The economic bailout, education law, and globalization were some of the issues on the table at events featuring Suffolk Law faculty at the American Bar Association (ABA) 2009 Midyear Meeting, held in Boston in February.
“Managing the Bailout: Execution and Over-sight of the Federal Response to the Financial Crisis,” a panel discussion sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service, brought together local and national economic experts to address last year’s financial meltdown and the federal government response.
“People are looking for accountability,” said Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law at Boston University. “There is enormous frustration at the lack of indictments. We have all seen crises much smaller than this where people went out in handcuffs.”
Professor Victoria Dodd moderated an education law panel, which covered topics ranging from student free-speech issues in public schools to the Parker v. Hurley case from the First Circuit concerning gay rights issues and public school curricula.
Dean Alfred Aman gave a talk titled “The Domestic Face of Globalization: Administrative Law in a Public/Private World” at a section lunch held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
Other programs covered health care reform, legal issues surrounding virtual worlds, and elawyering. The ABA Midyear Meeting brought together more than 3,000 lawyers from across the country.
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