DOCKET: Winter 2016

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Greenfield Takes Aim at Delaware

Policy idea gets airing in DC journal....

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, a policy publication of renown in Washington, DC, selected Professor Kent Gre...

Iran negotiator Wendy Sherman

Deep Inside the Iran Nuclear Deal

A consummate negotiator describes the intricacies of getting to yes. ...

After more than five decades, the US and Cuba have started to normalize relations. A nuclear deal was reache...

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Never a Dull Moment

Where others see obstacles, lawmakerJared Huffman sees opportunity....

Pocket Résumé Jared Huffman ’90: US Representative (D-Calif.) since 2013; served six years in Californi...

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Paths to Success

Alumni find career satisfaction in unusual places....

Jennifer Borggaard ’96 Career: Based in Prides Crossing, she is senior vice president of Affiliated Manag...

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Around the Academy

Sharon Post: Chief Judge Post and two colleagues from the Federal Circuit of Appeals in Washington, DC, held a rare special session at BC Law in October, hearing oral arguments...

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The View from on High

Musings about life on the big bench....

This conversation began with a discussion between Dean Vincent Rougeau and Associate Justice Elena Kagan, t...

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A Journey of Discovery

Andrea Clavijo ’16 seizes opportunity at every turn....

Student Snapshot Provenance: Weston, Florida, affectionately known by locals as “Westonzuela.” Learning...

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Gender Injustice

Authors argue that juvenile girls are victimized by a male-focused system....

Last fall, BC Law clinical professor Francine Sherman ’80 and Annie Balck ’05 authored Gender Injust...

Law School Hosts New Series on Policy

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy last fall inaugurated an ambitious series of events in its first full season as part of BC Law School. The Distinguished Public Policy Series included: The Affordable Care Act after King v. Burwell” with Professors Dean Hashimoto, Pat McCoy, and Mary Ann Chirba. “Envisioning a Career in Public Service” with former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger and Profes...

Is Philanthropy Doing Its Best?

BC Law spawns national think tank to push for reform....

Concerned that current philanthropic giving structures are not living up to expectations and are in need of reform, Professor Ray Madoff initiated a series of conversations that has led to the formation of a national think tank, the Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good. Its inaugural event took place last October at the University Club in Washington, DC, where ...

Raising the Bar

Circuit Successes: On the heels of two stunning victories by BC Law students in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last summer came similar results in December in two cases in the First Circuit. Professor Mary Holper and former students in the Immigration Clinic won for their client, who is facing deportation, a remand to the Board of Immigration Appeals for reconsideration of her case. Then, in United States v. Castro-Vazquez, argued b...

Notable Faculty Publications

Professor Daniel Kanstroom, in his ongoing efforts to raise public consciousness of US deportation laws, has co-authored The New Deportation Delirium: Interdisciplinary Responses (NYU Press, 2015) with Brinton Lykes of BC’s Lynch School of Education. The writers, both associate directors of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, were recognized at a book launch in November. Professor Mark Brodin, in his NYU Revi...

BC Law Faculty Achievements

Full Circle: Professor Joan Blum last summer conducted a two-day training program in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on drafting indictments. She did so on behalf of the US Department of Justice and as part of her ongoing commitment to improving best practices of the region’s judiciary. Blum followed that with “Enriching LRW Faculty Experience Through Global Engagement,” a talk informed by her teaching abroad, presented at the New E...

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A Pro-Slavery Bias Revealed

From the depths of Harvard Law’s history, Coquillette discovers things tri...

“If you want to avoid the mistakes of the past, you’d better know what the past is,” says J. Donald Mo...