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It Is Legal, But Is It Ethical?
The Annual Shapiro Lecture Featuring The Honorable Cruz Reynoso

Monday, December 3, 2012

Reynoso

Cruz Reynoso, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, former California Supreme Court justice, and Professor of Law Emeritus at UC-Davis School of Law, delivered the annual Shapiro Lecture on law and ethics.

Appointed in 1982, Cruz Reynoso was the first Hispanic person to sit on the California Supreme Court. Afterward, he became a professor at the UCLA School of Law, and later became the inaugural Boochever & Bird Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality at the UC Davis School of Law.

Prior to the inauguration of President Obama, Reynoso was named to one of his transitional teams where he played a main role in reviewing key federal departments and agencies, and provided information needed to make policy, budget, and personnel decisions.

Reynoso has also served as the director of the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, the associate general counsel to the US Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, as vice chair of the US Commission on Civil Rights, as a member of the Select Commission on Immigration and Human Rights, and on numerous other panels and boards. For his efforts in extending legal equality, President Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

>>Related feature story: "Building an Ethical Legal Career"



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A celebration of the publication of Laws of Creation: Property Rights in the World of Ideas, co-authored by Keith Hylton, Professor of Law, with former BU Law Dean Ronald Cass

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hylton Symposium

While innovative ideas and creative works increasingly drive economic success, the historic approach to encouraging innovation and creativity by granting property rights has come under attack by a growing number of legal theorists and technologists. In Laws of Creation, BU Law Professor Keith Hylton and former BU Law Dean Ronald Cass take on these critics with a vigorous defense of intellectual property law. The authors look closely at the IP doctrines that have been developed over many years in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret law. In each area, legislatures and courts have weighed the benefits that come from preserving incentives to innovate against the costs of granting innovators a degree of control over specific markets. Over time, the authors show, a set of rules has emerged that supports wealth-creating innovation while generally avoiding overly expansive, growth-retarding licensing regimes. These rules are now under pressure from detractors who claim that changing technology undermines the case for intellectual property rights. But Hylton and Cass explain how technological advances only strengthen that case. In their view, the easier it becomes to copy innovations, the harder to detect copies and to stop copying, the greater the disincentive to invest time and money in inventions and creative works. The authors argue convincingly that intellectual property laws help create a society that is wealthier and inspires more innovation than those of alternative legal systems. Ignoring the social value of intellectual property rights and making what others create and nurture “free” would be a costly mistake indeed.

To celebrate the publication of this timely and significant book, we invited three distinguished scholars to comment on it. Professor Hylton responded.

Book Symposium

Welcome: Dean Maureen O’Rourke, BU School of Law

Moderator: Professor and Associate Dean James E. Fleming, BU School of Law

Commentators:

  • Michael Meurer, Professor of Law and Abraham & Lillian Benton Scholar, BU School of Law
  • David Olson, Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Henry Smith, Fessenden Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Response: Keith Hylton, BU School of Law


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The Long Road to Marriage Equality: 1970-2012 and Beyond
BU Law's Annual Distinguished Lecture featuring
William N. Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eskridge

The Annual Distinguished Lecture was given by William N. Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School. He is a preeminent scholar in statutory interpretation and co-author of several books in that field, including the co-authored Dynamic Statutory Interpretation. He has also written field-establishing scholarship articulating a legal and political framework for proper state treatment of sexual and gender minorities. Such work includes the Sexuality, Gender, and Law casebook (co-authored); Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Law in America, 1861-2003; several influential books about the same-sex marriage controversy, including The Case for Same-Sex Marriage; the co-authored Gay Marriage: For Better or For Worse?; and Equality Practice: Civil Unions and the Future of Gay Rights; as well as numerous law review articles. From 1990-1995, Professor Eskridge represented a gay couple suing for recognition of their same-sex marriage. The historical materials in his book Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet formed the basis for an amicus brief he drafted for the Cato Institute and for much of the Court's (and the dissenting opinion's) analysis in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), which invalidated consensual sodomy laws. Professor Eskridge received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Davidson College, his master’s in history from Harvard, and his J.D. from Yale.

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BU Law Review Book Symposium
On Constitutional Obligation and Disobedience
A Symposium on Abner Greene’s Against Obligation & Michael Seidman’s On Constitutional Disobedience

Thursday, November 8, 2012

GreeneSeidman

Boston University School of Law was pleased to continue its series of symposia on significant recent books in law. The distinctive format is to pick two significant books that join issue on an important topic, to invite the author of each book to write an essay on the other book, and to invite several BU faculty to write an essay on one or both books. We then publish the pieces in Boston University Law Review.

The symposium paired Abner S. Greene’s new book, Against Obligation: The Multiple Sources of Authority in a Liberal Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2012), and Louis Michael Seidman’s forthcoming book, On Constitutional Disobedience (Oxford University Press). Symposium speakers included Professors Greene and Seidman as well as BU Law Professors Hugh Baxter, Khiara Bridges, James Fleming, Gary Lawson, David Lyons, Linda McClain and Jay Wexler.

Abner S. Greene is Leonard F. Manning Professor at Fordham University School of Law. He is the author of not only Against Obligation but also Understanding the 2000 Election: A Guide to the Legal Battles That Decided the Presidency (New York University Press, 2001).

Louis Michael Seidman is Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is also the author of Our Unsettled Constitution: A New Defense of Constitutionalism and Judicial Review (Yale University Press, 2001) and Silence and Freedom (Stanford University Press, 2007).

 



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The Least Bad Death: Who Decides?
The 9th annual Pike Lecture on Health Law, featuring keynote speaker Marcia Angell, MD

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pike Lecture

The ninth annual Pike lecture featured keynote speaker Marcia Angell, MD, senior lecturer in global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, and editor-in-chief, emerita, New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Angell discussed the initiative petition on the November 2012 ballot (question two), which would legalize physician-prescribed end-of-life drugs for terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six months or less.

A prominent authority on medical ethics and health policy, Angell graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1967, and trained in both internal medicine and anatomic pathology before joining the NEJM editorial staff in 1979. She has authored numerous articles, as well as several books, and is a frequent contributor in popular media on issues of medical ethics. Dr. Angell is a member of the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of the Sciences and the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Angell recently joined WBUR's "Mass. Voters to Weigh In On 'Death with Dignity' Act" broadcast to weigh in on the issue. In addition, Dr. Angell recently authored "May Doctors Help You to Die?" in The New York Review of Books.

The annual Pike Conference on Health Law is held in honor of Boston University School of Law alumni Neal Pike (‘37), a distinguished lawyer and lifelong advocate for individuals with disabilities.

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Evaluating Claims about "the End of Men": Legal and Other Perspectives

Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13, 2012

End of Men Conference

"The end of men," a phrase coined by journalist Hanna Rosin, captures the proposition that women have made such remarkable progress in all domains—and men have suffered such declines and reversals—that women are effectively surpassing men and becoming the dominant sex. This interdisciplinary conference evaluated claims about "the end of men" and consider implications for law and policy. It examined empirical assertions about men's and women's comparative status in concrete domains, such as education, the workplace and the family. Feminist diagnoses of sex discrimination have fueled changes in law and policy, as well as in cultural norms. Should recent claims about the status of men likewise prompt redress? The conference examined how the data supporting claims about the end of men— and progress of women—look once differentiated by class, race, region and other categories. It provided historical perspectives on current anxieties about imbalances between men's and women's power, opportunities and status. The conference also put "end of men" claims in comparative and international perspective, asking whether they are distinctive to the United States. Papers and proceedings will be published in the Boston University Law Review.

 

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Boston University 2012 University Lecture
featuring Tamar Frankel, Professor of Law
The Ponzi Scheme Puzzle: The Stories Behind Some of the Biggest Liars in History

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Boston University's 2012 University Lecture featured Tamar Frankel, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law, and author of The Ponzi Scheme Puzzle: A History and Analysis of Con Artists and Victims, Oxford University Press (2012).


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The Supreme Court's Opinions on Obamacare

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Obamacare

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act marked a major milestone in U.S. health care, sparking heated debate among policy-makers and interested citizens on both sides of the aisle. In this panel—co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, Health Law Association and Federalist Society—BU Law professors Leonard Glantz, Wendy Mariner and Kevin Outterson examined the case’s nuances, the justices’ varying opinions, and what the ruling ultimately means.

 


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BU Law's Constitution Day Program

Religious Liberty: Contested? Misunderstood? Under Siege?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Constitution Day

BU Law’s 2012 Constitution Day program took up pressing controversies over religious liberty. Why is the scope of religious liberty so contested? Is religious liberty the most misunderstood constitutional freedom? Is such liberty under threat? What is the place of religion in the public square? Some prominent religious leaders and politicians warn of unprecedented threats to religious liberty. They cite to federal health care reform (the contraception mandate), state laws allowing same-sex marriage and failing to provide adequate religious exemptions, and antidiscrimination laws clashing with religious freedom. Other religious leaders and politicians warn of threats to the separation of church and state posed by laws and policies rooted in religious doctrine or favoring religion. They also cite to health care, as well as to restrictions on reproductive liberty and ballot initiatives and constitutional amendments to defend traditional marriage. This program considered these and other issues.

Professor Gary Lawson moderated and Professors William Marshall (visiting from University of North Carolina), Linda McClain, and Jay Wexler offered remarks.

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President Brown to Make a Milestone Law School Announcement

Thursday, September 13, 2012

On September 13, Boston University President Robert A. Brown announced that prominent media executive and former BU Law faculty member Sumner M. Redstone (Hon. ’94) had made a gift of $18 million to expand and improve the facilities that house the School of Law. A five-story, 93,000-square-foot facility will be constructed adjacent to the Law Tower, and named the Sumner M. Redstone Building. This milestone gift propels the law school's campaign beyond the $20 million "Break Ground" goal and into the campus-wide Campaign for Boston University: Choose to Be Great. 

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BU Law's 2012 - 2013 Distinguished Interdisciplinary Visitor Lectures
by Peter Brooks

Monday, September 10 & Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Distinguished Visitor Lectures were delivered on both Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11 by Princeton University Professor of Comparative Literature Peter Brooks, who is well known in the law community for his work on confessions. His lecture on Monday was titled "What to Say About a Case," and his Tuesday lecture focused on "Constitutional Narratives."

 

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BU Law Commencement

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The commencement ceremony for BU Law took place on Sunday, May 20th at 9:00 a.m. in Agganis Arena. This year's commencement speaker was Roderick L. Ireland, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

Congrats & best wishes to BU Law's Class of 2012!

 

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A Lecture by Donald Light - "The Role of Law in the Epidemic of Harmful Side Effects from Prescription Drugs: The Risk Proliferation Syndrome"

Monday, April 23, 2012

Prescription drugs are one of the most beneficial parts of modern medicine. Yet they have become the major iatrogenic source of illness and death. This presentation explained the Risk Proliferation Syndrome that centers around legal and regulatory practices harmful to society, science, medicine, and patients.

Donald Light has been the Lokey Visiting Professor at Stanford University and is a professor of comparative health care at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. A founding fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, he has received the William Foote Whyte distinguished career award for applied sociology and is the editor of The Risks of Prescription Drugs (Columbia 2010).



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A Lecture by Miguel Maduro - "The Promises of Constitutional Pluralism"

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Luís Miguel Poiares Pessoa Maduro is a Visiting Professor of Law and Gruber Global Constitutionalism Fellow at Yale Law School. He is also Professor and Director of the Global Governance Programme at European University Institute. He served as Advocate General for the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg from 2003 to 2009. He specializes in European Union law, international economic law, constitutional law, and comparative institutional analysis. He has been a visiting professor at several academic institutions, including the College of Europe (Bruges), Instituto de Estudos Europeus da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, University of Chicago Law School, and the London School of Economics. He is a graduate of the European University Institute and the University of Lisbon.

For more information, please contact Professor Daniela Caruso.

 

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Still Waiting for Tomorrow: The Law and Politics of Unresolved Refugee Crises

Monday, April 2, 2012

This international conference, co-sponsored by BU Law, the American Society of International Law and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, addressed the law and politics of protracted refugee situations. The first part of the conference focused on the scope and ramifications of such refugee crises on a global basis. The second part aimed at identifying state responses and policies addressing potential solutions to refugee crises.

Download Conference Agenda (PDF)

See video footage from the conference

Speakers:

Karen Abuzayd, Former Commissioner- General, UNRWA

Claude Bruderlein, Harvard University

Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR

Bill Frelick, Human Rights Watch

Juan Garcés, Garcés and Prada Abogados, Spain

Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Oxford University

Agnes Hurwitz, UNDP

Kristine Huskey, Physicians for Human Rights

Timothy Longman, Boston University

Karen Musalo, U.C. Hastings College of the Law

André Nollkaemper, University of Amsterdam

Michele R. Pistone, Villanova University School of Law

Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Georgetown University Law Center

Robert D. Sloane, Boston University School of Law

Jeffrey Smith, Counsel to the Frente POLISARIO



Moderators:

Susan Akram, Boston University School of Law

Elizabeth Badger, Boston University School of Law

Pamela Goldberg, UNHCR

Tom Syring, Norwegian Immigration Appeals Board

Richard Wright, UNRWA Representative Office


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21st Annual Public Interest Project Auction Gala

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Public Interest Project is a student-run organization founded in 1984. Their mission is to provide grants to students who accept unpaid summer positions with non-profit, public interest or government organizations. Their goal is to foster a commitment to pro bono work and community service in all our grant recipients, whether they choose to pursue a public interest career or to work in the private sector.

The Auction Gala is PIP's largest fundraiser, bringing together faculty, students, alumni, and friends for an evening of food and drink in an exciting auction atmosphere. Please feel free to contact PIP at buslpip@gmail.com with any questions or comments about the Auction. More information is available at bupip.org.


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A celebration of the publication of The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions by Jay Wexler, Professor of Law

Monday, March 5, 2012

Professor Jay Wexler has recently published The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions (Beacon Press). If the United States Constitution were a zoo, and the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth amendments were a lion, a giraffe, and a panda bear, respectively, then The Odd Clauses would be a special exhibit of shrews, wombats, and bat-eared foxes. Past the ever-popular monkey house and lion cages, Professor Wexler leads us on a tour of the lesser-known clauses of the Constitution, the clauses that, like the yeti crab or platypus, rarely draw the big audiences but are worth a closer look. Just as ecologists remind us that even a weird little creature like a shrew can make all the difference between a healthy environment and an unhealthy one, understanding the odd clauses offers readers a healthier appreciation for our constitutional system. With Wexler as your expert guide through this jurisprudence jungle, you’ll see the Constitution like you’ve never seen it before. The Odd Clauses puts these intriguing beasts on display and allows them to exhibit their relevance to our lives, our government’s structure, and the integrity of our democracy.

To celebrate the publication of this learned and clever book, we invited three distinguished scholars to comment on it and Professor Wexler responded.

Book Symposium

Welcome:

Dean Maureen O’Rourke, BU School of Law

Moderator:

Professor and Associate Dean James E. Fleming, BU School of Law

Commentators:

David Barron, Professor of Law, Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law, Harvard Law School

Trevor Morrison, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Adam Samaha, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School (visiting at Harvard Law School)

Response:

Jay Wexler, BU School of Law



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3rd Annual Asian Pacific American Alumni Conference:
Breaking Barriers and Overcoming Obstacles in the 21st Century

Saturday, March32, 2012

The theme of this year's Annual Asian Pacific American Alumni (APALSA) conference was “Breaking Barriers and Overcoming Obstacles in the 21st Century.” The event featured trailblazing individuals who have made an impact in the community at large – including those who are considered first in their field where Asians Pacific Americans are traditionally underrepresented, who have taken unconventional career paths, and who have opened new doors of social change and progress.

APALSA has successfully hosted this conference for the past two years, and past speakers have included in-house counsel, a former judge from Japan, a former UN Associate Eligibility Officer in Syria, among many other distinguished BU Law alumni. The conference offered the opportunity for alumni – old and new – to connect with students and other alumni, to discuss many important Asian Pacific American issues within the legal profession as well as the world at large.

With more than thirty alumni, sixty students, and six of BU law’s largest diversity organizations participating, the APA Alumni Conference is APALSA’s most prominent event of the year.

 

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The Law Is Not a Game: A Judge’s Reflections on Ethics
Shapiro Lecture featuring Mark L. Wolf, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Max M. Shapiro lecture featured the Honorable Mark L. Wolf, who spoke about ethical issues that have arisen during his career as a private lawyer, prosecutor and judge.

Appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1985 by President Reagan, Judge Wolf became chief judge in 2006. Previously, he served in the Department of Justice as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, and as Deputy U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. He also worked in private practice with Surrey, Karasik & Morse in Washington, D.C., and with Sullivan & Worcester in Boston.

The Max M. Shapiro lecture is BU Law’s principle endowed lectureship. It serves as a tribute to the memory of Max Shapiro (’33), a lawyer who devoted his career to examining the place of legal ethics in trial advocacy.



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Shadow Banking: Past, Present, Future
A Symposium Presented by the Review of Banking & Financial Law

Friday, February 24, 2012

Many observers of the U.S. financial system blame the shadow banking system for the Great Recession of 2008. The shadow banking system is commonly defined as the chain of financial intermediaries engaged in providing credit by relying largely on short-term liabilities to support long-term assets with limited regulatory supervision. This symposium, co-sponsored by Boston University School of Law and the Boston Bar Association, brought together financial practitioners and leading scholars to examine the history, function and regulation of the shadow banking system. Panelists focused on four topics: (1) what the shadow banking system is, (2) the investment techniques and technologies employed by the financial sector, (3) how the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 attempts to regulate shadow banking, and (4) where shadow banking will go from here.

Keynote Speaker:

Jonathan R. Macey, Yale Law School

Inaugural Address:

Steven L. Schwarcz, Duke University School of Law

Panelists:

Ronald S. Borod, DLA Piper

Tamar Frankel, Boston University School of Law

Claire A. Hill, University of Minnesota Law School

Cornelius K. Hurley, Boston University School of Law

H. Norman Knickle, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Scott Le Bouef, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Cynthia C. Lichtenstein, Boston College Law School

Saule T. Omarova, UNC School of Law

David Reiss, Brooklyn Law School

P. Morgan Ricks, Harvard Law School

Eric D. Roiter, Boston University School of Law

Moderators:

Mark Fagan, Harvard Kennedy School and Boston University School of Law

Martin Lacdao, Boston University School of Law

Download moderator & panelist biographies (PDF)

Download symposium schedule (PDF)

 

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Beyond Identities: The Limits of an Anti-discrimination Approach to Equality
Annual Distinguished Lecture Featuring Martha Albertson Fineman, Emory University School of Law

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Martha Albertson Fineman is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. An internationally recognized scholar in family law, feminist jurisprudence, and law and society, she directs the pioneering Feminism and Legal Theory Project and the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative. She is the author of pathbreaking books, such as The Neutered Mother, the Sexual Family and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies (Routledge, 1995) and The Autonomy Myth: A Theory of Dependency (The New Press, 2004), and is at work on The Vulnerable Subject: Anchoring Equality in the Human Condition (Princeton, forthcoming). She has edited or co-edited many volumes of scholarship growing out of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, including, most recently, Transcending the Boundaries of Law: Generations of Feminism and Legal Theory (Routledge, 2010) and What Is Right for Children? The Competing Paradigms of Religion and Human Rights (Ashgate, 2009). She has received many awards for her teaching and writing, including the prestigious Harry Kalven Prize for her work in law and society. This lecture will be published in the Boston University Law Review.


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Bringing Torture Home: American Soldiers and the Legacy and Legality of Torture

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Joshua E.S. Phillips, a reporter and author of None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture, spoke about what many soldiers cannot: the devastating legacy of torture on the United States’ veterans who witnessed or participated in it, with commentary from George Annas, J.D, M.P.H. For additional information about the author, please visit www.noneofuswerelikethisbefore.com.


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The Market Abuse Unit as a Response to the Call for Specialized Federal Securities Law Enforcement
A Lecture by Daniel M. Hawke (LAW '89)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The BU Center for Finance, Law & Policy, the Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law and the Review of Banking and Financial Law presented a lecture by Daniel M. Hawke (LAW 1989), National Unit Chief, Market Abuse Unit, Division of Enforcement and Director, Philadelphia Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

In his capacity as Unit Chief, Mr. Hawke oversees nationwide investigations into large-scale insider trading networks and rings -- so-called "organized" insider-trading, large cap market manipulations, system-based and platform-driven trading violations such as front running, collusive trading, best execution and abusive short selling violations as well as other systemic, institutional regulatory violations, internal control violations and other abusive market practices. In his capacity as Regional Director, Mr. Hawke oversees the Commission's regulation and enforcement programs in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Hawke joined the SEC's Philadelphia Office in March 2005 as head of its enforcement program. Between 1999 and 2005, he served as a Branch Chief and Senior Counsel in the SEC's Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C. where he was involved in bringing significant enforcement actions involving public company accounting and financial disclosure, broker dealer regulation, insider trading and Regulation FD.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Hawke was a litigation partner at the law firm of Tucker, Flyer & Lewis in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hawke, 48, is a 1989 graduate of Boston University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Boston University International Law Journal, and a 1985 graduate of Tulane University where he received his bachelor's degree in political science.

 

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AJLM Symposium
The American Right to Health: Constitutional, Statutory, and Contractual Healthcare Rights in the United States

Saturday, January 28, 2012

As part of an annual special issue of the American Journal of Law & Medicine, this year’s symposium examined Americans’ healthcare rights and freedoms and their potential impact on the Supreme Court’s upcoming consideration of whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional. Opponents of the ACA argue that the new law violates structural constitutional constraints. Yet, concerns voiced in the media and in electoral campaigns have focused on the law’s substance, particularly the notion that the government could compel individuals to buy health insurance. The symposium, hosted at BU Law, explored questions about the interplay of structure and substance in the ACA and the litigation surrounding it.

Contributing Authors:

Richard Epstein, University of Chicago, with Paula Stannard, Alston & Bird LLP

Jessie Hill, Case Western Reserve University

Marshall Kapp, Florida State University

Gary Lawson, Boston University, with Dave Kopel, Independence Institute

Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, University of Georgia

Abigail Moncrieff, Boston University

David Orentlicher, Indiana University

Katherine Record, MPH Candidate, Harvard University

Theodore Ruger, University of Pennsylvania

Neil Siegel, Duke University

Joel Teitelbaum, George Washington University, with Lara Cartwright-Smith, George Washington University, and Sara Rosenbaum, George Washington University

Stacey Tovino, University of Nevada

Steven Willis, University of Florida with Nakku Chung, Member, The Florida Bar

A PDF of the conference agenda can be viewed here.

 

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Association of American Law Schools Reception in Washington D.C.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dean O’Rourke & the BU Law Alumni Association hosted an Association of American Law Schools (AALS) reception on January 5th at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

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