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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Tuesday, Mar 13, 12 pm
Barat House

The Current State of U.S. - Russia Relations

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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Tuesday, Apr 10, 4:30 pm
Barat House

The Public Roots of Private Ordering: An Institutional Account of the Origins of Modern American Arbitration.

Guest Speaker: Amalia D. Kessler is the Lewis Talbot and Nadine Hearn Shelton Professor of International Legal Studies and Professor (by courtesy) of History at Stanford University, as well as the Director of the Stanford Center for Law and History and the Jean-Paul Gimon Director of the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Her research has ranged...

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The Supreme Court and Bankruptcy: An Exploration of Practice and Recurring Issues Before the Court

Friday, Mar 23, 1 pm
East Wing, Classroom 120, Boston College Law School, 885 Centre St., Newton, MA 02459

American College of Bankruptcy/Boston College Law School Bankruptcy Symposium:

Panel 1:  Leading Supreme Court practitioners will share their experiences and strategies for getting to and arguing before the Court

Panel 2 Bankruptcy experts and academics will share their perspectives on fundamental issues to which the Supreme Court has repeatedly returned, and that impact bankruptcy practice at every level of the judicial system Reception to follow

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A Conversation with Mary Jo White, former US Attorney & 31st Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Monday, Feb 12, 3 pm
East Wing, Classroom 120, Boston College Law School, 885 Centre St., Newton, MA 02459

Mary Jo White became Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in December 1992, and in March 1993 was appointed by President Bill Clinton as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District. She is noted for having led the prosecution of John Gotti and overseen those of the terrorists responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, chief among them Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and Ramzi Yousef.[9]

On January 24, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated White to...

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The Boston College–Tulane Tax Round table

Friday, Mar 23, All Day
Stuart House, Classroom 410

The Boston College-Tulane Tax Round-table is a jointly organized event, co-sponsored by Boston College Law School, the Murphy Institute for Political Economy at Tulane University, Tulane Law School.  The Round-table brings together tax scholars from around the country, resident BC and Tulane faculty and BC and Tulane students for discussion and debate about important tax policy issues of our time.  The round-table showcases the drafts and works-in-progress of its participants and subjects...

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Building Cross Cultural Collaborations Based on Social Justice

Tuesday, Feb 6, 12 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 315

April, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This day abruptly ended one man's insistence that he was "created equal, endowed by his Creator with certain unalienable rights, amongst which were Life, Liberty, and his Pursuit of Happiness."

The Black Faculty Staff and Administrators Association (BFSAA) invites you to join us for a panel discussion centered around "Building Cross Cultural Collaborations Based on Social Justice," at the...

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Eigth Annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conference

Friday, Apr 5, All Day

The conference brings together employee benefits and social insurance scholars to share their works-in-progress on timely issues in retirement security and healthcare reform. 


Keynote:  Senior policy maker.

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Regulation and Markets Workshops: "De Facto Shareholder Primacy"

Tuesday, Feb 27, 5 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 407

Guest Lecture: Jeff Schwartz, University of Utah Law School, William H. Leary Professor of Law Professor Schwartz received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his law degree, Order of the Coif, from the University of California, Berkeley. His research centers on securities law, investment-management regulation, and retirement policy.  Recent works include "The Conflict Minerals Experiment," 6 Harvard Bus. L. Rev. 129 (2016), "The...

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Regulation and Markets Workshops: "The Private First Amendment: Corporate-Made Public"

Tuesday, Apr 24, 5 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 407

Elizabeth Pollman, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

Professor Pollman teaches business law courses and her research focuses on corporate personhood, the constitutional rights of corporations, as well as on startups, entrepreneurship, and law and technology. She was the 2014 recipient of the ESBA Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Before joining the Loyola faculty, Pollman was a fellow at the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University,...

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Regulation and Markets Workshops:

Tuesday, Apr 10, 5 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 407

Guest Lecturer:  Jill E. Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, Penn State, University of Pennsylvania Law School  

Jill Fisch is an internationally known scholar, whose work focuses on the intersection of business and law, including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets.

Her scholarship has appeared in a variety of publications including the Harvard Law...

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Regulation and Markets Workshops: "Death with Dignity"

Tuesday, Mar 20, 5 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 407

Guest Lecturer:  Candice Player, Northwestern University Pritzer School of Law Candice Player joined the law faculty in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Law.  She holds an A.B. from Harvard College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Health Policy from Harvard University.  In 2003, Professor Player received an M.Phil. in Criminology from the University of Cambridge.  Prior to joining Northwestern, served as the Naidoff Fellow in Health Policy, Law and Medicine at...

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Regulation and Markets Workshops: "De Facto Shareholder Primacy"

Monday, Dec 4, 4 pm

Guest Lecturer:  Professor Jeff Schwartz,  William H. Leary Professor of Law, Utah University College Of Law

Professor Schwartz has commented for a number of news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, and has testified before Congress.  Prior to entering academics, he practiced law in Southern California. He served both as in-house counsel and as a corporate attorney for Munger, Tolles & Olson, where he represented clients regarding mergers and acquisitions,...

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Regulation and Markets Workshops: "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is:Appraisal and the Problem of Shareholder Heterogeneity?

Tuesday, Jan 30, 5 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 407

Guest Lecturer:  Ann M. Lipton, Tulane University Law School Gordon Gamm Scholar and Michael Fleishman Associate Professor in Business Law & Entrepreneurship, AB, Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction, 1995, Stanford University; JD, magna cum laude, 2000, Harvard Law School

Ann M. Lipton is an experienced securities and corporate litigator who has handled class actions involving some of the world’s largest companies.  She joined the Tulane Law faculty in 2015 after two years as a...

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Legal History Round-table:Laws, Gay Bars, and the Politics of Common Sense"

Thursday, Feb 8, 4:30 pm
Boston College Law Library, Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room

Guest Lecturer:  Professor Anna Lvovsky, Harvard Law School Queer nightlife in the early twentieth century thrived in a period of minimal scrutiny by municipal authorities. With the end of Prohibition in 1933, all that would begin to change, as newly established liquor boards worked alongside local police departments to enforce a host of regulations against serving gay customers in licensed bars. The vast terrain of anti-homosexual proceedings provides a rich window into queer life in the...

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Legal History Round-table: "You Cannot Live Your Dreams": Lawyers within the New Deal State

Thursday, Mar 15, 4:30 pm
Boston College Law Library, Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room

“You Cannot Live Your Dreams”: Lawyers within the New Deal State Guest Speaker:  Professor Daniel Ernst, Georgetown University Law Center If, as the historian Kiran Klaus Patel observes, the New Deal was “but one of many national variations stressing selective state intervention, business-led cartelization, and a new role for labor and consumption in industrial relations,” it was nonetheless distinctive in its heavy reliance on lawyers recruited from a legal profession centered in civil...

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Regionals of the National Moot Court Team Competition

Nov 18 - Nov 19
Boston College Law School, Faculty Lounge Stuart 414, Stuart 303, 315, 401, 402, 403, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411

Boston College Law School will host the New England Regionals of The National Moot Court Competition at the Law School on November 18-19.

The National Moot Court Competition is one of the oldest moot court competitions in the United States. Co-sponsored by the New York City Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers, the competition includes up to 191 teams from 124 law schools, who compete in regional competitions in November with the top two in each region...

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Judge William G. Young Motion Session

Thursday, Nov 9, 2 pm
East Wing 115, Ropes & Gray LLP Conference Center

Judge William G. Young has served as a judge in the District of Massachusetts since 1985.  From 1999-2005 he served as Chief Judge.  Prior to his service as a Federal judge he served on the Superior Court of Massachusetts.

Judge Young is very dedicated to legal education.  He teaches a multi-week course offered through Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education entitled "On Trial With Judge Young" where students are invited into his chambers to learn about his approach to case...

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Reforming International Investment Law: Opportunities, Challenges, Paradigms

Wednesday, Oct 25, All Day
East Wing Classroom 115B

The law school is hosting an international conference on the ferment surrounding international investment law and how this crisis can be an opportunity to reform the system towards better global governance.

The legitimacy crisis in international investment law today offers an opportunity to fundamentally re-conceptualize this legal regime away from its history as a functionalist system of investor protection, towards becoming a key element in global economic governance alongside...

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Legal History Roundtable: "The Corporate Constitution: The Origins of Written Constitutionalism in the Massachusetts Bay Company"

Thursday, Oct 12, 4:30 pm
Boston College Law Library, Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room

"The Corporate Constitution: The Origins of Written Constitutionalism in the Massachusetts Bay Company"   Nikolas Bowie, Reginald Lewis Law Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School A funny thing about the U.S. Constitution is that it's written down. Words might seem like an obvious feature of a constitution, but they're notably missing from much of the constitution of the United Kingdom, the country from which the United States seceded. Historians have often assumed that the quirky U.S....

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Senator Ed Markey: A View From Capitol Hill

Tuesday, Oct 10, 3 pm
Boston College Law School, East Wing, Classroom 120

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series Co-sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at BC Law Guest Speaker:  Senator Edward J. Markey '72, United States Senator, Massachusetts

Senator Edward J. Markey, a consumer champion and national leader on energy, environmental protection and telecommunications policy, has a prolific legislative record on major issues across the policy spectrum and a deep commitment to improving the lives of the people of Massachusetts and...

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Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Allowing Online Content to Cross Borders -- Europe's Quest for a 'Digital Single Market'

Thursday, Sep 21, 12 pm
East Wing Classroom 400

Speaker:  Professor Giuseppe Mazziotti, Trinity College, Dublin The removal of territorial barriers in content distribution has become a priority for the European Union in the context of its 'Digital Single Market' strategy. Smooth access to high-quality and customized content offerings is expected to give a boost to markets for creative works at a time when such markets are still affected by high piracy rates. Access to copyright works on a multi-territorial basis in Europe entails...

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Boston College Homicide Forum

Saturday, Oct 14, 9 am
Boston College Newton (Law School) Campus
Forum Website

Boston College Connell School of Nursing, in collaboration with Boston College Law School and Northeastern University Atypical Homicide Research Group, presents a multidisciplinary conference on homicide. This is a great opportunity to learn from and network with experts in the field, who will be presenting on a range of topics including forensics, mass murder, gang homicide, cybercrimes, updates in technology, and more.

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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy: Rewriting the Canadian Constitution

Friday, Oct 20, All Day
Barat House, Boston College Law School

All are welcome to Boston College Law School for a major two-day conference on October 19-20, 2017 to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. The program, entitled “Rewriting the Canadian Constitution,” will feature four panels over the two days in Barat House and a moderated luncheon keynote conversation with the Hon. Russell Brown of the Supreme Court of Canada on October 20 at 12:15 pm in East Wing, Classroom 120.

The conference is organized by a team of...

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After Charlottesville

Wednesday, Oct 4, 4:30 pm
East Wing, Classroom 120

A Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy event

Please join a distinguished group of BC Law panelists to discuss the future of race relations and public policy in the wake of the tragedy at Charlottesville. The aim of this event is to bring our community together and provide a forum for reflection on the fundamental and difficult issues raised.

This event is open only to current BC students, faculty and staff. 

Vincent Rougeau, Dean, Boston College...

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Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy: The Trump Administration & the Constitution

Wednesday, Sep 13, 12 pm
East Wing, Classroom 120
The Trump Administration & the Constitution Constitution Day Panel:

Panelists: George Brown, Law, Boston College Daniel Kanstroom, Law, Boston College Heather Richardson, History, Boston College Kay Schlozman, Political Science, Boston College Moderator: Vincent Rougeau, Dean, Law, Boston College


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