Fr. Francis J. Nicholson
Francis J. Nicholson, S.J., passed away at the age of 90 in 2011. A 1942 graduate of Boston College, Fr. Nicholson earned degrees from Georgetown and Harvard Law schools and was ordained a priest in 1953. Father Nicholson was a former rector of the Jesuit community of Boston College and a former trustee of Boston College. As a member of the BC Law faculty from 1958 through 1999, he taught courses in international law, conflicts of law and jurisprudence for more than 40 years.
In tribute to his service to the University, and BC Law in particular, the Rev. Francis J. Nicholson, SJ, Award was established, honoring a volunteer whose dedication to the advancement of legal education at BC Law â€œreflects the loyalty and constancy of Fr. Nicholson.â€