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November 5


Boston Event: 5th Annual City-Wide Book Drive
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November 7


"Leadership Is About Service: Public Service Leadership Advice for Law Students," featuring a panel of distinguished speakers
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November 8


BU Law Young Alumni Council Clothing Drive
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November 9


Women's Bar Association and Women's Law Association: Mentorship Panel and Networking Event
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November 10


BU Event: Serendipity: Finding What You Didn't Know You Were Looking For (Communication Research Colloquium Series)
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BU Event: The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family
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BU Event: BU Stage Troupe "Hedda Gabler"
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November 11


Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror
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November 14


"I Know What You Did Last Summer" Presentation
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America at War: US Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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November 15


BU Event: The Great Debate
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November 16


Clark Legal History Series features Michael Vorenberg, Brown University History Department, "Birth, Belief, and Blood: Allegiance during the American Civil War"
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November 17

BU Event: BU Stage Troupe "All My Sons"
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November 30

 

Clark Legal History Series features Kara Swanson, Northeastern University Law School, "Reproductive Medicine in the Legal Shadows: Artificial Insemination, 1890-1945"
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Video: Alumni start their own firm

On Their Own: Three BU Law alumni start their own firm

In the fall of 2010, alumni Chris Desmond ('06), Jordan Scott ('06) and Chris Strang ('05) came together to start their own law firm. How did they do it? Hard work, perseverance, and great staff ---they’ve since hired fellow alums Steven Couch ('05), Bruce Kessler ('08), Laura Lariu ('09) and Samantha Rothaus ('10).
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LAW faculty rated best in country
So says the Princeton Review

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Mary Connelly (’84): A pioneering BU Law alumna who challenged the Board of Bar Examiners...and won

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Bringing the law to those who can’t afford it: Robert Spangenberg brings his legal aid group to LAW

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"An observation of race and reproductive rights in a medical setting"
BU Law Podcast Series features Khiara Bridges

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Denzil McKenzie ('76) named Jamaican Honorary Consul

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baron

On Record: Jason R. Baron ('80) wins prestigious Emmett Leahy Award

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Budding lawyers do public service work: BU School of Law recognized for commitment to public service

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David Zimmerman ('86) is a team player as GC of the NHL: Lawyer's dedication keeps the hockey league in order

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School News

Nicole Price, Associate Director of Academic & Multicultural Affairs, publishes "Fostering Diversity in Law Schools" for Diversityisnatural.com
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Faculty Newsmakers

James Bessen in the news:
-Quoted in "The patent reform act didn't go far enough," InfoWorld.com
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-Quoted in "'Patent trolls' target biotechnology firms," Nature.com
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-Quoted in "Microsoft Gives Patent Peace With Samsung a Chance," Law.com
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-Quoted in "Can mobile phone innovation survive the patent trolls?" BBC Online
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-Referenced in "Patent Trolls: How Bad is the Problem?" Popular Mechanics
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James Bessen and Michael Meurer in the news:
- Publish "End the Patent Wars,"
Harvard Business Review
Business Week
--Referenced in "Patent Trolling Costs $500 Billion," Mobile Magazine
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-Referenced in "New Patent Law Could Speed Up U.S. Innovation," IIP Digital (Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State)
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-Referenced in "Innovation's down, but patent trolls are thriving," Wall Street Journal
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-Referenced in "The Astronomical Cost of Patent Trolls: $500 Billion," Business Insider
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David Breen interviewed on Mix 104.1, Boston, Sunday Morning show
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Ward Farnsworth quoted in "Limit lifetime tenure of Supreme Court justices," Tampa Bay Online
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Tamar Frankel in the news:
-Quoted in "Full Tilt Poker rejects Ponzi allegations," Reuters
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-Part of panel discussion on "Wall Street Protests, Dodd-Frank & Banking Law," Lawyer2Lawyer podcast
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Cornelius Hurley in the news:
-Quoted in "Wall Street CEOs may be in Volcker rule crosshairs," Reuters
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-Quoted in "'Too big to fail' foe picked for top FDIC post," CNN Money
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Keith Hylton quoted in "Google Chief Defends Search Giant at Senate Anti-Trust Hearing," International Business Times
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Walter Miller Jr. and Virginia Greiman publish article in BNA's Bankruptcy Law Reporter
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Dean Maureen O'Rourke named an "Irish Legal 100" honoree
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Kevin Outterson in the news:
-Quoted in "Obama risks healthcare showdown in election year," Financial Times
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-Quoted in "Gwyn: Court could save Obama's presidency," Toronto Star
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-Referenced in "Sorrell and the Future of Commercial Speech Regulation," Jurist
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Robert Sloane, president of the Tibet Justice Center, collaborates to publish "Tibet's Stateless Nationals II: Tibetan Refugees in India," and "Legal Issues Implicated by the Dalai Lama's Devolution of Power"
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Alumni Newsmakers

Jes Alexander ('03) joins Fletcher, Farley, Shipman and Salinas, Dallas, as associate
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Virginia Benjamin ('76) elected treasurer, American Council of Bond Lawyers
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Anthony Callobre ('85, LL.M. '86) joins Buchalter Nemer, Los Angeles
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Michael A. Conley ('89) named deputy general counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission
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Jeff Goldman ('86) establishes immigration law practices in Boston, New York
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Roberta Golick ('74) named to new Presidential Emergency Board
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Tom Gunning ('87) named senior vice president, general counsel, Merck Serono, Geneva
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Robert Khuzami ('83) quoted in "Citigroup to Pay $285 Million to Close Fraud Complaint," New York Times
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John Maalouf (LL.M. '94) ranked one of ACQ Magazine's Top 10 International Trade & Finance Lawyers in the United States for the 6th consecutive year
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Anne Murphy ('86) named senior VP of legal affairs, general counsel, Rush University Medical Center
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Andreea Sabin ('11) joins Verrill Dana, Boston
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Suanne Strauss ('73) selected as 2011 Pennsylvania Library Association Trustee of the Year
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Pam Wechsler ('88) featured in "'Law & Order' writer is back on the case--for real," Boston Globe
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