On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and commonly referred to as "Obamacare" or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law.
Newton, MA—The Boston College Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) has announced that it will honor Gary Buseck A&S ’72, LSOE ’74, Law ‘80 with the PILF Curtin Service Award at the organization’s annual Auction.
Newton, MA--Twenty-five years ago Boston College Law School was a leader in combining externships with study abroad in the BC Law/Kings College London Program.
Newton, MA – BC Law Professor Dan Kanstroom gave the keynote address at "Our Shared Table 2013: Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of All Immigrants and Refugees" on Tuesday morning at the Massachusetts State House.
Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is saddened by the loss of John J. “Jack” Curtin Jr. ’57.
Newton, MA--On Wednesday, November 13, Boston College Law School welcomed Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, to speak at the Law School.
Newton, MA—The Boston College Law School Moot Court team has advanced to the National round of the 64th National Moot Court Competition, to be held February 10-13, 2014 in New York.
Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the creation of a Center for Experiential Learning on the Boston College Newton campus.
Newton, MA--The case of the snail darter, officially known as Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill, is iconic among modern Supreme Court decisions.
Newton, MA--As one of the nation’s premier legal institutions, Boston College Law School is in constant competition with other elites to attract a student body of the highest caliber.
Digital Commons @ Boston College Law School, the law school’s institutional repository, recently received its two millionth full-text download. The repository also added digital copies of two student publications this fall: Sui Juris, published from 1956 to 1968 and The Alledger, published from 1981 until the mid-1990s.
The Owen M. Kupferschmid Holocaust/Human Rights Project presents the 14th Annual Owen M. Kupferschmid Lecture.
Newton, MA--The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy and Boston College Law School are pleased to announce that professor Tommie Shelby will deliver the upcoming "Punishment, Condemnation, and Social Injustice" as part of the Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence series.
Newton, MA--three BC Law alumni have been named to Boston Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list of business and civic leaders who "collectively represent the next wave of talent and commitment in the Boston economy."
Newton, MA—Boston College Law School’s Post-Deportation Human Rights Project (PDHRP), together with the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, has successfully returned a young man to the United States and to his family after two and a half years in exile.
(From Business Insider)--Given the absurdly high price tag on education and dim outlook on the legal job market, choosing the right law school makes all the difference.
Newton, MA--The Boston College Law Library is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq, which features the remarkable war diaries of Marine Lt. Timothy McLaughlin ’09, along with texts by Peter Maass and photographs by Gary Knight.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce a significant restructuring of its Career Services Office that includes the promotion of three current staff members and the hiring of two new staff members.
Cristina Lafont is Wender-Lewis Research and Teaching Professor of Philosophy (Ph.D. University of Frankfurt, 1992; Habilitation University of Frankfurt, 2000).
Newton, MA--BC Law alumnus and Boston attorney Douglas K. Sheff '84 has been elected president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for its 2013-14 year.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to welcome its Class of 2016.
Newton MA--Boston College Law School will be launching a new program to encourage, guide, and recognize students who are committed to a legal career dedicated to public service.
Mattias Kumm is the Inge Rennert Professor of Law and has taught at NYU since 2000. His research and teaching focuses on basic issues in Global, European and Comparative Public Law.
(From US News and World Report)--Other schools where students had low debt relative to starting salaries include The J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, the Boston College Law School, Rutgers Law School and the law school at University of Michigan—Ann Arbor.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Law, and Chicago-Kent College of Law round out the top of the list of 20 private schools.
Newton, MA--A new book, What the Best Law Teachers Do, names Professor Ingrid Hillinger of Boston College Law School as one of the 26 “best law teachers” in the country.
Newton, MA—Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) has named seven BC Law graduates out of a total of 50 in their “Top Women of Law” list.
Newton, MA--BC Law Professor Paul Tremblay and Michigan Law School Professor and BC Law graduate Alicia Alvarez ’85 have co-authored a new textbook titled Introduction to Transactional Lawyering Practice (West Law School 2013), which focuses on the practical issues students will encounter while working in transactional law clinics.
Newton, MA – Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the creation of a new position, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives.
Newton, MA— The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct has submitted its final report to the SJC, prompting the Court to release the proposed rules for public comment.
San Francisco, CA--The United States District Court for the Northern District of California is pleased to announce that United States District Judge William H. Orrick, the court’s newly-appointed Article III judge, has joined the court’s San Francisco division.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that both recipients of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) 2013 Lelia J. Robinson Award--Judith Olans Brown '65 and Susan M. Finegan '91--are graduates of BC Law.
From the Boston Globe--Veteran Democratic US Representative Edward J. Markey beat Republican businessman Gabriel E. Gomez today in a special election for US Senate in Massachusetts that was marked by its brevity and by low voter interest.
David Wirth was greeted with a chorus of cheers.
(From the Boston Globe) — John Kerry is Secretary of State. Cam Kerry is acting Secretary of Commerce. It means that, for the first time in history, there are two brothers serving at the same time in a presidential Cabinet.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau delivered the commencement address to the graduating seniors of the Cristo Rey Boston High School on Friday, June 14, 2013.
The 2013 Grimes Moot Court Finals are now available online.
From Boston.com--Argeo Paul Cellucci, a Hudson native who rose from a smalltown selectman to become governor of Massachusetts and ambassador to Canada, died at his home in Hudson today afternoon after a five-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Newton, MA--The Sports & Entertainment Law Society sponsored the Second Annual Bob Berry Sports Law “Opening Day” Lecture on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Newton, MA--Addressing the Boston College Law School class of 2013, United States Senator William “Mo” Cowan told the graduates that their law degree was the equivalent of a Swiss Army knife.
Christopher Bergan '15 is one of 22 Boston College students to receive the prestigious scholarships.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School will be hosting a conference on June 13th examining the role of state attorneys general, focusing on the independence and professionalism of the modern office in both its civil and criminal functions.
Newton, MA--BC Law professors Alan Minuskin and Paul Tremblay were recently honored for their commitment to clinical legal education and 30 years of service to the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC).
Newton, MA--the joint symposium issue of the Boston College Law Review (BCLR) and the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review (ICLR) recently went to press.
Newton, MA--Prof. Frank Garcia’s new book Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes proposes a radically new way to evaluate, construct and manage international trade.
Newton, MA – Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s public service scholarships.
Newton, MA (from NBC News)--Before she was seriously wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings, Brittany Loring didn’t have to give much thought to her graduation walk.
Newton, MA—Twelve BC Law students have received the $5,000 grants, awarded to first- and second-year law students for uncompensated public interest work, in the United States or abroad, during the summer of 2013.
Newton, MA--Beth Zilberman '13 has been awarded a fellowship from Equal Justice Works (EJW).
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School Professor Frank J. Garcia has a new book out titled Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes (Cambridge University Press).
Newton, MA--BC Law professor and former dean Daniel Coquillette delivered the keynote address to the National Conference of Bar Exmainers in April, discussing the three great ideas of American legal education, and the current crisis of delicning applications.
Newton, MA--A third-year student's Law Review note on discarded DNA was mentioned in a Boston Globe article.
Newton, MA--Third -year law student Alexis Applegate won the Ethics Award from The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Newton, MA--The Boston Bar Association has selected its 2013 Public Interest Leadership Program class, and 3 of 15 members graduated from BC Law.
Newton, MA--the new rankings system, meant to emphasize employment over other criteria, put BC Law at #21.
Newton, MA--The Boston College McMullen Museum of Art’s new exhibit “Portugal, Jesuits and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods” offers many opportunities to reflect on the nature of faith, commerce and culture, both in the sixteenth century and today. This remarkably fertile period was also quite influential in the development of modern international law, and Boston College Law School Professors Paulo Barrozo and Frank J. Garcia will address these themes in a panel on “Encounters with the Other and with Ourselves.”
Newton, MA--Three of the five candidates in the recent Massachusetts primaries to decide which party candidates will compete in the special election to fill John Kerry's Senate seat are graduates of BC Law.
Newton, MA -- Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that the New England region of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) presented its highest honor on April 21 to Fr. Fred Enman, SJ.
Newton, MA--In the immediate aftermath of the Boston attacks, it wasn't clear if graduate student Brittany Loring, who is pursuing a JD/MBA degree at the University, would walk again.
Newton, MA--Third-year BC Law student Anjali Pathmanathan’s article “‘Round Peg, Square Hole?’ The Viability of Plea Bargaining in Domestic Criminal Justice Systems Prosecuting International Crimes” has been published in the peer-reviewed journal International Criminal Law Review.
Newton, MA—Several members of the Boston College Law School community will receive awards at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting this year.
Newton, MA--The Auto Bankruptcies: Checking the Review Mirror was held at the Boston College Law School on March 22, 2013.
Newton, MA--From the Boston Globe: It was a race unlike any that Southborough native and marathoner Barrett Wilson-Murphy had ever entered, featuring a Delta Air Lines flight attendant, a generous stranger, a very special yellow-and-blue shirt, and a mad dash to the finish by his own mother.
Newton, MA--The April edition of BC Law's Public Interest Newsletter highlights this year's Pro Bono Spring Break Trips, including trips to Navajo Nation, New Orleans, and Haiti, among others.
Newton, MA--The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Lauren McGlothlin, a second year student at Boston College Law School.
NEWTON, MA–U.S. Senator William "Mo" Cowan will give the Commencement Address at the 2013 Boston College Law School Commencement on Friday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Newton, MA—Boston College Law School’s “one community” approach to diversity took another step forward recently when the School’s AHANAS population of diverse student organizations joined together to celebrate their year, and the JLSA and Lambda celebrated a Pride Seder.
Newton, MA--A Mass of Healing and Hope in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy will be celebrated today at 5:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church for all members of the BC community.
Newton, MA--The final event in the "Lectures in Jurisprudence" series, "Institutionalizing Responsibility: Implications for Jurisprudence" will take place on April 17.
Newton, MA--Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor joined deans of distinguished law schools at an academic symposium sponsored by Boston College Law School.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School has announced the 2013 Law Day Award winners.
Newton, MA--Professor E. Joan Blum of the Law School has been selected by the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law for a Fulbright Specialist project.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that nine of its graduates will be honored at the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Excellence in The Law” awards event.
Newton, MA--BC Law second-year student Jessica Frattaroli has been awarded a competitive fellowship for summer study of professional ethics in Germany.
Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that a recent graduate and another third-year BC Law student have won prestigious writing awards for their law review notes.
Newton, MA—Boston College’s Latin American Law Student Association is sponsoring a panel discussion on April 3, 2013 entitled “Genocide on Trial in Guatemala.” The event will take place from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Law School’s East Wing Room 120.
Newton, MA--For the fifth year running, on March 20, 2013, Boston College Law School held its Diversity Bar cocktail event at the school.
Newton, MA--Sen. Scott Brown '85 addressed an overflow audience at the Law School on March 18, discussing his experience in the Senate, his career as an attorney, and his years at BC Law.
Newton, MA--The award, given for the year's most exceptional article on the law of property and casualty insurance, is administered by Boston College Law School.
Newton, MA--Professor Mary Bilder has been named to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's Advisory Committee on Massachusetts judicial nominations.
Newton, MA--Dean Vincent Rougeau will be a part of a Boston College Sesquicentennial celebration panel discussion, held on March 22.
Newton, MA--The Women's Law Center has named Ellen Zucker '94 as their 2013 Woman of the Year Award recipient.
Newton, MA--While a third-year student, Lauren Graber '10 was puzzled by the perceived gender performance gap at national law schools.
Newton, MA--Dean Rougeau's op ed on practical training for law students is published in the ABA Journal online.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that the school has hired a new Assistant Dean for Career Services.
Newton, MA--Five of the 24 In-House Leaders named by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and New England In-House are BC Law graduates, the papers announced in a special insert of their most recent issue.
Newton, MA--Third-year student Michael Palmisciano won first place in the Securities & Exchange Commission Alumni Association’s writing competition.
Newton, MA--Students from BC Law's London Program gathered at the University of London's Postgraduate Law Centre last week to attend a lecture delivered by BC Law Professor Kent Greenfield.
Newton, MA--“Law Teaching: Paths to Becoming a Law Professor” will be held at BC Law on March 20.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School's annual Public Interest Law Foundation
(PILF) auction will be held in Gasson Hall on Boston College’s Chestnut Hill campus on March 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm.
Newton, MA--from the Boston Globe: John Connolly '01 is weighing options on whether to challenge Menino for mayor of Boston.
Newton, MA--Frederick Schauer is a David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law Review has moved from #28 to #24 in the latest Washington and Lee rankings for law reviews, released today.
Newton, MA--Boston College faculty discuss the appointment of John Kerry by President Obama.
Newton, MA--in a story about how experiential learning initiatives are sweeping across law schools, BC Law's appointment of Experiential Learning Director Paul Tremblay was the lead.
Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that professor Richard Albert will join the International Journal of Constitutional Law’s (I-CON) Scientific Advisory Board, effective immediately.
Newton, MA--Senator John Kerry '76 has been confirmed by the Senate as the next Secretary of State.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Corey Silberstein Shdaimah, LL.M., Ph.D, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland will speak at BC Law on February 6, 2013, from 4-5 pm in East Wing room 400.
Newton, MA--BC Law faculty members Richard Albert and Brian Quinn are featured in a Chronicle story on blogging.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, Dean Vincent Rougeau has been named to On Being a Black Lawyer’s (OBABL) list of the 100 most influential black attorneys in the United States.
Newton, Ma--the latest entry in the joint lecture series will feature George, McCormick Professorof Jurisprudence at Princeton University, and will occur on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 5pm in Bosaton College's Gasson 100.
Newton, MA--Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora by BC Law Professor Daniel Kanstroom, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, is at No. 4 on the 2012 "Best Books About Justice" list by The Atlantic.
Newton, MA--BC Law graduates John H. Cunha Jr. '77, and Robert F. Shaw '97 are named in a list of ten 'Lawyers of the Year," compiled by the editorial staff at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Newton, MA--Fran Sherman is featured in a BC Chronicle article on girls in the juvenile justice system.
Newton, MA--Dean Vincent Rougeau's feature "Learning experience: How Law Schools--and the Legal Profession--Can Do Better" appears in the latest edition of BC Magazine.