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Lawyers for Affordable Justice to Launch in 2016

The law schools at Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern University will launch Lawyers for Affordable Justice (LAJ) — a “lawyer incubator” program —in January 2016 to provide legal services to local-area residents at below-market rates.

Shannon Johnson '15 and Alejandra Salinas '15
Victory Announced in Ninth Circuit Case

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California has ruled in favor of the client represented by BC Law students Shannon Johnson ’15 and Alejandra Salinas ’15, who argued before the court in April as part of the School’s Ninth Circuit Appellate Program.

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Louijeune ’17 Writes Firsthand Account of Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti

A BC Law student is covering a developing human rights crisis in Haiti as part of her summer fellowship, and what she witnessed on a recent trip is sobering.

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McShay Hired as Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

Boston College Law School has announced the appointment of Shawn McShay to the position of Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid. McShay comes to BC Law following the retirement of Rita Jones Simpson, who had worked for the Law School for over 19 years (see earlier story).

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Beckman, Kensinger Present at MA Trial Court Conference on Eyewitness ID

Boston College Law School Associate Clinical Professor Sharon Beckman and Boston College Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Kensinger presented on “Science, Memory, and Eyewitness Identification” at the annual conference of the district court department of the Massachusetts trial court, held at Williams College on June 18th. 

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Challenges Facing Central American Migrants Outlined in New Report

Boston College Law School, in partnership with 12 other U.S.-based Jesuit law schools and the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA), has announced the release of “A Fair Chance for Due Process: Challenges in Legal Protection for Central American Asylum Seekers and Other Vulnerable Migrants.”

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BC Law Employment Numbers, Alumni Network Influence Latest Rankings

A new Business Insider story “The 25 best law schools in the US to make connections and get a job” highlights the latest networking ranking, which was created through polling thousands of former and current law school students and asking them to rank schools with the best networking opportunities.

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Rappaport Center Holds Reception for 2015 Fellows

Boston College Law School’s Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy recently held its annual reception for this year’s fellows, the first held on the BC Law campus since the center moved to the school in early 2015.

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BC Law Moves up 5 Spots to #16 in Above the Law Rankings

(From Above the Law)--Out of respect for the 40,000 new law students who still, you know, exist, we welcome you to the third annual installment of the Above the Law Top 50 Law School Rankings.

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Accelerated Admissions Program Launched with Morrissey College at BC

Boston College Law School and the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences have announced an accelerated admissions program that will allow students to earn their undergraduate and law degrees in six years, providing a more affordable and seamless option for students who are already a part of the Boston College community.