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Boston University School of Law: an Overview
Dean Maureen A. O'Rourke discusses Boston University School of Law's commitment to excellence in teaching, the student body's entrepreneurial spirit, and the campus' ideal location within the city of Boston.
BU Law's Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law
Director Jim Scott and students in the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law provide an overview of what makes the School's second-oldest graduate program unique.
Fear of Falling: Abby Moncrieff finds teachable moments in the classroom and on the ice
Boston University School of Law's Associate Professor Abigail (Abby) Moncrieff has always enjoying learning new skills and has tried almost every sport there is, including cricket. Her most recent hobby, figure skating, keeps her interested because of how challenging it is. "The hardest part is the courage that it takes to try something that you know you're not going to succeed at," she says.
Making summer count: Alyce Chen at WilmerHale
This summer rising Boston University School of Law 3L Alyce Chen interned at WilmerHale in Boston. As a summer associate, Chen worked on a number of different deals -- including mergers and an IPO -- and highly enjoyed the many observational opportunities, including joining one of the firm's litigation attorneys at a deposition. The internship confirmed her desire to practice big law upon graduation, and she is grateful for the practical experience, as well as the mentorship she received from many WilmerHale attorneys.
Khiara Bridges on Reproductive Rights, the Law and Ballet
Associate Professor Khiara M. Bridges speaks fluent Spanish and basic Arabic, has reported for the Miami Herald, is an active professional ballet dancer, and has recently published a book that shines new light on the politics of health care for the poor. In addition to her Columbia Law School J.D., she has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia and holds dual appointments as Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Anthropology at BU.
Life at BU Law
Want to learn about life at Boston University School of Law? Hear from students about what makes our faculty, clinics, and community stand out.
Making summer count: Jean-Phillip Brignol at Holland & Knight in Boston
Last summer, rising 3L Jean-Phillip Brignol was a summer associate at Holland & Knight in Boston. He was able to work on a variety of projects, which gave him a broader view of what legal work looks like in a corporate setting.
Finding Housing at BU Law
Current BU Law students offer advice on the housing options available. - on-campus housing: Office of Rental Property Managment - off-campus housing: Office of Off-Campus Services. Craigslist, realtors, friends, etc. - other resources: Roommate Referral List, Admitted Students Facebook page For more information go to: http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/admitted/jd/internal/housing/boston/
Secrets that young lawyers must know
Professor Paul Gugliuzza researches and teaches in the areas of civil procedure, federal courts, and intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent litigation. In this video, he shares his advice of how to be a good lawyer, especially in Intellectual Property Law.
Learning the Business Skills of Law: BU Law's Transactional Law Program
Today, almost immediately upon employment, law firms expect new hires to report on potential business and legal risks, but many new attorneys fresh out of law school don't even know where to begin. Boston University School of Law's Transactional Law Program addresses this need. Through the various courses and practicum experiences,students gain valuable proficiency in the drafting, analysis and negotiation of contracts, and in various other practice skills required of transactional practitioners. See more: http://bit.ly/1kAOneh
Legal Research & Writing for International Law Students
Robert Volk, director of BU Law's Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy Program, discusses the Legal Research & Writing Seminar. Offered for international LL.M. students, the seminar is designed to introduce foreign lawyers to the basic principles of American legal writing. http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/llm/american/courses.html
Weekend Warrior: Gerry Leonard on life, liberty and pushing the limit
BU Law professor Gerry Leonard loves cycling. Actually, he's obsessed with cycling. In the summers, he'll bike 17 miles from his home in Natick to come into work at BU Law, and his infatuation with European cycling is such that the topic has been known to come up in class or even make appearances on final exams...
Using the Law as a Tool for Social Change
Bob and Ann Seidman have been working at BU Law since 1976 and teaching in the law since long before that. Throughout their careers they worked in over 30 different countries always concentrating on the same goal: using the law to bring about democratic social change.
Making summer count: Mike Tartaglia at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Boston University School of Law rising 3L Mike Tartaglia has been interested in the criminal justice system since he was a teenager. Last summer, he had the opportunity to intern with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where he worked with closely with one of the attorneys in the trial division on three different cases. Tartaglia did extensive researching and writing, helping his mentoring attorney prepare motions for trial. The experience confirmed his interest in public defense work, and he is interested in pursuing a career either on the trial or appeals level after graduation in May.
The Dog Days of BU Law
Take a tour of the law tower from the perspective of some of our furry friends!
After Law School
Three recent alums discuss their first jobs out of law school and how BU Law prepared them for the day-to-day challenges of an assistant district attorney, patent litigator and environmental lawyer. www.bu.edu/law
In the Classroom: First-Year Contracts with Professor Mark Pettit
Wondering what a first-year class is like at BU Law? Sit in on this mock Contracts class taught by Mark Pettit, BU Law's "singing professor." Pettit brings concepts of restitution, reliance and expectancy to life in a way that only he can, complete with a plastic snout. You can read more about the featured case here: http://www.bu.edu/law/communications/pettitmockclass.html More about the first year at BU Law http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/jd/first/contracts-video.html
Justice for Hedgehogs: Keynote Address - Professor Ronald Dworkin
Justice for Hedgehogs: A Conference on Ronald Dworkin's Forthcoming Book held at Boston University School of Law on September 25-26, 2009. Keynote Address: Justice for Hedgehogs Keynote Address - Professor Ronald Dworkin
Justice for Hedgehogs: Professor Jeremy Waldron
Justice for Hedgehogs: A Conference on Ronald Dworkin's Forthcoming Book held at Boston University School of Law on September 25-26, 2009. Panel VI: Politics and Justice II Professor Jeremy Waldron
Why study health law at Boston University?
The health law program at Boston University School of Law is consistently ranked among the Top 5 programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Professor Kevin Outterson explains why BU Law’s health law program is so highly regarded.
Commencement 2015
On May 17, the Boston University School of Law community convened at the Agganis Arena for the 142nd Commencement ceremony. Senator Edward J. Markey, the junior United States senator for Massachusetts, delivered the Commencement address, followed by remarks from LLM student Benjamin Romero Carreño and JD student Albert Heng. Congratulations to all 463 graduates -- we wish you much success as you embark on your new legal careers! Music: "Angel Eyes" by Jim Brickman
‪Taking on Modern-Day Slavery: Boston University School of Law's Human Trafficking Clinic‬
The second largest and fastest growing black market in the world, human trafficking victimizes approximately 27 million people—women, men, girls and boys—annually. And the $32 billion industry isn't confined to foreign nations: The last few years have revealed the scale of the problem within Massachusetts' borders...Read more: http://www.bu.edu/law/communications/trafficking2013.shtml
At the Hub of Health Policy
In one of the country's top cities for healthcare, BU Law Students have the opportunity to apply their legal education to cutting-edge issues in health law and policy. More on BU Law's Health Law Externship Program: http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/jd/clinics/externships/health.shtml www.bu.edu/law
Boston University School of Law Celebrates the Sumner M. Redstone Building
Alumni, faculty, students and the dean join with the Redstone Building architect to share what the law school's long-awaited new building means to Boston University School of Law. After more than a decade of planning for this major construction project and a groundbreaking that was cancelled by the tragic events of the Boston Marathon bombing, the BU Law community joined together in October 2013 to celebrate the Sumner M. Redstone Building.
Choose to be Great: BU School of Law Campaign
As part of The Campaign for Boston University: Choose to Be Great, Boston University School of Law's Campus Campaign marks a pivotal moment in the School's history. This fundraising effort will enable the law school to build on its proud history and be positioned to achieve even greater success in the 21st century. We are making steady progress toward our $80 million campaign goal to fund five important priorities: Redstone building and tower renovation; professorships and faculty support; scholarships and financial aid; BU Law annual fund; and academic programming. More info: http://www.bu.edu/law/alumni/campus_campaign/
Combating Child Labor: Asylum and Human Rights Clinic fights for children's rights in Haiti
Restavek refers to a practice in Haitian society where poorer families sometimes send their children to live with wealthier families with the idea of giving their children a better life. However, what often happens in these circumstances is that instead of being sent to school and given better opportunities children become domestic servants to their host families, and they are often abused. Prof. Susan Akram began a project with students from the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic to offer legal advice and assistance to non-profits in Haiti that working to combat this problem.
The Rule-Keeper: Jack Beermann teaches lessons in his admin law class and on the baseball field
BU Law Professor Jack Beermann loves rules. "I always have two pamphlets with me whenever I'm traveling," he says. "I love to read the Constitution and I love to read the Baseball Rule Book. Both of them are very similar experiences to me. You're always finding some new nuance or some new phrase that you never really focused on before and trying to figure out what it means." When he's not teaching administrative law, you can often find Beermann umpiring little league. "I think, other than my house I've probably spent more time at a baseball field than anywhere else in the world," he says.
Commencement 2014
Boston University School of Law held the 141st Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Agganis Arena. The Honorable Juan R. Torruella ('57) delivered the keynote speech, while graduating students Zainab Ali (LL.M. '14) and Chaloea Williams (J.D. '14) offered the student remarks. Congratulations to all 454 graduates -- we wish you much success as you embark on your new legal careers!
Faculty out Front: David Webber on The Rise of the Working Class Shareholder
Professor David Webber discusses his new book, The Rise of the Working Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon. Webber addresses the question of how labor is going to continue to be relevant and exercise power in the 21st century. His answer? Shareholder power.
A book club for the homeless: A different kind of pro bono work
A BU Law School graduate from the class of 1970, Peter Resnik has been working for the firm McDermott Will & Emery for over 20 years. A couple of years ago, during his walk to work through the Boston Common, Resnik struck up an unlikely friendship with a homeless man named Rob. The two discovered they had a common interest in literature, and Resnik began giving Rob books, which they discussed regularly. From this, the idea for a book club for the homeless was born. The project has been in effect for over two years, and at least two dozen similar book clubs have since sprung up around the country. Resnik says the book club "completely changed [his] view of homeless people" and "has opened [his] eyes to a wide diversity that is around us all the time and sometimes we just don't see."
Finding harmony: Robert Sloane balances his left-brain legal work with acoustic guitar
While working at Boston University School of Law, Professor Robert Sloane is fully immersed in the world of international law. But at the end of the day, he likes to take a break from all the left-brain legal work and exercise his creative side by playing acoustic guitar.
Adam Peltz ('11), Environmental Defense Fund
Adam Peltz ('11) discusses how his BU Law Public Interest Fellowship helped pave the way for his current job as an attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund.
Justice for Hedgehogs: Professor T.M. Scanlon
Justice for Hedgehogs: A Conference on Ronald Dworkin's Forthcoming Book held at Boston University School of Law on September 25-26, 2009. Panel III: Ethics and Free Will Professor T.M. Scanlon
BU Law's International Development and Project Finance Course for International Students
Lecturer in Law Virginia Greiman describes how her International Development and Project Finance course prepares international lawyers for real world practice and explains why she enjoys teaching international lawyers. http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/llm/american/courses.html
Making summer count: Jeremy Harbaugh at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Jeremy Harbaugh, a rising 3L at Boston University School of Law, spent last summer interning at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, a boutique intellectual property firm in Washington, DC, that handles mostly patent prosecution as well as patent litigation proceedings. Harbaugh greatly appreciated the firm's culture, which prioritizes training and teaching, and enjoyed working alongside attorneys who are so engaged with intellectual property law on a daily basis.
Spanish for Lawyers
At the end of every summer, BU Law offers a four-day crash course in Spanish specifically designed for lawyers. The course covers legal terminology not found in traditional Spanish courses, and students who have participated say it has improved their ability to communicate with clients.
Justice for Hedgehogs: Final Response: Professor Ronald Dworkin
Justice for Hedgehogs: A Conference on Ronald Dworkin's Forthcoming Book held at Boston University School of Law on September 25-26, 2009. Final Response: Professor Ronald Dworkin
The Honorable Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.: 2013 School of Law Convocation Speaker
The Honorable Donald B. Verrilli addresses the graduating class at the 2013 School of Law Convocation during Boston University's 140th Commencement.
Prof. Paul Gugliuzza's Story
Professor Paul Gugliuzza researches and teaches in the areas of civil procedure, federal courts, and intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent litigation. His recent articles include “Patent Trolls and Preemption,” published in the Virginia Law Review, “Rethinking Federal Circuit Jurisdiction,” published in the Georgetown Law Journal, and “Patent Law Federalism,” published in the Wisconsin Law Review. Professor Gugliuzza received the annual best article award from the Federal Courts Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for his article, “The Federal Circuit as a Federal Court,” which was published in the William & Mary Law Review. He has testified before Congress on the topic of unfair and deceptive patent enforcement.
Transfer Pricing - China (UN Practical Guide) - Part Two
In this lecture at Boston University School of Law, Richard Ainsworth discusses China's contribution to the UN's Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries. Transfer pricing is the most important international tax issue for Multi-national Enterprises (MNEs). China's approach to transfer pricing differs in emphasis from the OECD Model, and is noticeably different from the US approach under IRC § 482.
Sales Suppresion Software "Zappers"
Boston University School of Law Thursday, September 26th 2013 Zappers are fraud-technologies that automatically (and remotely) skim cash from electronic cash registers (ECRs) or back room point of sales (POS) systems. Globally, tax auditors are finding that Zappers frequently provide the cash that is used to compensate "under-the-table" workers. Tax lawyers in private or public practice will be encountering these technologies. US tax losses are estimated at more than $20 billion annually.
One case, one victory: BU Law Students Win T Visa for a Survivor of Labor and Sex Trafficking
In the Boston University School of Law Immigrants' Rights & Human Trafficking Program, students can focus their clinical fieldwork on human trafficking and learn to connect theory to practice as they represent survivors of labor and sex trafficking in a variety of civil matters and in policy-related projects.
Susan Terrey ('95), Public Interest Law—My Path
BU Law recently sat down with Susan Terrey (’95), chief of Boston Municipal Court's Central Division, to discuss her motivations for practicing public interest law and her most memorable experience as an attorney.
Human Trafficking Law at BU Law
Julie Dahlstrom is a clinical instructor at Boston University School of Law, where she oversees the Human Trafficking Clinic, which was named one of top 25 most innovative clinics by preLaw magazine in 2014. In this video, Prof. Dahlstrom introduces us to the uniqueness of the program and explains why students should participate in the Human Trafficking Clinic at BU Law.
APALSA Conference: Breaking Barriers and Overcoming Obstacles in the 21st Century
The theme of this year's Annual Asian Pacific American Alumni (APALSA) conference was "Breaking Barriers and Overcoming Obstacles in the 21st Century." The event featured trailblazing individuals who have made an impact in the community at large -- including those who are considered first in their field where Asians Pacific Americans are traditionally underrepresented, who have taken unconventional career paths, and who have opened new doors of social change and progress. APALSA has successfully hosted this conference for the past two years, and past speakers have included in-house counsel, a former judge from Japan, a former UN Associate Eligibility Officer in Syria, among many other distinguished BU Law alumni. The conference offered the opportunity for alumni -- old and new -- to connect with students and other alumni, to discuss many important Asian Pacific American issues within the legal profession as well as the world at large. With more than thirty alumni, sixty students, and six of BU law's largest diversity organizations participating, the APA Alumni Conference is APALSA's most prominent event of the year.
BU Law Legal Follies
Legal Follies (or just simply "Follies" as it's know at BU) is a sketch comedy group at BU Law which stages a show each year in the spring in the Law Auditorium. The two hour long performance pokes fun at everything from crazy professors to sexually frustrated students and is definitely "not PG," according to director Jesse Lanier. Read more: http://www.bu.edu/law/communications/legalfollies.shtml
Michael Greenwald on Working for the U.S. Treasury
When your job includes disrupting terrorism—and writing about it for the President of the United States' Daily Brief—you need to show up for work prepared for anything. As a member of a national security team in the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Michael Greenwald ('10) does just that.
The Guayubin Massacre: Asylum and Human Rights Clinic seeks justice for Haitians
On the evening of June 18, 2000, 37 Haitians attempted to enter the Dominican Republic. When they arrived in Guayubin, a city about 30 miles past the border, their truck was shot at repeatedly by soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Dominican Republic. Seven unarmed civilians were killed. Thirty others were wounded or injured. Victims were repeatedly shot. The dead were left for hours before being buried in a mass grave. The survivors, including women and children, allege that they were forcibly detained by the military and never given rights to judicial or administrative process. The incident, known as the Guayubin Massacre, is on trial this month as Nadege Dorzema et al. vs. Dominican Republic at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica...Read more: http://www.bu.edu/law/news/Guayubin_amicusbrief.shtml
Transfer Pricing - China (UN Practical Manual)
In this Boston University School of Law lecture, Richard Ainsworth discusses China’s contribution to the UN’s Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries. Transfer pricing is the most important international tax issue for Multi-national Enterprises (MNEs). China’s approach to transfer pricing differs in emphasis from the OECD Model, and is noticeably different from the US approach under IRC § 482. The full recording with powerpoint slides can be viewed here: https://echo360.bu.edu:8443/ess/echo/presentation/e2acc57a-3b35-454c-9fba-fd68da697836
Faculty Out Front: Tracey Maclin on the Miranda Warning
Professor of Law Tracey Maclin discusses the importance of the Miranda warning and BU Law's upcoming Miranda v. Arizona conference.

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