Geraldine M. Muir
Associate Dean for Academic Engagement
Associate Dean Geraldine “Gerry” Muir oversees the Student Affairs and Registrar’s Offices at Boston University School of Law. Prior to joining the University administration, Dean Muir served as a Higher Education Associate at Dow Lohnes PLLC and Cooley LLP in Washington, DC, advising institutional clients on matters of federal financial aid compliance, accreditation standards and state licensure. She started her career as an advocate for academically-gifted students of color through A Better Chance Foundation; transitioned into higher education administration; went into practice for several years; and, then married all of these experiences together for her work at BU Law.
As a higher education administrator Dean Muir has served in residence life, student conduct, student activities, multicultural affairs, and orientation positions, and attained a MS degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University, where she studied Television, Radio, Film Production and Sociology, and earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. Dean Muir has been recognized for outstanding service to her communities through the Dean’s Certificate from Georgetown University; the King, Heschel and Hamer Spirituality and Social Justice Award from Drew University; the National Leader of Leaders Award from Campus Outreach Opportunity League ; The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Excellence from Canisius College; and, the District of Columbia Courts’ Capital Pro Bono Honor Role. In April 2017, Boston University’s Black Law Student Association awarded Dean Muir the Student Choice Award for outstanding dedication to BU Law’s students.
Dean Muir is an adjunct faculty member for the BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development’s Educational Leadership & Policies Studies program, teaching AP 755: Legal Issues in Higher Education via classroom and distance education. She continues to advocate for students and focuses her work on addressing issues related to legal education.