Summer 2014

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Political Lessons: Julia Lindsey ’15, who spent last semester working with the Office of Legal Counsel in the Massachusetts Governor’s Office, got a photo op with Governor Deval Patrick during her Regulatory Practice externship.


The Retired Life: Two much-admired BC Law librarians are shelving their last books and retiring this summer. Between them, Michèle Latimer, access services supervisor, and Mark Sullivan, legal information librarian and lecturer in law, served the Law School for sixty-one years.


Celebrating Black History Month: In February, the Black Law Students Association hosted its Black History Month celebration, “50 Years of Voting Rights: The Legacy and Future Impact of the Boston Legal Community upon Civil Engagement and Equality,” featuring a conversation about civil rights and voting rights in Boston with Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson. The event was co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and supported by the Nutter Speaker Series for Diversity and Inclusion.


New Arrivals to Rare Book Room: The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room launched an exhibit this spring featuring documents that came directly out of legal practice in the Colonies and early America. Included among the new acquisitions are a 1746 Hatfield, Massachusetts, complaint against Medad Negro, a man identified as a black manservant, for burning down a barn; a recognizance for a fourteen-year-old boy accused of murdering an American Indian woman; and an 1819 letter from Joseph Story asserting the need for new bankruptcy legislation. The exhibit is on display through mid-August.Political Lessons Julia Lindsey ’15, who spent last semester working with the Office of Legal Counsel in the Massachusetts Governor’s Office, got a photo op with Governor Deval Patrick during her Regulatory Practice externship.

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