Kathleen O’Day joined the Legal Division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as a staff attorney in January 1978 after graduating from Boston College Law School in her native Massachusetts.  In 1991 she was appointed to the official staff as Assistant General Counsel and in 2005 she became Deputy General Counsel with oversight over the Division’s Banking Regulation and Policy Group.  Over the course of her career, Kathleen became a definitive source of knowledge and advice on all aspects of international banking regulation and trade in financial services. 

The Boston University Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law has established the Kathleen O’Day Scholarships to allow international Banking Law students from the Banking and Financial Law Program or similar LLM programs to attend the Fundamentals of Banking Law Program, in which Kathleen taught the International Banking session, free of any tuition costs.  These students will be listed in the program of the Fundamentals course and introduced at the program as Kathleen O’Day Scholars.  Contributions to these scholarships in Kathleen’s memory can be made as follows: 

To make a gift by check, please make it payable to “BU School of Law – O’Day Scholarship and send it to:

Boston University Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law
c/o Gifts and Records
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 700
Boston, MA  02215

To make a gift online, please visit bu.edu/lawgiving and select “Other” for designation and in the “comment” section note “For the Kathleen O’Day Scholarship.”