The six members of Boston College Law School’s first class of LL.M. (Master of Laws) candidates, all of them practicing attorneys from either Puerto Rico or foreign nations, were introduced to the school’s Board of Overseers, an alumni advisory group to dean John Garvey, at its November 10 luncheon. Above, (l-r) incoming Overseers’ chairman David Weinstein, JD’75, an executive vice president at Fidelity, talks with class member Albéniz Couret Fuentes. According to Gail Hupper, director of the school’s LL.M. and international programs, the Law School designed its new one-year postgraduate program to respond to the interest of foreign lawyers wanting to learn about the U.S. legal system and return to their respective countries to practice, teach, or pursue other legal careers. Other members of this year’s class are from Kyrgyzstan, Korea, Colombia, and Switzerland. Hupper said the curriculum will “train lawyers to meet the challenges presented by globalization and take advantage of the opportunities that it affords for the delivery of justice locally, nationally, and globally.”
Earlier on November 10, President William P. Leahy, SJ, told the 50-member Board of Overseers that one of the University’s strategic goals was to strengthen its graduate programs and that fundraising would be dedicated, in part, to creating new chairs and professorships at the Law School. During the two-day session, dean Garvey and provost Cutberto Garza addressed the board; and its members toured the “Pollock Matters” exhibit at the McMullen Museum before hearing from David Olsen, a new member of the Law School faculty, who discussed intellectual property aspects of the exhibit.