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Ortiz Begins Visiting Professorship with Lecture on US Attorney’s Role

Massachusetts' former chief prosecutor to speak about key challenges, including the Marathon Bombing and Whitey Bulger cases.


Former US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, who is this academic year’s first Jerome Lyle Rappaport Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School, kicks off her fall residency Sept. 12 with a lecture on the challenges and independence of a US Attorney. Her talk will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. in East Wing 115.

BC Law’s Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy sponsors a distinguished visitor each semester, and invites that individual to participate in a number of events and interactions with the BC Law community. For example, Ortiz, whose cases while US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts included those of Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and al Qaeda supporter Tarek Mehanna, is also teaching the seminar Terrorism and National Security this fall.

Geraldine Hines, former associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, will be the Rappaport professor in the spring and will teach Advanced Topics in Criminal Procedure: Race and Policing.

For more details on the 2017-2018 distinguished visitors’ backgrounds and Rappaport professorships click here (Ortiz) and here (Hines).