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Upcoming Event Highlights

January 21

2011 Distinguished Visitor, The Honorable Aharon Barak, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel: Documentary Film, "The Judge"
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All LL.M. Event: Snacks & Bowling at King's
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January 24

2011 Distinguished Visitor, The Honorable Aharon Barak, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel: Lecture, "Proportionality"
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January 28

The MetLife Legal Affairs Diversity Committee: Law Student Reception
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Public Interest Pizza Discussion with Professor Virginia Greiman - Government and International Careers
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February 8

Colloquium Presentation "Law and Religion in the U.S." presented by Professor Jay Wexler
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February 11 & 12

2011 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium
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February 22

New York Alumni & Admitted Student Reception
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February 26

AJLM Symposium: "Marketing Health: The Growing Role of Commercial Speech Doctrine and FDA Regulation"
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February 28
Colloquium Presentation: "Taxation in America: Ten Things You Probably Don't Know About the U.S. Tax System" presented by Professor Dan Berman
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podcastNew Podcasts:

--"Executive Pay Analysis" featuring Professor David Walker, takes a look at big corporation executive compensation, the shift from salary to equity pay, the Dodd Frank Reform Act and several provisions addressing executive pay and its potential impact on the economic landscape of 2011.

--"Rainmaker Lawyer in a Challenging Market" featuring Joshua Soloway ('06), managing director of Rainmaker New York and CEO of Soloway Group, P.C., examines the practice of law in new ways filling a specific gap in the marketplace, preparing mid-size foreign companies trying to grow into the US market and offering advice to young attorneys and law students looking to start their own firm.

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farnsworth's book

Ward Farnsworth publishes Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric

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markowitz magic

Legal Fall-ies Talent Show a Magical Success

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chinese delegation

BU Law hosts Chinese Delegation from State Administration for Industry and Commerce

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clute book

From Unitive to Punitive:
One alumna’s efforts to help reform the justice system

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School News

The Pappas Law Library is mobile! The mobile Web site provides an interface optimized for mobile devices. From this site, view the library hours, search the catalog, access mobile friendly versions of research guides and the library blog, and LiveChat with the reference librarians using mobile friendly software. Visit the Law Library Web site from your mobile device and you will be immediately connected to the site.

Faculty Newsmakers

Daniel Berman quoted in "Grab bag of goodies in Obama's $858-bln tax plan," Reuters
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James Bessen quoted in "Will IBM's new meta-patent help fix a broken system or just make things worse?" Slate.com
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Ward Farnsworth's book Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric:
- Reviewed in "Say It, I Say—Say It!" Chronical of Higher Education
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- Reviewed in "The Syntax of Style," The Wall Street Journal
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Tamar Frankel quoted in "MannKind Trading May Lure Regulators After Drug Fails to Win FDA Approval," Bloomberg
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Cornelius Hurley in the news:
-Quoted in "Goldman opens books to scrutiny but no wider shake-up," Reuters
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-Quoted in "Goldman Sachs: Why the Bank's Vow to Clean Up Its Act Means Nothing By Alain Sherter," Bnet.com
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-Quoted in "FDIC Updates Compensation and Resolution Efforts," American Banker
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-Quoted in "Obama walks fine line with review of regulations," MSNBC.com
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-Quoted in "Obama’s Regulatory Revamp," Forbes.com
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-Quoted in "Treasury May Offer Options, Shy Away from Specifics, in GSE Plan," American Banker
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- Quoted in "FSOC Has Many Members, Many More Doubters," American Banker.com
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-Quoted in "Rattner settles with Cuomo for $10 million," Reuters
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Kevin Outterson quoted in "Justice Department to appeal Va. judge's ruling on health care law," Washington Examiner
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Jay Wexler referenced in "Supremely funny: Study covers court's penchant for laughter," Washington Post
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Alumni Newsmakers

Carl A. Aveni, II ('96) inducted into International Association of Defense Counsel
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LeAnn Baker ('99) promoted to partner, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
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Robert Belton ('65) honored as professor emeritus, Vanderbilt University, at portrait unveiling
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James Berriman featured in "Cutting down on legal papers: Ex-lawyers now sell electronic discovery," Boston Herald.com
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Nancy Groenwegen ('83) appointed General Counsel, Office of the State Comptroller, NY
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January 19, 2011

Dean Maureen O'RourkeDean Maureen O'Rourke: Introduction, "On Law and Judging: A Judicial Point Of View," 2011 Distinguished Visitor, The Honorable Aharon Barak, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

January 21, 2011

Pnina LahavPnina Lahav: Introduction, “The Judge” Documentary Film Viewing (by Ram Landes and Ami Teer), 2011 Distinguished Visitor, The Honorable Aharon Barak, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

January 24, 2011

Wendy GordonWendy Gordon: Introduction, "Proportionality," 2011 Distinguished Visitor, The Honorable Aharon Barak, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

February 2, 2011

James FlemingJames Fleming: Presenter, "The Myth of Strict Scrutiny for Fundamental Rights under the Due Process Clause," Boston Public Law Group Study Group, Boston, MA
Linda McClainLinda McClain: Presenter, "The Myth of Strict Scrutiny for Fundamental Rights under the Due Process Clause," Boston Public Law Group Study Group, Boston, MA

February 3 - 5, 2011

Cornelius HurleyCornelius Hurley: Moderator, "The Emperor's New? Clothes: Financial Regulatory Reform-Market Impacts," American Bankruptcy Institute, 7th Annual Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, Cayman Islands

February 8, 2011

Jay WexlerJay Wexler: Presenter, "Law and Religion in the U.S." Colloquium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

February 9, 2011

Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Panelist, "Patent Claim Indefiniteness: The Issues in Enzo v. Applera" Intellectual Property Owners Association's One-hour Webinar on Current Topics in IP

February 11, 2011

Stacey DoganStacey Dogan: Presenter, "Functionality," 2011 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Wendy GordonWendy Gordon: Presenter, "Copyright and Negligence as Mirror Images: On Not Mistaking for the Right Hand What the Left Hand Is Doing," 2011 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Keith HyltonKeith Hylton: Presenter, "Economics of IP," 2011 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Kevin OuttersonKevin Outterson: Presenter, "Designing prize incentives for antibiotic patents," 2011 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

February 12, 2011

Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Presenter, "Uncertainty as a Patent Policy Instrument," 2011 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

February 14, 2011

James BessenJames Bessen: Keynote Address, European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics, Pisa, Italy

February 16, 2011

Cornelius HurleyCornelius Hurley: Presenter, "Fireside Chat: Dodd-Frank is Here Now. Ready for IT?" Financial Technology Insight Summit, The Harvard Club, Boston, MA

February 17, 2011

James BessenJames Bessen: Speaker, Colloquium on Innovation Policy, NYU School of Law, New York, NY

February 18, 2011

Wendy KaplanWendy Kaplan: Paper presenter, "Called 'Out' at Home:  The One Strike Eviction Policy and the Juvenile Court," Duke Forum for Law and Social Policy, Durham, NC
David RossmanDavid Rossman: Paper presenter, "Called 'Out' at Home:  The One Strike Eviction Policy and the Juvenile Court," Duke Forum for Law and Social Policy, Durham, NC

February 25, 2011

Linda McClainLinda McClain: Paper presenter, “Involuntary Servitude, Public Accommodations Law, and the Legacy of Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States,” Conference on the Thirteenth Amendment, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD 

February 26, 2011

Kevin OuttersonKevin Outterson: Moderator, "Setting the Stage: FDA Regulation under Central Hudson," American Journal of Law And Medicine Symposium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

February 27, 2011

Cornelius HurleyCornelius Hurley: Welcome and Moderator, "Finance and the New Economy," The State of Financial Reform, Center for Finance, Law and Policy, Boston University, Boston, MA
David WebberDavid Webber: Response, "Finance and the New Economy," The State of Financial Reform, Center for Finance, Law and Policy, Boston University, Boston, MA

February 28, 2011

Daniel BermanDaniel Berman: Presenter, "Taxation in America: Ten Things You Probably Don't Know About the U.S. Tax System" Colloquium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Tamar FrankelTamar Frankel: Response, "Economists’ Views of the Financial Crisis," The State of Financial Reform, Center for Finance, Law and Policy, Boston University, Boston, MA
Cornelius HurleyCornelius Hurley: Greeter, The State of Financial Reform, Center for Finance, Law and Policy, Boston University, Boston, MA
Cornelius HurleyCornelius Hurley: Introduction, "The Convergence of Finance, Law and Policy," The State of Financial Reform, Center for Finance, Law and Policy, Boston University, Boston, MA
Dean Maureen O'RourkeDean Maureen O'Rourke: Moderator, "Economists’ Views of the Financial Crisis," The State of Financial Reform, Center for Finance, Law and Policy, Boston University, Boston, MA
Frederick TungFrederick Tung: Response, "Applying the Lessons from the Meltdown," The State of Financial Reform, Center for Finance, Law and Policy, Boston University, Boston, MA

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A Night Boston's Frog Pond

BU Law students, faculty and staff:
frogpondThe Student Government Association invites BU Law students, faculty, staff, and their families to ice skate on the Boston Common Frog Pond on Monday, January 31. The SGA has rented the pond for the evening, so it will be closed to the public and just for our enjoyment. There will be free admission and skate time from 7:30-9pm as well as complimentary hot chocolate and locker rentals. The only cost for the evening is the skate rentals ($8 for adults and $5 for children). SGA allocated 100 tickets for faculty and staff, so get your tickets from the Office of Student Affairs soon!

BU Law Welcomes Anya Brodrick

Anya Brodrick, who recently joined the library staff, is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont, where she worked at the main library for three years. She will be assisting patrons in accessing materials that are currently checked out and will be reminding patrons when their materials are due back to the library. Anya’s desk is located behind the circulation desk at the Annex. Please stop by and welcome her to the law school.

Posse Mentors Needed

BU Law Faculty & Staff:
The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains leaders from public high schools to form multicultural “Posses.” These teams are then prepared for enrollment at selective universities nation-wide to pursue their academics and help promote cross-cultural communication. Boston University has partnered with Posse Atlanta, and this fall, the University will be welcoming the fourth class of Posse Scholars to the Class of 2015.

The Posse mentor is key to the success of the program by helping the 10 Posse Scholars have a successful college career. The mentor meets with the Posse Scholars individually and as a group through their freshman and sophomore year. It is a two and a half year position with mandatory training prior to the arrival of the Scholars on campus this fall. The role requires a minimum of 10 hours per week; however, it is important that the mentor is available to students. Mentors receive appropriate relief or assistance, which is funded by the administration, in order to take on this important role.

Full-time faculty and staff interested in serving as the Posse Mentor for the Class of 2015 should contact Brooke Faulkner at bfaulkne@bu.edu by January 21, 2011. There will be an information session in January to provide more information about the program and to detail the process for applying for the role of Posse Mentor.

Strike the Pose:

The Dean’s Office is pleased to announce that there will be yoga classes at BU Law for the Spring 2011 semester. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 4:15-5:15pm. To attend, please complete, sign, and return the Registration Form/Consent and Waiver of Liability Form to Jenny Carron in the Dean’s Office no later than the start of the first class on **February 3, 2011**. This form needs to be completed even if you have registered for this class in a previous semester.

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