In Brief

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Guns and Roses

How respect for both sides could lead to reform....

Two panelists well schooled in the intricacies of gun control, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (...

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Let’s Share the Burden

Former UN official condemns the ‘feel-good route to avoid responsibility...

In a period of political turmoil surrounding border security and forced migration, former UN Deputy High Com...

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Around the Academy

Eric Muller: The University of North Carolina law professor is the author of three books on the wartime status of Japanese Americans. He discussed the contradiction between the unj...

Philanthropy Forum Siezes the Initiative

A March gathering orchestrated by Professor Ray Madoff, co-founder and director of the Boston College Law School Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, was one of the few times—since charitable tax benefits were enacted 100 years ago—that nonprofit leaders met to consider tax issues through the particular lens of operating nonprofits. Some twenty-five executives—among them heads of the United Way Worldwide, American Heart A...

Change-Makers

A Safeguard for Juveniles: A prize-winning paper by Hana Sahdev ’17 has called attention to the fact that safeguards meant to protect children are failing them by not preventing uncounseled confessions. Sahdev won the American Constitution Society’s 2017 Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition for “Juvenile Miranda Waivers and Wrongful Convictions,” which she wrote for her Wrongful Convictions seminar. It is...

By the Numbers

Boston College Law School continues to impress with top rankings in a variet...

No. 3 Top 10 public/private law schools that “pay off” (salary to debt ratio) No.1 Private school —US News andWorld Report No. 13 Most alumni promoted to partner —National Law Journal No. 16 Top law schools —Above the Law No. 26 Overall rank 2017 4+ Places rose since 2016 10+ Places rose in past 3 years No. 20 Rank of tax program No. 22 Ra...