Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby ’05 Announces Criminal Charges in Gray Death

“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 Named a NALP Diversity Champion

“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.

California Supreme Court grants UC Davis School of Law petition, admits Chinese lawyer posthumously

“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.

This Entire Neighborhood Secretly Learned Sign Language To Surprise Deaf Neighbor… And That’s No Easy Feat

“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

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