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Toward a More Inclusive Campus

Brathwaite heads BC Law’s new diversity program.

Photograph by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Lisa Brathwaite, a specialist in legal higher education affinity groups and minority and race issues, has joined BC Law as Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs.

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

Brathwaite comes to the Law School from the Northeastern School of Law Center for Co-op and Professional Advancement, where she 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 was also a member of the school’s Committee Against Institutional Racism.

She is a graduate of Bowdoin College, where she majored in Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies and minored in Africana Studies.

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 students.