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Business Advisory Council

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The Business Advisory Council was launched in June, 2007 to enable the Law School to benefit from the advice and counsel of those of its alumni and friends who are, or are counsel to, business leaders.  The Council’s focus would be to advise the Dean, the faculty and students on the latest trends in the business world and emerging business needs as they relate to legal training.  This synergy of business leaders and legal academia will ensure that BC Law School graduates will be well prepared for work in the business world, and enjoy a competitive edge in the hiring process.

The objective of the Council will be to enhance the intellectual life of the Law School in the areas of business law, and more specifically, to enhance the quality of students' educational experience and of faculty research, by increasing exposure to and engagement with contemporary business issues.

Initially, the Business Advisory Council’s focus will include areas such as corporate law and the law of other nongovernmental organizations; the regulation of financial markets and intermediaries; the legal framework of finance, including the law of bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, and secured transactions; and antitrust law and the law of regulated industries. Council programs will consist of roundtables, symposia, lectures, and a colloquium series at the Law School, and a breakfast program for alumni in strategic regions, in which academics, government officials, and members of the BC Law alumni and business community will participate. 
For more information on the Business Advisory Council contact Michael Spatola 617-552-6017, or spatolam@bc.edu