Lectures & Conferences: 2015 - 2016


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Fundamentals of Financial Services Compliance

Wednesday, October 14 – Friday, October 16, 2015
Metcalf Trustee Center at Boston University
Presented by Boston University School of Law and The Clearing House Association LLC

A course for financial services compliance practitioners, sponsored by the Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law at Boston University School of Law, offered in conjunction with a panel discussion by chief compliance officers of major financial institutions sponsored by The Clearing House Association, New York, New York.

The Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law at Boston University School of Law is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the second annual Fundamentals of Financial Services Compliance, a 2-1/2 day academic program designed to familiarize participants with the basics of and trends in financial services compliance, including financial services compliance structures and heightened emphasis on the compliance function as an important component of risk management in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-2009.

Regulatory supervision, investigations and enforcement actions have changed the landscape for control functions, including compliance, risk management, and internal audit. This course is designed to provide both an introduction to and a structural framework for those involved with financial services compliance. It provides a unique mixture of the history of the financial services compliance function, practical advice and illustrations from leading compliance practitioners, and an in-depth discussion of supervisory expectations for the compliance function. This is a program designed for bank compliance practitioners beginning or readjusting a career and it will explore the skills, attributes and strategies required for a successful career in senior-level roles. It is also designed for professionals working in or advising other control functions in financial institutions, including risk management, regulatory liaison, internal audit, information technology and corporate governance.

This course is modeled on Fundamentals of Banking Law, a course which has been offered to new banking attorneys for 18 years. It will be taught by faculty members who have coordinated their classroom presentations with other members of the faculty into a cohesive course offering. These faculty experts will remain on site in order to interact inside and outside the classroom with those enrolled in the program. Presentation outlines prepared by members of the faculty will be combined in a single hard copy booklet that will serve as a basis for following each presentation and to which participants in the program may refer in the future.

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The Kleh LectureGlennon

Featuring Michael J. Glennon, the William & Patricia Kleh Visiting Professor in International Law

Boston University School of Law
October 29, 2015
12:45pm - 2:00pm

Michael J. Glennon is Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. He will be the William and Patricia Kleh Visiting Professor in International Law at Boston University School of Law for Fall 2015. Prior to going into teaching, he was Legal Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1977-1980). He has since been a Fulbright Distinguished Professor of International and Constitutional Law, Vytautus Magnus University School of Law, Kaunas, Lithuania (1998); a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. (2001-2002); Thomas Hawkins Johnson Visiting Scholar at the United States Military Academy, West Point (2005); Director of Studies at the Hague Academy of International Law (2006); and professeur invité at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) from 2006 to 2012. Professor Glennon has served as a consultant to various congressional committees, the U.S. State Department, and the International Atomic Energy Agency. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law. Professor Glennon is the author of numerous articles on constitutional and international law as well as several books.

This lecture is made possible through the generosity of Patricia and William H. Kleh (’71), who established the William & Patricia Kleh Visiting Professorship in International Law in February 2011.

Supplemental Materials:

National Security and Double Government (Full Book)
Harvard National Security Journal: National Security and Double Government
Torturing the Rule of Law

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The Annual Distinguished Lecture:
Racial Differences in Police Use of Force

November 5th, 2015
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Room 103

Over the past year, several high-profile incidents of police use of force in cities such as Ferguson, New York, Baltimore, and North Charleston have reignited a national dialogue around race and policing. This lecture will explore whether there are racial differences in police use of force by using several sources of data: information from several cities and counties concerning police-civilian interactions ending in officer-involved shootings, stop-and-frisk encounters, results of a nationally representative survey of public contact with the police, and information from police commissioners. The lecture will discuss the preliminary analysis of this research and evaluate whether there are racial differences in varying levels of force by police and what factors (such as precinct characteristics) may account for any differences.

If you have academic questions about the program, please contact Professor Linda McClain at

About the Speaker
Professor Fryer’s research combines economic theory, empirical evidence, and randomized experiments to help design more effective government policies. His work on education, inequality, and race has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. His numerous awards includes a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” and the John Bates Clark Medal: given by the American Economic Asociation to the best American economist under age 40.

About the Annual Distinguished Lecture
The Annual Distinguished Lecture was established in 1986 to bring outstanding legal scholars to Boston University School of Law to present lectures on important legal topics. Revised versions of the lectures are published in the Boston University Law Review.

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The BU Law Review Symposium:
Ran Hirschl's Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law

November 12th, 2015
12:45 - 4:00pm

Faculty Lounge
Boston University School of Law

Ran Hirschl is Professor of Political Science and Law and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy, and Development at the University of Toronto.

More details to follow.

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IP Conversations: Trademark Law's Fundamental Purposes conversation

November 20th, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
Boston University School of Law

The BU School of Law is hosting a conversation on trademark law’s purposes. Participants will read and discuss historical and policy materials. The discussions will be led by Robert Bone, Stacey Dogan, Wendy Gordon, Mark McKenna, and Rebecca Tushnet, each of whose scholarship will be among the materials of focus.

Participation in the Conversation is open to all faculty and law students, inside or outside BU, who will be expected to do the reading. In addition, we welcome non-participating audience members to listen to the morning discussion. Non-participants need not complete the advance reading.

The Conversation commences at 9 AM on November 20. Faculty participants are invited to lunch at its conclusion.

Students and faculty interested in joining us for the Conversation should contact Stacey Dogan ( or Wendy Gordon ( at least one week prior, so we can send you the reading list.

This is the first of an occasional series of IP Conversations to be hosted by BU Law.


The 8th Annual Mutual Fund Roundtable

December 4th, 2015

Barristers Hall
Boston University School of Law

More details to come.


Global Infectious Diseases: New Challenges and Solutions

The American Journal of Law and Medicine Symposium

January 30th, 2016

Boston University School of Law

For more details about this conference, please visit the American Journal of Law and Medicine Website here.

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School will be holding their Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium on January 29th at Harvard Law School. We encourage attendees to take advantage of these two great events being in close proximity to each other on consecutive days. For information about the event at HLS, please visit their conference website.



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