Soifer Joins Sept. 11 Fund Panel

Soifer Joins Sept. 11 Fund Panel

Prof. Aviam Soifer (Law) has been asked to serve as an appellate hearing examiner in connection with federal hearings on compensation related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The Federal September 11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 was enacted into law as a program that creates a federal statutory compensation scheme for those eligible claimants victimized by the tragedy. Families of those killed on Sept. 11 or victims who were physically injured may be eligible for financial relief without resorting to the courtroom.

Soifer will assist Kenneth R. Feinberg, special master of the compensation fund, in reviewing hearings of claimants of the fund.

An expert in constitutional law and legal history, Soifer served as dean of Boston College Law School from 1993-1998. Last year, he received the University's Distinguished Senior Research Award.

-Law School Communications Manager Nathaniel Kenyon


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