In 1869, three Boston businessmen with abolitionist ideals chartered Boston University, envisioning an inclusive, forward-thinking university. In 1872, the School of Law opened its doors, admitting qualified students regardless of race, gender, or religion. Numerous legal and societal pioneers have emerged over the years. Today, under the leadership of Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig, the School of Law continues to strive to meet that promise of an inclusive and equitable culture, and is home to more than 1,100  students and more than 160 faculty members.

Located in the heart of Boston and housed in the architecturally distinctive Sumner M. Redstone Building and Law Tower, our central facility features two modern law libraries, technologically advanced moot courtrooms, classrooms designed for optimal learning, and offices for faculty and administrative departments. We’d love for you to stop by and check us out!



Fall 2022 will mark 150 years since BU Law’s founding. We will celebrate this milestone throughout the 2022-23 academic year with special events and learning opportunities. We invite all members of the BU Law community—past and present—to commemorate this significant achievement with us.

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Four alumni who have contributed to the life of BU Law in immeasurable ways.

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Welcome New Faculty, Administrators

BU Law is pleased to greet new administrators and faculty with expertise in health law, family law, technology law, international criminal law, law and race, science and legal history, and more.

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The Global Business of Music

As copresident of Warner Music Asia, Jonathan Serbin (’94) helps artists elevate their careers by distributing and promoting their music in their own countries and around the world.

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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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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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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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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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