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January 20


Public Interest Summer Funding Pizza Discussion with Elizabeth Lynch (Mass Bar Foundation) and the CDO
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January 24


BU Event: The Jurist and the Saint: Sayyida Nafisa, Biography, and the Construction of Muslim Women's Authority
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January 25

BU Event: BU's Road to Washington: An Election Year Series
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BU Event: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance
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January 26

How to Start and Run a Successful Solo or Small Firm Practice
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Re-Arguing Roe v. Wade
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BU Event: Dance Spotlight: An Evening with Boston Ballet
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January 27


BU Event: Winterfest
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BU Event: Safe Water for Health Now Conference
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Public Interest Pizza Discussion with BU Alum Nur-Ul-Haq (Federal Trade Commission)
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BU Event: Conveying Cultural Difference in Translation: From a Translator's Notebook
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BU Event: The State of Africa: Report from the African Presidential Archives & Research Center (APARC) at Boston University
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BU Event: The Redstone Film Festival: BU FilmTV's Best Student Films
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BU Event: Open Skate
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January 28


BU Event: Winterfest
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AJLM Symposium - The American Right to Health: Constitutional, Statutory, and Contractual Healthcare Rights in the United States
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BU Event: Boston Accompanietta Chamber Players
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December 13


The Supreme Court and Supreme Judicial Court: Are Their Decisions In Harmony or Discord?
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highlights

• Another Use for a Yellow Legal Pad: David E. Kelley ('83)
• Even Batman Needs a Lawyer: Jay Kogan (’86)
• Who Should Police the IP Pirates?: Michael Fricklas (’84)
• A Serpentine Path to Success: Eric Becker (’92)
• Protecting Creative Artists Worldwide: Jay Roth (’71)
• At the Leading Edge of New Media: Jay Fialkov (’81)
• The Bright Lights Aren’t Only on Broadway: Rikki Klieman (’75)
• Protecting Songwriters, Large and Small: Christine Pepe (’99)

 
 
 
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Governor Patrick appoints Stephen Crosby (’73) MA Gaming Commission Chair

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pro bono awardees

Peter Macdonald (’84) and Anna Schleelein (‘08) honored for their commitment to public service

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podcast

BU Law Podcast Series features Professor Kristin Collins: "Gender Equality in Citizenship Laws"

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meurer

Professor Michael Meurer featured in "Fuel to the Innovation Fire," The Boston Globe

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robinson

Lelia Josephine Robinson (Class of 1881) featured in:

The History Page: Hats off
Following the threads of a bygone dress code for women lawyers

Full story, The Daily.com

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Faculty Newsmakers

Dan Berman in the news:
-Quoted in "Puerto Rico Tax Break Shifts to Cayman Islands," Bloomberg.com
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-Referenced in "Is it Even 15%?" Talking Points Memo
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-Quoted in "Mitt Romney may not release tax returns until April," Reuters
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-Quoted in "Yet another tax advantage for Romney," Washington Post Wonkblog
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-Quoted in "Do Mitt Romney's tax returns contain offshoring?" Washington Post
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James Bessen in the news:
-Quoted in "U.S. Backs Apple in Patent Ruling That Hits Google," The New York Times
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-Quoted in "High stakes fueling patent wars," Boston Globe
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-Quoted in "Virtual World Startups Seek Refuge from Patent Attacks", Internet Evolution
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-Quoted in "Mayo takes patent case to U.S. Supreme Court," Star Tribune
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Tamar Frankel quoted in "Can Annual Reports Save Lives?" The Wall Street Journal
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Cornelius Hurley in the news:
-Quoted in "Hey Obama, the SEC and CFTC Are Ripe for Consolidation," Business Insider
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-Quoted in "Success! The SEC Caved," Spot.us
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-Featured in "Spitzer and BU's Hurley Discuss SEC Reform," Business Insider
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-Quoted in "Settlement With Wachovia Points Up a Controversy," New York Times
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-Quoted in "In War Over CFPB, Democrats See Political Advantag," American Banker.com
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-Quoted in "Fed, ECB offer aid to global financial system," CNNMoney.com
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-Quoted in "Analysis: NY federal judge an outlier in challenging SEC," Reuters
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-Quoted in "Q+A: Why everyone cares about dollar liquidity swaps," Reuters
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-Quoted in "S&P's Big Bank Downgrade 'A Drop in the Bucket,'" Law.com
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-Quoted in blog post, "Global Easing: Feel the Rush," Human Events
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-Quoted in White House Tees Up CFPB as Top Campaign Issue in 2012
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Keith Hylton in the news:
-Quoted in "AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Failure a Big Win for Justice Department," International Business Times.com
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-Quoted in "AT&T, T-Mobile: There's No Crying in Mergers," eCommerce Times.com
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-Quoted in "EU in antitrust probe of Apple, e-book publishers," Associated Press
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-Quoted in "Closing the lottery: The debate over tort reform generates exaggerated claims, but also a few good ideas," The Economist.com
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-Quoted in "Why Google's new search might be illegal," CNNMoney.com
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-Sean Kealy publishes "Over-Regulation of Parthenotes Stifles Valuable Scientific Research," RegBlog
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-Pnina Lahav featured in "At Wall, another gender battle," The Jewish Advocate
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-Kevin Outterson referenced in "Health Care Reform Progress: ACO Regulations Drop," New Republic
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Alumni Newsmakers

Peter J. Bietz ('08) joins High Swartz LLP
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Dr. Wolf Bussian (LL.M. '06) named partner at Hogan Lovells, Frankfurt, Germany
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Gerard H. Cohen ('62) joins Boston University board of overseers
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Delida Costin ('95) featured in "GC Delida Costin of Pandora Adds her Voice to the Mix," Law.com
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Tonya Drake ('07) named principal in Patent Group of Fish & Richardson, Boston
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Greg Ewing ('95) named Director of Compliance, Valley Baptist Health System, Harlingen, Tex.
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T.J. Ferrante (J.D., LL.M. '11) joins Carlton Fields, Tampa, as associate
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Rebecca West Greenfield ('03) named partner at Pierce Atwood, Portland, Maine
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Mark Kern ('95) interviewed in "Why one game developer is skipping E3 to start an anti-SOPA crusade," Ars Technica, and referenced in "SOPA controversy creates rival to game industry group ESA; LFG aims to be the 'NRA for gamers,'" GamesBeat
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John B. Koss ('05) appointed to Fenway Health Board of Directors
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Samuel Lichtenfeld ('02) named "Rising Star" in 2012 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers
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Patricia McGrath (LL.M. in Taxation '03) elected shareholder, Devine Millimet
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Joseph McVicker ('11) joins Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, Cincinnati
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Angela Rapko ('05) joins Constangy, Brooks & Smith, Boston, as associate
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Kate Saxton ('02) promoted to special counsel, WilmerHale, Boston
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Michele Sears ('02) named partner at Wilson Elser, Boston
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Greer Shaw ('97) joins Snell & Wilmer, Los Angeles, as partner
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Kimberly Stein ('03) joins Howard & Howard, Las Vegas
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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

"I am most pleased to announce the arrival of Ann Comer-Woods as BU Law’s new Director of Communications and Marketing.

Ann brings to our school over twenty years of marketing experience, including, most recently, serving as the Executive Director of Communications at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. For twelve years prior to joining MIT, she worked at Northeastern University in a broad range of marketing and communications capacities. During her final two years she served as the University’s Director of Interactive and Marketing Programs, leading the team that produced a web site recognized in 2008 as an “Official Honoree” for its superior quality by The Webby Awards. Ann’s received her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and earned her M.S. in Mass Communications from – where else? -- Boston University.

We are most excited to have Ann on board and I invite you to join us in welcoming her to the BU Law community."

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A Message from Marlene Alderman, Pappas Law Library Director

We’re excited to announce several library promotions and new library staff hired this semester, with their contact information:

1. Jennifer Ekblaw is the library’s new Legal Information and Student Services Librarian, jekblaw@bu.edu, x3-8853. Jennifer is a 2011 J.D. and M.L.S. graduate of the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis. She was Senior Executive Editor of the
Indiana Law Review.

2. Anya Brodrick, anyab@bu.edu, x3-3151, is now the library’s Circulation Assistant for Reserves. Anya previously worked as the library’s Evening Circulation Assistant.

3. Kelly Banyas, kbanyas@bu.edu, x3-2849 is the new Evening Circulation Assistant. Kelly worked at Pappas as a BU undergrad and earned her B.A. last summer.

4. Tierney Steele, tsteele@bu.edu, x3-8412, is now the library’s Interlibrary Loan Supervisor. Tierney was previously the library’s Evening Library Coordinator.

5. Kristen Richards, kristenr@bu.edu, x3-3151 is the library’s new Evening Library Coordinator. Kristen comes to Pappas from Bentley Library and Fish & Richardson.

6. On January 17, 2012 Steven Ellis will be joining Pappas as the new Legal Information Librarian for Digital Services. Steven is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and recently completed his library degree and a Law Library Fellowship at the University of Arizona Law Library.

Please join me in welcoming these library staff members to their new positions. We feel very fortunate to have such talented and wonderful library staff!"


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