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eBrief Winter 2009-10

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law day 2010

BC Law's annual Law Day celebration will take place on April 27 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Come reunite with friends, celebrate the profession and honor the award nominees. Learn more here and buy tickets online.


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E-Learning Evolves at LAB

Barat House

Until last year, the clinical faculty at the BC Law Legal Assistance Bureau would use VHS tapes to record students’ client meetings, rewinding and fast forwarding to offer their feedback at specific points on the tape. Not anymore.


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Video: Advocacy Programs

Watch our students compete in a sampling of recent competitions here at BC Law.


Reunion photo

It's Who You Know

BC Law alumni are getting connected via social networking. Are you in?


News from the Law School

Professor Richard Albert Profiled

Albert always knew he'd be a law professor, and it shows. From the BC Chronicle.


BC Law in Top 20 Schools for Large Firm Hiring

BC Law is once again among the top 20 schools for the number of graduates hired by large firms, according to the National Law Journal.

Kanstroom Co-authors Report on Deportation Effects

In response to the increased number of detentions and deportations of undocumented migrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the past few years, the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project, based at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College, will release its report, "Keeping Families Connected."


BLSA Wins NE Chapter of the Year

For the second year in a row, the BC Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) was awarded the Northeast Black Law Students Association Chapter of the Year award.


Brodin on William P. Homans, Jr.: A Life In Court

BC Law Professor Mark Brodin’s newest release, "William P. Homans, Jr.: A Life In Court" (Vandeplas Press), recounts the remarkable legal career and troubled personal life of the prominent Boston lawyer.

Professor Brian Galle Added to Tax Faculty

Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the hiring of Assistant Professor Brian Galle. Galle, who specializes in tax and administrative law, will join an already strong BC Law tax faculty that includes Hugh Ault, Ray Madoff, Jim Repetti, and Diane Ring. The program is ranked 23rd in the country in US News and World Report.

BC Law Provides Legal Counsel to Haitian Families

On the heels of the Obama Administration granting Temporary Protected Status to Haitians residing in the United States, Boston College Law School faculty, students and graduates are involved in a local effort to provide legal counsel to families who need help maneuvering the complicated immigration system.


Blum Assists with Bosnia-Herzegovina Law Reform

When Law School Associate Professor Joan Blum took a call from Judge Phillip Weiner JD ’80 early in 2009, she couldn’t imagine the opportunity the respected alumnus would offer (from BC Chronicle).


Scott Brown ('85) Elected to Senate (Globe Coverage)

New Senator and BC Law alumnus Brown settles into his new role.


New Donation of Roman Law Books to Library

Professor Michael H. Hoeflich, John H. & John M. Kane Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, has donated an important collection of antiquarian and modern Roman law books to the Boston College Law Library.


Preliminary Commencement Brochure Available

Boston College Law School has released its preliminary commencement brochure with information on the May 28, 2010 graduation.


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