Law School 150th Anniversary

Title

150 Years of Legal Excellence at BU Law

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Duration

4:21

Publication Date

10-3-2022

Language

en-US

Abstract

In October 1872, 60 students joined the inaugural class at Boston University School of Law. The school swiftly earned its place at the forefront of legal education, initiating advancements such as the sequenced, three-year curriculum that is now the common standard for legal education in the United States. Today, BU Law is recognized among the top US law schools, with 25,000 alumni living in all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world.

Over the past 150 years, BU Law’s faculty and alumni have made a profound impact. They have argued some of the nation’s most consequential cases. They have advanced the cause of civil rights and equal justice for all people. They have fueled innovation in industries from mass media to technology to healthcare. They have fundamentally reshaped our nation’s understanding of the law and, in some cases, literally changed the course of history.

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