Boston University School of Law

Why BU Law?

Boston University School of Law is one of the nation’s top law schools with a history of excellence dating back to 1872. Our faculty are consistently recognized for exceptional teaching, preeminent scholarship, and transformative mentorship. With more than 25,000 alumni living in all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world, our graduates have access to a vast global network that contributes to their professional success. The BU Law complex, comprised of the state-of-the-art Sumner M. Redstone Building and adjoining 17-story tower, is located in the heart of Boston overlooking the Charles River.

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Health Law Program U.S. News & World Report

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Best Classroom Experience Princeton Review

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Go-To Law Schools: Big Law Law.com

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Intellectual Property Law U.S. News & World Report

Recent Stories

Check out some recent stories about our students, faculty, and alumni from The Record, the magazine of Boston University School of Law

Entrepreneurship

From 1L to Founder

BU Law fosters generations of business leaders.

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Ethan FitzGerald
Student Life

A Penchant for Public Policy

Ethan FitzGerald (’25) studies the intersection of science and law to advance public good.

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Collage of Professors Daniela Caruso, Kent Coit, David Seipp, and Gary Lawson
BU Law News

BU Law Celebrates Retiring and Departing Faculty

Professors Daniela Caruso, Kent Coit, David Seipp, and Gary Lawson have made immeasurable contributions during their tenure at BU Law.

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Keenan Hunt-Stone ('24)
Student Life

A Switchback toward Progress

Keenan Hunt-Stone (’24) sees the law as his best path forward for impactful change.

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Tobias Keil
LLM in American Law

Building a Family Far from Home

Tobias Keil (LLM’24) goes the extra mile to create community for the American Law Program.

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Crystal Hsu ('25)
Student Life

Breaking Law Review Barriers

Incoming Law Review editor Crystal Hsu (’25) draws inspiration from pioneering editor-in-chief Clara Burrill Bruce (1926)

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Explore Areas of Practice

With more than 200 courses and seminars—one of the most extensive course catalogs of any law school in the country—you'll be able to prepare for a career in a broad variety of practice areas.

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In The Media

Our faculty experts weigh in with opinions and expertise in local, national, and international media outlets.

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BU Law Events

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Why Study in Boston?

The reasons are numerous. For starters, Boston is a global center of education and research. The city is also a major hub for law, business, medicine, technology, and government. It's an international city with vibrant cultural, art, social, and entertainment communities. It comprises an eclectic mix of  neighborhoods, from historic to quirky to trendy, with a wide range of housing options for students. The list goes on.

What it's like living in Boston