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Thanks in part to your generosity, BU School of Law is able to prepare our students to meet every challenge. The legal landscape is rapidly changing, and your annual contributions to the Law Fund help us keep pace with its evolution. Read more.

Boston University School of Law is one of the nation’s great law schools, as evidenced by our talented and diverse student body, our acclaimed faculty, and our remarkable alumni. To enable the law school to build on its proud history and to be positioned to achieve even greater success in the decades to come, the school is in the midst of its first comprehensive fundraising campaign.

The Campaign for BU Law launched in 2012, with a goal of raising $80 million over five years for new investments in essential areas of the School listed below. In response to the outstanding generosity of thousands of alumni, Dean Maureen A. O’Rourke and President Robert Brown have extended the goal of the Building on Excellence Campaign to raise $100 million by the year 2019.

Please join us in helping to build on BU Law’s excellence and make this the best place in the country to be a law student.

Campaign Priorities

As we keep advancing, we ask for your support of the following five priorities:

    Scholarships and Financial Aid: $25 million
    We want the very best students to attend BU Law, regardless of financial means. It is also important that our young alumni be able to pursue their career aspirations without burdensome debt.

    Law Annual Fund: $10 million
    The Law Fund provides the vital flexible funding used by the Dean to create unique initiatives, leverage unforeseen opportunities, and provide additional financial aid such as scholarships and public interest fellowships.

    Academic Programming: $10 million
    BU Law prepares its graduates to hit the ground running in their chosen field of law by providing an integrated academic experience combining theory and doctrine with experiential learning. Financial support allows BU Law to continue to innovate and enrich the academic experience for tomorrow’s lawyers.

    Professorships and Faculty Support: $10 million
    Endowed professorships help BU Law recruit and retain faculty whose current members are consistently ranked at the top of Princeton Review’s “Best Professors” List.

    Law Building Fund: $45 million
    Vibrant and flexible spaces to teach and work mean a more productive environment for faculty, students, and staff, and a deeper and more connected student experience. Thanks to alumni support during the campaign and generous investments by the University, we have built the new 98,000 square-foot Sumner M. Redstone Building and performed a complete gut-renovation of the 100,000 square-foot Law Tower.

    As of April 18, 2016, the Law School has raised $64 million in gifts and commitments toward its $100 million goal. For more information on the Campaign for BU Law, visit the School of Law Alumni page.