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Upcoming Event Highlights

October 22

BU Event: The Power of Nations: The Millennium Goals Today
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Beantown Shootout to benefit the Public Interest Project
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October 23

Boston Event: Head of the Charles Regatta
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October 25

Workshop Series on Financial Reform: Asset Bubbles and Risk Control
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Presentation by the United States Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts
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Pro Bono Fair for Attorneys and Law Students
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BU Event featuring Elie Wiesel," In the Bible: A Judge Named Deborah"
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October 27

BU Event: African Americans & US Foreign Policy Conference (2-day event)
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BU Event: Institute for Philosophy & Religion Lecture Series- Noah Feldman, “Madison's Politics of Religion Revisited”
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BU Event: A Conversation on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy with Andrew Bacevich and Stephen Prothero
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October 29

Reunion & Alumni Weekend
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The Role of Fiduciary Law in the 21st Century, A Conference Inspired by the Work of Professor Tamar Frankel
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Coming Home Injured: Care and Advocacy for America's Veterans, Seventh Annual Health Law Pike Conference
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October 30

Reunion & Alumni Weekend
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October 31

Reunion & Alumni Weekend
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Spotlight on Peter Resnik ('70)

A book club for the homeless: A different kind of pro bono work

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Health Law Newsletter

Check out the most recent Health Law newsletter for program news, featured faculty, alumni newsmakers, recent and upcoming events, and more...

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Veronica Hu ('12) featured in "Woman aids Chinese immigrant community"

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Oleksandr Pankiv (LL.M. '10) helps families facing foreclosures

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Faculty Newsmakers

James Bessen quoted in "Smartphone patent lawsuits accelerating," Vator News
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Tamar Frankel quoted in:
- "In reporting pay, firms can err big," Boston Globe
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- "SEC will examine faulty pay data," Boston Globe
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Cornelius Hurley:
-quoted in "Death of a democracy: Good news for corporations, bad news for voters," Market Watch
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-interviewed in "Predict a bubble, and then what?" NPR's Marketplace
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-quoted in "Not many early bonuses for Wall St. banks," Reuters
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Keith Hylton quoted in:
"Cartel busts 'entice investment,'" Business Report
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-"Feds accuse Mich. Blue Cross of anticompetitive contracts," USA Today
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Francis Morrissey quoted in "Federal receivership gaining popularity," Massachusetts Weekly
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David Rossman quoted in "Justice served, with tea and crumpets," Boston Globe
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David Webber interviewed in "The SEC trying to clamp down on pay-to-play schemes," NPR's Marketplace
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Alumni Newsmakers

Charles "Chip" Babcock ('76) named 2010 Texas "Super Lawyer"
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Lisa Bebchick ('01) featured in "35 Under 35," The Glass Hammer
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David G. Curran ('86) named executive vice president, Business and Legal Affairs, IntraLinks, IntraLinks.com
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A.J. Cushner ('65) publishes Obey or Die: Josh Parker and The Facets Project
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Victor Garo ('65) to speak at "New Lawyers Section Pro Bono Celebration" regarding his pro bono work on the Salvati wrongful conviction case, 10/26/10
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Joy Gordon ('84) publishes Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions
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Kay H. Hodge ('72, LL.M. '77) elected chair, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
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Panda Kroll ('00) publishes "Teaching through a study of the Borat Litigation," Journal of the World Universities Forum
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MaryEllen Linnehan ('85) named president, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
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Alan Ostfield ('90) profiled in "New CEO Brings Change to Palace," Wall Street Stocks
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Jo Ann Rooney (LL.M. '91) nominated for Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness by President Obama
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Carrie Turner ('09) joins Dinsmore & Shohl, Louisville
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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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A message from John Riccardi, Assistant Dean, Graduate and International Programs:

quoteI’m pleased to announce the arrival of three new staff members at the Office of Graduate and International Programs.

Erin Checka has joined us as the new Assistant Director, bringing to our office a unique background in international education and law. After graduating from Vassar College with a BA in International Studies – and spending a semester abroad in Berlin, Germany – Erin received her MA in European Studies from Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She began her career as an international student advisor, first at The Study Group in NY (an international education organization) and then at Babson College’s Office of International Programs. She subsequently received her J.D. degree in 2010 from Northeastern University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Northeastern University Law Journal, a first-year writing program teaching assistant and co-chair of the International Law Society. Erin has also worked in Spain as an English as a Second Language Instructor. Erin’s portfolio will include all aspects of the LL.M. in American Law Program and our foreign study programs. Her email is echecka@bu.edu

Julia Sullivan is our new Senior Program Coordinator, responsible for the proper handling and processing of LL.M. applications for four of our graduate programs. Most recently, Julia was the Program Coordinator at BU’s Housing Office, where she oversaw the daily operations of the Residence Services office. Prior to that, she was the Manager of a Dunkin Donuts shop in Hanover, MA. She is a bachelor’s candidate in History at Boston University. Julia can be reached at bullm@bu.edu.

Jenna D’Angelo has joined us as our new Program Coordinator for the American Law Program, replacing Sarah Bellott. Jenna is a graduate student at BU, pursuing her MA in International Relations and Environmental Policy. She is a 2009 graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., where she received her B.A. in international studies, concentrating in Global Environmental Politics. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad for a semester at the University of Otago in New Zealand and was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society in recognition of her academic achievements. In addition to her interests in international and environmental issues, Jenna has a strong interest in education: she has worked as a pre-school teacher at Torit Montessori School in Boston; and as an after-school teacher at the National Presbyterian School in Washington, D.C. Jenna’s email is gradint@bu.edu.

Rounding out our office are the familiar faces of Elizabeth “Tibby” Cail, the Assistant Director for Professional Development, responsible for LL.M. career advising; Sara Dana, our part-time career advisor; and Jordan Smock, our Program Coordinator whose responsibilities include support for our Summer London Program, career development programming, study abroad and LL.M. marketing and cross-program coordination.

Please join me in welcoming Erin, Julia and Jenna. I invite you to stop by to say hello if you haven’t already met the new crew.quote

 

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