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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director Named

Lisa Brathwaite to spearhead new initiatives and programming at BC Law.


Lisa Brathwaite, who has worked in legal higher education with affinity groups and on minority and race issues, joined Boston College Law School on December 14 as Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs.

“We are thrilled to welcome such an experienced hand in matters of justice and inclusion to BC Law,” said Dean Vincent Rougeau. “Lisa’s energy, insights, and ideas are sure to inspire our community’s DEI efforts for years to come.”

Since 2014, as program manager and specialist in Northeastern School of Law’s Center for Co-op and Professional Advancement (CCOPA), Brathwaite has designed and implemented evidence-based programming for student affinity groups, fostered and maintained relationships with minority bar and professional development associations, and advised affinity groups as well as students navigating personal, professional, and climate-based concerns. She has also been an active member of the school’s Committee Against Institutional Racism.

At BC Law, she will work in close partnership with colleagues across student-facing offices and help lead the collaborative effort of the Law School community to provide a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment committed to the success of all of our students.

Brathwaite received her BA in Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies from Bowdoin College in 2008 and anticipates receiving her MEd in Higher Education Administration in December of 2021. She began her career in legal recruitment with Boston firms Choate and K&L Gates.

Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University