Idea Generation: Professor David Olson orchestrated six events spring semester under the banner of the new Program on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (PIE), which he directs. Topics included the “fuzzy logic” of patent law, mobile apps that increase access to justice, and opportunities for women in the sector.
On Good Authority: Matters ranging from social justice and working in the White House to gerrymandering’s threat to democracy were taken up by experts impaneled by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy, the Clough Center, and a variety of student organizations. Luminaries included former President Clinton assistant Mark Lindsay, human rights activist Kerry Kennedy ’87, former SEC chair Mary Jo White, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
Welcome Home: The Post-Deportation Human Rights Project (PDHRP)—and its team of BC Law faculty, students, alumni, and legal colleagues—won a lawful permanent resident the right to return to the US after being wrongfully deported. “The case illustrates that post-deportation victories are indeed possible,” said Professor Daniel Kanstroom, PDHRP founder, “though it took a prodigious amount of very complicated legal work to overcome a vast array of obstacles.” As the client said in a letter, “I am beyond extremely grateful with you all; you just saved my life and family.”
Winners Circle: The Peggy Browning Fund awarded summer fellowships in labor law to two BC Law students, Michael Casagrande ’19 and Gabriel Frumkin ’20. Jennifer Jacobs ’19 won first place in the American Kennel Club’s 2018 Companion Animal Law Writing Contest. Professor Mary Holper ’03, associate clinical professor and director of the Immigration Clinic, was honored with the 2018 Sarah B. Ignatius Award for Outstanding Achievement.