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Fall/Winter 2013

LLM students Onur Atakin of Turkey, Rita Couto of Brazil, and Tomoko Misawa of Japan

The Fall/Winter edition of BC Law Magazine's Global Engagement section features an article about the development of BC Law's Global Initiatives Program. Last July, Professor Frank Garcia was appointed Associate Dean for Global Initiatives, a new position tasked with rethinking international cirriculum and opportunities available at BC Law. “This position is about identifying possibilities,” Garcia says, “We have to rethink the whole exercise of legal education from the top down and determine what it takes to train a lawyer for twenty-first century legal practice.”

To assist in that mission, the Law School also hired Susan Simone Kang to serve as Associate Director of Graduate Legal Education.  She oversees programs for international LLM students, visiting scholars, and global exchange students.  “We no longer have the choice of remaining locally minded,” says Kang, “these programs are really about educating American students and scholars as much as they are for their international colleagues.”  By weaving LLM students into the fabric of the BC Law experience, Kang and Garcia are not only helping international students understand US legal culture, they are also providing JD students with insight into other legal systems. For many JD students, it may even deepen their understanding of their own system.  Read the column.


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Relevant links from this issue:

Dr. Robert Berger, Holocaust Survivor, lectured on Medicine Under the Nazi Regime for the Owen M. Kupferschmid Holocaust/Human Rights Project.  More…

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics is an program that allowed BC Law 3L Jessica Frattaroli to study the Holocaust.  More…

Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, addresses BC Law community.  More…

Panelists Marine Lt. Timothy McLaughlin ’09, reporter Peter Maass, and photographer Gary Knight discuss their multimedia exhibit, titled Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in IraqMore… 


Additional Links and Resources:

Thomas Cullen, a Jones Day partner and practice leader of the firm’s Global Disputes Practice, delivered the BC Law Global Practice Forum’s 2014 inaugural lecture.  More…

BC Law Students Participate in Innovative UN Project that directly involves students in the work of the UN.  More…

Professor Richard Albert leads AALS symposium on comparative constitutional change.  More…

BC Law Launches Sorbonne JD/LLM, part of new Global Practice Program.  More…

BC Law’s Post-Deportation Human Rights Project Helps Lawful Permanent Resident Return to US.  More…

Christina Lafont, Wender-Lewis Research and Teaching Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, delivers Clough Center lecture “Global Governance, Human Rights, and Responsibility to Protect.”  More…

Mattias Kumm, Inge Rennert Professor of Law, NYU, delivers Clough Center lecture “Cosmopolitan Legitimacy in Constitutional Democracy.”  More…

 

Spring/Summer 2013

Professor David Wirth

The Spring/Summer edition of BC Law Magazine's Global Engagement section features an article about BC Law Professor David A. Wirth's keynote address to the New Zealand Center of Economic Law's annual symposium. The talk, which was given at Victoria University in Wellington, NZ, focused on the the positive outcomes of globalization, as well as the challenges and dangers such developments can bring. Enhancing stability, Wirth says, should be the ultimate goal: a stable international community will continue to provide the benefits of globalization (tropical fruits in New England winters), while helping to prevent the problems spawned by volatile global market (the EU's debt crisis). Success in this endeavor, Wirth belives, will come from strengthening and expanding international cooperation through treaty regimes and international organizations. Read the column.

 

 

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Relevant links from this issue:

BC Law Dean Vincent Rougeau Discusses how the Marathon Bombings Shouldn't Alter our Belief in the Promise of Newcomers. More...

Three BC Law Students Win Writing Awards. More...

The Raw and Vivid Iraq War Diary of Tim McLaughlin '09. More...

BC Law Professor Joan E. Blum on Teaching Students at Sarajevo Law Students Through Experiential Learning. More...

BC Law News Headlines:

BC Law Professor Frank Garcia Publishes New Book on Global Justice and International Law. More...

Third-Year Student's Article Finds Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journal, International Criminal Law Review. More...

LALSA Holds Panel on Guatemalan Genocide Trial. More...

Second-Year Student Awarded Ethics Fellowship to Study in Germany. More...

BC Law Professor Richard Albert Joins Scientific Advisory Board of International Journal of Constitutional Law. More...

Recent Samples from our Global Think Tank:

Hugh J. Ault: Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis, Peking University Press, Chinese translation of 2010 volume. More...

Thomas C. Kohler: "Hughes-Felictié-Robert de Lamennais (1782-1854)" in The Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy. More...

Vlad F. Perju: "Constitutional Transplants, Borrowing, and Migrations," in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford University Press. More...

Brian J.M. Quinn: "Foreword" in Regulation of Securities Offerings and Investment Banking: Cases and Materials for Study in US Securities Act of 1933, China Financial Publishing House. More...