Faculty Scholarship

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...

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...