Transitions: Sandy Tarrant ’99 became the new faculty director of the Program of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (PIE). Yair Listokin, deputy dean and Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale, was named a Distinguished Visiting Scholar this year. Edward Ginsburg, a longtime Massachusetts judge and BC Law adjunct professor, passed away in June 2023. Lisa Brathwaite was promoted to Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs.
Across Campus: Odette Lienau and Thomas Barnico taught in Boston College’s Lifelong Learning program. Jeffery Robinson, Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor, was a featured speaker at Boston College’s Forum on Racial Justice in America and screened his film Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America. Katharine Young and Cathleen Kaveny helped launch a BC-based international and multi-university pilot project on Global Ethics and Social Trust.
Around and About: James Repetti ’80 was elected to the American College of Tax Counsel, an association of 700 highly regarded tax attorneys responsible for providing guidance and development in tax law. Mary Bilder spoke about the preservation of the nation’s democracy at the 10th Annual George Washington Symposium hosted by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Judith McMorrow attended a Supreme Court clerk reunion in Washington, DC, for her service to Justice Warren E. Burger. Thomas Carey ’65 established his own law firm.
Pertinent Issues: David Olson was quoted in a Bloomberg newsletter on the Google antitrust case and future of AI. Kent Greenfield was among First Amendment and securities scholars to submit a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the constitutionality of the SEC’s Shareholder Proposal Rule. Thomas Mitchell testified for the adoption of the Uniform Petition of Heirs Property Act before the Massachusetts legislature. On WGBH, Ray Madoff discussed how many Giving Tuesday donations are going to foundations and funds that are not legally required to distribute the money.