Summer 2015

Around the Academy


Elisabeth J. Medvedow: BC Law’s Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy in May welcomed Medvedow as its new executive director. She came to the Law School from Discovering Justice, a Boston-based civic and justice education nonprofit. The center also announced its twelve 2015 Fellows selected from area law schools for summer public policy and public service positions. BC Law’s participants are 1Ls James Bor, Malgorzata Mrózek, and Amani Kancey.


Andrew Liu: After receiving his LLM/MBA from BC in 2014, Liu has enjoyed great success. He returned in February to talk with students about the value of an advanced degree and of membership in the New York Bar if they seek employment in international business. Within a short period after joining China’s Fosun Group as executive director, he played a role in its merger with Australia’s Roc Oil Company and became the new entity’s CFO.


Mary Holper: Under the associate clinical professor’s supervision, four students in the BC Law Immigration Clinic won an asylum grant for a Honduran man who feared persecution because he was a former police officer. Shannon Johnson and Matt Geduldig got him released on bond and secured a critical country conditions expert; Shayna Sehayik filed relevant documents and briefing; and Cristina Manzano and Melina Munoz did more briefing and conducted the five-hour trial.


Frank Brennan, SJ: During his visit as Gasson Chair, Brennan delivered major lectures, including “Autonomy and the Common Good: The Case Study of Law and Policy Relating to Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide” and “Human Rights and the National Interest: The Case Study of Asylum, Migration, and National Border Protection.” He also completed two books, No Small Change: The Road to Recognition for Indigenous Australia and Amplifying That Still, Small Voice.


Mithra Merryman: The Greater Boston Legal Services senior attorney and BC Law adjunct professor was this year’s honoree at the 27th Annual PILF Auction. She spoke at the gathering in March about her work helping women victimized by domestic violence. Merryman directs the Latinas Know Your Rights Project, which supports victims of such violence in immigrant communities through representation in family law, immigration, and public benefits proceedings.

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