & Multicultural Affairs
As the associate director for academic & multicultural affairs, my role is to continue the tradition of diversity and inclusivity that BU Law has fostered since its inception. My goal is to cultivate a community that welcomes not only diverse individuals, but also a wide range of beliefs, ideas and opinions. Through programming such as Be Yourself Orientation and the Academic Enhancement Program, I strive to support students throughout their legal education.