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Past Programs: 2010

Student volunteer opportunity
Spend a day on Spectacle Island on Boston Harbor helping to spruce up the park and beaches for the 2010 season. Spots are limited, sign up now!

Spend a day on Spectacle Island on Boston Harbor helping to spruce up the park and beaches for the 2010 season. Spots are limited, sign up now!

8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 2010
Register: Julia Collins, Moakley Institute, jcollins@suffolk.edu, 617-305-6293

Moakley Institute hosts panel discussion as part of Earth Day
In celebration of Earth Day's 40th anniversary, Suffolk University will host a panel discussion that explores the creation and ongoing management of the Boston Harbor Islands, using it as a case study of successful land recovery and management. The panel will highlight the groups that made the transformation possible, including environmental groups, and state and federal agencies, and elected officials such as Congressman Joe Moakley JD ’56.

Panelists include:
-Moderator Vivien Li, Executive Director of the Boston Harbor Association
-Marc Albert, Stewardship Program Manager for Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
-Thomas B. Powers, President of Boston Harbor Island Alliance
-John Weinfurter, President of Kimmitt, Senter, Coates & Weinfurter (KSC&W)

Event Partners
Boston Harbor Association, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Suffolk Sustainability Committee,  Suffolk University Environmental Club and Suffolk University Chapter of the American Chemistry Society

Suffolk University
Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street (1st Floor Function Room)
Lunch will be provided.  
This event is free and open to the public. 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010
RSVP via email jcollins@suffolk.edu or call 617-305-6295

Moakley Foundation to Hold Scholarship Ceremony
Robert J. Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, will receive the John Joseph Moakley Charitable Foundation Public Service Award. The foundation will award more than $110,000 in student scholarships.

The John Joseph Moakley Charitable Foundation Ninth Annual Awards Ceremony presents student scholarships and a special public service award at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in the Law School Function Room.

RSVP: 617-439-7700

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Past Programs: 2009

Understanding How the New Ethics Law Affects Your Clients, Your Firm and You, October 30, 2009
The Moakley Institute co-sponsored this program with Suffolk Law School's Center for Advanced Legal Education. Program information

Massachusetts State Legislative Academy, September 2009
The Moakley Institute and Suffolk's Center for Public Management hosted the 2009 Massachusetts State Legislature Staff Academy in September.

Connections 2 College
The Moakley Institute co-sponsored the Connections 2 College program with S.O.U.L.S. and the Bird Street Community Center in Dorchester in July and August of 2009. This program is designed to help provide low-income and first-generation students with resources so that they may pursue higher education following high school graduation.

El Salvador Supply Drive, March 2009
The Moakley Archive and Institute and SOULS collected box loads of schools supplies, clothing and supplies to be sent to El Salvador. 

Suffolk University Delegation to El Salvador (December 28, 2008 - January 11, 2009)

20th Anniversary of the Jesuit Massacre, November 16, 2009
2009 marks the 20th Anniversary of the massacre which took place at the University of Central America in El Salvador.

Congressman Jim McGovern Meets with Students
Congressman James P. McGovern met with students to discuss current affairs and a historic moment. Some of the students were headed to El Salvador for a service-learning trip, and the others were studying the legislative process.  

Human Rights Group Taps Moakley Archive
The Moakley Archive has provided documents and information to help the Center for Justice and Accountability build a criminal case in the 1989 Jesuit massacre at the University of Central America in San Salvador.      

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Past Programs: 2008

Suffolk University Delegation to El Salvador, January 1-13, 2008.

Current Climate Change Initiative: The Carbon Summit, Friday, April 25, 2008, co-sponsored with Suffolk University Law School’s Advanced Legal Studies Department, the Rappaport Center for Law & Public Service, and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

The Fallout from the Subprime Lending Crisis, Monday, May 19, 2008, co-sponsored with Suffolk University Law School’s Advanced Legal Studies Department, Suffolk's Business Law and Financial Services Concentration, the Federal Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association.

Collection of supplies for the community of El Sitio, El Salvador, May 2008, co-sponsored with S.O.U.L.S.

John Joseph Moakley Charitable Foundation Seventh Annual Awards Ceremony, May 29, 2008.

Connections 2 College Program, July 7 to August 15, 2008, co-sponsored with S.O.U.L.S. and the Bird Street Community Center.

A New Look at an Old 40B: New Regulations, New Rulings, Friday, September 5, 2008, co-sponsored with Suffolk University Law School's Advanced Legal Studies Department, City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association, and Citizens' Housing and Planning Association.

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Past Programs: 2007

Massachusetts State Legislature Staff Training Program, February 14, 2007, at Suffolk University Law School

Suffolk University Delegation to El Salvador, March 10-18, 2007

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Past Programs: 2006

Boston City Council Staff Training Program(.pdf), co-sponsored with the Center for Public Management, March 6, 2006, at Suffolk University Law School.

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Past Programs: 2005

Massachusetts State Legislature Staff Training Program, January 27-28, 2005, at Suffolk University Law School.

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Past Programs: 2004

Supreme Court Update Series - The Alien Tort Claims Act: Advancing Human Rights or a Threat to Global Business?(.pdf), Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Suffolk University Law School.

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Past Programs: 2003

El Congresista Moakley: A Symposium on Congressman Joe Moakley and El Salvador(.pdf), November 2003, at Suffolk University Law School.

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"Some people think that power means being able to say no; my definition of power is having the ability to say yes to people."

    - Joe Moakley