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What Matters Most

Survey offers new insights into the Law School community.


In April 2016, BC Law surveyed alumni, parents, and friends for their views of the community. More than 1,270 people replied.

The survey found that the community sees BC Law as having a strong regional and national reputation and that members value academic excellence above all other characteristics. Participants also emphasized the importance of BC Law’s job placement rate, which has been more than 90 percent in recent years.

The majority also said they would like to become more involved with BC Law. As a result of this, the Advancement Office plans to expand the reach of its local and national events, enhance the alumni-student mentor program, and develop a wider range of volunteer opportunities. The Law School has also improved its online volunteer information and will create a volunteer manual with advice on how alumni, parents, and friends can encourage their peers to deepen their investment in BC Law.

“BC Law is fortunate to have such a devoted community of supporters who are eager to give back to the school,” said Dean Vincent Rougeau. “I am pleased to see our advancement team rise to the call of our alumni to increase the ways that our graduates can stay involved, and I’m eager to see the impact our alumni will have on BC Law in the years to come.”

The survey confirmed that keeping audiences well informed is key to ensuring that they remain engaged. Additionally, respondents said they were more likely to make a gift to BC Law when they felt up-to-date on the latest happenings at the school.

“We are hard at work developing ways to expand our outreach in order to connect with our community in more thoughtful, personalized ways,” said Jessica Cashdan, executive director of campaign planning and associate dean of law school advancement. “Thank you for your feedback—and please continue to share your ideas by contacting our alumni relations staff at”