We value a diverse class, and seek out qualified LGBTQIA students who contribute meaningfully to the excellence of BU.
Our application has an optional question,” Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, or asexual?”
BU recruits through AALS, a wide variety of higher education and affinity groups and publications, while promoting initiatives to foster diverse candidates’ success at the university.
Data is collected by Human Resources during the on-boarding process.
Identified as gender inclusive; listed in handbooks with policy; reiterated at recruitment days.There are six public single-stall restrooms in the law school, all of which are accessible for people with disabilities.
J.D. Handbook, “Single-stall, handicap-accessible all-gender-inclusive bathrooms are available on floors 1, 4, 5, 12, and 13 of the Law Complex. All members of the BU community are welcome to use the bathrooms with which they identify as applicable to themselves. Questions about the gender-inclusive bathrooms and other gender-inclusive policies at Boston University should be directed to Student Affairs at 617-358-1800 or email@example.com.”
JD 835: JURISPRUDENCE: CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIES OVER LAW & MORALITY (S)
JD 915: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSGENDER LAW (S)
JD 966: GENDER, LAW & POLICY (S)
BU students participate in OutLaw, the LGBTQIA+ affinity group, and have used Dean’s Conference Funds to participate in Lavender Law, a national conference on LGBTQIA legal issues and advocacy, as well as to professional networking events throughout the region.
Yes, optional for all students
Educational series, “Critical Conversations,” clinical training, student know-your-rights