Faculty Scholarship

Notable Faculty Publications

Vlad Perju challenges the assertion that human rights were absent from the EU’s genesis. “On Uses and Misuses of Human Rights in European Constitutionalism,” his chapter in Human Rights, his Legitimacy, and a World in Disorder (Cambridge University Press), he writes:“[F]rom the beginning they were part of a comprehensive, effective, and normatively viable European legal order.” Francine Sherman ’80, in “Gender...

Faculty Milestones

Testifying in DC: David Olson appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 7. “It is thus critically important to find the right amount of patent protection (in terms of breadth and duration) that encourages adequate drug development but does not provide inefficiently long monopolies,” he said. Daniel Lyons spoke at a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on broadband internet access, arguing for universal conn...

Faculty Milestones

Press-tige: Ray Madoff and James Repetti published influential op-eds on the new tax law in the New York Timesand The Hill, respectively. Madoff explained how Trump’s law favors people like himself, and Repetti argued that the law incentivizes factories to leave the US. The professors also have other accomplishments. Madoff is among the NonProfit Times’s Power & Influence Top 50 for the second year in a row, and Repetti has...

Notable Faculty Publications

Mark Brodin: In “Discriminatory Job Knowledge Tests, Police Promotions, and What Title VII Can Learn from Tort Law,” the Michael and Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar argues that, in test validation, courts should apply a common-sense definition of intentional discrimination similar to that used in tort litigation. His article was published in Boston College Law Review in 2018. Shu-Yi Oei: The tax policy expert, who has ...

Notable Faculty Publications

Cathleen Kaveny deepened her exploration into the connections between law, religion, and morality in Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought, published by Oxford University Press in November. The book came close on the heels of the her award-winning essay collection, A Culture of Engagement: Law, Religion, and Morality. Michael Cassidy added to his accomplishments with “The Grand Jury: A S...

Faculty Milestones

Great Minds: Dean Hashimoto, who holds degrees from Stanford, Yale, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and UC San Francisco was elected last fall to the American Law Institute, a leading US organization producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. He shares that distinction with BC Law colleagues Ray Madoff, R. Michael Cassidy, and Catherine Wells, among others. Hashimoto’s expertise lies in the interface of law, scienc...