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After the Mueller Report: The Attorney General, the White House, and the Congress--A Constitutional Crisis?

Tuesday, Jun 25, 8:30 am
Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street, Boston

RSVP by June 14: Rappaport@bc.edu Boston College Club 100 Federal Street, Boston Photo ID required for entry A panel featuring Frank Figliuzzi, Joyce Vance, Chuck Rosenberg, and Michael Sullivan Moderated by Professor and Rappaport Faculty Director Daniel Kanstroom Breakfast provided

Can't join us in person? You can tune in live starting at 8:30 am on June 25th! Livestream link: bit.ly/2WVmzw7

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Campaign Finance

Wednesday, Feb 13, 12 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 411

Stuart 411

LUNCH PROVIDED PANELISTS: GUY-URIEL CHARLES, PROFESSOR OF LAW, DUKE UNIVERSITY; VISITING PROFESSOR OF LAW, HARVARD UNIVERSITY PAUL DIEGO CRANEY, SPOKESPERSON/BOARD MEMBER, MASSACHUSETTS FISCAL ALLIANCE EUGENE MAZO, VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PAM WILMOT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMON CAUSE MASSACHUSETTS MODERATOR:  KEVIN MARTIN, PARTNER, GOODWIN PROCTER  

 

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Former Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy's Opening Address: "A Special Responsibility for the Quality of Justice: A Governor's Trained Eye in Guiding Public Policy"

Wednesday, Jan 23, 12:15 pm
Boston College Law School, Stuart 315

Lunch Provided

RSVP by Monday January 21, 2019: Rappaport@bc.edu

 

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Debt, Degrees, and Democracy: A Critical Look at the Value of College Completion

Friday, Nov 30, All Day
East Wing 115A

For non BC Community members, please RSVP to: Rappaport@bc.edu

“Debt, Degrees, and Democracy: A Critical Look at the Value of College Completion” Co-Sponsored with National Consumer Law Center Friday, November 30, 2018  Full Day Symposium 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Breakfast & Lunch Served

See attached flyer and schedule of events below  

RSVP Required by November 25, 2018 

 

November_30_Schedule.pdf Click to View

 

 

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Criminal Conviction: Disenfranchisement and Other Challenges to Democracy

Friday, Nov 2, 4 pm
East Wing 120

RSVP to: Rappaport@bc.edu

Panelists:

Donnell Wright, Social Worker, Executive Office of Health and Human Services; formerly incarcerated individual

John Carella, Staff Attorney, Voting Rights, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin, University of California Davis School of Law

Margaret Colgate Love, Executive Director, Collateral Consequences Resource Center; Attorney, Law Offices of Margaret...

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Electoral College: Stay, Go, or Alternatives?

Thursday, Oct 18, 3:30 pm
Stuart 315

For non BC Community members, please RSVP to: Rappaport@bc.edu

Panelists:

John Brautigam, Attorney; former State Representative, Maine Legislature; former Assistant Attorney General, Maine Office of the Attorney General

Rebecca Burgess, Program Manager, American Enterprise Institute, Program on American Citizenship

Professor Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School

Moderator:

Professor Ryan Williams, Boston College Law School

Reception to...

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Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It)

Tuesday, Nov 13, 8 am
McDermott Will & Emery

For non BC Community members, please RSVP to: Rappaport@bc.edu

Featuring:

Professor Kent Greenfield, Boston College Law School; Author, Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It)

Moderators/Commentators:

Hon. Robert J. Cordy, Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor; Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (retired); Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director, Center for...

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Impeachment

Wednesday, Oct 24, 12 pm
Stuart 315

RSVP to: Rappaport@bc.edu

Featuring:

Joshua Matz, Of Counsel, Gupta Wessler PLLC;

Co-Author with Professor Larry Tribe, “To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment”.

Moderator/Commentator:

 Professor Daniel Kanstroom, Boston College Law School

Lunch provided 

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What's Next in Voting Rights

Wednesday, Sep 26, 4 pm
East Wing 120

What's Next in Voting Rights 

Panelists:

Hannah Fried, Executive Director, Access Democracy  

Dion Irish, Chair, Board of Election Commissioners, Boston Election Department 

LaShawn Warren, Senior Vice President Campaigns & Programs, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Moderator: 

M. Patrick Moore, Jr. , Counsel, Hemenway & Barnes 

Reception (with food) to Follow 

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Justice Robert J. Cordy's Public Address: Challenges to Constitutional Democracy

Wednesday, Sep 5, 4 pm
East Wing 120

Please join us for the public address of Hon. Robert J. Cordy, Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor and Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (retired) about challenges to constitutional democracy.

Reception to follow in Barat House from 5-6 p.m.

 

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Gerrymandering: A Threat to Democracy

Tuesday, Apr 10, 3 pm
Boston College Law School, Stuart Hall, 315

Gerrymandering: A Threat to Democracy

(Co-sponsored with BC Black Law Students’ Association “BLSA”)

Join us for an important panel discussion.

Panelists:

Michael Li, Senior Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice

Michael Kimberly, Partner, Mayer Brown  Moderator: 

Geraldine Hines, Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor; Associate Justice of The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Ret.) 

Reception to Follow

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Women in Politics: Pathways to Elected Office (Co-sponsored with BC Women's Law Center)

Tuesday, Mar 27, 4 pm
Boston College Law School, Stuart Hall, 315

Join us for a special discussion featuring panelists:

Yvonne Spicer, Mayor of Framingham

Ruthanne Fuller, Mayor of Newton

Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor 

Moderated by:

Rachael Rollins, Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney

 

Reception to Follow

Please RSVP: Rappaport@BC.edu 

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"Free Speech on College Campuses"

Tuesday, Mar 20, 3 pm
Boston College Law School, Stuart 315

"Free Speech on College Campuses"

What does free speech mean to you? 

Join the conversation about free speech on college campuses.

Speakers include: 

Keynote Speaker: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law School

Panelists: 

Professor Mary-Rose Papandrea, University of North Carolina School of Law

Professor Nancy Leong, University of Denver Sturm College of Law 

Moderator: Professor Kent Greenfield, Boston College Law...

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"Sexual Assault on College Campuses: What's Next Under Title IX"

Wednesday, Feb 28, 3 pm
East Wing 115A

"Sexual Assault on College Campuses: What's Next Under Title IX"

Panelists:

Alison Kiss, Executive Director, Clery Center

Andrew Miltenberg, Partner, Nesenoff & Miltenberg

Lisa A. Tenerowicz, Associate General Counsel, Boston University 

Moderator:

Regine Michelle Jean-Charles, Graduate Program Director, Romance Languages and Literatures& African and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College 

Reception to follow

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"Working in the White House: Perspectives on Organizational Structure, Performance and Transitions"

Monday, Feb 26, 12 pm
Boston College Law School, Stuart 315

"Working in the White House: Perspectives on Organizational Structure, Performance and Transitions”

Join us for a special lunch presentation featuring:

Mark Lindsay, The Livingston Group; Former White House Office of Management and Administration Agency Review Team Leader for Bush-Obama transition; former Assistant to President Clinton for the Office of Management and Administration.

  

Boston College Law School

Lunch provided

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Conflict of Interest in Federal Appointments

Monday, Feb 12, 12:15 pm
Boston College Law School, Barat House

"Conflict of Interest in Federal Appointments"

Join us for a special lunch program about the conflict of interest in Federal Appointments. 

This discussion features, Robert Rizzi, Partner, Steptoe and Johnson, Washington D.C. 

Boston College Law School 

Lunch provided. 

Please RSVP: Rappaport@BC.edu 

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The New Federalism: Role of State Attorneys General and the Trump Administration

Tuesday, Jan 30, 8 am
Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street, 36th Floor, Boston MA

Join us for a special panel discussion featuring:

Panelists:

Mary Strother, First Assistant Attorney General,

 Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

 

James E. Tierney, Lecturer at Harvard Law School; Former Maine Attorney General and Director of StateAG.org

Professor Ernest Young, Duke Law School

 

Moderator: Professor Tom Barnico, BC Law School

 

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

8-9:30 a.m. Boston...

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 “Criminal Justice and Mental Health in Massachusetts: Connections, Challenges, and Collaborations”

Tuesday, Feb 6, 4 pm
Boston College Law School East Wing 120

 “Criminal Justice and Mental Health in Massachusetts: Connections, Challenges, and Collaborations”

Join us for a special panel discussion featuring:

Panelists: Secretary Daniel Bennett, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Secretary Marylou Sudders, Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Moderator: Professor Tiziana Dearing, BC School of Social Work

 

 

 

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Pursuing Justice: Notes From Life as a Civil Rights Attorney & Jurist

Thursday, Jan 18, 3:30 pm
Boston College Law School, Stuart Hall, 315

Join us for a special presentation from Geraldine S. Hines, Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Ret).  Geraldine Hines is the Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor for the spring semester at Boston College Law School. Geraldine Hines's public address will be followed by a reception. THURSDAY, JANUARY 18TH 2018  3:30-4:30 p.m.  Located at: BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL, STUART HALL, ROOM 315  Reception with refreshments to follow. Please RSVP to this...

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"Crimes of Terror or Crimes of Hate?"

Thursday, Oct 5, 4 pm
East Wing Classroom 120 with reception to follow

Panelists: Beth Drake, Interim U.S. Attorney, District of South Carolina; Eileen Decker, former U.S. Attorney, Central District of California; Carmen Ortiz, former U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts, Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor.

RSVP: Rappaport@bc.edu 

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Creative Solutions to the Opioid Crisis

Wednesday, Nov 15, 1:30 pm
Boston College Law School East Wing 115B

"Creative Solutions to the Opioid Crisis"

Panel One: "Collaborative Initiatives between Law Enforcement and Treatment Communities: What's Working and What More Can We Be Doing?"

Moderator: Honorable Leo T. Sorokin, U.S. District Court Judge

Panelists: Kim Hanton, North Suffolk Mental Health Association; Gary Langis, Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention, Educational Development Corporation; Fred Ryan, Chief of Police, Arlington,...

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The Challenges of a U.S. Attorney - How Independent Is the Role?

Tuesday, Sep 12, 3 pm
The Ropes & Gray LLP Conference Center, East Wing Classroom 115

Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2009, Carmen became the first woman and the first Hispanic to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.  She had been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Economic Crimes Unit for over a decade.  Prior to her federal service, Carmen had been a state public servant having worked for many years in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, both as Director of District Courts and as an Assistant DA. In her...

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Long-Delayed Justice: Reflections from Exonoree Fred Clay and Attorneys

Wednesday, Nov 8, 4 pm
East Wing Classroom 120

BC Innocence Program

Long-Delayed Justice: Reflections from Exonoree Fred Clay and Attorneys Lisa M. Kavanaugh, Director, CPCS Innocence Program; Donna Jalbert Patalano ('01), Chief, Professional Integrity and Ethics/Training, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office; and Senator Pat Jehlen (MA), Senator Pat Jehlen, Massachusetts State Senate, Moderator: Professor Charlotte Whitmore, BC Innocence Program.

 

Reception to follow

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"Environmental Protection Law in the Crosshairs"

Thursday, Nov 2, All Day
885 Centre Street Newton, MA 02459

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Kimmell, President, Union for Concerned Scientists; former Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Panel One: “The Landscape of Environmental Protection Law in Turmoil”

Panel Two: “A Bellwether Statute: the Endangered Species Act and What It Tells Us”

Panel Three: “How Environmental Protection Reaches the Public Eyes and Ears: the Environmental Journalism of Environmental Law and Politics”

Panel Four:...

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