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Insights into U.S. Law Program Enters Second Year

2011 news archives

07/19/11

Newton, MA—Boston College Law School hosted its second annual “Insights into U.S. Law" program, welcoming sixteen members from Renmin University School of Law in China to the BC Law campus this summer.

Launched in 2010, participation in the innovative two-week summer program doubled this year. Intended to expose participants to aspects of the United States legal system, the program took place in various locations across the Boston College campus. Lectures covered a broad range of topics, from International Entrepreneurship to Bioethics and the Law. These lectures were led by BC Law faculty members Judy McMorrow, Joan Blum, Gregory Stoller, David Wirth, Thomas Barnico, Paul Tremblay, Gregory Kalscheur, Ray Madoff, Charles Baron, Joseph Liu, Mark Spiegel, Paulo Barrozo, Alexis Anderson, Gail Hupper, and Daniel Lyons.

In addition, the program held discussion sessions, as well as tours of the school and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, tours of Harvard University and Law School, and a meeting with the Hon. John Cratsley from the Massachusetts Superior Court.  Participants were also taken on a number of cultural outings throughout Boston, including a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and a Freedom Trail Foundation Tour.

"We're very pleased with the success of the program," said Professor Judy McMorrow, who founded Insights. "There's a lot of interest from Renmin colleagues in the US legal system, as well as the city of Boston. We're glad to be able to share some of these insights--and to learn from them in the process."

For more on Renmin University, please visit their website.

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