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Continuing Education Offerings Expand

Workshop on US legal system being held this summer.


Boston College Law School has entered into a partnership with the University to offer courses and workshops through Boston College Continuing Education (BCCE). The initiative includes continuing education, professional development, and online programming for alumni, practitioners in various fields, and the general public.

BCCE is launching two programs with the Law School. The first is a series of self-directed online courses focused on current topics in the legal profession, beginning with ethics. The goal is to offer approximately six online courses a year that will allow participants to gain Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in states where ongoing CLEs are required to maintain licensure. Courses will be announced soon.

The second program, “Insights: US Legal System,” is an intensive one-week workshop developed along the lines of BC Law School’s three-week Summer Institute: Foundations of US Law and Practice. Insights will provide a primer on the US legal system for international students, educators, and practitioners who will spend one week on campus. The accelerated, in-depth format will allow opportunities for greater participation.

This year’s Insights event will be held October 5-9 and conducted by BC Law faculty under the directorship of Professor Joan Blum. Through simulated programs, participants will learn how civil and criminal cases are handled in the US, and about the facilitating role lawyers play in business transactions. Register at

“The Insights program is an exciting new venture for us and we also hope to work with the Law School to develop programs like Insights on other compelling topics,” said Director of Strategic Initiatives and Organizational Effectiveness Carolyn Bargoot, who is spearheading the continuing education initiative for the Office of the Provost.