Colloquia & Faculty Workshops

Presenting scholarship on current legal issues.

BU Law hosts frequent workshops at which our faculty and professors from other universities present their scholarship on current legal issues. Prominent scholars and practitioners are also invited to discuss their work in intellectual property, law and economics, legal history, and gender law during seminars held at the School.

Faculty Workshops

BU Law Faculty Workshops are generally held on a weekly basis during the academic year (fall through spring semesters). Faculty members from BU Law and other universities are invited to present scholarly work-in-progress (usually accompanied by a pre-distributed draft of a paper) in colloquial settings. These workshops, typically well attended, start with a light lunch and proceed to a full hour of presentation and discussion of the specific paper. The tradition at these workshops allocates twenty minutes to the presenter and forty minutes to questions, comments, and suggestions by various faculty members.

Once a year, an outstanding scholar of national reputation is invited to give a public lecture at BU Law. The lecture is open to faculty, students, and the University community. The lecture presented by the distinguished speaker is thereafter published in the Boston University Law Review.

Cyber Alliance Speaker Series

The Program on Intellectual Property & Information Law (PIPIL) has an ongoing collaboration with BU’s Hariri Institute for Computing. As part of this collaboration, cross-disciplinary talks and presentations are alternatively hosted at either the Law School or Hariri, depending on the subject matter. This “Cyber Alliance” Speaker Series is an opportunity for students and faculty to hear fascinating new perspectives on the intersection between law, technology, and policy.

Law & Economics Seminar

The Seminar in Law & Economics invites prominent law professors and practitioners from around the country to apply economic analysis to a variety of legal issues. Participants have included professors from leading colleges and the president of the American Law & Economics Association. Topics of discussion have included corporate law and white-collar crime, securities regulation, intellectual property, and morality and the law.

Clark Legal History Series

The Elizabeth Battelle Clark Legal History Series brings several distinguished historians of law to campus each year to lecture and talk with students and faculty. The BU community and the general public are all welcome to attend.

Gender, Law & Policy Colloquium

The Gender, Law & Policy Colloquium examines cutting-edge issues about gender, law, and policy through a series of presentations in which prominent scholars actively engaged in new and important research on such issues present scholarly works-in-progress for discussion with the instructor, students enrolled in the Colloquium, and interested faculty.