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Upcoming Event Highlights

June 17 & 18

IP Workshop: Communication of Technical Knowledge
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July 6

BU Event: Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession
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July 7

BU Event: Public Open Night at the Observatory
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July 9

BU Event: "Cherry Smoke" by James McManus
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beach chairA vacation for the eUpdate:

eUpdates are taking a summer vacation! Fresh Web features and School news will return to your inbox in September. Until then, have a wonderful summer, and we hope you enjoy this final edition.


commencement video

Commencement 2010 in review:

Get the full Commencement '10 details, including photos, videos and features.

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new orleans pro bono video

Revisiting New Orleans: Adrienne Bossi ('10) provides legal assistance to Katrina victims

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executive llm program

BU Law announces new Executive LL.M. in International Business Law

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Candice Lang ('10) earns Fulbright to work in Kazakhstan

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Ashley Anderson ('10) receives MA Black Judges Book Award

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animal law

Professor Karfunkel advocates for animal law in and outside the classroom

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BU Law Professor Tamar Frankel named a Top 50 Woman in Wealth

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hurley and nowicki news

Shorting Goldman Sachs:
LAW’s Hurley and Nowicki offer views of bank’s culpability

Full story, BU Today

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Immigration Reform: In life and on the page: LAW alum works and writes for change

Iris Gomez ('80) featured in BU Today

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School News

First-year students Jeff Cravens and Nana Annan selected for participation in summer Education Pioneers Fellowship Program
More about Education Pioneers Program

Faculty Newsmakers

Robert Bench quoted in "For Bank of America, Cuomo is still a thorn in the side," Charlotte
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Tamar Frankel quoted in:
-"Is liability issue brokers' straw man?"
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-"ALL BUSINESS: Be tough with your financial adviser," The Register Citizen
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-"Keep Cutting Back Fraud,"
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-"JPMorgan Penalized by Regulator in Britain," The New York Times
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Cornelius Hurley quoted in:
- "Bankers in ‘Awkward’ Spot as Senate Bill Reins in Fed Boards,"
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- "Update 2- Morgan Stanley's Mack gets a 150 percent raise,"
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Elizabeth Nowicki quoted in:
-"How Big a Hit Will Goldman Take? Congress and the public expect the SEC to extract a big fine,"
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-"Buffett Backs Moody’s in Crisis Hearing Without ‘Candid’ Voice,"
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Mark Pettit named Law Professor of the Year, MA Lawyers Weekly & the Massachusetts Bar Association

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Alumni Newsmakers

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly & the Massachusetts Bar Association honor BU Law alumni:
- Up & Coming Lawyer: Melissa Nott Davis (’02), McDermott Will & Emery
-Diversity Heroes: Taruna Garg (’02), Murtha Cullina; and Sabita Singh (’90), District Court Circuit Judge

Ruha Devanesan ('09) introduces "PeaceTones: Haiti Sings 2010" Contest
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Elisabeth Ditomassi (‘89) named to MA Board of Bar Overseers
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Sean Keyvan ('95) recognized as "Rising Star Under 40" by Law360
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Anu Mullikin ('91; LL.M. '96) serves as keynote speaker, UMass Lowell event recognizing business excellence
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Hemanshu Nigam ('90) opens Safety, Security, Privacy Firm SSP Blue
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Kevin Prussia (06') featured in "Attorney Spotlight," WilmerHale Newsletter
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Gary Stickell ('81) receives Award of Special Merit at 77th Annual Arizona State Bar Convention
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Wendell Taylor ('95) featured in "Wendell Taylor Co-Founds a Prize Fund for Law Students," WilmerHale Newsletter
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K. Clyde Vanel ('01) featured in "Vanel challenges Clark in primary,"
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podcast series

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

July 14, 2010

David NersessianDavid Nersessian: Presenter, "Globalization and Other Drivers of Change for In-House Counsel,” The New Normal: Managing Your Legal Department in a Changed Business Landscape, Association of Corporate Counsel, Boston, MA

July 26, 2010

Stephen FisherStephen Fisher: Attendee/Work Cited, FBI National Academy Associate 2010 Annual Training Conference; Subject: Eyewitness Identification Reform; Work Cited: "Eyewitness Identification Reform in Massachusetts," 92 Mass. L. Rev.
52 (2008); Boston, MA

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BU Law welcomes Kassie E. Tucker to Staff


The Executive LL.M. Program in International Business Law recently welcomed Kassie E. Tucker as its inaugural program manager. Kassie received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg VA. Her career started within the financial service industry, where she served in a variety of functions focused on operations and management. She then attended Babson College’s Olin Scholl of Business in Wellesley, MA. During her time at Babson, she focused her studies on international business highlighted by her study of entrepreneurship opportunities in Brazil and completing a consulting project for a German engineering company. In 2008 she received her M.B.A with a Global Management concentration. Kassie is well-known to many at BU Law in her previous role in the Alumni and Development Office, where she assisted with raising funds and building a community of BU Law alumni located around the globe.

Kassie is located in Room 1620c. Feel free to stop by and say hello!

BU Today features:

"Taking the Muddy to Brookline Village: Hailing Distance: One of a series of great half-hour hikes"
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Head of the Charles, Hosted by BU: Five-part series on this year’s sports highlights
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