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Seven BC Law Faculty Members Present at AALS Annual Meeting

Seven BC Law faculty members were involved in presentations at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting, which took place in Washington, DC in early January. The theme of the meeting was “Legal Education at the Crossroads.”

Professor Mary-Rose Papandrea was a speaker at the panel discussion “National Security Surveillance and the Rule of Law.” Professor Papandrea’s teaching interests include civil procedure, constitutional law, media law, and national security and civil liberties. Her research focuses on the impact of new technology on our understanding of the First Amendment and Media law.

Professor Diane Ring served as moderator for “Recent Developments in Human Capital Investing,” a program selected from a competitive process by the AALS Committee on Special Programs for the Annual Meeting. The panel explored recent marketplace developments in how human activity is financed and discussed recent scholarship on the topic of investments in human capital. Professor Ring, an expert in international taxation, corporate taxation, and ethical issues in tax practice, is chair-elect of the Taxation Section of AALS.

Professor Kari Hong was one of two speakers from a call for papers at “The Future of Marriage.” Professor Hong is an expert in immigration law, criminal law, and family law. Her scholarship focuses on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, the intersection of family law and immigration law, and contemporary matters in criminal law.

Professor Judy McMorrow spoke at “The Current State of East Asian Legal Education, Research, and Related Activities in U.S. Law Schools: Accomplishments and Future Challenges in the Current Legal Education Environment.” Professor McMorrow is an expert in the areas of professional responsibility and legal ethics.

William J. Kenealy Professor James Repetti presented at the panel “Taxation, Inequality, and Social Mobility.” An expert in taxation, Professor Repetti teaches individual income tax, corporate tax, estate and gift tax, partnership tax and international tax. He has also previously taught corporations, business planning, charitable organizations and accounting for lawyers.

Professor Richard Albert was moderator at an AALS Hot Topic/Bridge Program, “Citizens Invited: Scholars and Professors in the Campaign Finance Wars.” The program was selected from a competitive process by the AALS Committee on Special Programs for the Annual Meeting. Professor Albert is an expert in constitutional law and comparative constitutional law.

Finally, Associate Dean for Library & Technology Services Filippa Anzalone spoke at the panel “Providing Your Dean with Support and Counsel,” which focused on a range of issues arising from the growing pressures on law schools in the current legal education environment, including budgetary constraints on a school’s institutional relationships and on the position of the law library. Dean Anzalone is an expert in Art Law, legal education, higher education management, and law library leadership.

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