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2008 Archive


Evans ('78) Named 2008 Healy Award Winner

12/15/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Mercedes S. Evans (class of '78) is this year's 2008 Bishop James Augustine Healy Award recipient.   more »

Repetti Elected Fellow of ACTEC

12/03/08--Professor James R. Repetti, holder of the William J. Kenealy Chair, has been elected as an Academic Fellow to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).   more »

Landmark $3.1M gift for BC Law

11/28/08--Boston College Law School has announced a $3.1 million pledge - the largest in the school's history - from Liberty Mutual Group to establish a professorship and writing prize in insurance law.   more »

Lichtenstein Elected Vice Chairman of ILA

11/21/08--Professor Cynthia Lichtenstein was elected a Vice Chairman of the International Law Association (ILA) at the Executive Council Meeting on November 15, 2008.   more »

HHRP Lecture Nov. 25 with P. Sabin Willett

11/21/08--The Holocaust/Human Rights Project is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Owen M. Kupferschmid Memorial Lecture, featuring P. Sabin Willett, Esq., will take place on November 25.   more »

Commencement 2009

11/21/08--The new preliminary guide to Commencement 2009 is available online.   more »

Bilder Awarded Cromwell Foundation Grant

11/14/08--Professor Mary Bilder has been awarded with a prestigious grant from the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation to fund the work on her new book, entitled Madison's Hand.   more »

BC Law Wins ABA Negotiation Competition

11/12/08--Boston College dominated the ABA's November Regional Negotiation Competition for New England, taking first and second place.   more »

Post Deportation Human Rights Project Receives Award

11/10/08--Boston College Law's Post-Deportation Human Rights Project (PDHRP) will receive the Human Rights award from Alternative Chance, a New York based organization that works with Haitian deportees.   more »

BCLVA Hosts Annual Veteran's Day Presentation

11/10/08--The BC Law Veterans Association (BCLVA) will be hosting its annual Veterans Day presentation on Tuesday, November 11 in Stuart 315 during the common lunch hour.   more »

Reunion 2008: November 7-9

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Katz Receives Family Law Award

10/22/08--Sanford N. Katz, Darald and Juliet Libby Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, was presented with the Award for Extraordinary Service to the International Society of Family Law at its 13th World Conference.   more »

BC Law Makes Princeton Review's Top 5 Lists

10/17/08--BC Law is listed as one of the nation's top schools in The Princeton Review's 2008 edition of its "Best 174 Law Schools."   more »

Plater Works to Preserve Endangered Species Act

10/02/08--When Prof. Zygmunt Plater saw changes the Bush Administration recently proposed to the national Endangered Species Act (ESA), he felt he couldn't stand by.   more »

Donohue Makes Record Gift to BC Law

10/02/08--Energy entrepreneur Dr. David A.T. Donohue, a 1971 graduate of Boston College Law School, has pledged $1.5 million to his alma mater, the largest gift in the Law School's history.   more »

Repetti Named Inaugural Kenealy Professor

9/17/08--Professor James Repetti was named the inaugural holder of the William Kenealy Professorship, the University announced.   more »

Preparing for Global Practice Event: Oct. 7

9/15/08-- Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that it will host the roundtable discussion, 'Preparing Students for Global Practice' on October 7, 2008.   more »

Ault Panel on Tax Treaty Dispute Resolution

9/16/08--Professor Ault led a panel on tax treaty dispute resolution at a Conference celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") Model Tax Convention.   more »

Kerry Kennedy ('87) Interview: "Being Catholic Now"

9/08/08--Law alum, daughter of Robert Kennedy and human rights activist talks about her new book.   more »

BC Law Welcomes Quinn and Daly

8/29/08—Boston College Law School is pleased to welcome two new additions, Professor Brian Quinn and Director of Advocacy Programs Rosemary Daly.   more »

Law Students Help Deportee Visit US Family

8/14/08--Like thousands of other lawful permanent residents caught up in strict immigration laws enacted by Congress in 1996, "Eliza" (not her real name) found herself exiled from the country she had called home since early childhood.   more »

Carroll Hired as Associate Dean

8/06/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Joseph Carroll has accepted the School's offer to become the new Associate Dean for Administration and Finance.   more »

Perju Named to Romanian Constitutional Reform Commission

7/30/08--Vlad Perju has been appointed to serve on an advisory commission that will present the President with a vision for the country's constitutional reform.   more »

LL.M. Program Graduates First Class

On May 23, 2008, Boston College Law School awarded LL.M. degrees to the six members of the LL.M. class of 2008.   more »

Third-Year Student Wins McGovern Award

6/17/08--Nicole Prairie (Class of 2009) has received the 2008 Honorable Sheila E. McGovern Fund Scholarship from the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers.   more »

Casey Foundation Essay Tackles Juvenile Justice Reform

6/13/08--On June 12, the Annie E. Casey Foundation launched its 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book essay, "A Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform."   more »

Tremblay Receives Slizewski Teaching Award

6/10/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Professor Paul Tremblay has received the 2008 Emil Slizewski Excellence in Teaching Award.   more »

Open Position, Senior Associate Director

6/04/08--The Law School is looking for a talented fundraising specialist to fill its Senior Associate Director, Capital Giving position.   more »

Commencement 2008

5/23/08--Addressing the class of 2008, U.S. Attorney General Mukasey urged the graduates to use their skills to find out what the law is, rather than confusing it with what someone else might believe it to be.   more »

Repetti Included Among Top Tax Scholars

5/19/08--The recent lead article in the ABA's The Tax Lawyer includes Professor James Repetti among the nation's leading tax scholars.   more »

Bloom Named to USDC Advisory Committee

5/09/08--BC Law is pleased to announce that Professor Bloom has been asked to serve as reporter for a distinguished committee that will consider changes to the local District Court Rules of Criminal Procedure for practice in the federal courts.   more »

Commencement 2008 Information Posted

5/08/08--The 2008 Commencement Guide has been posted here, in PDF format.   more »

Bichler Receives Law Student Ethics Award

5/08/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that third-year student Margaret Bichler has received the Law Student Ethics Award (LSEA).   more »

2008 Law Day Draws Crowd

5/02/08--Boston College Law School celebrated the 50th annual Law Day on Tuesday, April 29 at the Seaport Hotel at the World Trade Center in downtown Boston.   more »

Grimes Moot Court Finals: Video

Watch the finals from BC Law's internal Moot Court Competition (RealPlayer required).   more »

Relief for Non-Citizen September 11 Victims

4/29/08--In what BC Law Professor Dan Kanstroom describes as "a tremendous, though still incomplete, victory," Federal officials at the Department of Homeland Security have agreed to a complex potential pathway to temporary legal status for non-citizen victims of the September 11 attacks.   more »

Joint Committee Report Considers Repetti Proposal

4/28/08--The Joint Committee on Taxation recently issued a report that at pages 21 to 23 considers BC Law Professor James Repetti's proposal to eliminate the estate tax on family businesses and farms.   more »

Douglass Moot Court Member Wins Best Oralist Award

4/25/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that BC Law Frederick Douglass Moot Court team member Bianca Forde won Best Oralist at the national competition.   more »

PILF Auction Draws Crowd

4/24/08--Boston College's Public Interest Law Foundation, held on April 23, was a major success.
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"American Catholics and Election 2008: Issues of Conscience"

4/24/08--Professor Gregory Kalscheur, S.J. recently moderated a panel discussion at Boston College, "American Catholics and Election 2008: Issues of Conscience."   more »

Law and Religion Symposium: Electing Faith

Video from the symposium, held on March 18.   more »

BLSA Holds Annual Heritage Dinner

04/18/08--The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held its annual Heritage Dinner on April 5 in the Heights Dining Room on the Chestnut Hill Campus.   more »

Public Service Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

4/15/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's public service scholarships.   more »

Federalist Society Establishes Rehnquist Award

4/14/08--The BC Law Federalist Society is pleased to announce the first annual William H. Rehnquist Memorial Award.   more »

EU Moot Court Team Member Wins 'Best Advocate'

3/28/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that European Union Law Moot Court Team member John Martin won the Best Advocate Award at the recent finals of the 48-team competition.   more »

Kalscheur Profiled in BC Chronicle (PDF-Page 7)

3/28/08--Professor Greg Kalscheur is a "Heights of Excellence" profile recipient in the latest BC Chronicle.   more »

BC Law Moves to 26 in US News Rankings

3/28/08-- Boston College Law School has moved up to 26th in the 2008 US News and World Report rankings, released today.   more »

Student and Former Marine in NY Times

3/19/08--Tim McLaughlin talks about his experiences, from being at the Pentagon on 9/11 to being one of the first to roll into Baghdad during the Iraq invasion.   more »

First-Year Curriculum Changes: Part Two

3/14/08--The Law School has taken a second major step in improving the first-year curriculum.   more »

First-Year Student Awarded Schweitzer Fellowship

3/14/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Monnin-Browder has been named a Schweitzer fellow.   more »

Kalscheur Receives Tenure Promotion

3/5/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Gregory Kalscheur, S.J. has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure.   more »

3L in Post on Life/Work Balance

3/04/08--Third-year student Kathryn Beaumon writes an op-ed for the Washington Post on balancing work and life issues.   more »

Jack Goldsmith Lecture: March 25

3/24/08--BC Law and the BC Initiative for the Study of Constitutional Democracy are pleased to present "The Constitution and the War on Terror."   more »

HHRP Lecture: "Recognizing Genocide"

3/25/08--The Owen M. Kupferschmid Holocaust/Human Rights Project is pleased to welcome Andrew Tarsy to present its ninth annual lecture.   more »

"Discussing Torture: Law, Policy, and Debate."

3/17/08--BC Law and the American Constitution Society (ACS) are pleased to present a panel discussion with experts in the fields of human rights, professional responsibility and freedom of speech.   more »

Four Rappaport Fellowships for BC Law

2/28/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that four current students have been awarded a fellowship through the Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy.   more »

Third-Year Student Wins Pergam Award

2/25/08--Steven Blau has won the Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition.   more »

Quinn to Join Faculty

2/20/08--The Stanford Law School professor will join BC Law in the fall of 2008.   more »

Frederick Douglass Team Wins Regionals

2/18/08--The BC Law team of Bianca Forde and Brian Wong won the Northeast Regional competition, held last week in Newark, New Jersey.   more »

Gionfriddo Appointed EIC of New LWI Series

2/04/08--Professor Jane Kent Gionfriddo has been appointed the editor-in-chief for the new monograph series to be published under the auspices of the Legal Writing Institute.   more »

2008 Commencement Speaker: Michael Mukasey

1/23/08--The U.S. Attorney General will address the graduates at the graduation ceremonies on May 23.   more »

Francis Bacon Books Added to Collection

Professor Coquillette has completed an ambitious two-part gift of rare books to the Boston College Law Library.   more »

Garvey Assumes AALS Presidency

1/07/08--Dean John Garvey became the 106th president of the Association of American Law Schools on January 6.   more »

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 »