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BC Law Dean Vincent Rougeau Delivers Commencement Address at Cristo Rey

2013 news archive


Newton, MA--Boston College Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau delivered the commencement address to the graduating seniors of the Cristo Rey Boston High School on Friday, June 14, 2013.

Cristo Rey Boston is part of an association of 25 Catholic high schools serving families with limited resources and providing an affordable education to more than 7,000 students nationwide. The schools use an innovate work-study program to offset costs, with students working five full days per month to pay for their education and gain professional experience and skills, as well as to connect their coursework to the work they do at their corporate placements. 

The Cristo Rey Boston is rooted in a strong student-centered approach to learning.  The mission is to educate young people to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Students are called to contribute to a better world, to serve others, and to be on the side of those who are left behind. Everything that is done is based on these values. The school offers a rigorous, supportive, college preparatory curriculum that prepares every students to enter and graduate from college. 100% of Cristo Rey Boston graduates for the past three years have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities.

Vincent D. Rougeau became Dean of Boston College Law School in July of 2011. He previously served as a professor of law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Notre Dame. An expert in Catholic social thought, Dean Rougeau’s most recent book is Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order. His current research and writing consider the relationship between religious identity and notions of democratic citizenship and membership in an increasingly mobile global order. He is currently the leader of a research group on global migration and cosmopolitanism as part of the Contending Modernities project sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame.

Dean Rougeau’s teaching interests are in contract and real estate law, as well as in law and religion. Before entering the academy, he practiced law at the Washington, DC office of Morrison & Foerster from 1988-1991.