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.

Recent Stories

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

Pnina Lahav and image of book cover “The Only Woman in the Room”
Gender and Law

Golda Meir’s Persistence

BU Law Professor Emeritus Pnina Lahav examines the Israeli leader’s life with a feminist lens.

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Major Cases

Alumni whose work has set precedents and inspired legislation.

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Cesar Lopez-Morales ('14) stands on the steps of the US Supreme Court, where he will clerk for Justice Sonia Sotomayor in 2023-24

Headed to the High Court

Cesar Lopez-Morales (’14) will clerk for US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor starting in July.

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In Memoriam

Remembering Robert Volk

The director of Lawyering and Advocacy Programs served the BU Law community from 1982 to 2023.

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Setting Precedents

Four alumni who made their mark on the judiciary.

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BU Law News

BU Law to Launch Program on Reproductive Justice

Available in fall 2023, the program will foster student interest and facilitate careers opportunities in reproductive justice and adjacent fields.

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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