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Dean's Council Giving Societies

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Dean's Council donors have made an important commitment to Boston College Law School. Members receive invitations to special receptions and events as well as enjoy membership in comparable University-wide giving clubs.

The Dean's Council recognizes leadership gifts in the following societies:

Thomas More Society
$100,000 Or Above
This premier level of the Dean’s Council honors Saint Thomas More, who epitomizes the amalgamation of intellect and virtue that we strive for at Boston College Law School. Saint Thomas More was a renowned English Renaissance lawyer and scholar, declared by Pope John Paul II “the heavenly Patron of Statesmen and Politicians.”

Huber Society
This society, the only one named for a living person, demonstrates the regard and gratitude felt by so many alumni and faculty toward Dean Richard G. Huber. During his tenure as Dean, he spearheaded additions to the faculty, the acquisition of the current Newton campus, the first joint degree and several new law reviews. However, for many, Dean Huber is remembered not for the great things he did for the Law School, but for his wonderful and caring nature.

Barat Society
Over 200 years ago, Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat founded the Society of the Sacred Heart. Dedicated to educating girls, in 1946 the Society established the Newton College of the Sacred Heart. Our alumni, students and faculty celebrate the type of vision, courage and resolve exhibited by people such as Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat.

Slizewski Society
One of the Law School’s most beloved professors, Emil Slizewski ‘43 was a legend on campus for his Trusts & Estates course. Unstinting in his research and generous in spirit, he provided some the most rigorous and most rewarding educational experiences at the Law School during his half-century of service. This giving society honors Professor Slizewski’s memory, and expresses our gratitude for his loyalty, perseverance and knowledge.

Sullivan Society
Richard S. Sullivan ’39 was a trail-blazer who helped to transform a fledgling program in Labor & Trade law into a major focus at the Law School. Professor Sullivan’s example encourages the Law School to not only continue its tradition of excellence, but to forge new traditions in emerging areas of the law.

Houghteling Society
At Boston College Law School for almost a quarter of a century, Professor James L. Houghteling’s intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm touched generations of students. His passion for learning permeated his classroom teaching, and inspired countless lawyers to continue in their exploration of the law, well beyond their law school days.

Dooley Society
$1,500; $1,000 for recent alumni (5 years or less since graduation)

Named for Boston College Law School’s first Dean, Dennis Dooley, whose vision laid the foundation for a law school with a social conscience that would educate the analytical mind.

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