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“Conversations@BCLaw:” Congressman Michael Capuano ’77


On October 9, 2014, Congressman Michael E. Capuano ’77 joined BC Law Professor Kent Greenfield for Conversations@BCLaw, the second in a new BC Law series featuring alumni who are leading political figures.

Last year’s inaugural event featured Congressman Bobby Scott ’73.

About Congressman Michael Capuano
Michael Everett Capuano is serving his eighth term as a Representative in Congress for Massachusetts’ Seventh District, which includes Chelsea, Everett, Randolph, Somerville, half of Cambridge and Milton and approximately 75% of Boston. He is the senior Massachusetts member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Financial Services Committee. He was named to the House Ethics Committee in 2013.

When Democrats took back a majority in the House, Mike was appointed to head the Transition by Leader Nancy Pelosi. He was also appointed to chair the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement, which resulted in the establishment of the Office of Congressional Ethics, and what the Washington Post called “a significant improvement over the current process.” In March of 2008, his resolution establishing an Office of Congressional Ethics passed, involving non-Members of the House in ethics matters for the first time in history.

About Kent Greenfield
Kent Greenfield is Professor of Law and Law Fund Research Scholar at Boston College Law School, where he teaches and writes in the areas of business law, constitutional law, decision making theory, legal theory, and economic analysis of law. He is the past Chair of the Section on Business Associations of the American Association of Law Schools. In addition, he is the author of the book “The Myth of Choice,” published in 2011 from Yale University Press, Prunsoop Publishing (in Korean), and BiteBack Publishing (UK). His articles are widely cited, and he has been called “the leading figure” and “the most creative thinker” in the progressive, stakeholder school of corporate law scholarship.

About the Conversations@BCLaw Series
Featuring alumni leaders in politics interviewed by BC Law Professor Kent Greenfield, each conversation will be streamed live. We welcome our audience to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #atbclaw and Twitter handle @kentgreenfield1.

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