Faculty Scholarship

Faculty Milestones

Well Read: George Brown, the oft-cited writer of more than forty law review articles, recently has been among the top 10 percent of authors by downloads from the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). A new article, “McDonnell and the Criminalization of Politics” (Virginia Journal of Criminal Law), examines whether the Supreme Court’s decision vacating the corruption of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell signals more lenie...

Notable Faculty Publications

Ryan Williams suggests a new approach to Supreme Court plurality precedent that promises to constrain lower courts’ decision-making while identifying a domain of bounded discretion in which they remain free to work through unanswered questions.  “Questioning Marks: Plurality Decisions and Precedential Constraint” appeared in Stanford Law Review. Diane Ring, in her Brigham Young University Law Review article “Developing C...

Faculty Milestones

Newcomers: The 2016-2017 academic year has brought with it three newcomers to the faculty. Assistant Professor Cheryl Bratt, who received her BS and JD from the University of Michigan, is teaching Law Practice I and II, as is Assistant Professor Jeffrey M. Cohen. He is a Stanford Law School graduate who also holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford University. Assistant Professor Ryan Williams, who earned his JD at ...

Notable Faculty Publications

Professor Katharine Young edited (with Kim Rubenstein) and wrote the introduction to The Public Law of Gender: From the Global to the Local. According to publisher Cambridge University Press, the writings suggest that the new public law of gender must confront the lapses in enforcement, sincerity, and coverage common in national and international law and governance. Sanford Katz, the Darald and Juliet Libby Emeritus Professor, wa...

Notable Faculty Publications

Professor Brian Quinn recently released Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice. Co-authored with Steven Davidoff Solomon and Claire Hill, the textbook explores a number of recent deals, among them management buy-outs and hostile bidding wars, to provide students an overview of the entire deal process, including auctions and board decisions during a sale. Professor Natalya Shnitser, the David and Pamela Donohue Assist...

BC Law Faculty Achievements

Fulbright in Russia: Professor David Wirth has won a Fulbright award that will take him to Russia for the 2016-17 academic year. An expert on international environmental issues, he will serve as the Distinguished Chair in Sustainable Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Wirth will consult with faculty on curriculum development, help shape teaching standards, give a series of lectures, and lead an advanced course for ...