Ruth-Arlene W. Howe
|Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Professor Ruth-Arlene W. Howe first arrived at BC Law as a student in 1970. Now, more than 30 years later, her hard work, passion, and commitment to diversity and social justice as a student, alumna, and faculty member helped shape BC Law into what it is today.
Professor Howe has spent much of her life working for social justice. Calling upon her life experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, community activist, Professor Howe dedicated her career to further the best interests of children, especially African-American youth. As the first and only African-American female faculty member to achieve tenure and the rank of full professor in the history of BC Law, Professor Howe enjoyed a distinguished and varying academic career, teaching a variety of courses and seminars in family law, elder law, legal interviewing and counseling, and professional responsibility. Professor Howe was a founding faculty advisor to the Third World Law Journal and an advisor to the Black Law Student Association.