Centers & Initiatives

Centers and Initiatives

Some of the best learning comes by doing. From policy debates to conferences and philanthropy forums, our programming pushes students to engage with experts and explore the legal profession outside the classroom. 

BC Law: Impact

BC Law student Kadie Martin writes about her experience as a fellow in the Rappaport Center.

Center for Experiential Learning

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Our experiential learning programs enable collaboration across legal disciplines through clinics, externships, advocacy programs, the Legal Services LAB, and other opportunities.

The Clough Center

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Ambitious and visionary, The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy fosters research and dialogue on the promise and challenges of constitutional government.

Faculty Colloquia Series

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Scholars from the U.S. and foreign law schools come to BC to share their works-in-progress and engage in lively discussion of their drafts and the legal and policy issues underpinning their work.

Forum on Philanthropy & the Public Good

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Do current rules governing the charitable sector advance the public good? The Forum on Philanthropy & the Public Good is a think tank devoted to finding out.

Human Rights & International Justice

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Home to our Post-Deportation Human Rights Project, this center addresses human rights work through training, applied research, and the interaction of scholars with practitioners.

Initiative on Land, Housing & Property Rights

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The Initiative seeks to preserve and expand property rights for disadvantaged communities through research, legal reform and policy solutions, community outreach, training law students, and other strategies.

Insights: U.S. Legal System

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This in-depth professional development program is for international law students, legal educators, legal professionals, and undergraduates who are interested in the field of law.

Legal History Roundtable

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The Legal History Roundtable regularly convenes faculty, students, and members of the BC community for informal, collegial discussions of pre-circulated papers in legal history.

Program on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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PIE draws upon the intellectual capital of its faculty and students to build strong bridges between BC Law and the innovation and entrepreneurship communities in Boston and beyond.

Public Interest & Public Service

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The program provides opportunities for students to discover and develop their talents for advancing the public good through their chosen legal path.

Rappaport Center for Law & Public Policy

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The Rappaport Center hosts dynamic discussions on critical public policy issues and provides funded summer internships for law students committed to public policy careers.

Regulation & Markets Workshop

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Focused on the study of regulatory approaches to markets and business, this workshop explores how traditional approaches to regulation intersect with emerging methodologies.

Tax Policy Collaborative

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The Tax Policy Collaborative brings together scholars, practitioners, and academics to focus ideas and evaluate tax policy proposals and analyses.

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