A letter from BU Law's Japanese LL.M. Students


As you already know, Japan was hit by an astonishingly powerful earthquake on March 11th.

As of today, several thousand people have been found dead, more than ten thousand are still missing, and hundreds of thousands of Japanese have been forced to evacuate from their homes. Many have lost their homes, fortunes, and loved ones. Many still have no water, electricity, or supplies.

Since the day of the earthquake, we have received warm words and prayers from many fellow students and faculty members at BU Law. We are truly grateful for the kindness and generosity of the BU Law community. Its support reminds us that we are not helpless and that there are things that we can do even though we are now far from Japan.

Although we are convinced that Japan will eventually overcome this difficult ordeal, recovering and rebuilding will take a long time and much effort. If you wish to support those who are still suffering, your help would be greatly appreciated.

We are working with the BUJSA at the GSU Link (the main entryway to the GSU) from March 21st to April 1st in order to help Japan’s relief efforts. Volunteers will be present from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. The following are links to websites where you can make donations to assist the victims and support rebuilding in Japan. Thank you very much for your concern and assistance.

American Red Cross

Japanese Red Cross

Sincerely Yours,

BU Law LL.M. Japanese students