Careers & Professional Development

Our mission is to elevate your future as much as your mind. BU Law ranks among the top 25 schools for large-firm hiring. We offer dedicated professional development and career resources for JD and LLM students across all employment sectors, from public interest to government to corporations.

You’ll have many opportunities to meet with recruiters and prospective employers, build professional connections through a broad range of programs, and tap into an active global network of more than 25,000 alumni. Reach out to us. It’s never too early to prepare for success.

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Employment Sectors

We offer plenty of resources and guidance across all of the major practice sectors so that our students and graduates are fully equipped to explore areas they may wish to pursue.

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Career Success Stories

Our alumni have gone on to successful careers in every state in the nation and more than 100 countries around the world.

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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

Behind the Grammys

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

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Sansanee Dhanasarnsombat (LLM'05)
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Climate Risk and Corporate Responsibility

As governments and companies focus on a postpandemic world, climate issues take the lead.

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Health Law

A Double Dose of Growth

As deputy general counsel, Shaun Ryan (’01) helped Massachusetts-based Moderna quickly grow from an early-stage biotech firm to a manufacturer of millions of doses of COVID vaccines.

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Sports Law

A Heavy Hitter in Baseball Negotiations

As the Major League Baseball Players Association’s lead labor negotiator, Bruce Meyer (’86) helped players achieve their contract goals and rescue their delayed 2022 season.

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Guardians of the Digital Realm

Temitope Akinyemi (LLM’97) and Sarah Saucedo (’06) take seriously the privacy and security of consumer data.

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Feature

Patience Plus Persistence

When billions are on the line, Jennifer O’Neil brokers deals.

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DAYLE PERCLE (’11) JAG, US AIR FORCE
Military Law

Called to Serve

Two BU Law graduates found their mission in the military's Judge Advocate General's Corps, advising servicemembers and commandeers on issues ranging from combat operations to end-of-life planning.

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