The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service promotes dialogue among scholars, lawyers, students, policymakers, and government officials on critical public policy issues. The Center organizes lectures, roundtable discussions, and conferences.
The Rappaport Center has completed its public policy programming agenda for the spring 2014 semester. Programs for summer and fall of 2014 have not yet been finalized.
The Rappaport Center’s spring 2014 programming featured roundtable discussions with all nine candidates running for governor of Massachusetts and a panel discussion with the two Democratic candidates for attorney general. Other recent programs included a series on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and containing health care costs in Massachusetts, panels on preparing for sea-level rise in Boston and Massachusetts, voting rights, and gang violence, and roundtable discussions on Boston's Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program, the Occupy movement, and three-strikes legislation.