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2009 Archive


Preliminary Commencement Brochure Available

12/18/09--Boston College Law School has released its preliminary commencement brochure with information on the May 28, 2010 graduation.   more »

Cassidy to Moderate US District Court Seminar

12/10/09--Boston College Law Professor and Academic Dean Michael Cassidy will moderate the United States District Court's seminar on Federal Criminal Discovery Practice and Procedure.   more »

Perju awarded the 2009 Ius Commune Prize

12/7/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Professor Vlad Perju's article "Reason and Authority in the European Court of Justice" (Virginia Journal of International Law 49, no.2, Winter 2009) has been awarded the 2009 Ius Commune Prize in Europe.
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Moot Court Team Advances to Nationals

11/25/09--Boston College Law School's National Moot Court Team has advanced to the National Championship Rounds in New York City in the Sixtieth Annual National Moot Court Competition.   more »

Hayre (BC Law '11) Organizes Candidates Forum

11/25/09--The Senate race to fill the seat of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has become very personal to second-year BC Law student Dylan Hayre.   more »

Domestic Policy Director Barnes Addresses Packed House

11/13/09--Melody Barnes, Director of White House Domestic Policy, addressed a standing room only crowd at Boston College Law School on November 9, 2009.   more »

Kanstroom, Students File Human Rights Amicus Brief

11/12/09--Prof. Daniel Kanstroom--together with a team of students from his International Human Rights law class--has written and submitted a law professors' amicus brief to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Al Maqeleh, et al. v. Gates, et al.   more »

Barrozo Testifies on Rights of Unparented Children

11/10/09--On November 6, Barrozo and a team of experts stood before the Inter-American Commission in what is believed to be the first hearing ever on the question whether there is a human right of existing unparented children to grow up in a nurturing family.   more »

Criminal Procedure Team Takes Third Place

11/10/09--BC Law's Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team took third place among forty teams at the national competition, held at the University of San Diego this past weekend.   more »

BC Law Takes Top Spot on Super Lawyer's List

11/03/09--Boston College Law School took the number one spot on Super Lawyer Magazine's 2009 list.   more »

Repetti Gives Inaugural Kenealy Lecture

10/19/2009--Boston College Law School Professor James Repetti, the first holder of the William J. Kenealy, S.J. Professorship, gave his inaugural lecture on October 9, 2009.   more »

BC Law Makes Princeton Review's Top Ten Lists

10/9/09--Boston College Law School is listed as one of the nation's top law schools, and appears in the top ten for both Career Prospects, as well as for the category "Professors Rock (Legally Speaking)" in The Princeton Review's newly released 2010 edition of its "Best 172 Law Schools."
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Celio ('05), Orkand ('07) Named 'Up and Coming' Leaders

10/6/09--Continuing a tradition of grooming tomorrow’s leaders of the bar and the community, the Boston Bar Association today named Kathleen Celio, a 2005 BC Law graduate, and Seth Orkand, a 2007 graduate, as two of fifteen lawyers to the 2009-2010 BBA Public Interest Leadership Program.    more »

Students Aid in Overturning Lowell Curfew Law

10/2/09--Two Boston College Law School students were a part of the legal muscle behind a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision to overturn a law that allowed criminal sanctions for minors who broke curfew in the city of Lowell.   more »

Albert On Constitution Day

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Public Service Scholarship Recipients Announced

9/22/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the recipients of the Public Service Scholarships for the Class of 2012: JT Do, Mike Knapp, and Lumina Sato.   more »

New Exhibit on Display in Law Library

9/3/09--The Boston College Law Library's latest exhibit, Recent Additions to the Collection, showcases a selection of materials the Library has acquired during the past two years. Many of them were purchased to strengthen the library’s collection of works likely to have been owned and used by working English and American lawyers who lived during the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries, while others were purchased to enhance bequests of books and gifts of manuscripts donated to the library in recent years.   more »

Rabb Named Carnegie Scholar

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (August 2009) - Boston College Law School Assistant Professor Intisar Rabb, whose research focuses on the theory and practice of Islamic law in contemporary society and throughout history, has been named a 2009 Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.   more »

BC Law Welcomes Class of 2012

9/03/2009--Boston College Law School is pleased to welcome the incoming first-year students from the class of 2012, one of the most competitive and impressive in the School's history.  BC Law received over 7,100 applicants for 264 seats, or 27 candidates per seat. The number of applications received once again puts BC Law among the top few schools of its size in application volume.   more »

Garvey to Speak at O'Malley Dinner

9/11/09--BC Law Dean John H. Garvey will be the featured speaker at a dinner hosted by Cardinal Sean O'Malley at the Seaport Hotel in Boston on September 20, 2009. The dinner will follow the Red Mass, held at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.   more »

Prof. Gionfriddo Announces New "Monograph" Series

8/27/09--Jane Kent Gionfriddo, BC Law Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing and Editor-in-Chief of the new electronic Monograph Series of the Legal Writing Institute, has announced that the first volume in the Series is now available on the web site of the Institute, an organization of 2100 U.S. and foreign members that is devoted to promoting excellence in legal writing and analysis.   more »

LL.M. Program Graduates Second Class

8/28/09--On May 22, 2009, Boston College law School awarded LL.M. degrees the members of the LL.M. class of 2009.   more »

Darald Libby ('55): Owner, David Clark Company

6/25/09 -- Darald R. Libby, an alumnus of the Boston College Law class of 1955, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the Catholic Medical Center; he was 92 years old.   more »

Commencement '09: Fed Chair Calls for Optimism

5/22/09--Federal Reserve Board Chair Ben Bernanke called for optimism in his address to the BC Law School Class of 2009, saying the nation will emerge from the recession stronger.   more »

Noah Grabisch '11 Named NAACP Fellow

5/20/09--BC Law School student Noah Grabisch is among six nationwide selected to participate in the 2009 NAACP/Kellogg Law Fellow Program.   more »

Videos of the BC Law Review Symposium Online

5/14/09--Videos of the symposium held by the Boston College Law Review are now available online for viewing.
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Bankruptcy Conference Videos Now Online

5/12/09--Videos of the annual spring bankruptcy conference, sponsored by The American College of Bankruptcy First Circuit Fellows and BC Law, are now available online.
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Commencement: May 22 (Download Brochure)

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Public Service Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

04/29/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's public service scholarships.
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BC Law Announces New Fellowship Program

04/29/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the creation of a new post-graduate program, the Eagle Scholar Fellowship.   more »

BC Law Ranked 26th by U.S. News

4/23/09-- Boston College Law School has held steady at 26th in the 2009 U.S. News and World Report rankings, released today.   more »

Coquillette Donates Rare Books to Library

4/15/09--Professor Daniel R. Coquillette, J. Donald Monan S.J. University Professor at the Boston College Law School, has given the Law Library several sets of historical, literary and reference works, and three rare historical studies of Doctors' Commons.   more »

Bernanke to Speak at BC Law Commencement

4/14/09 -- Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke will be the featured speaker at the 2009 Boston College Law School Commencement, on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 2 p.m.   more »

Faculty Promotions: Papandrea, Liu

4/13/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Mary-Rose Papandrea has been promoted to associate professor with tenure, and Joe Liu has been promoted to full professor.   more »

'Jurisprudence of Marriage' Symposium: Video

4/08/09--Boston College Law School, in collaboration with Brigham Young University, held a major symposium on the legal implications of marriage and other relationships, whose participants included leading experts on the subject from around the world.   more »

Grimes Moot Court Finals: April 22

4/17/09--Boston College Law School will be holding its 49th annual Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition finals on Wednesday, April 22 at 2:30 in the East Wing room 115 A&B.

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New Law Review Editors Named

4/03/09--Each March, law reviews across the country hold elections to select new editorial boards.
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WLC Names Lukey "Woman of the Year"

3/31/09--The Boston College Women's Law Center named Joan Lukey ’74, “Woman of the Year” at its annual reception on March 19.   more »

Symposium on Financial Crisis April 16

03/24/09--The Business & Law Society and Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies will be co-sponsoring a symposium entitled “Financial Crisis in the Boardroom: How Should Directors Adapt?” on Thursday, April 16 at 6 pm in East Wing 120.
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Federalist Society to Hold Second Annual Banquet

03/24/09—The BC Law School chapter of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies will be holding its second annual William H. Rehnquist Memorial Banquet at BC Law on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.   more »

Law Day Honorees Announced

3/24/09--Boston College Law School has named five alumni to receive special awards for their contributions to the legal community and to the Law School.   more »

Cam Kerry '78 to be Named GC, Dept. of Commerce

3/23/09--On March 19th, 2009, President Obama announced his intention to nominate Cameron F. Kerry ‘78 as General Counsel of the Department of Commerce.   more »

WBA and WBF Elect BC Alumnae as Presidents

03/20/09--The Women’s Bar Association (WBA) and the Women’s Bar Foundation (WBF) have just elected BC Law Alumnae Michelle Peirce '90 and Erin Higgins '91 as presidents of their organizations.
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Papandrea Speaks at Conference

3/16/09--Boston College Law School professor Mary-Rose Papandrea was a featured speaker at a conference hosted by Yale Last School on February 13th and 14th titled "The Future of Internet Speech: What Are We Teaching the Facebook Generation?"
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PILF Auction to be Held March 26

3/12/09--BC Law’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding its 21st annual PILF Auction on Thursday, March 26 in the Heights Room of BC’s Main Campus, beginning at 5:00 pm.
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Women's Law Center Keynote: Joan Lukey

03/11/09--The Women's Law Center will host their annual reception on March 19, 2009, with keynote speaker Joan Lukey ('74).   more »

Marriage Symposium: March 13 & 14

3/09/09--Boston College Law School, in partnership with Brigham Young University, is pleased to announce that it will hold a major symposium on the legal implications of marriage and other relationships.   more »

BC Law Hires Four New Faculty

3/05/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the hiring of four new faculty members: Richard Albert, Paulo Barrozo, Daniel Lyons, and Intisar Rabb.   more »

Israeli UN Ambassador to Speak at BC Law

2/09/09--Boston College Law School and the Anti-Defamation League are pleased to announce that the Israeli Ambassador to the UN will be lecturing at BC Law on April 2 at 4:00 pm in East Wing Room 115.   more »

BC Law #15 on NLJ's Large Firm Recruiting List

2/20/09--Boston College Law School jumped to No. 15 this year from No. 20 last year among the top 20 "go-to schools" for large law firm hiring, according to The National Law Journal (NLJ) Rankings.   more »

Greenfield Chair-Elect of AALS Business Associations Section

02/13/09--BC Law Professor Kent Greenfield has been named AALS Chair-Elect of the Section on Business Associations.   more »

McMorrow on China Trip: Home Away from Home

2/13/09--Taking her family along to China for her Fulbright project seemed a good idea to Professor Judith McMorrow -- and she hasn't changed her mind. From the BC Chronicle.   more »

BC Law Magazine Wins CASE Awards

2/09/09--Boston College Law School Magazine has received two medals in the CASE District 1 2009 Communications Awards competition.   more »

Greco ('72) to Receive ABA's Drinan Award

2/06/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Michael S. Greco ('72) will be honored with the Robert F. Drinan Award for Distinguished Service.   more »

Wirth Named Oxford Visiting Professor

2/06/09--Oxford University conferred upon Boston College Law School Professor David A. Wirth the title of visiting professor of Geography last semester.   more »

Brodin, Bilder Named First Lee Scholars

2/02/09--Mark Brodin and Mary Bilder have been named the first Lee Scholars at the Law School.   more »

Devlin ('02) Joins Career Services Office

1/26/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Kathleen Devlin (BC Law '02) has joined the Law School's Career Services Office as Associate Director of Public Interest Programs.   more »

Campbell Wins Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award

1/23/09--The Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) division of the American Bar Association will be presenting BC Alumnus Richard P. Campbell with the Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award.   more »

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 »