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Alexis Anderson: Celebration of Life Ceremony

Saturday, Dec 7, 2 pm
East Wing Room 120

Alexis Anderson

(July 11, 1951 - Sept. 20, 2019)

Celebration of Life Ceremony

Boston College Law School 885 Centre St. Newton, MA 02459

Reception to follow in the Library Rare Book Room.

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Judge William G. Young Motion Session

Thursday, Nov 7, 2 pm
East Wing 115, Ropes & Gray LLP Conference Center

Please join us for Judge William G. Young's Motion Session at BC Law.

Each year in November, Judge Young holds hearings here at the Law School, where community members have the chance to watch him in action. Judge 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 has taught at BC Law and other area law...

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Corporate Citizens and the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, Nov 13, 12 pm
Chestnut Hill Campus, McGuinn Hall, 521

Presenters: Katherine Smith, Executive Director, BC Center for Corporate Citizenship Kent Greenfield, Professor, Boston College Law School

What roles do corporations play in society? What roles should they play? The United Nations Global Compact has outlined through the Sustainable Development Goals 17 dimensions within which companies can be creating social and business value. How are companies making progress against these goals? Come to this interactive discussion about...

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Dr. Funke Aminbola, MBE, General Counsel at Cycle Pharmaceuticals, Diversity Campaigner

Monday, Nov 4, 12 pm
East Wing, Classroom 120

Dean Vincent Rougeau welcomes Dr. Funke Aminbola, MBE, General Counsel at Cycle Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Funke is a multi-award-winning Solicitor, Business Leader and Diversity Campaigner with 18 years’ comprehensive achievements within niche ventures, regional and national businesses and global, multinational organizations. She is ranked by the Financial Times as being a top 15 minority ethnic leader and champion of women in business across the UK, US, Ireland & Canada, a top 20...

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Annual Conference of the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers

Friday, Oct 11, 8:45 am
Boston College Law School, East Wing, Classroom 100


On Friday, October 11, 2019, Boston College Law School will host the Annual Conference of the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers (NECLWT). NECLWT is the regional organization for legal writing faculty. Legal writing professors and research librarians will join together for conversations related to the work they do.


8:45 am: Breakfast East Wing, Corridor 120 9:15-9:30 am: Welcome Address from the Dean East Wing,...

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Legal History RoundTable: Bryan Garner, Law Prose, Inc.

Thursday, Oct 24, 4:30 pm
Boston College Law Library, Donald J. Coquillette Rare Book Room

Guest Lecture:  Bryan Garner, Law Prose, Inc. Bryan Andrew Garner is an American lawyer, lexicographer, and teacher who has written more than two dozen books about English usage and style as well as advocacy.

Bryan A. Garner has been at the helm of Black’s Law Dictionary as its editor in chief for the past 25 years. Garner rigorously applies principles of modern lexicography and systematically combs the world of legal literature for new terminology and previously overlooked...

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Ninth Annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conference

Friday, Oct 18, 9 am
Stuart Faculty Lounge

The Ninth Annual Conference on Employee Benefits and Social Insurance will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners to share works-in-progress, and discuss developments on timely issues in retirement security and healthcare reform.

RSVP is required to attend. Please email Professor Natalya Shnitser at for more information.

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Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition Finals

Wednesday, Apr 10, 4 pm
Boston College Law School, East Wing, Classroom 120

Presiding Judges:

Hon. James P. Bassett Supreme Court of New Hampshire

Hon. Robert J. Cordy (ret.) Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

Hon. Marian T. Ryan ‘79 District Attorney for Middlesex County Massachuetts


Eliza Walker & Teddy Altman for the Petitioner, Brittney Copper Anton Tikhomirov & Jenn Mason for the Respondent, the United States

Reception to follow in Boston College Law School's Moot Court Room, Stuart House...

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Human Rights in Aid of Development in Jinxed Africa

Wednesday, Mar 27, 12 pm
Barat House


Raymond Atuguba is Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ghana School of Law, where he has taught since 2002. After his first law degree from the University of Ghana (1997) and his call to the Ghana Bar (1999), he received both his Master of Laws (LL.M) and Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD) Degrees from Harvard Law School in 2000 and 2004. He has also...

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Constitutional Rights of Corporations Conference: Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It)

Thursday, Mar 21, 12 pm
Barat House; Boston College Law School Campus

Sponsored by the The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Author: Kent Greenfield 

Panel 1 1:00-2:30 pm Floyd Abrams; Cahill Gordon & Reindel Judith Scott; former General Counsel, SEIU Leo Strine: Chief Justice of Delaware Supreme Court Natalya Shnitser; Boston College Law School

Panel 2 2:45 - 4:15 pm Aisha Saad; Yale Law School Katherine Smith; Executive Director, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College Adam Winkler; UCLA School of...

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Anti-Discrimination and Military Recruiting on Campus: Past, Present, and Future

Tuesday, Mar 19, 12 pm
Law School East Wing Room 120

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP above so we can get a more accurate count.

Join the Law School Administration and the Law Student Association in a panel discussion and Q&A session on the history and future of military recruiting on college campuses.

Boston College Law School has a long history of fighting against discrimination. Several decades ago, we were one of the first law schools to add sexual orientation to our anti-discrimination policy. When Congress passed...

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Clough Distinguished Lecture in Jurisprudence: Professor Alexander Somek (University of Vienna)

Monday, Feb 11, 5 pm
Barat House, Newton Campus

Cosmopolitan Constitutionalism: The Case of the Europe Convention System

Alexander Somek is Professur für Rechtsphilosophie und Methodenlehre der Rechtswissenschaften (Professor of Philosophy and Methodology of Law) at the University of Vienna and a a Global Affiliated Professor of Law at Iowa.  From 2003 to 2015, he was a tenured member of the Iowa Law faculty, holding the Charles E. Floete Chair in Law. 

Professor Somek is a prolific scholar in the fields of...

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Boston College Global Migration Conference: Inclusion and Exclusion

Apr 11 - Apr 12
Law School East Wing classrooms

The Boston College Global Migration Conference will provide a forum to explore the synergy between law and social work research, policy, and practice in the area of global migration. Presentations and roundtable discussions featuring academics, legal and social work practitioners, and policy makers will examine policies, programs, and practices related to immigration in the current geopolitical climate, and consider social, legal, and policy solutions. Keynote...

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JD/MPH Joint Program with Tufts Informational Meeting

Wednesday, Jan 16, 12 pm
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'Rights in Conflict' presentation: Holding Corporations Accountable for Human Rights Abuses: Lessons from Corporate Campaigning

Thursday, Jan 31, 12 pm
Boston College Law School, Barat House
"Rights in Conflict" presentation: "Holding Corporations Accountable for Human Rights Abuses: Lessons from Corporate Campaigning"

Sponsored by Center for Human Rights and International Justice

With Irit Tamir, Director of Oxfam America’s Private Sector Department, and Professor of Law, BC Law School.

In this presentation Professor Tamir will discuss the strategies the organization uses to hold companies accountable for their responsibility to respect human rights. Seven...

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Human Rights in Action:  Bringing Home a Wrongly Deported US Resident From Honduras

Wednesday, Feb 20, 5 pm
Boston College Law School, East Wing, Classroom 115 B

Sponsored by Center for Human Rights and International Justice 

This event will celebrate and recognize Nixon Peabody LLP and the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project (PDHRP) at Boston College, who last year won a major legal victory this week after an eight-year legal struggle to overturn the erroneous deportation of a legal permanent resident who had been deported more than a dozen years ago. 

The client, Wilmer Garcia, will speak at the event, was arrested for simple...

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Tuesday, Nov 13, 12 pm
Stuart House, Faculty Lounge 414

Lunch will be provided. RSVP HERE

THE U.S. - CHINA TRADE WAR With Dr. Yuanyuan Shen

Sponsored by the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Dr. Yuanyuan Shen is a professor of law at Zhejiang University Law School in Hangzhou of China and Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies of Harvard University.  She is a graduate of Renmin University and Harvard Law School and holds a doctorate in law from the University of Wisconsin...

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Reparations for Historic Institutional Violence: Learning from Transitional Justice?

Thursday, Nov 1, 7 pm
Gasson Hall room 100, Chestnut Hill campus

On Nov. 1 at 7 pm, BC Law professor Katharine Young will introduce professor Ruth Rubio Marín as she speaks on 'Reparations for Historic Institutional Violence: Learning from Transitional Justice?'

Professor Marin is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sevilla and Director of the Gender and Governance Programme at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Florence.

This lecture is co-sponsored by BC Law, and part of BC's Lowell...

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Catholic Social Thought in the Era of Pope Francis: Roots in the Work of Saint Alberto Hurtado

Tuesday, Oct 23, 8:30 am
Heights Room at Corcoran Commons, Boston College

On October 22 and 23, thanks to the generous support of Dean Vincent Rougeau, the Institute for Liberal Arts, and Dean Stegman of the School of Theology and Ministry, a conference will be held on Saint Alberto Hurtado, S.J. and Catholic Social Thought. The second day of the conference, on October 23, will be on main campus and will be open to the public. Dean Rougeau and Dean Stegman of STM will deliver opening remarks; the Jesuit Provincial of Chile will speak, and so will several...

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FAITH AND BORDER ETHICS: Immigration and Human Dignity in Trump's America

Wednesday, Sep 26, 6 pm
McGuinn Hall 121


Kristin Heyer Boston College

Daniel Kanstroom Boston College Law School

Hosffman Ospino Boston College STM

Peter Skerry Boston College


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The Protection of Human Rights by the Inter-American Court: Main Challenges and Perspectives

Thursday, Oct 11, 5 pm
Barat House
Judge Eduardo Ferrer McGregor, President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights  

Sponsored by The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

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Commencement Eve Celebration for Family and Friends

Thursday, May 24, 4 pm
Mone Courtyard (rain location: Stuart Hosue Snack Bar
Commencement Eve Celebration for Family & Friends

Law School Mone Courtyard Reception and awards presentation Rain location: Stuart House Snack Bar

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3L BBQ Picnic

Wednesday, May 23, 1 pm
825 Centre Sreet field, lawn behind Alumni House (rain location: Snack Bar)

Please join your 3L classmate for a Backwater Bayou BBQ of pulled pork, BBQ honey chicken breasts, southern ribs, sweet pepper and herb pasta salad, fresh fruit salad, marinated tomato herb salad, potato chips and corn bread.

Sweetened Ice Tea and Lemonade, brownies, cookies

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Building Bridges: Securing Your Legal Career and Internship Through Networking, a BBA Event

Monday, Apr 9, 12 pm
East Wing Room 120

Lunch will be provided

Still undecided about your legal career? This BC Law-Boston Bar Association event is designed to offer students the opportunity to connect with and leverage attorneys’ experiences and practice specific insights to discover what they want to do, create a vision for themselves, and successfully transition from law school into a rewarding legal career. The event features attorneys from a wide range of practice areas so students can explore several areas of...

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