Winter 2015

Raising The Bar

Just Reward: For her single-minded dedication to immigrant youth since she was eighteen years old, Shannon Johnson ’15, pictured above, was one of two law students nationwide to receive a Merit Distinction for the PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award last October. As the inaugural student in BC Law’s hybrid Crim-Immigration clinic, she helped her clinical supervisors develop the program into an official course at Boston College. Johnson’s recommenders spoke of her “enormous respect” for her clients, and her “incredible ability” to serve them in a holistic fashion.

Applause: Business Insider has placed Boston College Law School at 17 among the 50 best law schools in America.

Rest Insured: Ethan Marks ’14 won first place in the 2013-2014 ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Law Student Writing Competition for “Federalism in an Era of International Free Trade: The General Agreement on Trade in Services and the Regulation of Insurance in the United States.” Marks wrote the paper for Professor David Wirth’s International Organizations class. Professor Thomas Barnico ’80, who helped Marks present the paper, said it offers “a very interesting treatment of the impact of Dodd-Frank and international trade agreements on the business of insurance in the US.”

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