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Upcoming Event Highlights

April 26

BU Event: Uncharted Waters - Translating Transportation Reform into Action
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BU Event: The Future of Global Health
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April 29

Annual New Lawyers Section Judicial Forum
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BU Event: Uprooted: An Artistic and Personal Perspective on the Armenian Genocide
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May 5

Dinner & Symposium featuring Professor Linda C. McClain
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May 16

BU Law Commencement
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Boston University Commencement
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novak travelogue

Championing African Human Rights: PIP Grant Recipient Andrew Novak's Interactive Travelogue

"I came to law school wanting to do human rights work. Through a grant from the Public Interest Project, I worked at the Botswana Center for Human Rights.... I would discover over the next ten weeks that the rosy picture of Botswana painted by outside observers was more complex than it first seemed..."

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Reader receives law student ethics award

Alistair Reader ('11) receives Law Student Ethics Award

The ACC award is given to students who demonstrate a commitment to ethics through their work in a clinical program representing clients.

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BU Law profiled in "Top Law School" Listing

Admissions, culture, professors, classes--these and other topics are overviewed in's extensive profile of BU Law.

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In their own words: BU Law Blogs

Check out what our student bloggers have been up to this semester.

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Faculty Newsmakers

Professor T. Barton Carter quoted in "Will Neutrality Bite the Dust," BU Today
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Professor Jack Beermann quoted in "High court's leading liberal to retire, setting the stage for confirmation fight," The Boston Globe
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Professor Tamar Frankel quoted in "Why AIG won't be next,"
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Professor Cornelius Hurley:
Quoted in "Goldman knew for months charges were possible,"
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Quoted in "SEC charges Goldman Sachs with fraud," The Wichita Eagle
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Quoted in "Foreign Loans Fueled Crisis in Iceland," The Wall Street Journal
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Quoted in "Goldman defends its actions in letter," Marketplace
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Quoted in "Dodd's Banking Bill Doesn't Do Enough, Many Experts Say," Investor's Daily Business
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Quoted in "Goldman Suit, Wamu Mess Rev Reg Form," American Banker (subscription required)
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Quoted in "Dodd Overhaul Bill Dilutes Obama Plan to Seek Support (Update2),"
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Professor Elizabeth Nowicki:
Quoted in "Message to Wall St. in Goldman case: SEC 'back on the job," Sun Herald
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Quoted in "Lehman Channeled Risks Through 'Alter Ego' Firm," The New York Times
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Interviewed in "SEC split down party lines on Goldman," Squawk Box, CNBC
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Quoted in "A Narrative for the Crisis Emerges in Allegations," The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
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Interviewed in "What is Repo 105? Inside the Lehman Crash," Fox Business News
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Professor Kevin Outterson quoted in "WIPO, WTO Requested To Advise On Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty," Intellectual Property Watch blog
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Adjunct Professor Ameek Ponda (LL.M. '96) appointed to Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council
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Alumni Newsmakers

Howard Altarescu ('74) featured in "A Conversation with Howard Altarescu,"
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Merrill Jay Forgotson ('70) quoted in "BNC Financial to open in Stamford," Stamford Advocate
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Gregory Griffin (LL.M. '84) appointed to Alabama Educational Television Commission
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Tom Gunning ('87) named a "Leader in the Law" by New England In-House and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
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Amy Komoroski Wiwi ('02) named to 2010 New Jersey Rising Stars List of Up-And-Coming Attorneys
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Cynthia Larose ('88) receives BU Women's Law Association Lelia Josephine Robinson Award
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Mark Morris ('83) appointed managing partner, Fox Rothschild's Philadelphia office
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David Oedel ('87) appointed by Georgia Governor to legal team addressing health care reform legislation
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Americo Ventura ('57) quoted in "A Bar Association That Looks Forward And Back," Connecticut Law Tribune
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Jordan Yospe ('86) featured in "Branding Comes Early in Filmmaking Process," The New York Times
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podcast series

April 1, 2010

Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Panelist, "In re Bilski," Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Panelist, “Ariad v. Eli Lilly,” Boston IP Inn of Court, Boston, MA

April 2 - 3, 2010

Dean Maureen O'RourkeDean Maureen O'Rourke: Commentator, "3rd Annual Junior Scholars in IP Workshop," Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

April 8, 2010

Jay WexlerJay Wexler: Reading, "Holy Hullabaloos," American Constitution Society, New York, NY
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April 9, 2010

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

April 15, 2010

William ParkWilliam Park: Panel moderator on the permissibility of class action certifications in arbitration, American Bar Association International Section Meeting, New York, NY

April 16, 2010

Daniela CarusoDaniela Caruso: Convener and Discussant, Conference on “Developing Europe,” Harvard Law School
William ParkWilliam Park: Paper presenter on the “fair and equitable” standard for protecting foreign investment under NAFTA, American Bar Association International Section Meeting, New York, NY

April 23, 2010

Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Panelist, "Patent Policy and Innovation," Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

April 28, 2010

Frances MillerFrances Miller: Speaker, "How Federal Health Reform Will Impact Hawaii," Kapiolani Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

April 29, 2010

Frances MillerFrances Miller: Speaker, "Comprehensive Reform with an Incremental Soul," Aloha American Inns of Court, Honolulu, HI

May 5, 2010

Linda McClainLinda McClain: Speaker, "From the White House to Your House: Negotiating Work, Love, and Family," Boston University Women's Guild Annual Dinner & Symposium, Boston, MA

May 7, 2010

Richard AinsworthRichard Ainsworth: Paper presenter, "The Open Border Problem for a VAT (with solutions)," ABA Tax Section "Tax Policy and Simplification" Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Frances MillerFrances Miller: Presenter, "The Fate of Hawaii's Prepaid Health Plan in Light of Federal Reform," University of Hawaii's Board of Visitors, HI

May 14, 2010

Susan AkramSusan Akram: Presenter, "Hilda's Unanswered Question: What about the Palestinian Refugees?" Hilda B. Silverman Memorial Lecture on Israel/Palestine, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge, MA

May 20, 2010

Linda McClainLinda McClain: Keynote speaker, "From the White House to Your House: Negotiating Work, Love, and Family," Boston University Women's Guild Annual Lunch & Symposium, Boston, MA

May 21, 2010

Michael HarperMichael Harper: Panelist, "The New NLRB: Winds of Change in Labor Law," Live Telephone Seminar/Audio Webcast,
Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Panelist, Innovation Symposium, ABA Antitrust Section, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA

May 22, 2010

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

May 24, 2010

Stacey DoganStacey Dogan: Commentator, International Trademark Association Symposium, Boston, MA
Wendy GordonWendy Gordon: Commentator, International Trademark Association Symposium, Boston, MA

May 26, 2010

Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Panelist,  Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice,  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Joint Workshop on Promoting Innovation, Alexandria, VA

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Pappas Law Library welcomes Erica Lauriello

Erica Lauriello recently joined BU Law as administrative coordinator in the Pappas Law Library. Erica has worked in libraries at Texas Woman’s University and Saint Louis University and has administrative experience in the corporate world, as well. Her contact information is, x3-2332, room 284B. Feel free to call or stop by to welcome Erica to BU Law!

BU Today features:

Discovering a Southern Relative: Claflin University: Linking very different schools that share founder and mission
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Exercise: the Other Antidepressant
Psychologist urges prescribing physical activity
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State Pledges $25 Million for Green Computing Center
Consortium includes BU, MIT, NU, and UMass
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