Joan Fitzgerald

LPP Professor Joan Fitzgerald received a travel grant from the German Marshall Fund of the United States to conduct research on climate change strategies in European cities. She will be at the University of Amsterdam for the month of May as part of a Fulbright Senior Scholar award.

Ph.D. Candidate Liana Pennington was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant for her doctoral research. Titled “The Role of Parents and Parens Patriae: Developing Views of Legitimacy and Justice in Juvenile Delinquency Court,” Liana’s project examines how parents and other family members experience the juvenile justice process and discuss issues of law and justice within the family. Her dissertation chair is Amy Farrell, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Liana’s research has also been funded by the Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation and the Law & Public Policy Program.

LPS alum Dawna Thomas (2001) was awarded tenure and promotion at Simmons College.

LPS Professor Joan Fitzgerald wrote an op-ed for a New York Times on-line forum: “Can the U.S. Compete With China on Green Tech“?

LPS Alum Steven L. Antonakes, (PhD ’98) has been selected to head the Bank Supervision Group of the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Steve has served as the Massachusetts commissioner of banks since 2003. He will supervise examinations of the country’s largest banks and credit unions to ensure they are complying with federal consumer protection laws and regulations.

LPS Alum Todd Leach was named President of Granite State College.

LPS Professor Joan Fitzgerald was interviewed on a 40-minute segment of the Leonard Lopate radio talk show on WNYC/NPR on her book, Emerald Cities. Leonard Lopate radio talk show
Professor Joan Fitzgerald was interviewed on 4/14/2010 for a one-hour segment on On Point, a WBUR/NPR radio talk show broadcast throughout the country. The discussion was on green cities, focusing on her new book, Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development. On Point

LPS director Joan Fitzgerald’s new book entitled “Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development” has been released. In Emerald Cities, Joan Fitzgerald shows how in the absence of a comprehensive national policy, cities like Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle have taken the lead in addressing the interrelated environmental problems of global warming, pollution, energy dependence, and social justice.You can find the book on amazon at Amazon

Professor James Alan Fox published an Op-Ed in The New York Times on March 3rd entitled “States Rights Vs Gun Rights”

Northeastern University Senior University Fellow Nonnie Burnes published an op-ed in the Boston Globe on Feb. 11th,2010. She will be teaching a course on regulation for LPS in fall, 2010. Make banks risk their own cash

LPS director Joan Fitzgerald published an op-ed in the Boston Globe on Feb 19th, “State should yell “cut” to film tax credit”

LPS professor Barry Bluestone was extensively quoted in a Boston Globe op-ed on the shortage of student housing in Boston. Read quote

Professor James Alan Fox published an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education on February 14th entitled “Tenure and the Workplace Avenger”

LPS director Joan Fitzgerald’s article in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of the American Prospect was cited in a column in the Washington Post. “America’s decade of dread” LPS Ph.D. candidate Joao Carapinha’s article “Health insurance systems in five Sub-Saharan African countries: Medicine benefits and data for decision making.” was published in Health Policy (2010), doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.11.009.

LPS Ph.D. Candidate Fabio De Sa E Silva received the Juan Celaya grant from the International Institute of Sociology of Law for his dissertation research.

LPS Alum Steven L. Antonakes, (PhD ’98) has been selected to head the Bank Supervision Group of the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Steve has served as the Massachusetts commissioner of banks since 2003. He will supervise examinations of the country’s largest banks and credit unions to ensure they are complying with federal consumer protection laws and regulations.

LPS alum Roderick Ireland has been confirmed to be the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Link to Boston.com article
Professor James Alan Fox Crime and Punishment Blog on the Boston Globe website. Link

LPS Professor and Director Joan Fitzgerald was a keynote panelist and moderator at the Massachusetts Green Career Conference in Marlborough on October 1st. She and other panelists warned of overselling on how many green jobs are possible.

LPS Professor and Director Joan Fitzgerald was quoted in an article on renewable energy policy and green jobs in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette (Sept. 26). Referring to adoption and production of renewable energy, Fitzgerald said, “We’ve got a policy gap. We’re starting some companies, but we’re not keeping the manufacturing jobs. Given the rate of unemployment, we need to have those manufacturing jobs located in the U.S.,” Link
Ph.D. student M.J. Motta was awarded an Eagle Scholar Fellowship at Boston College Law School. The program provides assistance to students interested in academic careers.

Professor James Alan Fox published an article on Boston.com, July 24, 2010 entitled “A family is haunted by sonvs illness and crime” “A family is haunted by sonvs illness and crime”
Ph.D. candidate Dan Gatmaytan published Judicial Restraint and the Enforcement of Environmental Rights in the Philippines, OREGON REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, vol. 12, no. 1 (Spring 2010), pp. 1-30 and Can Constitutionalism Constrain Constitutional Change?, NORTHWESTERN INTERDISCIPLINARY LAW REVIEW, vol. 3, no. 1 (Winter/Spring, 2010), pp. 22-38.

Law and LPS Professor Richard Daynard received a $475,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a research project titled, “Influence of Personal Responsibility Rhetoric on Public Health Outcomes in Judiciary.”

 

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