School Choice and its Effects on Desegregation

11/15/2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
The White House has continued to push school choice, and this panel looks to discuss what effects these efforts has had and will have in the future on our public education system....
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Constitutional Battlegrounds: Civil Rights in a Changing Landscape

09/25/2017 - 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM
At a time of rapid change and constant activity on the federal, state and local levels of government, we, as attorneys, are often charged with the task of articulating and interpreting the law for our clients, families, friends and neighbors. This symposium aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of constitutional rights in the shifting political landscape....
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Substance Addiction Treatments and Discrimination

09/25/2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Join us for a discussion about the very explicit discrimination occurring within the recovery community, learn about what legal and social service advocates are doing to combat these issues, and how you can help....
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CLE - The Nuts and Bolts of Complying with the New Pay Equity law: Pay Equity Audits, Salary History & Pay Transparency

06/19/2017 - 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Learn about best practices for complying with the new amendments to the Equal Pay law, including how to conduct a pay equity audit....
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Hate Crimes: Laws, Features & Trends

06/13/2017 - 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Join us to learn about the special nature of hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents, the legal and constitutional framework in which federal and state hate crime statutes operate, how to navigate the lines between free speech and hate crimes, and how hate crimes prosecutions are put together....
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When Good Intentions Result in Bad Outcomes: The Need for Reform of Our Civil Forfeiture Laws

06/05/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Civil forfeiture laws allow the government to seize cash, cars, homes, and other property if it is connected to criminal activity. These laws are facing intense scrutiny and criticism as it makes it easy for law enforcement to keep and profit from this property in instances where the property owner has not been convicted of, or even charged with, a crime. Join us to discuss the issues and a path towards reform....
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Challenges to Immigration Executive Orders

04/12/2017 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Join us to hear an update of recent legal challenges, discuss the rapidly changing federal landscape, and explore strategies and techniques for sustaining and deepening campaigns for greater social justice....
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Gender Identity Guidance For Public Accommodations and Higher Ed

03/08/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will provide a forum to discuss the new law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places of public accommodations and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Gender Identity Guidance for Public Accommodations. This program will also have a special focus on the impact of this law and guidance on institutions of higher education. Legal perspectives on the new law, the AG’s Guidance and the real implications on campus will be discussed with opportunities provided for questions/answers....
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When God Isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide

03/07/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
BU Law professor and humorist, Jay Wexler, traveled the globe to learn about how religious practices can conflict with environmental protection....
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Housing Discrimination 101: An Overview of State and Federal Antidiscrimination Laws

02/24/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
This program will cover the basics of state and federal law, including prohibited discrimination and affirmative obligations of landlords, recent developments, and enforcement trends....
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The Criminal Justice System in Massachusetts: Challenges and Opportunities for Reform

02/22/2017 - 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This program will provide a discussion of the genesis, purpose and scope of the work of: (1) The Council of State Governments Justice Center - Massachusetts Criminal Justice Review and recently issued report, and (2) The Massachusetts Sentencing Commission, in their respective studies of issues involving criminal justice and criminal justice reform in the Commonwealth....
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Prison Conditions in the Commonwealth and Beyond

01/31/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will speak about prison conditions in Massachusetts prisons as well as nationwide, and the recent SJC ruling regarding solitary confinement....
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2017 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Legislative Forecast

01/26/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
As we kick off 2017 and a new legislative session on Beacon Hill, what civil rights and civil liberties legislative policies will we see legislators take up?...
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