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Upcoming Event Highlights

May 9

BU Event: Celebrated Actor Leonard Nimoy to Speak at Boston University
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May 22

BU Law Commencement
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June 4

Annual Charles River One Mile Swim Race
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June 26

Merrimack Valley Legal Services' 5k/10k Race for Justice
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After other attorneys refused to take his case, [Saide] was referred by his niece to Susan Akram... Akram and her students led him through a decadelong quest to obtain asylum status and a green card and to bring his four children to the United States. Saide's new hope: to bring his mother here.

Video featuring BU Law's Asylum & Human Rights Clinic

Rappaport Fellows

Leaders in Public Service:
A look at BU Law's 2011 Rappaport Fellows

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Professor Pettit named to National Jurist's "23 Law Profs to take before you die" list

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Thomas Favaloro ('11) receives 2011 Law Student Ethics Award for Boston University

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BU Law named top law school for Health Law and Business & Corporate Law, PreLaw Magazine



Representing Death Row Inmates:

BU Law Podcast Series features Kenneth J. Rose ('81), senior staff attorney at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation




School News


Have questions about BU Law's Commencement on 5/22?
We've got answers here.

Moot Court Update:
•John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
•ACS Eastern Regional Moot Court Competition
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Silvano Domenico Orsi (LL.M. '11) to be published in Dartmouth Law Journal, Fall 2011

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Faculty Newsmakers

Khiara Bridges quoted in "Embolism Stalks Black Moms With Lethal Bias," Women's eNews
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Tamar Frankel in the news:
--Quoted in "Buffett may not feel much love at his 'Woodstock'," Reuters
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--Quoted in "Shapiro's links to Madoff detailed," Boston Globe
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Cornelius Hurley in the news:
--Quoted in "Buffett to Face Questions for Calling Sokol Extraordinary Before Departure," Bloomberg News
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--Quoted in "David Sokol 'Won't Wind Up in the Bunk Above Madoff'," Wall Street Journal
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--Quoted in "Fed chief to answer media queries, try not to jolt markets," Boston Herald
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Sean Kealy's article "The Second Amendment as Interpreted by Congress and the Court" published in Northeastern Law Journal
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Kevin Outterson interviewed in "The US Supreme Court considers corporate data mining case," Free Speech Radio News

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Alumni Newsmakers

Patricia Annino (LL.M. '82) releases updated version of her book Women and Money: A Practical Guide to Estate Planning
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Douglas Brown ('88) named interim president and CEO, Marlborough Hospital
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Joel Chefitz ('76) interviewed in "Q&A With McDermott's Joel Chefitz,"

Thomas Cox ('69) triggers national investigation of banking practices
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Gabriel Heiser ('83) cited in "Will Your Parents Be Able to Afford a Nursing Home When The Time Comes?"
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Raymond Liguori ('83) appointed vice president of corporate development, Campbell Soup Company
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John J. Maalouf (LL.M. '94) ranked #4 in "Top 10 International Trade & Finance Lawyers," US Lawyer Rankings
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Kim Yeon-ho ('92) wins class-action lawsuit: "Breast implant victims get money 17 years later"
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May 21, 2011

David WalkerDavid Walker: Paper presenter, “The Taxation of Punitive Damages Liabilities,” American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting, Columbia Law School, New York, NY

June 1, 2011

Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Panelist, "Patent Enforcement in the 21st Century Federalist Society," Intellectual Property Practice Group and Boston Lawyers Chapter, Boston, MA

June 5 - 7, 2011

Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Commentator, "Second Workshop for Junior Researchers on the Law & Economics of Intellectual Property and Competition Law," Kreuth, Germany

June 7, 2011

Kevin OuttersonKevin Outterson: Panelist, "Massachusetts Health Reform Update," Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA

June 16, 2011

David WalkerDavid Walker: Paper Presenter, "A Tax Response to the Executive Pay Problem",
Summer Tax Workshop, Columbia Law School, New York, NY

June 21, 2011

Michael MeurerMichael Meurer: Keynote Speaker, IP Business Congress 2011, San Francisco, CA

June 24, 2011

Frederick TungFrederick Tung: Paper Presenter, "Bank CEO's, Inside Debt Compensation, and the Global Financial Crisis" with Xue Wang of Emory University, FinLawMetrics 2011: The New Design of Monetary Policy and Financial Regulation, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

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Congratulations to Carolyn Goodwin

A message from Maura Kelly, Assistant Dean, Career Development and Public Service:

"I am writing to share some terrific news. Carolyn Goodwin, Associate Director for Public Service Programs, is this year’s recipient of the Denis Maguire Pro Bono Award through the Volunteer Lawyers Project...Students and clients have benefitted greatly from Carolyn’s skills and commitment. The award ceremony is May 9 at 4:30 in the John Adams Courthouse. Congratulations, Carolyn! You are inspiring!"

BU Law welcomes new staff, Kealin McCormick and Kelsey Barrows

Kealin McCormick has joined the Finance & Administration Office as the new payroll administrator. Kealin worked in this office for four years while a student, and after graduation worked at CAS before returning to BU Law. Kealin can be reached at

Kelsey Barrows recently joined BU Law's Esdaile Alumni Center as a senior staff coordinator. Kelsey will be assisting with alumni programming and stewardship, annual giving and leadership gifts programs. Kelsey received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and she previously worked in BU Law's Registrar's Office. You can reach Kelsey at




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