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BU Event--Lecture: "Betting on Biotech in East Asia: Innovation Beyond the Developmental State," Prof. Joseph Wong
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Boston Event: Holiday Book Sale at the Boston Public Library
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Boston Event: The BU West Indian Network Presents Rhythm and Roots
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BU Event: Lecture: "Awash in Debt: State Liabilities and Monetary and Welfare Implications" Victor Shih
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BU Law Student Holiday Party
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Boston eDiscovery Summit 2011: "eDiscovery on a Budget"
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The Supreme Court and Supreme Judicial Court: Are Their Decisions In Harmony or Discord?
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occupy video

• What works and what doesn’t in the current financial system, and how did these factors help cause the financial meltdown in 2008?
• What change is needed for the system to address these shortcomings?
• How do we—as world citizens and future policymakers—go about orchestrating this change?

Approximately 50 LL.M. students journeyed to Dewey Square's Occupy encampment to answer these questions. Feature & Video

 
 
 
jordan postage stamp

Pioneering alumna Barbara Jordan (’59) honored in Black Heritage postage stamp series

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odd clauses

Jay Wexler’s new book shines light on the U.S. Constitution’s “unsung heroes”

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berman

InstantAmber, Instant Assistance: Mathieu Berman's (’92) Web site connects parents and law enforcement agencies when children go missing

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pierce

Jasmine Pierce (’12) wins feminist jurisprudence essay contest

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tauro

The Honorable Joseph L. Tauro ('97) featured in biography, Benchmarks XXIV: The Life and Legacy of Joseph L. Tauro

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School News

BU Law congratulates the 2011-2012 Moot Court Teams!
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Megan Foscaldi ('13) and Andrew Flippo ('13) win first annual BU Law Transactional Negotiation Meet
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Faculty Newsmakers

James Bessen referenced in "Does History Say China Wins?" Wall Street Journal
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James Bessen and Michael Meurer in the news:
-Referenced in "The Real Cost of Patent Trolls," Business Insider
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-Referenced in "Patent Trolls Cost Businesses $80 Billion Per Year, Study Finds," PC World
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-Quoted in "Patent lawsuits costly, study says," Boston Globe
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-Quoted in blog post, "Getting Lost in the Patent Thicket Thicket," Computer World UK
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Jeremiah W. Doyle IV referenced in "Tax Rules Allow an Array of Givers to Be More Generous," New York Times
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Tamar Frankel quoted in "EU plans crackdown on rating agencies," Associated Press
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Michael Harper quoted in "House bills would roll back new labor rules," Minnesota Public Radio
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Cornelius Hurley in the news:
-Quoted in "Oversight of Brokers Scrutinized," New York Times
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-Quoted in "Rep's influence 'has eroded,'" Boston Herald
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-Quoted in "Wall Street Laments Coming Loss of Frank as Foe," National Journal
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Michael Meurer in the news:
-Quoted in "Patent Reform Seen Reducing Multi-Defendant Suits," Wall Street Journal
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Frances Miller quoted in "Glaxo Settles Cases With U.S. for $3 Billion," New York Times
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Kevin Outterson in the news:
-Quoted in "Glaxo to Pay $3 Billion to Settle U.S. Cases on Sales, Marketing, Avandia," Bloomberg.com
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-Quoted in "Glaxo to Pay U.S. $3 Billion to Settle," Wall Street Journal
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Rusty Park to chair ICSID tribunal in claim against Romania
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Robert Sloane nominated to be elected to Executive Council, American Society of International Law
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Diana Winters interviewed on 11/28 edition of Everything at 5, WTDY Madison, concerning preemption of food inspection legislation and "downer pigs"
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Alumni Newsmakers

Richard P. Breed III (LL.M. '81) joins board of trustees, Judge Baker Children's Center
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Alan A. Greenberg ('88) wins $50.3 million verdict for client, Newport Capital Advisors
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John A. Riley ('83) joins Bracewell & Giuliani, Austin, Texas, as partner
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Kara J. Rosenthal ('04) named partner at Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, Denver
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December 12, 2011

Kevin OuttersonKevin Outterson: Speaker, "Freedom of Speech v Public Health: A growing controversy in the USA," ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia

December 14, 2011

Kevin OuttersonKevin Outterson: Speaker, "The Legal Ecology of Antimicrobial Resistance," ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia

January 22, 2012

Jay WexlerJay Wexler: Discussant of his new book, The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA >>More Information

January 23, 2012

Pnina LahavPnina Lahav: Lecturer, 4th Annual Diane Markowicz Memorial Lecture on Gender and Human Rights, "The Woes of WOW: The Women of the Wall as a Metaphor for Israel-Diaspora Relations", Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 

January 24, 2012

Kevin OuttersonKevin Outterson: Moderator, Annual Health Lawyer Career Event, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA >>More information

January 29, 2012

Gary LawsonGary Lawson: Speaker, AJLM Symposium--The American Right to Health: Constitutional, Statutory, and Contractual Healthcare Rights in the United States, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Abigail MoncrieffAbigail Moncrieff: Speaker, AJLM Symposium--The American Right to Health: Constitutional, Statutory, and Contractual Healthcare Rights in the United States, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

January 31, 2012

Tamar FrankelTamar Frankel: Forum guest, The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard's John C. Bogle Legacy Forum, New York, NY

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A message from John Riccardi, Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs:

Dear Friends:
I am pleased to announce that Jordan Smock has been promoted to the new position of Program and Marketing Manager in the Office of Graduate and International Programs. For the past two years, she has been our Program Coordinator lending invaluable support to cross-LL.M. program initiatives, our summer Legal Institute in London, our study abroad programs and our Professional Development programming. She has also contributed enormously to the on-going operations of our Communications and Marketing Department.

In her new role, Jordan will continue to manage our London program, will assume increased responsibilities for our foreign study programs and will be the point person to implement a range of new marketing initiatives for the graduate programs, individually and collectively.

Anyone who has worked with Jordan is aware of the hard and excellent work she performs on a regular basis, no matter the task at hand. Please join me in congratulating her on this well-deserved promotion.

Congrats, Jordan!

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