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Upcoming Event Highlights

May 21

BU Event: The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
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May 22

BU Event: Theatre Nine presents "Half Wits"
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May 24

Considerations for Careers in Trademark Law: A Panel Discussion for Students
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May 25

Arbitration in Cambodia: Promoting Economic & Social Harmony, A Roundtable Discussion
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May 26

Trailblazers in Public Policy Business Law Public Policy Committee
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June 1

BU Event: Center for Global Health & Development Forum
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June 2

Learn How To Start and Run Your Own Law Office
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BU Event: Public Open Night at the Observatory
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June 7

Morin Center/ABA Banking Law Basics
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June 8

Morin Center/ABA Banking Law Basics
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Morin Center/ABA Banking Law Basics
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IP Workshop: Communication of Technical Knowledge
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verney slideshowAid for asylum seekers: Elizabeth Verney (’12) donates pro bono legal services for TX spring break

Looking to gain a deeper perspective on public interest legal work, Elizabeth Verney ('12) participated in BU Law’s Pro Bono Immigration/Asylum service trip in Harlingen, Texas. The experience not only broadened Verney’s knowledge base, but it inspired her to dedicate more of her time—and possibly her career path—to public interest law.

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Some of what you'll find in the most recent alumni e-newsletter:

  • newsletterBU History brochure is coming your way
  • BU Law rankings roundup: US News & World, National Law Journal, National Jurist
  • PLI partnership offers new alumni benefit
  • PIP auction raises funds, awareness
  • BU donor issues $1M Annual Fund Challenge
  • Scholarship in memory of Smith ('79) granted to 2L
  • Everychild Foundation is an alumni affair
  • and more...

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Adding Muscle to Africa’s Parliaments:
LAW students help continent’s legislators draft laws

With the oil industry ready to drill, baby, drill in fragile coastal areas, Adam Peltz drafted a law calling for a small claims court to compensate seaside residents for any damage by oil prospectors...

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Professor Stacey L. Dogan Receives Honorable Mention for Antitrust Article

Professor Stacey Dogan recently received an honorable mention in the seventh annual Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for antitrust scholarship. She was recognized for her article “Antitrust Law and Regulatory Gaming,” which she wrote with Stanford Law School Professor Mark A. Lemley.

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Applegate Conference

BU Law bonds with East African legislatures

The student became the teacher when Lakeisha Applegate ('10) traveled to Kampala, Uganda for a legislative drafting conference organized by BU Law professors...

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pro bono year end

Celebrating BU Law's Pro Bono commitment

On April 14th, members of the BU Law community awarded the pro bono work of devoted students, alumni and faculty at the School's Year-End Pro Bono Celebration...

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BU Law Congratulates the 67th Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition Participants and Winners

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Rossi & Hu

BU Law students Veronica Hu (’12) and Elizabeth Rossi (’12) receive Mass Bar Foundation Fellowships

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School News

Maura Kelly, Assistant Dean for Career Development and Public Service, quoted in "From the Staff: Students believe in a different 'G,'" Montgomerynews.com
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Faculty Newsmakers

Professor Jack Beermann quoted in "For the court, a broker's skills," The Boston Globe
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Professors James Bessen and Michael Meurer referenced in "Investigation: Apple vs Nokia vs Google vs HTC vs RIM," wired.co.uk.com
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Visiting Associate Professor Brian Foley quoted in "High Court Nominee Already Drawing Fire from Left and Right," Inter Press Service News Agency
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Professor Cornelius Hurley:
-Quoted in "Largest Banks Would Face Stricter Capital Rules in Senate Plan," Bloomberg
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-Quoted in "Senate Pushes Fed to Give Up Names," The Wall Street Journal
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-Publishes "Viewpoint: Our Solution to TBTF Problem," American Banker.com
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-Quoted in "Clients Worried About Goldman’s Dueling Goals," New York Times
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Lecturer in Law Jerrold Neeff quoted in "Anonymous Web venom: Vehicle dealer sues to unmask critic making false claims," Boston Herald.com
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Professor Elizabeth Nowicki in the news:
-Quoted in "Goldman settlement with SEC could be costly," CNNMoney.com
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-Interviewed in "Fed Maintains Small Bank Supervision," Bloomberg-TV
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-Interviewed in "Markets in Turmoil: Exchange heads called to D.C.," Squawk Box
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-Quoted in "Moody’s Falls to Seven-Month Low After ‘Wells’ Notice (Update4)," Bloomberg.com
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Alumni Newsmakers

Charles Anton ('82) featured in "Driven to Succeed," National Clothesline
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Taruna Garg ('02) named "Diversity Hero" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
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Victor Garo ('65) featured in:
"After three decades, the defense rests its case," The Boston Herald
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"A Tale of Two Heroic Lawyers, a 30-Year Fight, an FBI Cover-Up and Even a Kagan Tie-in," lawsitesblog.com
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Glenn Lau-Kee ('74) honored by New York State Bar Association for public service
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Natasha Lisman ('78) elected to Executive Committee, International Lawyers Project
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Bettina Plevan ('70) and Nancy Shilepsky ('78) featured in "Women's Work" Labor + Employment
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podcast series

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, www.ali-aba.org
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

June 4, 2010

Linda McClainLinda McClain: Paper presenter, 2010 Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Society of Family Law and the Midwest Family Law Consortium, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

June 9, 2010

James FlemingJames Fleming: Presenter, "An Appreciation of Walter F. Murphy," Princeton University Memorial Service for Walter F. Murphy, Princeton, NJ

June 11, 2010

Michael HarperMichael Harper: Presenter and participant, “Age Discrimination in Employment in the Current Economic Crisis” briefing, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Commission Headquarters, Washington, D. C.

June 14, 2010

Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Presenter, Keynote address, "Patent Reform: Is the System Broken?" MCLE 13th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Boston, MA

June 17 - 18, 2010

James BessenJames Bessen: Conference Organizer with Professor Michael Meurer, "Communication of Technical Knowledge," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Conference Organizer with Professor James Bessen, "Communication of Technical Knowledge," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Dean Maureen O'RourkeDean Maureen O'Rourke: Introduction and Welcome, "Communication of Technical Knowledge," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

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