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The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy, which moved to BC Law last spring and has filled the intervening months with auspicious speakers and forums, continued that tradition with its ceremonial launch November 6, an event titled “Breaking Barriers: Gender Politics in Government.” T
How much weight does a prestigious law degree hold when it comes to climbing the ranks at a large law firm? As one argument goes, rainmakers often come from humble beginnings and have to fight their way to the top, while graduates from highly-ranked universities are inclined to coast their way through Big Law.
On Tuesday, October 27th, distinguished scholars of American constitutionalism gathered together for a special event to celebrate the publication of Professor Mary Bilder’s book, Madison’s hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention (Harvard University Press).
Students gathered for a November event on careers in social justice were assured time and again by a panel of six practitioners that if there was an issue they were passionate about, there was a law job for them.
National Jurist Magazine used data from Law and Politics Super Lawyers Magazine to compile a ranking of the law schools that produced the most super lawyers nationwide.
At a Rappaport Center lecture, Ambassador Wendy Sherman, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs and chief American negotiator of the Iran Nuclear Deal, told a spellbound audience how the deal was reached and about the lessons it offers.
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Fifteen years ago, at the turn of the 21st century, many held the optimistic view that globalization would soon mean the virtual dissolution of borders, allowing for a legal, humanitarian, and economically viable flow of migrants around the word, said Ayelet Shachar at a Clough Center-sponsored lecture on jurisprudence at BC Law in November.
A conference on insurance law and climate change—an unusual but eminently sensible, even critical, pairing for the planet’s well-being—attracted presenters from locations as far flung as Baton Rouge, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem.
(The Heights)-- Vincent Rougeau, dean of the Boston College Law School, aims to engage his background and life in his leadership, he said Thursday in his talk, “Fighting Racism by Modeling Inclusion: Reflections of an African-American Dean.”
Since 1992, Boston College undergraduates have been able to take law school courses in a program pioneered and coordinated by BC Law professor Zygmunt Plater.