Summer 2021

Faculty Milestones

World Views: Frank Garcia offered testimony to the European Union Commission on international investment law reform.Joan Blum presented at Tashkent State University of Law in Uzbekistan on joining theory and practice in the US legal education.

Goodbyes: Kari Hong, who founded BC Law’s Ninth Circuit Appellate Program in which her students prevailed in 10 of the 14 decided cases, has moved to Montana. Business professor Tinu Adediran has departed for Fordham Law. Frederick M. Hart, an expert in the Uniform Commercial Code who taught at BC 1961–1968, passed away in June.

New Leadership: Following Vincent Rougeau’s assumption of the presidency at Holy Cross, Associate Dean Heather Hayes joined him there as Vice President. Jennifer Perrigo, assistant dean for career services, replaced Hayes as Interim Associate Dean of Strategic and Student Affairs. Douglas Saphire assumed Perrigo’s previous role on an interim basis. Katharine Young succeeded Diane Ring as Associate Dean for Faculty and Daniel Lyons succeeded Renee Jones as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Mary Holper ’03 succeeded Judith Morrow as Associate Dean for Experiential Learning.

Kudos: Sharon Beckman, associate clinical professor and director of the Boston College Innocence Program, was named a 2020 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She was honored for her work to free Frances Choy, a young Massachusetts woman who served seventeen  years for a double murder she did not  commit. Thomas Carey ’65 was honored May 25 with the Massachusetts Bar Association’s President’s Award.

Scholars in Action: Steven Koh, who was recently elected co-chair of the Junior International Law Scholars Association, presented “The Criminalization of Foreign Relations,” at a Georgetown Law Center Colloquium. Daniel Lyons gave testimony before Connecticut and Rhode Island legislators on the effect of proposed state reforms at the Federal Trade Commission.

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