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Upcoming Event Highlights

April 9

First Annual BU School of Law Asian Pacific American Alumni Conference
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The TTAB Comes to Boston
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BU Event: From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain
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BU Event; Tea with Jill Tietjen, Author of Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America (HarperCollins, 2008)
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April 10

First Annual BU School of Law Asian Pacific American Alumni Conference
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April 12

The Nuts and Bolts of Applying for Federal Government Jobs
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Barnes and Noble Bookstore Event: Jerald Walker discussing & signing his book Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption
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April 14

Practicing Law Institute’s Patent Bar Presentation
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Presentation by the Manhattan County District Attorney’s Office
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BU Event: Life Changes in an Instant: A Caretaker's Journey
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Year-End Pro Bono Celebration
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April 16

Africa 2060: Good News From Africa
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The Nuts & Bolts of Judicial Clerkships
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"Pathways to Practice" for 3Ls and recent grads
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Courtroom as Classroom
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April 17

Global Day of Service
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Black Law Students Association Alumni Gala
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BU Relay For Life 2010
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BU Law History at a Glance brochure

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Working from the ground up: PIP grant recipient Adam Peltz (‘11) helps build community radio station in Ghana

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BU Law Library ranks #17, National Jurist

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Advice from Chief Justice Margaret Marshall: Hard work can overcome stereotyping

Women’s Law Association sponsors event, "Latinos and the Law in Massachusetts"

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Habeas corpus victory for Asylum and Human Rights Clinic

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What the New Credit Card Law Means: More student protection, but many pitfalls remain

Students get answers to their credit card questions from an expert, School of Law lecturer Richard P. Hackett.

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School News

Students compete in Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition in Constitutional Law

BU Law congratulates those students who competed in the Fifth Annual Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition in Constitutional Law, held on March 27 - 28, 2010 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.  Dean Panayides (’10), Philippa Skow (’10), Ryan Murphy (’11), Shira Minkoff (’11), Veronica Hu (’12), and JennyBess Cass (’12) competed in three rounds against nearly 30 other teams from law schools around the country.  The three teams had some success in the early rounds, and Cass and Hu took home the top writing prize for Best Brief.  Although the teams did not advance to the semi-finals, the judges were impressed with their oral advocacy skills.  We congratulate all three teams on their efforts.

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Faculty Newsmakers

Professor Richard Ainsworth publishes "Changing Canadian Place of Supply Rules," World Leasing News
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Professor Jack Beermann:
Quoted in "Republicans Fight Health Care Bill at Home," nhpr.org
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Quoted in "Health mandate tests the reach of government," Boston.com
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Professor Tamar Frankel:
Quoted in "Supreme Court Ruling Could Lower Mutual-Fund Fees," The Wall Street Journal
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Quoted in "Instant View: Supreme Court rules in mutual fund fee case," Reuters.com
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Quoted in "Supreme Court ruling may boost fund investors," MarketWatch
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Quoted in "Mutual fund industry may be too quick in declaring victory on the Supreme Court Decision," Riabiz.com
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Professor Cornelius Hurley quoted in "'New' Powers in Reg Reform Feel Familiar," American Banker
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Professor Susan Koniak publishes "How Washington Abetted the Bank Job," The New York Times
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Professor Jay Wexler publishes "Rebalancing act: A rich retelling of FDR’s plan to pack the Supreme Court after it shreds portions of his New Deal," The Boston Globe
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Alumni Newsmakers

Darragh Davis ('80) named finalist in "2009 Corporate Counsel," San Diego Source
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Adam Epstein ('90) appointed to OCZ Technology Group Board of Directors
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Todd Neufeld ('00) featured in "Laying Down the Law and Blowing Up Balloons," Brooklyn Daily News
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Ameek Ponda ('96) appointed to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council
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Justin Rand ('00) named Illinois Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine
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Robert Smith ('65) featured in "Gambling on Iraq's slow rise from ruin," The Boston Globe
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Michael Weisman ('78) joins Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C. as shareholder
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April 9, 2010

Tamar Frankel: Discussant, Round Table discussion on Professor Jill Fisch’s paper, Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA

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May 7, 2010

Richard T. Ainsworth: Paper presenter, "The Open Border Problem for a VAT (with solutions)," ABA Tax Section May Meeting, Washington, D.C.

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May 22, 2010

Jay Wexler: Keynote Speaker, ACLU of New Mexico Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM

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CDO Brother & Sister Team

The Career Development Office’s Hadar Sayfan (‘10) greets her brother Gil who also is working in CDO and in the Admissions Office. This isn’t the first time they’ve shared a University setting—both graduated from Brandeis.

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CDO welcomes Rob Perkins and Senka Huskic

A message from Maura Kelly, Assistant Dean, Career Development Office:
"We are delighted to welcome Rob Perkins and Senka Huskic to the Career Development Office.

Rob is the new assistant director for Judicial Clerkships and Public Interest Advising. Rob actually is rejoining the CDO having previously served as a part-time J.D. Career Adviser two years ago. Immediately prior to returning to BU Law, Rob served as the director of Neighborhood Legal Services’ Foreclosure Defense Project. In that role, Rob’s practice focused primarily on civil litigation and bankruptcy representation on behalf of homeowners facing foreclosure. In addition, Rob devoted a substantial amount of time to community outreach and education, grant writing, media advocacy and legislative lobbying. During his time as a foreclosure defense attorney, Rob helped to create and fund Neighborhood Legal Services’ Foreclosure Defense Project and was selected as a fellow to participate in the Center for Legal Aid Education’s year-long Leadership Institute.

Before joining Neighborhood Legal Services, Rob worked as a summer associate for an Am Law 100 Firm, clerked for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, worked as an assistant public defender in Pittsburgh, and served as an adjunct professor of Legal Research and Writing at Duquesne University School of Law. Rob is excited to utilize the knowledge he gained from these diverse experiences in his role as a career adviser to BU Law students.

Senka is the CDO’s senior program coordinator. Senka joins the CDO from Suffolk University Law School’s Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service where she was the Center’s primary administrative assistant. Senka also has years of experience working for the Massachusetts government as an administrative assistant to the General Counsel and undersecretary for Homeland Security at the Executive Office of Public Safety as well as administrative assistant for the General Counsel at the Department of Children and Families.

Feel free to come by to meet Rob and Senka up here on the 13th Floor. "

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Playing Hardball:
Tom Whalen on the early years of the Boston Red Sox

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