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Student Lunch with Alumni Law Panelists

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Student Lunch with Alumni Law Panelists

Lunch with: Tom Barnico '77, Boston College Law School; Jonathan Miller '00, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General; and Ernest Young '90, Duke Law School.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Treasure Room, Baker-Berry Library
Intended Audience(s): Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Free Food

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Thomas Barnico is an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School, where he teaches Administrative Law, the Attorney General Clinical Program, the Administrative Law Externship Seminar, and the J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Team. He served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1981 to 2010.  He represented the state and its officers in civil cases involving constitutional law, administrative law, and business regulation. He has argued three cases in the United States Supreme Court, 18 cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and more than 70 cases in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Mr. Barnico received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in 1977.  He received his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School in 1980.  He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County (MA) in 1980 and 1981.


Jonathan Miller is Chief of the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. In that role, he oversees litigation and other advocacy in the areas of civil rights, consumer protection, insurance and financial services, and fair labor. Since joining the office in 2008, Jon also has served as both an Assistant Attorney General in and Chief of the Civil Rights Division. He was co-counsel with Attorney General Healey in Massachusetts's challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, has been involved in Massachusetts’s cases against the travel bans, and helped to secure passage of the state’s Safe Access Law, which protects patients entering reproductive healthcare facilities. Mr. Miller received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, and his J.D. degree from Columbia Law School.


Ernest Young teaches constitutional law, federal courts, and foreign relations law at Duke University School of Law. He is one of the nation's leading authorities on the constitutional law of federalism, having written extensively on the Rehnquist Court's "Federalist Revival" and the difficulties confronting courts as they seek to draw lines between national and state authority. He also is an active commentator on foreign relations law, where he focuses on the interaction between domestic and supranational courts and the application of international law by domestic courts. Professor Young also writes on constitutional interpretation and constitutional theory. He has been known to dabble in maritime law and comparative constitutional law. Professor Young joined the Duke Law faculty in 2008, after serving as the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he had taught since 1999. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990 and Harvard Law School in 1993. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Boudin of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (1993-94) and to Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court (1995-96). Professor Young practiced law at Cohan, Simpson, Cowlishaw, & Wulff in Dallas, Texas (1994-95) and at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. (1996-98), where he specialized in appellate litigation.

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