Boston University School of Law

Why BU Law?

Boston University School of Law is one 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.

Recent Stories

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

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Intellectual Property

Redefining Progress

BU Law Professor Jessica Silbey's new book explores how intellectual property law may evolve in the 21st century to underscore fundamental values.

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Alumni

Radio’s Visual Storyteller

As vice president of visual and music strategy, Keith Jenkins (’82) helps National Public Radio tell compelling stories online and on social media.

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Events

A Support System for Black Women Law Professors

The 16th Annual Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Workshop, founded by BU Law Dean Onwuachi-Willig, offers inspiration and support to scholars and practitioners.

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Kathy Kleiman ('93)
Information Law

An Innovator of Internet Policy and Law

Kathy Kleiman (’93) helped create the rules that govern internet domain names and continues to fight for fairness and free expression online.

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Alumni

Working the Big Cases

Former state and federal prosecutor Rob Fisher (’01) works criminal cases that often capture the headlines, including the infamous 1990 Gardner Museum heist, which remains unsolved.

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Entertainment Law

License to Stream

New technologies have made making and enjoying music easier than ever, but they're running into the same old complications of copyright law that have always rocked the industry.

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Entertainment Law

Swimming Up Stream

Ray Wu ('92) and Sarah Collins ('13) bring popular streaming content to the masses at Lucasfilm Ltd. and Netflix.

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Entertainment Law

Behind the Grammys

Jerry Juste charts the high notes of 25 years in the entertainment industry.

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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

Browse our most recent events below, or view the full events calendar.

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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