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Category: Conferences and Lectures

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act at 20: Emerging Challenges & Solutions

April 10, 2020 9:00 a.m.– 6:30 p.m. Boston University School of Law 765 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA Register Today This conference will celebrate the successes of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act at its 20-year anniversary. Presenters and panelists will discuss emerging legal challenges to improve protections for survivors, prosecute perpetrators, and prevent human trafficking. The […]

Toxic Masculinity: Lessons from Harvey Weinstein, Impeachment, and Everything Else

The Annual Distinguished Lecture presented by Melissa Murray Thursday, April 9th, 2020 12:45 – 2:00 pm Boston University School of Law Barristers Hall Register Today The Annual Distinguished Lecture will be held on Thursday, April 9th, 2020 featuring Melissa Murray. Murray is Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the […]

Deference: The Legal Concept and the Legal Practice

Monday, March 2, 2020 Boston University School of Law Barristers Hall 12:45 – 2:00 pm Register Today Buy Tickets on Eventbrite This symposium celebrates the publication of Deference: The Legal Concept and the Legal Practice coauthored by Gary Lawson and Guy I. Seidman. This book’s goal is to provide a definition of and vocabulary for […]

The Centenary of the 19th Amendment: New Reflections on the History and Future of Gender, Representation, and Citizenship Rights

Thursday, March 26, 2020 Boston University School of Law Barristers Hall Register Today Buy Tickets on Eventbrite This  one-day conference will feature  presentations and discussions by legal and political science scholars, political practitioners, and others reflecting on lessons from the centenary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution for understanding the past, present, and future […]

Friends or Foes? The Public’s Battle with Data, Privacy, and the Internet | The 2020 JOSTL & PILJ Symposium

Friday, February 7, 2020 Boston University School of Law 765 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register Today Schedule Buy Tickets on Eventbrite As evidenced by recent European and U.S. state legislative actions, information privacy has come to the forefront of the conversation about personal privacy. U.S. privacy laws are “in flux,” […]

Racial Bias, Disparities and Oppression in the 1L Curriculum

A Critical Approach to the Canonical First Year Law School Subjects February 28-29, 2020 Boston University School of Law Symposium Schedule Register Buy Tickets on Eventbrite Despite the volume of scholarship addressing how law reinforces and reproduces power disparities, first-year casebooks in legal education are written from a neutral perspective. As a result, the legal […]

Emerging Issues in Bioethics | The 2020 AJLM Symposium

Friday, January 24, 2020 Boston University School of Law, Room 103 765 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The 2020 American Journal of Law and Medicine Symposium, Emerging Issues in Bioethics, will explore bioethical legal issues in new and developing areas of health care. As the methods utilized within the medical community […]

Robert Kent Chair Investiture Ceremony and Lecture: Learning Bigotry’s Lessons

Monday, November 25th, 2019 Boston University School of Law Barristers Hall, Ground Floor 12:45 – 2:00pm Register Today Buy Tickets on Eventbrite Professor Linda C. McClain’s inaugural lecture as the Robert Kent Professor of Law will reflect on the pervasiveness of charges, denials, and countercharges of bigotry in the U.S.  Bigotry is a fraught and […]