Boston College Law School Professor and Rappaport Center Faculty Director Dan Kanstroom will teach a new seminar exploring contemporary issues in law and policy in the 2021 Spring term.  The seminar will expand upon the Rappaport Center's Senior Fellows in Residence program. This year’s Fellows are Jonathan B. Miller, Legal Director of the Public Rights Project, and former Chief of the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau (2015-20) and Civil Rights Division (2012-2015) at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, and Ajmel Quereshi, Senior Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Director of the Civil and Human Rights Clinic at Howard University.
 
Seminar speakers will include activists, policy-makers, scholars, elected officials, and lawyers. Topics for this year will include: Federal, state, and local eviction policies; legal and civilian oversight of police misconduct; litigation and activism to achieve equity in public schools; the extent and limits of executive power in a pandemic; racial inequity in the Massachusetts criminal justice system; and state and local immigrant rights law and activism.

For more information, please contact Professor and Faculty Director Dan Kanstroom (dan.kanstroom@bc.edu).