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June 6

The Investment World in 2012 - A Night of Networking and a Review of What's New in the Investing World


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BU School of Law Alumni Wine Tasting - Los Angeles

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June 9

New England Environmental Justice Summit


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June 14

BU Law Cocktail Reception -Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting

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June 18

Law Student Series: How to Become a Member of the Public Defender Corps


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BU School of Law Alumni Cocktail Reception - New York


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Using the Law as a Tool for Social Change

After decades of dedication to the School, Professors Ann and Bob Seidman have announced their retirement. We thank them for all they have brought to the BU Law community and wish them all the best.

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"Baccalaureate Speaker’s Plea: Vote, Speak Out, Organize:" Sandra Lynch ('71) delivers address and receives honorary degree

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The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act: BU Law Podcast Series features Professor Wendy Mariner

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The Many Meanings of the Constitution:
LAW students share knowledge with high schoolers

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Space: The Legal Frontier
BU LAW has Boston’s only class on space law

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Byron Conway (’13) receives book award at 2012 Massachusetts Black Judges Conference

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Peter Krauthamer ('82) sworn in as Washington, D.C. Superior Court Judge

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Viola Davis developing Barbara Jordan ('59) biopic

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School News

BU Law congratulates this year's post-graduate fellowship recipients
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BU Law at Boston Symphony Hall
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Faculty Newsmakers

James Bessen in the news:
-Quoted in "U.S. Jury Hands Google Mixed Verdict on Oracle," New York Times
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-Authors "Patent wars abuse the system," The Hill
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James Bessen and Michael Meurer in the news:
-Study referenced in "Where are the jobs? Ask the patent trolls," Washington Post
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-Study referenced in "The Patent Mafia and What You Can Do To Break It Up," Network World
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-Study referenced in "The gangsters of Silicon Valley," VentureBeast
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Kristin Collins receives BU Law tenureship, "Tenure Awarded to 24 Professors: 'A proud moment for the BU community,'" BU Today
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Stacey Dogan authors "Vendor’s penalty bad call by Mass.," Boston Herald
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Stanley Fisher quoted in "What causes wrongful convictions? Lies, mistaken eyewitnesses top the list," Christian Science Monitor
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Tamar Frankel in the news:
-Quoted in "The Worst Deal in Mutual Funds Faces a Reckoning," Business Week
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-Quoted in "Green Mountain Strips Founder Stiller of Chairman Title," Bloomberg
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-Quoted in "Facebook IPO Debacle Triggers Legal Debate," Bloomberg
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Cornelius Hurley in the news:
-Quoted in "'It Can't Get Any Worse': Why Banks are Making a One-Sided Political Bet," American Banker
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-Quoted in "Mitt Romney mum on how to regulate big banks," Boston Globe
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-Quoted in "Rolling back the clock on Wall Street," MSNBC
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-Quoted in "Gruenberg Confronts Doubts That FDIC Will End TBTF," American Banker (subscription required)
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-Authors "Order ‘Big Short’ for an Out-to-Lunch Congress," Bloomberg
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-Quoted in "Dimon's Role on N.Y. Fed Board Sparks Fierce Debate," American Banker
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Keith Hylton in the news:
-Quoted in "U.S. Antitrust Move Has Google Fighting on Two Fronts," New York Times
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-Quoted in "Google Given Weeks to Address Antitrust Issues," Wall Street Journal
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-Quoted in "Europe Weighs Antitrust Case Against Google, Urging Search Changes," New York Times
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-Quoted in "Is Google Stuck in EU Antitrust Locomotive's Headlight?" E-Commerce Times
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-Quoted in "The Morning Download: Facebook Flop May Alter Business Social Plans," Wall Street Journal
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Wendy Mariner featured in podcast, "The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act," Legal Talk Network
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Linda McClain in the news:
-Authors "The Three Parties to Every (Civil) Marriage in North Carolina: One Man, One Woman, and God," Balkin.com
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-Authors "Two Civil Union Debates and Presidential Politics," Balkin.com
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Walter Miller in the news:
-Quoted in "5 Bankruptcy Myths Debunked," US News
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-Quoted in "Houghton Bankruptcy Is The Latest Chapter In Publisher’s Changes," WBUR
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Kevin Outterson quoted in "The path of least resistance: Governments reckon that drug firms’ research efforts need a shot in the arm," The Economist
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Robert Sloane in the news:
-Authors "Tibet, cynical Sinicism and the tragedy of self-immolations," East Asia Forum
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-Receives BU Law tenureship, "Tenure Awarded to 24 Professors: 'A proud moment for the BU community,'" BU Today
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David Webber interviewed on Nightly Business Report segment, "Law Professor on Roles & Ethics of Company Officials," PBS
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Alumni Newsmakers

Zachary Coseglia ('05) named "Up & Coming Lawyer," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
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Sherley Cruz ('03) named "Up & Coming Lawyer," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
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Maria Green ('77) elected senior vice president, general counsel & secretary, Illinois Tool Works
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Brian Gaudet (LL.M. '90) joins Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, Boston, as shareholder
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Lois Herzeca ('79) featured in "Good Balance," Law.com
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Adam Kelson ('02) joins Saul Ewing's Pittsburgh office as partner, Business and Finance practice
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Chris Kenney ('90) named 2012 Defense Lawyer of the Year, MA Defense Lawyers Association
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Robert Kornitzer ('81) certified as matrimonial law attorney
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John Koss ('05) named "Up & Coming Lawyer," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
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Avani Lodhavia ('07) joins McDonald Hopkins, Chicago as associate, Intellectual Property Practice
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Shawn McCune ('98) joins Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as special counsel, investment management group
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Erica McGregor ('98) elected fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
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Robert McHale ('95) publishes Navigating Social Media Legal Risks: Safeguarding Your Business
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Ilan Nissan ('88) joins Goodwin Proctor, New York, as partner
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Ludger Schult (LL.M. '00) opens law firm, Gubitz Lindner Nikoleyczik Schult, in Munich
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Donna Thiel ('82) joins King & Spalding's healthcare practice as partner
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Sara Wells ('02, LL.M. '05) named member, Mintz Levin, Boston
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June 28, 2012

George AnnasGeorge Annas: Roundtable Discussant, Health Law Roundtable on Supreme Court ACA Decision hosted by the Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA  
Leonard GlantzLeonard Glantz: Roundtable Discussant, Health Law Roundtable on Supreme Court ACA Decision hosted by the Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA  
Wendy MarinerWendy Mariner: Roundtable Discussant, Health Law Roundtable on Supreme Court ACA Decision hosted by the Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA  

June 29, 2012

Kevin OuttersonKevin Outterson: Roundtable Discussant, AHCJ Webinar: Supreme Court Follow-Up, >>More Information

July 1 - 15, 2012

William ParkWilliam Park: Lecturer, Delivery of General Course for the Arbitration Academy, “The Role and Rule of Law in Arbitration”, Paris, France

July 2, 2012

Wendy MarinerWendy Mariner: Panelist, Health Law Advocates & Proskauer Rose Panel Discussion on The U.S. Supreme Court's Health Care Reform Decision, Proskauer Rose, Boston, MA 
Frances MillerFrances Miller: Panelist, "The Supreme Court’s Health Care Decision: First Impressions on the ACA Opinion" a conference call hosted by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, >>More Information

July 9, 2012

Tamar FrankelTamar Frankel: Webcast Presenter, "Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and the JOBS Act 2012: A New Approach," West LegalEdCenter >>More Information

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A message from Chris Marx, Associate Dean for Student Affairs:

"I am delighted to announce that Brenda Hernandez has accepted our offer to be the next Associate Director of Academic & Multicultural Affairs in our Student Affairs Office. Brenda received her BA in Women's Studies from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D., cum laude, from Pace Law School. Brenda was President of the Latin American Law Students Association, and Vice President of the American Constitution Society (Pace Chapter). She currently serves as Assistant Director of Admissions at Pace Law School. While at Pace, Brenda worked closely with the Director of Diversity Initiatives, including coordinating Law Day with the Latino Justice PRLDF. She recently coordinated Pace Law School's first Discover Law event to expose high school students of color to law school. As a first generation college graduate, she is passionate about helping others achieve their educational goals. She was a recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers Award."

A message from Aida Ten, Registrar:

"We are pleased to announce Nicole Haefner has joined our staff as Associate Registrar. . She has several years of experience in higher education administration, most recently as a Program Manager at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Nicole previously worked as an Academic Administrator at Brandeis University, where she managed the Economics Department, and as Associate Registrar at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Tufts University). Nicole received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and her MA in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. "

Welcome, Brenda and Nicole!

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