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Upcoming Event Highlights

October 5

"Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions," Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Joy Gordon ('84)
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BU Event: "Karen Richardson - White House Associate Director for International Affairs"
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BU Event: "Muslims Through Christian Eyes: From the Prophet to the Present"
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October 6

Clark Legal History Series: Jed Shugerman, selections from "The People's Courts: The Rise of Judicial Elections and Judicial Power in America"
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Branching Out: Opportunities to make a difference in the three branches of government
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Annual Pro Bono Program Kick-Off
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BU Event: "An Evening with Spike Lee"
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October 8

Public Interest Pizza Friday: Josh Holmes from AIDSLaw of Louisiana
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Beantown Shootout to benefit the Public Interest Project
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October 14

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
Lecture and Symposium on Michael J. Sandel’s recent book
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October 15

Talk by Stephen Wermiel on biography of US Supreme Court Justice William Brennan
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October 29-31

Alumni & Reunion Weekend
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October 29

The Role of Fiduciary Law in the 21st Century, A Conference Inspired by the Work of Professor Tamar Frankel
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October 29

Coming Home Injured: Care and Advocacy for America's Veterans. Seventh Annual Health Law Pike Conference
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From Olympic rowing to copyright law: Spotlight on Adam Holland ('10)

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Fox Japan visits BU Law

Tracing the path of alumnus and television producer David E. Kelley ('83): FOX Japan visits BU Law

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Drones and the Law of War:
LAW prof says UN critique only partly on target

Robert Sloane interviewed in BU Today

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BU Law Introduces International Dual Degree in Asian Legal Studies

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School News

Morin Center Associate Director for Program Development Marin Lacdao appointed co-chair, Boston Bar Association Banking and Financial Services Committee
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Faculty Newsmakers

Tamar Frankel publishes letter to editor, "The Goldman Way," New York Times
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Cornelius Hurley quoted in:
- "And What If? ...should Lehman have been allowed to fail?" Law.com
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- "Democrats Preparing Bill to Expand CRA Beyond Banks," American Banker
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Keith Hylton quoted in "South Africa Targets Sasol, Arcelor in Cartel Breakup Push," Bloomberg
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Robert Volk quoted in "Republicans block bill to overturn U.S. 'don't ask, don't tell' policy," Toronto Star
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Alumni Newsmakers

Edward J. Bander ('51) publishes The Hidden History of Essex Law School
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Katherine Greenleaf ('73) named chief operating officer, University of Southern Maine
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Mark Kern ('95), CEO and chief creative officer of Red 5 Studios, debuts new video game
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Sandy Kreisberg ('75), dubbed 'the HBS Whisperer,' profiled in "The Rebel of the MBA Admissions Biz," Fortune
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"From law to literature, a novel path for one alum:" Joan Leegant ('75) discusses her new novel, Wherever You Go, with BU community
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Peter F. May ('92) named vice president for legal affairs, American University of Beirut
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Steven J. Tsimbinos ('94) appointed first senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, OceanFirst Financial Corp.
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October 2, 2010

Frederick TungFrederick Tung: Presenter, "Bank CEOs, Inside Debt Compensation, and the Global Financial Crisis," Canadian Law and Economics Association 2010 Annual Meeting, University of Toronto
David WalkerDavid Walker: Presenter, "Punitive Damages Payments: Taxation, Settlement, and Insurance," Canadian Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting, University of Toronto, Canada

October 5, 2010

Ameek PondaAmeek Ponda: Panelist, "The Codified Economic Substance Doctrine," Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA

October 7, 2010

Linda McClainLinda McClain: Moderator, "Smith in Operation," Twenty Years After Employment Div. v. Smith: Assessing the 20th Century's Landmark Case on the Free Exercise of Religion and How it Changed History, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY

October 14, 2010

Hugh BaxterHugh Baxter: Panelist, "Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do? A Public Lecture and Symposium on Michael J. Sandel’s Recent Book," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Anna di RobilantAnna di Robilant: Panelist, "Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do? A Public Lecture and Symposium on Michael J. Sandel’s Recent Book," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
James FlemingJames Fleming: Organizer and Panelist, "Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do? A Public Lecture and Symposium on Michael J. Sandel’s Recent Book," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Gary LawsonGary Lawson: Panelist, "Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do? A Public Lecture and Symposium on Michael J. Sandel’s Recent Book," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Linda McClainLinda McClain: Panelist, "Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do? A Public Lecture and Symposium on Michael J. Sandel’s Recent Book," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Dean Maureen O'RourkeDean Maureen O'Rourke: Welcome Address, "Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do? A Public Lecture and Symposium on Michael J. Sandel’s Recent Book," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

October 15, 2010

Jack BeermannJack Beermann: Speaker, "Is Our Constitutional Order Broken? Structural and Doctrinal Questions in Constitutional Law," University of Connecticut Law School, Hartford, CT

October 19 - 20, 2010

Frances MillerFrances Miller: Speaker, "Societal Implications of Comparative Effectiveness and Personalized Medicine," National Institutes of Health Conference on Comparative Effectiveness and Personalized Medicine: An Essential Interface, Bethesda, MD

October 21, 2010

Frederick TungFrederick Tung: Panelist, Troubled Asset Relief Program Oversight Panel, Washington, DC

October 28, 2010

William ParkWilliam Park: Panelist, "Is there a Potential Backlash against Arbitration? Making Sense of Recent Court Decisions and Legislative Actions affecting Arbitration," New England Legal Foundation, Boston College Club, Boston, MA

October 29, 2010

George AnnasGeorge Annas: Organizer and Panelist, "Coming Home Injured: Care and Advocacy for America’s Veterans, Seventh Annual Health Law Pike Conference," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Alan FeldAlan Feld: Panelist, "The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel" Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Tamar FrankelTamar Frankel: Honoree and Participant, "The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel" Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Leonard GlantzLeonard Glantz: Panelist, "Coming Home Injured: Care and Advocacy for America’s Veterans, Seventh Annual Health Law Pike Conference," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Wendy GordonWendy Gordon: Panelist, "The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel" Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Gary LawsonGary Lawson: Panelist, "The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel" Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Wendy MarinerWendy Mariner: Panelist, "Coming Home Injured: Care and Advocacy for America’s Veterans, Seventh Annual Health Law Pike Conference," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Dean Maureen O'RourkeDean Maureen O'Rourke: Introduction and Welcome, "Coming Home Injured: Care and Advocacy for America’s Veterans, Seventh Annual Health Law Pike Conference," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Dean Maureen O'RourkeDean Maureen O'Rourke: Introduction and Welcome, "The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel" Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Kevin OuttersonKevin Outterson: Panelist, "The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel" Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
David SeippDavid Seipp: Panelist, "The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel" Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Kenneth SimonsKenneth Simons: Organizer and Panelist, "The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel" Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Frederick TungFrederick Tung: Panelist, "The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel" Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
David WalkerDavid Walker: Panelist, "The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel" Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

November 1 - 11, 2010

James BessenJames Bessen: Speaker, Lectures Series on the Value of Patents, Beihang University, Beijing, China

November 3, 2010

Frederick TungFrederick Tung: Presenter, "Independent Directors and Firm Value," International Business Regulation Seminar, NYU School of Law, NY

November 6, 2010

Frederick TungFrederick Tung: Presenter, "Bank CEOs, Inside Debt Compensation, and the Global Financial Crisis," 2010 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Yale Law School, CT
Frederick TungFrederick Tung: Discussant, "Micro-Prudence, Macro-Risk: Where Financial Regulation Meets Bankruptcy," Yale Law School, CT

November 8, 2010

Linda McClainLinda McClain: Speaker, “Polygamy, Polygyny, and Polyamory: Ethical and Legal Perspectives on Plural Marriage,” Hadassah Brandeis Institute Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

November 12, 2010

Keith HyltonKeith Hylton: Commentator, "Should Congress Repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act?" Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Commentator, "Should Congress Repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act?" Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

November 15, 2010

Kristin CollinsKristin Collins: Presenter, "Sex and Citizenship at the Court: Flores-Villar v. United States," Brown Bag Lunch Talk, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

November 18, 2010

Frances MillerFrances Miller: Speaker, "Comparative Health Systems," Perspectives in Health Care Distinguished Speaker Series, Center for Health Law & Economics and Center for Health Policy Research, UMass Medical School, Boston, MA
David WalkerDavid Walker: Presenter, "Suitable for Framing: Business Deductions in a Net Income Tax System," National Tax Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

November 29, 2010

Daniel BermanDaniel Berman: Presenter, “Tax Legislation in the United States,” Tax Committee of the German-American Lawyers Association, Frankfurt, Germany

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