Boston University School of Law

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Boston University School of Law

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Number of students

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Ranking & Awards

US News and World Report
#23 Law School (2019)
#4 Health Law Program (2019)
#8 Intellectual Property Law Program (2019)

Princeton Review
#10 Best Professors (2019)

LLM Guide
Top 10 LLM Program for Banking/Finance/Securities Law - Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law (2019)
Top 10 LLM Program for US Tax Law - Graduate Program in Taxation (2019)
Top 10 Online and Hybrid LL.M.s – Executive LLM in International Business Law (2019)

Notable Alumni

Edward Brooke
LLB 1948, LLM 1949, Attorney General of Massachusetts; first African American elected to the Senate by popular vote; one of only five African Americans to serve in the US Senate; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Barbara Jordan
LL.B. 1959, first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress from a southern state, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, first woman to deliver a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in 1976.

David E. Kelley
David Edward Kelley (born April 4, 1956) is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of e.g. Ally McBeal, Big Little Lias, as well as several films.

Martha Coakley
JD 1979, Massachusetts Attorney General (2007–2015), District Attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts (1999-2007).

Gary Locke
JD 1975, United States Secretary of Commerce, Governor of Washington, and the first Asian-American governor in the mainland U.S.

Reowned professors

William Park
– Professor of Law –
Teaches in the area of international business law. The President of the London Court of International Arbitration and General Editor of Arbitration International, President George W. Bush appointed Park to the Panel of Arbitrators for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute. In his honor, Oxford University Press named its annual prize for arbitration scholarship, “The Rusty Park Prize in International Arbitration.”

Tamar Frankel
– Professor of Law –
Professor Frankel writes and teaches in the areas of fiduciary law, corporate governance, mutual funds and the regulation of the financial system.In 2013, the Institute for Fiduciary Standard established the annual Frankel Fiduciary Prize in her honor to award individuals who advance fiduciary principles. WealthManagerWeb has named her among the 50 Top Women in Wealth Management. In addition, she was noted as one of the most well-known 500 lawyers on Lawdragon, and as one of the Women Trailblazers in the Law by the ABA Commission project on Women in the Profession. In 1998, Professor Frankel was instrumental in establishing and designing the corporate structure of the Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Wendy Gordon
– Professor of Law -
Her scholarship utilizes economics as well as ethics and analytic philosophy to understand copyright, trademark, and related forms of intellectual property. She serves on the editorial board of the European Journal of Law and Economics. The US Supreme Court has three times cited her scholarship. She has received a Fulbright scholar, was elected by Oxford’s St. John’s College to a Visiting Senior Research Fellowship, and was selected as a resident at the Rockefeller Foundation retreat in Bellagio. She has twice served as the Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Intellectual Property.