ABA Sessions to Feature Law School Faculty


The Suffolk University Law School faculty will participate in sessions on the economic bailout, health care reform, EDUCATION LAW, and globalization as the American Bar Association holds its 2009 Midyear Meeting in Boston.

Alasdair Roberts, Suffolk Law School’s Jerome L. Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, will moderate the panel discussion “Managing the Bailout: Execution and Oversight of the Federal Response to the Financial Crisis.”

The presentation, from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Law School is sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service, Suffolk University Law School and the ABA Section of Business Law. A reception will follow.

Professor Victoria Dodd will moderate an Education Law panel at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Copley Plaza Hotel. Panelists will discuss:

  • The music downloading controversy at colleges and universities
  • The Hurley case from the First Circuit concerning gay rights issues and public school curricula
  • University sexual harassment issues
  • Student free-speech issues in public schools.

Law School Dean Alfred C. Aman, Jr., will discuss “The Domestic Face of Globalization: Administrative Law in a Public/Private World” as the keynote luncheon speaker at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. 

Professor Renée M. Landers will moderate “Implementing Health Reform: The Massachusetts Example” from 1:45 – 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

The ABA Midyear Meeting will bring together more than 3,000 lawyers from Feb. 11 through 16.

Additional ABA programs to be held at the Law School:

  • The ABA Section of Science and Technology presents a Lunch and Learn Forum on “Challenges and Opportunities for Law School Students and Graduates in a Troubled and Unsettled Economic Environment “at noon Wednesday, Feb. 11,
  • The ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law and The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service present “Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Economic Development” and lunch at noon Thursday, Feb. 12.
  • “Law Student Initiative Panel” at noon Thursday, Feb. 12.
  • The ABA Section of Science and Technology Law presents “Virtual Worlds and Real-Life Legal Issues” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.
  • The American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force within the Law Practice Management Section presents “eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work” at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13.
  • The ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section and the Law School's Career Development Office present “Getting Hired by a Small Firm – A Lunch and Learn Program” at noon Friday, Feb. 13.

Events are open to those registered for the ABA Mid-Year Meeting.

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