Tracey West, Associate Dean for External Relations, Diversity & Inclusion at Boston College Law School, has been named a National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Diversity Champion for 2015.
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St. Patrick’s Parish, founded in Lawrence in 1872, used to be a haven for the Irish community. These days the rustic green steeple shares a street corner with a Vietnamese noodle shop and a Dominican restaurant.
Read the article about how the city has evolved.
“Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced probable cause for criminal charges to be filed in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray’s death while in police custody has set off a chain of protests in Baltimore. Mosby is a 2005 graduate of Boston College Law School and was a participant in BC Law’s Defenders and Civil Litigation Clinics as a student. At just 35 years old, she is the youngest chief prosecutor of any American city.” Read more about it here.
“West has led the successful 1L LAHANAS program, which assists diverse students in their transition to the Law School and the profession. She also fosters relationships with external sponsors committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession. West’s position as associate dean was one of the first diversity and inclusion positions at any law school with a direct report to the Dean.
The 1L LAHANAS program begins with a two-day retreat during the summer before the student’s 1L year. The retreat includes presentations that highlight the first-year experience, as well as introduce various types of legal practices, “JD advantage” opportunities, and Boston’s legal community. The LAHANAS program also includes monthly workshops during the academic year that address the interests and concerns of LAHANAS students.” Read more about it here.
“Berikaa talked to The Huffington Post about her experiences on campus — what she worried about before starting at the school, how strangers approach her with questions, and how she manages living in a dorm and squeezing in prayers between classes. Here’s her story, as told to Alexandra Svokos[..]” Read more about it here.
“Chang first came to the United States and attended Yale as part of the Chinese Educational Mission, a pioneering program initiated by the Chinese government, and later returned on his own to study law. He earned a degree from Columbia Law School in 1886 and sat for the New York bar exam by special act of the legislature. When he was admitted to the New York state bar, The New York Times reported that Chang was the first Chinese immigrant admitted to any bar in the United States. In 1890, he came to California with the intention of serving San Francisco’s Chinese community as an attorney.
At that time, the federal Chinese Exclusion Act banned Chinese immigrants from naturalizing as citizens, and a California law prohibited noncitizens from practicing law in the state. Taken together, these laws made it impossible for people of Chinese descent to earn law licenses in the state. Chang petitioned the California Supreme Court, but in In re Hon Yen Chang, he was denied admission to the bar.” Read more about it here.
“An entire Turkish town learned signed language as a surprise for one young adult who is hearing impaired.
Muaharrem thought it was going to be a day like any other when he and his sister went about their regular routine: Stopping for bagels, buying fruit from a street vendor, taking taxis. …Even bumping into other pedestrians on the street.
In other words: All the makings of a totally normal day-in-the-life.” Watch about it here
Cai Thomas ’16 is one of 10 students finalists in NESN’s Next Producer Competition. The subject of Cai’s entry is Blake Bolden LSOE ’13, and her experience as an unpaid professional women’s hockey player for the Boston Blades.Bolden juggles a 9-5 job, hockey practices and games in the states and Canada.former BC Women’s Hockey player. You can check on Cai’s film here http://go.nesn.com/1AMxW1I