We value a diverse class, and seek out qualified LGBTQIA students who contribute meaningfully to the excellence of BU Law.
BU Outlaw is the affinity group for LGBTQIA students, and we have several other affinity groups based on identity.
Our application has an optional questions “Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, or asexual?”
Yes, we ask both preferred name and “If your strongest gender identity differs from your legal sex, and you would like to share it with us, you may do so here”
All posts are reviewed to ensure a commitment to diversity and recruitment of faculty and staff representative of the diversity of our community and beyond. BU advertises in a range of industry-related publications, and association listservs, ensuring a wide-range of applicants.
This is an optional disclosure collected by Human Resources at the time of hire.
There are six gender-inclusive single-stall bathrooms in the law school. All are accessible.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRITICAL CIVIL PROCEDURE (JD 765); CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSGENDER LAW (JD 915); GENDER EQUALITY LAW (JD 914); GENDER, LAW & POLICY (JD 966); QUEERNESS & THE LAW (JD 917); JURISPRUDENCE: CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIES OVER LAW & MORALITY (JD 835);
OutLaw is very active at BU Law
BU has had a contingent of students attend Lavender Law, with the Dean providing scholarships of up to $500 per person; or per conference (if more than one student attending). Students have also used the fund to attend ABA and bar-supported conferences.
This is a mandatory training at the start of enrollment, primarily focused on Title IX compliance.
Yes, optional for all students
The development of our community is on-going.