Federal Judges, Assistant Secretary of Defense and Leading Academics Speak at BU Law

Boston University School of Law has a deep commitment not only to excellence in law teaching, but also to the highest standards of legal research and scholarship. That’s why we’ve invited a number of scholars, judges, and policymakers to visit the law tower and speak on a variety of timely legal topics.Our most recent events included a symposium on the Affordable Care Act, panels examining the Euro Crisis, and a dynamic discussion on the causes and cures of government gridlock:

Upcoming presentations at the law school this semester include:

Distressed Municipal Financing: Navigating Uncharted Waters
Presented by the Boston University Review of Banking & Financial Law
Friday, February 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Participants will discuss key financial issues in debt-laden communities and examine how state and local governments can generate workable financing solutions.

Dr. Jonathan Woodson delivers the annual Pike Lecture

Dr. Jonathan Woodson delivers the annual Pike Lecture

Meeting the Needs of America’s Heroes: A Lifetime and Community Obligation
The Tenth Annual Pike Lecture
Featuring keynote speaker Jonathan Woodson, M.D., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
Monday, February 10 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Woodson will discuss major medical advances in warfare history and offer insight into the nation’s long-term obligations to veterans who are ill or injured.

Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare
Featuring Juan Zarate, former Deputy National Security Advisor
Monday, March 3 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Juan Zarate will give participants an insider’s view of how a small group of U.S. Treasury officials leveraged financial power and influence globally to undermine America’s enemies.

Second Annual James N. Esdaile, Jr., Lecture
Featuring the Honorable Denise J. Casper
Thursday, April 17 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Judge Casper, a Boston federal judge, recently presided over the trial of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, earning her an honorable mention in the Boston Globe‘s listing of the 2013 Bostonians of the Year and the respect of Bostonians and individuals around the country.

Intellectual Property (IP) Speaker Series
This series gives students and faculty the opportunity to interact with leading IP thinkers from around the world in an exciting workshop setting. See a list of all dates and speakers

Law & Economics Seminar
Prominent law professors and practitioners from around the country apply economic analysis to a variety of legal issues, including white-collar crime, intellectual property, and securities regulation. See a full list of all dates and speakers

2014 Commencement Speaker: Juan Torruella (’57)
Sunday, May 18 | 9:00 a.m.
Judge Torruella, federal judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeals, will be the speaker at this year’s commencement ceremony. A native of Puerto Rico and BU Law grad, he joined the court in 1984 and frequently speaks out on improving the rights of Puerto Rican citizens.

These lectures enrich our students’ education by exposing them to discussions on current legal topics and introducing them to top legal scholars and practitioners from around the world who are working on cutting-edge issues in the law.

We encourage our alumni and other members of the law community to attend these events. You can also find a full listing of our events on the BU Law website.

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