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Marks '14 Wins First Place in ABA TIPS Law Student Writing Competition

Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that class of 2014 graduate Ethan Marks has been awarded first place in the 2013-2014 ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s (TIPS) Law Student Writing Competition.

Jillian Lenson '14 Wins Michael Greenberg Writing Competition

Each year, the LGBT Bar receives dozens of submissions from law students on the cutting edge legal issues affecting the LGBT community. The winning article will be published in the Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality: A Review of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Law.

Innocence Program Externs Help Overturn Murder Verdict

Victor Rosario released after 32 years in prison.

Fourteen Law Students Among Clough Center 2014-15 Fellows and Scholars

Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that 14 students have been awarded affiliation with The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College through the Center’s 2014-15 Fellows and Scholars Program.

Lynch School's eColloquia Highlights Law and Education Dual Degree Program

Education adviser to U.S Senator Elizabeth Warren. Civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Education. Legal intern for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

PILF, Alumni Donations Fund 78 Summer Public Interest Stipends

Newton, MA--BC Law’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) auction proceeds, along with generous donations from alumni, have resulted in 78 summer public interest placements for BC Law students this year.

O'Connor, Bilder Create New Resource 'Appeals to the Privy Council from the American Colonies'

Newton, MA--In recognition of the three-hundred anniversary of the accession of George I, the Ames Foundation has announced a new electronic resource: Appeals to the Privy Council from the American Colonies: An Annotated Digital Catalogue.

Third-year Gift Breaks Participation Record at 96%

Newton, MA--The annual Third-Year Class Gift Campaign at Boston College Law School broke all Boston College graduation gift participation records, galvanizing a record-breaking 96% of third year students in support of the School while also creating a meaningful legacy for future graduates.

Commencement 2014: CT Gov. Malloy '80 Urges Grads to Improve Lives of Others

Newton, MA--Addressing the Boston College Law School class of 2014, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, BC A&S ’77, Law ’80, told the graduates that they should use their law degree to improve the lives of others.

Video: John Kerry '76 Discusses Law School Experience

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Boston College's Class of 2014 that his Boston College education had inspired him to serve others—and he urged BC’s newest graduates to draw on the same lessons to guide their own lives and careers.

Members of Class of 2013, 2014 Land EJW Fellowships

Newton, MA—BC Law members of the Class of 2013 and 2014 have landed Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowships in the same year, and both point to their experience in BC Law’s Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project (JRAP) and their mentoring relationships with Professor Francine Sherman as key reasons for their placements.

Final 2013-14 Issue of Boston College Law Review Now Available

The final issue of the Boston College Law Review for the 2013-2014 academic year is now available.

First Annual Golf Tournament to Bring Community Together for Good Cause

Newton, MA—On June 2, 2014, the BC Law Alumni Golf Tournament will he held at Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill.

PDHRP Conference Gathers International Experts on Rights of the Deported

Legal scholars, activists, NGO representatives and former government officials gathered at a Boston College-sponsored conference last weekend to discuss a new draft convention on the rights of people who are deported or forcibly expelled.

Video: "The Legacy of Mr. Ponzi:
 The Madoff and Stanford Cases"

Newton, MA—On Friday, March 28, Boston College Law School hosted  “The Legacy of Mr. Ponzi:
The Madoff and Stanford Cases,” a conference co-sponsored by The American College of Bankruptcy First Circuit Fellows.

Miko '13 Wins Prestigious Deak Award for Student Note

Newton, MA—Samantha Miko ’13 has won the prestigious Deak Award for her student note entitled Norm Conflict, Fragmentation, and the European Court of Human Rights.

Law Day 2014: Photo Slideshow

NEWTON, MA—Boston College Law School has announced its honorees for this year’s Law Day celebration, an annual tradition that celebrates BC Law alumni who have made significant contributions to the legal community and the legal profession.

Thomas More Statue Dedication Held on May 2

NEWTON, MASS. – Longtime BC Law supporters, the Privitera family has funded a sculpture of St. Thomas More that has now been installed on the BC Law campus.

London Program 25th Celebration Event: May 8-9

The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London and Boston College Law School are pleased to invite you to a two-day conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the London Programme, a pioneering programme linking rigorous academic study with top-level internships throughout all strata of legal London.

Prosin '11 featured in NY Times Mag Cover Story Should a Chimp Be Able to Sue Its Owner?

(From New York Times Magazine)--Just before 4 p.m. on Oct. 10, Steven Wise pulled his rental car in front of a multiacre compound on State Highway 30 near the tiny Adirondack hamlet of Gloversville, N.Y., and considered his next move.

Inaugural David and Pamela Donohue Assistant Professor Named

(From the BC Chronicle)--Natalya Shnitser, whose research focuses on the hot-button issues of public pensions and retirement security in the US, has been appointed the inaugural David and Pamela Donohue Assistant Professor in business law and will join the Boston College Law School this fall.

WLC Woman of the Year Reception to Honor Anne Goldbach '77

Newton, MA--The Women's Law Center will host their annual Woman of the Year reception on April 24.

Albert Organizes Premier Scholarly Event for Comparative Law

Newton, MA— Over 100 scholars from over twenty different countries gathered in Portland, Oregon last week for the Third Annual Younger Comparativists Committee (“YCC”) Global Conference, an annual event created by Boston College Law School Professor Richard Albert.

Public Interest April Newsletter: Spring Break Service Trips

Newton, MA--The Office of Career Services has released the April editon of the BC Law Public Interest Newsletter. This month’s newsletter focuses on the pro bono work that BC Law students provided to individuals and organizations during their spring break.

Brittany Loring JD/MBA ’13 Reflects on Marathon Tragedy: One Year Later

(From the BC Chronicle)--Brittany Loring JD/MBA ’13 sustained serious injuries when she was caught in one of the explosions at last year’s Boston Marathon (which fell on her 29th birthday).

Streaming Video Event: "Conversations@BCLaw" with Congressman Bobby Scott '73, April 15

Boston College Law School is pleased to present the first in a new discussion series, "Conversations@BCLaw."

Video: Thirty Years After Wrongful Conviction: Reflections from Exoneree Dennis Maher

Newton, MA--The BC Innocence Project welcomed exoneree Dennis Maher, his former attorney Aliza Kaplan, and former Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney J.W. Carney to Boston College Law School.

Video: Richard Ross Presents 'Juvenile in Justice'

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School hosted Richard Ross, Distinguished Professor of Art, University of California at Santa Barbara, award-winning photographer and author of Juvenile-In-Justice.

March Issue of Boston College Law Review Now Available

Newton, MA--The March issue of the Boston College Law Review recently went to press and can be found on the BCLR website at http://bclawreview.org.

Second-year Student Wade's Case Brief Published in BBA Health Reporter

Newton, MA--Second-year student Tucker Wade's case brief, "N.E. Physical Therapy Plus, Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company," has been published in the peer reviewed Health Law Reporter, an official publication of the Boston Bar Association’s Health Law Section.

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz to Speak at BC Law on March 26

Newton, MA--US Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz will be addressing the Department of Justice’s “Smart on Crime” initiative on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014.

BC Law Partners on Innovative "Apprenticeship" Pilot Program with LegalOnRamp

Newton, MA--One of the biggest innovations in the legal profession in recent years has been the change in the litigation discovery process.

BC Law Students Argue Cases Before Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School students David Kete, Drew Trombly, Marija Ozolins, and Mackenzie Houck argued two cases to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week in California.

BC Chronicle: A Conversation with Dean Rougeau

(From BC Chronicle)--Our mission is to educate and form excellent lawyers who understand and care about their role in society, who are empowered to find their own passion within the law, and who contribute toward the greater good in whatever way they feel is most important.

26th Annual PILF Auction Set for March 20

Newton, MA--The 26th Annual BC Public Interest Law Foundation Auction will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 6:00-10:00 pm in Newton Room of Corcoran Commons on Boston College Main Campus.

Law Alumnus is Obama Political Chief

Newton, MA--David Simas '95 has reinaugurated the job of White House political director, which had not existed since 2011.

Event Video: 'NSA Surveillance: Privacy vs. National Security'

The American Constitution Society and the Internet Law Society co-sponsored a panel discussion on legal issues raised by NSA surveillance practices.

1L Bootcamp 'Networking with Practitioners' Event Draws Crowd

Newton, MA--On January 30, 2014, Boston College Law School hosted the first “Learning and Networking with Practitioners Event” as part of its 1L Boot Camp Series.

Legal Scholar Kaveny Is New Libby Professor

(From the BC Chronicle)--Cathleen Kaveny, a legal scholar, moral theologian and nationally noted expert on the intersections of law, morality and religion, has joined Boston College as the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor, with an appointment in the Law School and Theology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Global Practice Forum: “The Role of Lawyers in the Globalization of the Law”

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School welcomed Thomas F. (Tim) Cullen, Jr., a Jones Day partner and practice leader of that Firm's Global Disputes Practice, to deliver the BC Law Global Practice Forum’s 2014 inaugural lecture.

BC Law Magazine Wins Silver CASE Award

Newton, MA— BC Law Magazine has won a silver Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District 1 2014 Excellence Award.

Video: Ingrid Hillinger Public Interest Legacy Fund Dedication

An endowed fund has been established in the name of BC Law professor Ingrid Hillinger: The Ingrid Hillinger Public Interest Legacy Fund. Watch the dedication.

Former Dean for Students DiLuna '82 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Newton, MA--Middlesex County Bar President Philip Privitera '95 presented Boston College Law School's former Dean for Students Roanne Lisa DiLuna '82 with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bar Association's Annual Gala Banquet on November 7, 2013.

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