Summer 2017

Features

Field Medic wearing camo and a red headband that reads: "Water is Life," raising her right fist. A large wood fire behind her blocks a road. Fellow Water Protectors behind her also have fists raised.

Awakening the Great Spirit

Oil now flows through the Dakota Access Pipeline and it may never stop, but ...

Black smoke billowed from the charred remains of teepees as troopers advanced on the Oceti Sakowin camp at t...

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Dirty Little Secret

There is a law in America that makes it possible to traffic young girls thro...

Jane Doe No. 1 was advertised on the website Backpage.com by people seeking to traffic and sell her to men f...

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Ode to A Lost Cause

Six years chasing drug smugglers on the high seas was all it took for this C...

The first time my coast guard cutter interdicted a cocaine–laden vessel bound for the United States, the e...

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The Suit

Hank Rouda’s real estate savvy eventually led him to, of all places, Arman...

These days, he wears Armani suits and subscribes to Women’s Wear Daily, but Hank Rouda ’86 still conside...

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Criminal Justice Reform

Speakers, data make a case for change....

Much as it has been on the national agenda in recent years, criminal justice reform has been a topic of ...

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From Humble Beginnings

Dallas Taylor ’17 sees the poetry in life and law....

Student Snapshot Provenance: Raised from age five in Winston-Salem, NC, by his Aunt Mae. After years in fos...

The outgoing Class of 2017 editorial board of Boston College Law Review Volume 58 (from left): Amelia Wirts, James Bor, Hana Sahdev, Marnee Rand, Michael Hacker, Thanithia Billings, Erin Garrity, and Thomas Murphy.

BC Law Journals Enter a New Era

The merger of specialty and flagship publications enlarges Boston College La...

Big changes are in the works for the law reviews at BC Law. A consolidation brings three specialty reviews i...

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The Heart of Desperation

In his inaugural lecture, a visiting Rappaport professor pins his hopes for ...

Why did you compare Trump supporters to Nazis and the KKK?” a self-described conservative student asked fo...

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 30:  Treasurer of the United States, Rosa G. Rios poses for a portrait within the U.S. Treasury Building on Thursday August 30, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Matt McClain for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Face to Face

When women see one of their own on the next $20 bill, they’ll have former ...

Rosie Gumataotao Rios has had quite the decorated career, from managing director of a $22 billion firm in Sa...

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As Luck Would Have It

How Sandy Leung ’84 parlayed a stroke of fortune into a twenty-five-year c...

Pocket Résumé Sandy Leung ’84: Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Pa...

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Esquire

November 5, 2016 -- The 2016 Boston College Law School reunion at the Ritz Carlton. Photographed for Boston College by Caitlin Cunningham (www.caitlincunningham.com).

The ‘Big Man’ Remembered

Professor Peter Donovan ’60 gets the last laugh....

Beloved professor and “lawyer’s lawyer” Peter Donovan ’60, admired for his brilliance and adored for...

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Law Day 2017

The Hyatt Regency Boston was the setting for this year’s Law Day celebration on April 27. Hundreds of alumni, faculty, and friends gathered to honor the five award winners and ra...

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Seeing GOLD

Young grads are all fired up about the potential of their class....

Elizabeth Olien ’13, an associate at Manion Gaynor & Manning in Boston, was drawn to BC Law’s new pr...

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Contributors

Brendan McKinnon ’19, Writer McKinnon is a rising 2L at Boston College Law School and is making his first contribution to BC Law Magazine. He is a graduate of the US Coast Guard...

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Standing Up for What’s Right

At a time in our nation’s history when falsehoods and scapegoating have become the norm in everyday conversation in America, the BC Law community reflected in these pages continu...

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Rough Justice

What constitutional law might learn from torts....

Causation discussions abound in politics today. Does human activity cause global warming? Was the January 27...

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