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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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Jackson Brown commented on the event Gun Reform: What Can States Do?

Gun Reform: What Can States Do?

Tuesday, Apr 25, 3 pm
Boston College Law School; East Wing 120

A conversation with Attorney General Maura Healey and Governor Martin O'Malley; moderated by Professor R. Michael Cassidy.

Reception to follow in Barat House. 

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Limited spaces available

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Hillary A Bylicki

The event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 25th from 3-4:30 p.m.

jill Blaney

Looking forward to it.

Jackson Brown

Definitely plan on joining!!

Taking the Leap: Deciding to Run for Public Office

Friday, Mar 31, 1 pm
Barat House

Michelle Wu, President, Boston City Council

 

Lunch provided.

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State/Federal Tensions in Immigration Enforcement: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Tuesday, Apr 4, 8:30 am
Boston College Law School; East Wing 120

8:30-9:00     Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15     Welcome Remarks: Dan Kanstroom, Professor, Boston College Law School

9:15-9:30     Keynote Address:  Governor Martin O’Malley

9:30-11:00   Panel One: Judicial Aspects

Moderator:  Dan Kanstroom, Professor, Boston College Law School Panelists:           Hon. Beverly Cannone, Massachusetts Superior Court         Hon. Robert Cordy (ret.) Partner, McDermott Will & Emery         Hon. Nancy Gertner (ret.)...

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Fighting Fascism: Lessons from Nazi Germany about the Rule of Law

Wednesday, Mar 22, 4 pm
Boston College Law School; East Wing 115A

Showing of documentary and discussion with documentarians John Michalczyk and Susan Michalczyk. Moderated by Professor Judith McMorrow

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Criminal Justice Reform in Massachusetts

Tuesday, Feb 21, 8:30 am
Boston College Law School; East Wing 120
9-9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks :

R. Michael Cassidy, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School; Faculty Director, Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy

9:15-10:45 a.m. Panel One: Best Practices to Identify and Rectify Wrongful Convictions

Moderator: Sharon Beckman, Associate Clinical Professor; Director, Innocence Program, BC Law School

Panelists:

Ira Gant, Staff Attorney, Committee for Public Counsel Services Innocence Program Cynthia Garza, Assistant...

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Patricia Coppola-Lugo

Can we get a street address for GPS?

Hillary A Bylicki

BC Law School is located at 885 Centre St., Newton, MA 02459

What's Next in Health Care Reform?

Monday, Feb 6, 12 pm
Barat House

A conversation with Governor Martin O'Malley and Professor Mary Ann Chirba. Hear about the current situation regarding the Affordable Care Act, possible repeal, and Congressional alternatives.​

Lunch will be provided by Anna's Taqueria.

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Legal and Practical Implications of the Executive Order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States"

Tuesday, Jan 31, 3 pm
Barat House

Join the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy, Visiting Professor and former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley, and BC Law Professors Mary Holper, Kari Hong, and Dan Kanstroom, as they discuss President Trump's recent Executive Order.

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Reimagining the Role of a Modern District Attorney

Tuesday, Mar 28, 4 pm
Barat House

Marian Ryan, District Attorney, Middlesex County

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Gov. Martin O'Malley: Restoring Integrity to Our Democracy

Tuesday, Jan 24, 3 pm
BC Law; East Wing 120

The Rappaport Center's first visiting Professor, Governor Martin O'Malley, will be presenting a major public address to kick off the spring semester. Governor O'Malley ran for President of the United States this election, was Governor of Maryland, and Mayor of Baltimore.

An open reception in Barat House will follow.

More: Martin O'Malley bio

 

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