Professor Richard S. Sullivan

sullivan-croppedRichard S. Sullivan ’39,  joined BC Law in 1940, 11 years after it opened. At that time, the Law School was in downtown Boston and had only four or five professors and about 80 students. Professor Sullivan was considered a pioneer who helped to transform labor and trade law into a major focus at BC Law. Both areas of law were new when Professor Sullivan came to BC Law, and he soon became known as a major authority on each of them. “He helped build the school from practically nothing to eighth in the country in total applications,” said former dean Daniel R. Coquillette. Professor Sullivan was a trail-blazer–his example encourages the Law School to not only continue its tradition of excellence, but to forge new traditions in emerging areas of the law.
 Professor Sullivan died in 1989 at the age of 81.