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February 24


"Shadow Banking: Past, Present, Future" A Symposium Presented by the Review of Banking & Financial Law
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Public Interest Pizza Discussion: Financing a Public Interest Career
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BU Event: Food and the City Conference
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February 25


BU Event: A Celtic Celebration: Folksongs of the British Isles
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BU Event: Food and the City Conference
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February 27

Clerkship Panel
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"The Law Is Not a Game: A Judge's Reflections on Ethics" Shapiro Lecture Featuring Mark L. Wolf, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court
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February 28

"Faculty in the 21st Century: Scholarship is not Enough," Faculty Council Lecture for Distinguished Service featuring Professor Wendy Mariner
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March 1


"Of Pinto Fires and HIV Cures: Do You Think Corporate Counsel Can Do Better for the Public?" Brown Bag Lunch Discussion with Gaston de los Reyes
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BU Event: columbinus
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March 5


A celebration of the publication of "The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions," by Professor Jay Wexler
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BU Event-- Mushrooms: Safe Foraging, Delicious Cooking
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March 6


BU Event: Liberty and Security in a Time of Global Re-ordering
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March 7

BU Event: "Why Global Health Matters" Panel Discussion presented by the Photographic Resource Center
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March 8

Demystifying the Large Firm Practice
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March 22

21st Annual Public Interest Project Auction Gala
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March 23

Intellectual Property Speakers Series: Dan Burk, UC Irvine School of Law, "Ancillary IP Markets and the Firm"
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March 24

BU Law 5K Ambulance Chase Fun Run/Walk
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black history month


In honor of Black History Month, BU Law pays tribute to a few of our own history-makers.

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becker

Eric Becker ('92), Starz Encore Group's VP of Corporate Communications, offers career advice to BU Law students

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The Economic Impact of Lawsuits by Patent Trolls

BU Law Podcast Series features James Bessen

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fellows

Jessica Burniske (’12) and Sapna N. Patel (’12) Awarded Presidential Management Fellowships

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desai

Mitul Desai ('98) discusses his unique career, provides counselling to BU Law students

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hawke

“The Market Abuse Unit as a Response to the Call for Specialized Federal Securities Law Enforcement”

SEC’s Daniel Hawke (’89) speaks to BU Law community

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levenhagen

Nick Levenhagen (’12) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

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Ngachoko

Benjamin Ngachoko (LL.M. '00) featured in "Stoneham-Based Nonprofit Develops Innovative Programs for Justice Reform in Africa"

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obele

Adamma Obele ('12) receives prestigious scholarship for commitment to lawyer diversity

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School News

Moot Court News: BU Law Congratulates the Moot Court Teams! Full story

Transactional Negotiation News: Megan Foscaldi ('13) and Andrew Flippo ('13) took second place at the Regionals of the Transactional Negotiation Meet. They will move on and compete in the Nationals that take place next month in Philadelphia.
Congrats & good luck!

Faculty Newsmakers

Richard Ainsworth in the news:
-Quoted in "How 'jailhouse CPA' Ronald Williams landed a $327,456 tax refund from prison," Syracuse.com
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-Referenced in "Maine lawmakers hope to zap tax evading software," Lewiston Sun Journal
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Daniel Berman in the news:
-Quoted in "Do Mitt Romney’s tax returns contain offshoring?" Washington Post.com
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-Quoted in "Mitt Romney has millions of dollars saved in offshore Cayman Islands tax shelters," UK Daily Mail
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-Quoted in "Gingrich tax return out, but much remains unseen," Reuters
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-Loses Super Bowl bet, wears NYU Graduate Tax apparel to class
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James Bessen and Michael Meurer referenced in "Patent Trolls or Tech Fairy Godmothers?" Reason.com
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Leo J. Cushing (LL.M. '85) named a "2012 Five Star Wealth Manager," Estate Planning, Boston Magazine
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Tamar Frankel in the news:
-Quoted in "Impeaching dishonesty," Business World Online
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-Forum guest, The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard's John C. Bogle Legacy Forum, New York, NY
View video interview, "Professor Tamar Frankel discusses broker-dealers as fiduciaries"

Cornelius Hurley in the news:
-Quoted in "Housing, CFPB Vie for Attention in State of the Union," American Banker
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David Nersessian's article, The Razor's Edge: Defining and Protecting Human Groups Under the Genocide Convention, cited in recent decision on Alien Tort Statute: Sarel v. Rio Tinto, PLC -- F.3d --, 2011 WL 5041927 (9th Cir. 2011)
View ruling (pdf format)

Rusty Park in the news:
-Awarded OGEMID's prize for "Best Publication of the Year on International Dispute," for his publication "Arbitration in Autumn"
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-Interviewed in "The American president: an interview with Rusty Park," Global Arbitration Review.com
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Alumni Newsmakers

>>Information for Alumni in Public Service Employment

Robert Audette ('83) authors chapter in A Practical Guide to Workers' Compensation in RI
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Anjali Chitre ('07) appointed to board of directors, The Home for Little Wanderers, Boston
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Martha Coakley ('79) featured in "The fall and rise of Martha Coakley," Boston Globe
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Delida Costin ('95) featured in "Rocking Out with Pandora General Counsel Delida Costin," Law.com
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Lee Crews ('00) named co-head, Bio-Sciences and Technology division, IP Practice Group, Duane Morris, Boston
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Tony Fitzpatrick ('93) named co-head, IP Litigation Division, IP Practice Group, Duane Morris, Boston
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Jeff Levinson ('92) elected to board of directors, Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Chapter
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Erica McGregor ('98), Tucker Ellis & West attorney, earns certified specialist designation in estate planning, trust, and probate law, Ohio State Bar Association
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David J. Nagle (LL.M. '00) elected president, Independent State and Local Tax Alliance
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Terri Pawelski ('99) joins Stevens & Lee's White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice, Philadelphia
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Wayne Serra ('97) appointed Vice Chair of Standards Setting Committee, Antitrust & Competition Law Division, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
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Edgar C. Snow (LL.M. '88) named 2012 Georgia Super Lawyer
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Amy C. Stewart ('02) named partner, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, Boston
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Michael Ungar (CAS '81, J.D. '84) to speak at Security Industry Institute
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February 1, 2012

David WalkerDavid Walker: Paper presenter, "A Tax Response to the Executive Pay Problem," Tax Policy Workshop, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

February 4, 2012

David NersessianDavid Nersessian: Working paper presenter, Northeast Regional Scholarship and Teaching Development Workshop, Albany Law School, Albany, NY

February 8, 2012

Wendy KaplanWendy Kaplan: Panelist, "The Developing Brain on Trial: Using Neuroscience to Inform Law and Policy in Juvenile Justice", Los Angeles, CA 

February 12, 2012

Robert VolkRobert Volk: Discussant, Conversation regarding the play “Execution of Justice,” Wembley Theatre, Boston, MA

February 14, 2012

George AnnasGeorge Annas: Commentator, "Bringing Torture Home: American Soldiers and the Legacy and Legality of Torture" a lecture by Joshua E.S. Phillips, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

February 15, 2012

David WalkerDavid Walker: Paper presenter, "A Tax Response to the Executive Pay Problem," Faculty Workshop, Pace Law School, White Plains, NY

February 16, 2012

Kevin OuttersonKevin Outterson: Speaker, "Antibiotic Prize Funds," Health Law, Ethics & Policy Seminar Series, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario

February 24, 2012

Mark FaganMark Fagan: Moderator, RBFL Symposium -- Shadow Banking: Past, Present, Future, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Tamar FrankelTamar Frankel: Panelist, RBFL Symposium -- Shadow Banking: Past, Present, Future, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Cornelius HurleyCornelius Hurley: Panelist, RBFL Symposium -- Shadow Banking: Past, Present, Future, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Eric RoiterEric Roiter: Panelist, RBFL Symposium -- Shadow Banking: Past, Present, Future, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

February 28, 2012

Wendy MarinerWendy Mariner: Presenter, "Faculty in the 21st Century: Scholarship is not Enough," Faculty Council Lecture for Distinguished Service, Boston University, Boston, MA >>More information

March 5, 2012

James FlemingJames Fleming: Moderator, The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of its Most Curious Provisions, Book Symposium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Dean Maureen O'RourkeDean Maureen O'Rourke: Welcome Address, The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of its Most Curious Provisions, Book Symposium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Jay WexlerJay Wexler: Presenter of his book, The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of its Most Curious Provisions, Book Symposium, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

March 9, 2012

Kevin OuttersonKevin Outterson: Discussion leader, "Health Care Reform at the Supreme Court," Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA >>More information

March 15, 2012

Linda McClainLinda McClain: Keynote Address, “Changing Families, Contested Values: The Evolution of Family Law and Policy, 1992-2012,” Lewis & Clark College 31st Annual Gender Studies Symposium: "Objection! Gender, Sex, Law, and Social Change," Portland, OR >>More information

March 21, 2012

Daniel BermanDaniel Berman: Keynote Speaker, International Tax Seminar, Downtown Harvard Club of Boston, Boston, MA 

March 26, 2012

Khiara BridgesKhiara Bridges: Presenter, "Whither Privacy?: Poor, Pregnant Women and the State," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA >>More information

March 29, 2012

Abigail MoncrieffAbigail Moncrieff: Presenter regarding the U.S. Health Care System, "LL.M. in American Law Colloquium Series," Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
David WalkerDavid Walker: Paper presenter, "A Tax Response to the Executive Pay Problem," Tax Policy Colloquium, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL

March 30, 2012

Frances MillerFrances Miller: Presenter, "Regulatory Hurdles for Advanced Practice Nursing in the Era of Health Reform," Pacific Institute of Nursing Conference, Honolulu, HI

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Staff News:

  • The Esdaile Alumni Center recently welcomed Christina Marino as the office's Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
  • Cheryl Constantine has been promoted to Director of Financial Aid
  • Alissa Leonard has been promoted to Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

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