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2015 Rappaport Fellows Announced

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School has announced the selection of its 2015 Fellows.

Lissy Medvedow
Law School Hires Executive Director for Rappaport Center

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the hiring of a new executive director, Elisabeth J. Medvedow.

David Simas '95
White House Key Advisor David Simas ’95 Named as Commencement Speaker

David Simas ’95, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, will give the Commencement Address at the 2015 Boston College Law School Commencement on Friday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Maung Zarni, Scholar
Scholar Maung Zarni Defines Genocide in HHRP Lecture

The word genocide calls to mind events like the Jewish and Armenian holocausts, but according to Maung Zarni, a Burmese scholar affiliated with Harvard and the London School of Economics, smaller-scale killing can also fit the definition “if done in an attempt to destroy a people.”

Kathryn Manza '14
Manza '14 Wins Deak Award for Student Note

Boston College Law School Class of 2014 graduate Kathryn Manza’s note "Making Chocolate Sweeter: How to Encourage Hershey Company to Clean Up Its Supply Chain and Eliminate Child Labor” has been selected to receive the Deak Award.

Third-year student Gallo
Third-Year Laura Gallo Wins Law Student Ethics Award

Third-year student Laura Gallo has won the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (NEACC) Law Student Ethics Award.

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Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic Students Make Their Arguments in Court

Third-year students Kelly Schwartz and Jeremy Sanders just stood before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California and made their arguments to the judges on behalf of their client–an opportunity that many seasoned lawyers don’t get during their entire careers.

Professor Mark Brodin
Brodin Appointed Editor of Weinstein’s Federal Rules of Evidence

Professor Mark Brodin, editor of the bible known as the Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence, has a new gig: he is now also the editor of the six-volume treatise, Weinstein’s Federal Rules of Evidence.

Professor Michael Cassidy
Cassidy Helps Shape New SJC Rules of Professional Conduct

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has released its final decisions on the proposed changes to the state’s rules of professional conduct.

Child immigrant photo
Immigration Reform Focus of Partnership Between Jesuit Law Schools and JRS/USA

Boston College is part of a consortium of thirteen Jesuit law schools that have partnered with the nonprofit Jesuit Refugee Service/USA in an effort to study and improve upon the resources available to unaccompanied children and immigrant families from Central America who seek refuge in the United States. M