Faculty Scholarship

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...

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...