Law Day is the Alumni Association’s premier springtime event, attracting several hundred alumni and friends each year for an evening of comradery and celebration. Several outstanding alumni are honored for their courage and commitment to the ideals of BC Law School.
Law Day 2017: Ernest J. Moniz, MCAS’66, H’16
The former US Secretary of Energy discussed his work on policies related to climate change and nuclear security, emphasizing the importance of frank, open dialogue when addressing these issues. He also lauded his fellow honorees for the important work they have done to serve others at the community level.
St. Thomas More Award
The St. Thomas More Award celebrates a member of the legal community who represents, in his or her professional and private life, the ideals of St. Thomas More. This award may be given to a member of the legal community who is not an alumna/us of the Law School.
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Liberty Mutual
William J. Kenealy, S.J. Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award
Recognizes a member of our alumni community who has given of herself to benefit the Law School, its students and alumni.
Kathryn Jean Barton ’87
Ernst & Young Americas Vice Chair, Tax
Hon. David S. Nelson Public Interest Award
The Hon. David S. Nelson Public Interest Award recognizes a graduate who has made a noteworthy contribution to the public sector or in public interest law.
Jeffrey D. Thielman MCAS'85, JD'92
President and CEO of International Institute of New England; Co-founder of the Cristo Rey Network
Daniel G. Holland Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizes an alumna/us who has, over the course of his or her lifetime, made significant contributions to the Law School and/or the community.
Hon. Francis X. Spina ’71
Former Associate Justice, MA Supreme Judicial Court
Recent Graduate Award
The Recent Graduate Award honors the outstanding achievements of a graduate from the past 5–10 years.
Arivee Rozier-Byrd MCAS ’05, JD’08
Director, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
View the bios of our 2017 Law Day honorees.