Tagged: School of Law

“Reaching Out” Part Three: Connecting Social Workers with their Communities

Part three of BU Today’s “Reaching Out” series that looks at how BU programs are helping immigrants and refugess in Boston highlights the School of Social Work’s (SSE) BRIDGE (Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education) progam.  An outgrowth of SSW’s Refugee and Immigrant Training Program, which began in the early 1990s to recruit […]

Google/AdMob deal okayed

Despite concerns that Google could extend its Internet marketing dominance into the emerging field of wireless devices, federal regulators approved the company’s $750 million purchase of its mobile advertising rival AdMob.  Law Professor Keith Hylton, an authority on antitrust law, said it looks like the right decision given rapid changes in the market such as […]

Crisis panel probes bank “window dressing”

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, which is looking into the causes for the 2008 economic crash, today questioned former executives from the investment bank Bear Stearns (sold to J.P. Morgan in a firesale after a run on the bank) and explored the open-secret of how Wall Street banks legally fudged their quarterly books to dress up […]

Fiduciary and investment banks

On the heels of allegations that Goldman Sachs took advantage of clients during the mortgage-market collapse, Congress reportedly is considering new legal standards for investment banks when they deal with customers.  Law Professor Tamar Frankel, an authority on securities law and author of “Trust and Honesty: America’s Business Culture at a Crossroad,” says slapping fiduciary […]

Pfizer’s history of illegal marketing

Bloomberg News reports on the history of Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company, illegally promoting drugs for uses not approved by the FDA – even after being heavily fined for doing so.  Law Professor Kevin Outterson, an expert on drug marketing and director of the BU School of Law’s Health Law Program, says big pharma can […]