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2010 Archive


Inclement Weather Policy Notice

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School has posted its inclement weather policy online.

2010 Grad Homsey Receives Skadden Fellowship

 Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that 2010 graduate Margaretta Homsey was recently awarded a prestigious Skadden Fellowship.

BC Law to Host Legal Writing Conference

Newton, MA—The Boston College Law School LRR&W Program will be hosting the upcoming Biannual Conference of the New England Consortium on Legal Writing on December 10, 2010. 

EALR Symposium Video: "Learning from Disaster"

Newton, MA--Watch video from the 2010 EALR Fall Symposium, Learning From Disaster.

Malloy, BC Law '80, Elected Connecticut Governor

 Newton, MA--Dan Malloy, BC Law class of 1980 and Boston College class of '77, has been elected governor of Connecticut.

BC Law Wins ABA Negotiations Competition

 Newton, MA--A Boston College Law School team took first place at the American Bar Association’s Regional Negotiation Competition, held last weekend at Harvard Law School.

LALSA Wins Best Brief Award

 Newton, MA--Boston College Law School's Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) won a Best Brief Award at the recent National Latino Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.

EALR Sponsors Symposium on Gulf Oil Spill

 Newton, MA--the Environmental Affairs Law Review will host a symposium on the Gulf oil spill on November 12, 2010.

Former UN War Crimes Prosecution Attorney to Speak

 Newton, MA--Boston College Law School’s International Law Society, along with the Owen M. Kupferschmidt Holocaust and Human Rights Project, will be holding a special event at the Law School on November 5.

Quinn's Blog Named Top 25 by LexisNexis

 Newton, MA—BC Law Professor Brian Quinn’s M&A Law Prof Blog has been selected as one of the LexisNexis Top 25 Business Law Blogs for 2010.

BC Law Grads Honored for Public Interest Work

Newton, MA--Six of the 12 lawyers honored as public interest leaders by the Boston Bar Association are BC Law graduates.

BC Law to Host ABA Roundtable Event

 Newton, MA—Boston College Law School has been chosen to host a one-day, invitation-only roundtable event, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section. 

Liberty Mutual Prize: Call for Papers

 Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is soliciting papers for the 2010–2011 Liberty Mutual Prize, awarded each year for an exceptional article written during the submission season on the law of property and casualty insurance, its regulation and corporate governance.

BC Law Hosts Symposium on NCAA

 NEWTON, MA--Boston College Law School and the BC Law Review will host a free, all-day symposium that examines the legal issues surrounding the unprecedented growth of the NCAA over the last 100 years and the impact on amateurism, academic standards, student rights on Oct. 15. The event is co-sponsored by the law firm Ropes and Gray.

Ukrainian Judges Visit BC Law

 Newton, MA--A delegation of prominent Ukrainian judges visited Boston College Law School on Wednesday, September 29, as part of their trip to study the U.S. justice system and meet with their American counterparts and other civic leaders during the Library of Congress Open World Leadership exchange.

Sherman Given "Woman of Excellence" Award

 Newton, MA--BC Law Clinical Professor Francine Sherman, Director of the School’s Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project, has been named one of three “Women of Excellence” by the Germaine Lawrence residential treatment program.

Alumni Elected President, Vice Presidents of MBA

Newton, MA--Three distinguished alumni of Boston College Law School, Richard P. Campbell ‘74, Jeffrey N. Catalano ‘94, and Douglas K. Sheff ‘84, have been elected president and vice presidents, respectively, of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

BC Law Welcomes Class of 2013

 Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to welcome the entering class of 2013.

New Exhibit in Library's Rare Book Room

 Newton, MA--The Boston College Law Library is delighted to display a selection of its recent acquisitions in its Fall 2010 exhibit, “Recent Additions to the Collection.” 

Albert Awarded Hessel Yntema Prize

 Newton, MA--Boston College Law School Professor Richard Albert has been awarded the 2010 Hessel Yntema Prize. 

WLC Hosts Fall Reception

 Newton, MA--The Boston College Women's Law Center (WLC) is hosting a Fall Reception and Mentoring event with BC Law Women Faculty and Students September 7th, at 3:30 pm in Barat House.

Post-Deportation Human Rights Project Supports Landmark Case

 Newton, MA--The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States, has found that U.S. deportation policy violates fundamental human rights.

Bilder's Research on Lost Madison Notes in BCM

 Newton, MA--Mary Bilder's research and article on James Madison's lost legal notes is featured in the most recent BC Magazine.

Zeidel Featured on Schweitzer Fellowship Site

 Newton, MA--Second-year student Rebecca Zeidel is featured on the Schweitzer Fellowship website.

BC Law Welcomes Renmin University Visitors

 Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to welcome eight visitors from Renmin University in Beijing, China to the BCLaw campus for a week-long program titled “Insights into US Law.”

Christine Griffin '93 shares stage with Obama

Former Alumni Board member for Affinity Groups, Christine Griffin ‘93, was at President Obama’s side at an event on July 26th commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Christine is the Deputy Director of the US Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC and was formerly a Commissioner of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

LRAP Continues Record Pace

 Newton, MA--Boston College Law School's commitment to loan repayment assistance for graduates pursuing public interest careers reached an all-time high again this year.

Brown Named Interim Dean

Newton, MA--George D. Brown, the Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Professor of Law and a nationally renowned expert in government ethics, has been named interim dean of Boston College Law School.

Lawyers and Fundamental Moral Responsibility Published

 Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the new Second Edition of Lawyers and Fundamental Moral Responsibility by BC Law professors Daniel R. Coquillette, R. Michael Cassidy and Judith A. McMorrow.

BC Law Announces Equal Justice Works Fellows

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that two BC Law graduates were awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowships for 2010.  

Billman-Golemme Lands McGovern Scholarship

 Newton, MA—Third-year student Kate Billman-Golemme has been awarded the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL) Sheila McGovern Scholarship.

Coquillette Presents Quincy Reports to SJC

CHESTNUT HILL, MA--BC Law Professor Daniel R. Coquillette presented his new edition of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's first reports.

Dean Garvey Named President of Catholic University

Newton, MA--BC Law Dean John Garvey has been named the 15th president of Catholic University. 

BC Law Announces Public Service Scholarships

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's public service scholarships.

Video: Brown Addresses 2010 Graduates

5/28/10--US Senator Scott Brown addressed the graduates at the law school's 2010 Commencement Ceremonies.

Madoff's New Book: Immortality and the Law

5/03/10--Ray Madoff's new book, Immortality and the Law: The Rising Power of the American Dead, is featured in BC Chronicle.

Second-Year Student Takes Home MBLA Award

4/30/10--Second-Year BC Law student Kelli Powell took home the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association's Law Student Ethics Award.

Third-Year Student Wins ACC Ethics Award

4/26/10--Boston College Law School third-year student Anna Evans was one of eleven law students to receive the 2010 Association of Corporate Counsel's (ACC) Law Student Ethics Award.

BC Law Students Land Schweitzer, Rappaport Fellowships

4/05/10--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that BC Law School student Rebecca Zeidel has been selected as a 2010-11 Boston Schweitzer Fellow.

5 BC Law Grads Named Mass. Rising Legal Stars

4/22/10--Five of the 20 "rising stars" in the Massachusetts legal community are BC Law graduates, according to the new special feature, "Excellence in the Law" from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly newspaper.

2010 Commencement Guide Now Available

4/15/10--BC Law's guide to the 2010 Commencement ceremonies is now available for download.

Scott Brown Will Be 2010 Commencement Speaker

4/14/10--US Senator Scott Brown will address the graduates at this year's Commencement.

Pro Bono Local Program Begins

3/31/10— BC Law has a strong history of providing alternative spring break service trips for its students, including opportunities with immigration non-profits, assisting government and non-profits in New Orleans, and working with the Navajo Nation.

Brown Co-organizes National Security & Executive Power Conference

3/30/10--The conference will focus on the Obama administration’s approach to combating terrorism and will explore the interconnected problems of safeguarding national security and protecting civil liberties.

Albert Profiled in BC Chronicle

3/08/10--In a recent discussion with one of his colleagues, Law School Assistant Professor Richard Albert summed up his thoughts on his job: "Don't tell the IRS we make a living doing this. They'd be sure to shut us down."

BC Law in Top 20 Schools for Large Firm Hiring

2/23/10--BC Law is once again among the top 20 schools for the number of graduates hired by large firms, according to the National Law Journal.

Kanstroom Co-authors Report on Deportation Effects

2/15/10--In response to the increased number of detentions and deportations of undocumented migrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the past few years, the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project, based at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College, will release its report, "Keeping Families Connected."

BLSA Wins NE Chapter of the Year

2/8/10--For the second year in a row, the BC Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) was awarded the Northeast Black Law Students Association Chapter of the Year award

Video: Brodin on William P. Homans, Jr.: A Life In Court

1/29/10--BC Law Professor Mark Brodin’s newest release, "William P. Homans Jr.: A Life In Court" (Vandeplas Press), recounts the remarkable legal career and troubled personal life of the prominent Boston lawyer William P. Homans Jr.

Professor Brian Galle Added to Tax Faculty

1/29/10--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the hiring of Assistant Professor Brian Galle. Galle, who specializes in tax and administrative law, will join an already strong BC Law tax faculty that includes Hugh Ault, Ray Madoff, Jim Repetti, and Diane Ring. The program is ranked 23rd in the country in US News and World Report.

BC Law Provides Legal Counsel to Haitian Families

01/26/10-- On the heels of the Obama Administration granting Temporary Protected Status to Haitians residing in the United States, Boston College Law School faculty, students and graduates are involved in a local effort to provide legal counsel to families who need help maneuvering the complicated immigration system.

Christine Bader To Speak At BC Law

1/22/10--BC Law's Owen M. Kupferschmid Holocaust/Human Right Project, in partnership with the Women's Law Center, is pleased to announce "A Conversation with Christine Bader," to be held on January 27 at 4 pm in East Wing Room 400. The event is free and open to the public.

Blum Assists with Bosnia-Herzegovina Law Reform

1/21/10--When Law School Associate Professor Joan Blum took a call from Judge Phillip Weiner JD ’80 early in 2009, she couldn’t imagine the opportunity the respected alumnus would offer (from BC Chronicle).

New Donation of Roman Law Books to Library

1/13/10--Professor Michael H. Hoeflich, John H. & John M. Kane Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, has donated an important collection of antiquarian and modern Roman law books to the Boston College Law Library.