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2007 Archive


LRAP Continues Record Pace

12/20/07--The Loan Repayment Assistance Program is set to award over $260,000 this year to 65 graduates.   more »

Patric Verrone, J.D. '84 Spotlight

12/05/07--The BC Law alumnus, President of the Writer's Guild of America West, is highlighted on the website @BC.   more »

Mock Trial Finals Held November 13

11/19/07--This year's competition went to the team of Brian Lipkin and Roscoe Mutz.   more »

Fecteau Nominated to State Appeals Court

11/15/07--Governor Patrick announced the nomination of the Worcester Superior Court judge and BC Law '72 grad on November 14.   more »

BC Law Wins Negotiation Competition Regionals

11/08/0--The first-year team of Martha Kashickey and Benjamin Krohmal won the ABA Competition, hosted this year at Suffolk Law School.   more »

Holper Named Daniel Levy Award Winner

10/17/07--Holper receives award from the National Immigration Project as a member of the New Bedford raid response team.   more »

BC Law Top 5 for Career Prospects

10/10/07--The ranking appears in The Princeton Review's newly released 2008 edition of its "Best 170 Law Schools."   more »

Beat the Clock

10/9/07--Boston College Law School alumnus Jay Shepherd ('94), founder of the Shepherd Law Group, has banned the billable hour.  From the Boston Globe.   more »

Kanstroom Receives Pro Bono Award

10/2/07--The award was announced at the Law School's Third Annual Pro Bono Day and Fair on September 27.   more »

The Greening of the Corporation

10/1/07--The EALR Symposium On October 25 will explore the process and progress of corporate greening initiatives to date and prospects for the future.   more »

Kanstroom Hosts Brazilian Delegation

9/24/07--The Director of the Law School's International Human Rights Program hosted the delegation of visiting professors of law and social science, prosecutors, and human rights practitioners.   more »

Church in the 21st Century Event

9/20/07--"Catholic Faith and Cooperation in a Pluralistic Society" will take place at the Law School on October 11.   more »

BC Law Welcomes Class of 2010

8/31/07--BC Law is pleased to welcome one of the most competitive and impressive classes in the history of the Law School.   more »

BC Law Reunion 2007

8/30/07--Alumni from classes ending in 2 and 7 are invited to return for a special reunion celebration with their classmates on October 12-14, 2007.   more »

Law Firm Hiring Tactics Get Upgrade

8/06/07--BC Law grads are featured in this Boston Business Journal article about new tools used in law firm hiring.   more »

BC Law Student Receives Schweitzer Fellowship

7/26/07--Geoffrey Pickering of Boston College Law School has joined the ranks of new Schweitzer Fellows.   more »

Business Advisory Council Formed

6/29/07--Boston College Law School's new Business Advisory Council held its kickoff breakfast on June 21, 2007.   more »

Japanese Judge Gets Law Lesson in Lowell

6/18/07--A BC Law program that brings judges from foreign countries to study the US legal system is highlighted in a Lowell Sun article.   more »

Sexuality and the US Catholic Church Wins Book Award

6/13/07--Sexuality and the US Catholic Church, co-edited by BC Law Dean John Garvey, has been awarded first place in the Catholic Press Association's Gender issues category.   more »

Rare Book Room Brochure an Award-Winner

6/05/07--The brochure recently won for Best Print Publication from the American Association of Law Libraries.   more »

Public Service Scholarship Recipients Announced

6/04/07--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the recipients of the Public Service Scholarships for the Class of 2010.   more »

Commencement 2007

5/25/07--Congressman Edward J. Markey (BC Law '72) urged the graduates to emulate the late Fr. Robert F. Drinan, S.J.  Watch the Video here.
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Court Ruling Draws on Brodin Article

5/25/07--The Supreme Court of Tennessee referenced an article by BC Law Professor Mark Brodin in reversing a lower court conviction.   more »

Corporate Blog Garners Praise; Cunningham to Guest Blog

5/14/07--BC Law Professor Larry Cunningham will guest blog at Corporate Law and Democracy, a new blog started by Professor Renee Jones.   more »

Clinical Professors Illuminate AALS Workshop

5/08/07--BC Law clinical professors presented and assisted with several important presentations during the "Challenging Assumptions" event in May.   more »

Cunningham Joins Smiddy on Soderquist on Corporate Law and Practice

5/04/07--This is the BC Law professor's first book for practicing lawyers, and 10th book altogether.   more »

Streaming Video: Drinan Chair Inaugural Lecture

5/01/07--George Brown, Robert F. Drinan, S.J. Professor of Law, discusses "Does the First Amendment Trump Justice? Elected Judges and the Conservative Dilemma."   more »

Cassidy and Ring Promoted

4/30/07--Michael Cassidy and Diane Ring have been promoted to the rank of full professor.   more »

Bilder and Jones: Corporate Law and the Constitution

5/09/07--Professors Bilder and Jones Explore Connections between Corporate Law and the Constitution.   more »

Daniel Kanstroom's Latest Book Released

4/30/07- Deportation Nation: Outsiders in American History, has just been released by Harvard University Press.   more »

'Grads Give Back Day'

4/27/07--The annual Boston College community service event included law students helping to renovate the latest Matthew 25 house.   more »

The Hon. Irwin Cotler: "Hate, Genocide and Human Rights"

4/29/07--HHRP sponsored a lecture recently with the Honorable Irwin Cotler.  Watch the video here.
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From Their Violent Pasts Comes Art

4/24/07--A Globe article highlights the work on display at the Massachusetts State House, from a project called 'Hear Us Make Artistic Noise,' part of BC Law's Juvenile Rights and Advocacy Project.   more »

Matters of Life and Death

4/24/07--Video footage from the recent law and religion conference is now available online.   more »

Renee Jones Promoted

4/23/07--Professor Renee Jones has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.   more »

New Academic Dean Appointed

4/13/07-- BC Law Dean John H. Garvey has appointed Professor Michael Cassidy to the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.   more »

Grimes Moot Court Competition Winners

4/12/07--The Law School's internal moot court competition finals were held Wednesday, April 11 at 4 p.m.   more »

Public Interest Scholarship Recipients Announced

4/10/07--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce its second- and third-year public interest scholarship awardees for the 2006-2007 academic year.   more »

Criminal Procedure Moot Court Wins Nationals

4/04/07--This marks the second consecutive year the team has won the competition.   more »

BC Law to hold Bankruptcy Conference

4/13/07--The Law School, in association with the American College of Bankruptcy, will be hosting a conference called "Anatomy of a Distressed Business," on April 20, 2007.   more »

2007 Commencement Speaker: Congressman Edward Markey

3/27/07--Edward J. Markey, a Boston College and BC Law graduate and one of the most senior members of Congress, will address the 75th class at Commencement.   more »

Professors Appointed to Judicial Nominating Commission

3/23/07 -- BC Law professor Michael Cassidy and adjunct faculty member Cathleen Cavell were named as two of the 18 new appointments to the JNC.   more »

'A Death in Belmont'

3/20/07--Sebastian Junger, author of 'The Perfect Storm,' comes to BC Law on April 4 to help reenact the court trial from his new book.   more »

Drinan Chair Inaugural Lecture: April 4

3/20/07--Drinan Professor George Brown's speech is entitled "Does the First Amendment Trump Justice? Elected Judges and the Conservative Dilemma."   more »

BC Law Hosts German Delegation

3/19/07--Professor Tom Kohler met with a delegation from the Budget Committee of the German Parliament or Bundestag in February.   more »

Buffett Book is Business Week Best Seller Third Month Straight

3/15/07 - BC Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lawrence Cunningham's The Essays of Warren Buffet has been a favorite of serious students of investment philosophy and corporate governance since it was published in 1997.   more »

Matters of Life and Death: Religion and Law at the Crossroads

3/13/07--The Boston College Law and Religion Program will hold its inaugural conference on March 20.   more »

Jessup Moot Court Team Wins Regionals

3/07/07--The BC Law Team swept all six arguments, and took home Best Memorial and Best Oralist awards.   more »

Resolution of International Tax Treaty Disputes

3/05/07--Hugh Ault played a key role in reforming the resolution of international tax treaty disputes with the addition of an arbitration provision.   more »

75th Celebration Event Draws Political Leaders

3/14/07--On March 19, 'Achieving Bipartisanship: The Challenge for Our National Leadership' will feature Senator John Kerry and other national political figures.   more »

BC Law Adds Three New Faculty

2/26/07 -- Boston College Law School is pleased to announce three new additions to its full time faculty.   more »

BC Law Professor's New Book Cites Failure of Corporate Law

2/26/07--Greenfield's The Failure of Corporate Law: Fundamental Flaws and Progressive Possibilities was released on February 1.   more »

Loan Repayment Assistance Program Reaches Record Levels

2/22/07--BC Law's LRAP program will pay out over a quarter of a million dollars this year, far above the previous year's level and an all-time high.   more »

Meghan Cooney: Class of 2007

2/05/07--The BC Law community is saddened by the loss of one of its own, a third-year student, who died January 29.   more »

Marty Meehan to Speak at BC Law

2/16/07--The Congressman's speech, entitled "Is 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Hurting Our Military Readiness in Iraq?" will take place on February 26.   more »

John Garvey Named President-Elect of AALS

1/29/07--The BC Law Dean will assume his duties for the Association of American Law Schools in January of 2008.   more »

Father Robert F. Drinan: 1920-2007

1/28/07--Fr. Drinan, the beloved former dean of the Law School and the first Catholic priest elected to Congress, has died.  Read coverage:
BC Chronicle
BC Magazine
Boston Globe
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A Staunch Advocate

1/18/07--For more than a decade, Francine Sherman has fought to make the justice system work better for juveniles.  From the BC Chronicle.   more »

Where Big Firms Set Their Sites When They Hire

1/15/07--A National Law Journal story shows BC Law is among the nation's elite schools when it comes to law firm hiring.   more »

2007 Commencement Information

1/10/07--Download the preliminary guide to 2007 Commencement here (pdf format).   more »

Kanstroom to Appear on Broadway

1/02/07--The BC Law Professor will make his debut in January in Conversations with Shakespeare, discussing themes of "Deportation, Exile and Banishment"   more »