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BC Law Mourns Loss of Beloved Staff Member

Louise M. Clark passed away peacefully on May 21, 2022.


Louise M. Clark, the former administrator who helped admit and mentor generations of BC Law students, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2022.

Louise M. Clark.

Clark, who retired in 1995 after twenty-six years at BC Law, began as a secretary in what was then called the Placement Office, became administrative assistant to Dean Richard G. Huber in 1972, and assumed leadership of the admissions, financial aid, and registration functions in 1974.

Huber called her “a major influence on the quality of the Law School by being so effectively involved in the student selection process.” Many of those who made it into law school during her time became known as “Louise’s Kids.” She was a member of the Law School Admission Council, the Board of Directors of the National Network of Law School Officers, and the Northeast Association of Pre-law Advisors. In 1995, Louise received BC Law’s Founder’s Medal, one of the School’s highest honors.

Brian Cook, who helped get a portrait of Clark hung in the Law Library, named just a few of his own classmates and other colleagues who were among the vast crowd of “Louise’s Kids:” former Congressman Michael Capuano ’77; former Senator, Secretary of State and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry ’79; Boston Municipal Court Justice David Donnelly ’81; former Associate Justice of the MA Trial Court Hon. Wilbur Edwards Jr. ’84; MA Representative Augusto Grace ’84; MA Trial Courts Judge Hon. Leslie Harris ’84; former Bank of America VP Evelynne Swaggerty ’84; and former Senator Scott Brown ’85.

Read Clark’s obituary in The Boston Globe.