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Regulation and Markets Workshops: "De Facto Shareholder Primacy"

Tuesday, Feb 27, 4 pm

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, 4 pm

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, 4 pm

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, 4 pm

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, 4 pm

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:

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

Guest Lecturer:  Professor Anna Lvovsky, Harvard Law School Anna Lvovsky is an Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she teaches American legal history, the history of policing, criminal law, and evidence.

Professor Lvovsky’s scholarship focuses on the legal and cultural dimensions of policing, judicial uses of professional knowledge, and the regulation of gender, sexuality, and morality. Her recent work examines judicial deference to police expertise and 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 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 society rather than the state.  Working within agencies that were–in...

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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.

Additional information to be posted...

This event does not require an RSVP.

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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The Two Primitive Modes of Imagining Property: Owning Land, Owning Human Beings

Monday, Sep 18, 5 pm
Barat House, Boston College Law School

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence Series

Featuring James Q. Whitman

Professor Whitman is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School. He earned his B.A. and J.D. from Yale University and Law School and also holds an M.A. in European History from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Intellectual History from the University of Chicago. From 1988-1989, Professor Whitman clerked for the Hon. Ralph K. Winter of the...

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How Law and Lawyers Help Drive Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Thursday, Oct 5, 5:30 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 411

Part of Boston College Law School’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship programming

Four distinguished panelists will discuss the topic from the point of view of their positions in the innovation and entrepreneurism fields. Dean Vincent Rougeau will give opening remarks, and then the panel discussion will begin. Innovation and Entrepreneurism Panelists: Nikki Hadas, BC Law ’97, Sr. V.P. and GC, Akebia Therapuetics Paulina Hill, PhD, Partner, Polaris Partners Joseph Theis, MCAS '00, BC...

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Regulation & Markets Workshop: "The Role of Competition in the Regulation of Investment Funds"

Tuesday, Nov 14, 5 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 410

Guest Lecturer:  Cary Martin Shelby, DePaul University School of Law Cary Martin Shelby is an associate professor of law at DePaul University College of Law. She teaches Business Organizations, Securities Regulation and a seminar on Investment Company Regulation. She also serves as DePaul’s faculty advisor for the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and received the BLSA Outstanding Faculty Member Award during her first year of teaching. In May 2016, Professor Shelby was also awarded...

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Regulation & Markets Workshop: "Free Funds: Retirement Saving as Public Infrastructure:

Tuesday, Oct 17, 5 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 410

Guest Lecturer:  William Birdthistle, Chicago-Kent College of Law

William A. Birdthistle joined the faculty of IIT Chicago-Kent in 2006. Previously, he practiced for five years at Ropes & Gray in Boston, where he was a corporate associate in the investment management practice. While at the firm, Professor Birdthistle worked primarily on matters involving mutual funds and hedge funds, focusing specifically on governmental investigations into allegations of malfeasance in the...

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Regulation & Markets Workshop: "Consumer Law as Tax Alternative"

Tuesday, Sep 26, 5 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 410

Guest Lecturer:  Rory Van Loo, Boston University School of Law 

Rory Van Loo’s research focuses on consumer transactions, with a particular interest in the intersection between technology and regulation. His most recent project, “Consumer Law as Tax Alternative,” was selected by blind peer review for the 2017 Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, and his work has appeared in the Duke Law Journal, Yale Journal on Regulation, and the University of Pennsylvania Law...

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Regulations & Markets co-sponsored with Tax Policy Workshop: "The Shaky Case for a Business Cash-Flow Tax"

Tuesday, Nov 28, 12:15 pm
Stuart House, Faculty Lounge, Room 414

Guest Lecturer: Lily Batchelder, NYU School of Law

Lily Batchelder is professor of law and public policy at NYU School of Law and an affiliated professor at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. From 2014 to 2015, she was on leave, serving as deputy director of the White House National Economic Council and deputy assistant to the President, and from 2010 to 2014 she served as majority chief tax counsel for the US Senate Committee on Finance. Batchelder’s research and teaching...

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Tax Policy Workshop: "Taxes and Transfers"

Thursday, Oct 26, 12:15 pm
Stuart House, Classroom 410

Guest Lecturer:  Zachary Liscow, Yale Law School

Zachary Liscow is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His teaching and research interests focus on tax law, tax policy, empirical legal studies, and law and economics. Liscow earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2012 and graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 2005 with degrees in Economics and in Environmental Science and Public Policy. He has been a Staff Economist at...

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