Member School Highlight – Boston University School of Law

Location: Boston, MA
Founded: 1872
Joined AALS: 1900
Dean: Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Founded in 1872 and a charter member of the AALS, Boston University School of Law is a private law school in Boston, MA with 220 first-year JD students. Their 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, graduates have access to a vast global network that contributes to their professional success.

Students in BU Law’s Sumner M. Redstone Building.

ASPIRE (Antiracist Scholars for Progress, Innovation, and Racial Equity) is a collaboration between BU School of Law and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research under the leadership of Ibram X. Kendi. It seeks to educate and train a new generation of antiracist legal professionals. ASPIRE provides a full tuition scholarship for all three years to a select number of students who have demonstrated a commitment to antiracism, social justice, and racial equity. Qualified applicants will have relevant lived or direct experience confronting racism. They may desire to work in the public interest, governmental, or private sectors. “Law influences every major racial problem and inequity in our society. For our society to move forward and remedy these issues, the next generation of lawyers not only need to understand how law has, in some instances, helped create and facilitate those very problems and inequities, but also need to develop tools and strategies for using the law to correct for them”, said Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig.

AALS Member School Highlights