October 8, 2021

“Critical Race Theory and the Law”

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Keynote Speaker

Critical Race Theory and the Law lecture at the 2021 Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture hosted by Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.

October 1, 2021

BUSPH Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights 5th Annual Supreme Court Watch

George J. Annas, Michael Ulrich, Nicole Huberfeld and Wendy K. Mariner, Panelists

Join the faculty of the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights in a discussion of recent US Supreme Court decisions that affect public health as well as important cases and considerations for the term that begins the first Monday in October.

Speakers: Professors George Annas, Nicole Huberfeld, Wendy Mariner, & Michael Ulrich

September 24, 2021

Mariner To Keynote MA Bar Assoc. Health Law Conference

Wendy K. Mariner, Keynote Speaker

MA Bar Association. Health Law Conference

This virtual event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on public health law and the importance of well-being.

September 17, 2021

“Democracy Under Stress”

Robert L. Tsai, Speaker

Constitution Day Program hosted by University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 7, 2021

Facilitating New Paths for Durable Solutions for Refugees in Spain

Susan M. Akram, Fulbright Senior Scholar

Clinical Professor Susan M. Akram has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to conduct research on refugee solutions and teach at the University of Murcia in Spain. Prof. Akram is honored to receive this award, a second Fulbright Senior Scholar award for her. (Her first award in 1999–00 allowed her to conduct research on Palestinian refugee issues and teach at the Al-Quds University School of Law in the West Bank).

This award is for a research project that builds on her years of work on refugees and forced migrants, and will allow her to collaborate with partners at the University of Murcia (UM) and the non-governmental organization Fundacion Cepaim to resettle refugees in abandoned Spanish villages.

Her focus in Spain is a project aimed at facilitating refugees who might otherwise be without prospects of durable solutions or are stateless, to resettle and integrate successfully in Spain. All across Spain there are hundreds of towns and villages with dwindling and disappearing populations. In 2020, the BU International Human Rights Clinic, the University of Murcia’s International Human Rights Clinic, and the Spanish NGO Fundacion Cepaim, developed an initiative to match depopulated villages in Spain with refugees and asylum-seekers who wish to live there, and provide for successful integration. Based at UM over the Academic Year of 2021–22, she will work closely with Spanish colleagues to conduct research on the work that Cepaim and other NGO’s in Spain have done to successfully integrate migrants into abandoned areas. The project intends to scale up this model to develop a set of ‘best practices’ for other communities in Spain and across Europe to sponsor and integrate asylum-seekers and refugees. The project seeks to overcome barriers to refugee and asylum-seeker reception while towns and villages in Spain and elsewhere are emptied of their populations. Professor Akram will also be teaching international human rights as a visiting professor at the University of Murcia during the year.

August 12, 2021

NALP Foundation/NALP Roundtable Discussion

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Panelist

NALP Foundation/NALP Roundtable Discussion with Deans + Hiring/Managing Partners sponsored by the NALP and the NALP Foundation 


July 31, 2021

“The Journey To Separate But Equal”

Jack M. Beermann, Speaker

The Louisiana Creole Research Association hosts a virtual presentation featuring Madame Josephine Dubuclet Decuir’s Quest for Racial Justice in the Reconstruction Era