DOCKET: Summer 2019

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Trust Is Its Own Reward

Why the very richturn to Twomey for estate planning advice....

Pocket Résumé Laura Twomey: ’97 Partner, department head of Personal Planning Practice, Simpson Thache...

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Paths to Success

Alumni find career satisfaction in unusual places....

Alicia Alvarez ’85 LAB Report: As a law student, she found her path in the BC Law’s Legal Assistan...

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When Wilmer García’s World Collapsed

A BC Law-related team threaded a legal needle to bring the deportee home....

Today’s roiling debate over immigration has obscured the human toll paid by those caught up in the US immi...

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9 to 5

Old ways, new gigs—the transformation of employment....

As an international authority on labor and employment law, BC Law Professor Thomas C. Kohler asks fundam...

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1978 Film Opens Old Wounds

‘The New Klan’ is eerily relevant today....

At the behest of the Black Law Students Association, documentarian Eleanor Bingham Miller screened her 1978 ...

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Eminent Young Scholar Joins Faculty

Steven Koh, a scholar with expertise in criminal law and procedure with a particular emphasis on the international aspects of US cases, has joined the Boston College Law School fac...

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On the Move

Correcting the false narratives of global migration....

When scholar E. Tendayi Achiumeopened a two-day global migration conference at BC Law last April, seven choi...

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Slices of PIE

The Law School’s Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) sponsored provocative discussions last spring on how technology is changing perceptions about Americans’ right...

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The Missing Mailbox Trial Begins

A lot’s happened in the year since the story of the curious case of the former Honolulu police chief’s missing mailbox was published in BC Law Magazine. At press time in late ...

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A System So Strange

Election experts shine a light on the ‘dark money’ of campaigns....

Saying there’s a disconnect in our campaign finance system, that the typical donor is older, white, and we...

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George Casey’s War and Peace

Four-star general says Media Age opens whole new front on civil-military rel...

Throughout four decades in uniform, four-star General George W. Casey Jr. (Ret.) led troops in Bosnia during...

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Around the Academy

George Yin: The Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation Emeritus at the University of Virginia presented “Who Speaks for Tax Equity and Tax Fairness?:...

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Undo Influence?

Shu-Yi Oei detects flaws in thenew tax law’s rulemaking process....

Pocket Résumé Degrees: BA magna cum laude, Brown, 1999; JD and MTS, Harvard, 2003. Credentials: Pro...

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One ‘Badass Lawyer’

How Alex Bou-Rhodes ’19 plans to change lives....

Student Snapshot Provenance: South Boston. Rarity: A Quadruple Eagle: BC High, BC, and BC Law’s joint-J...

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Citizens Unbound

Rethinking our place in the world....

What does being a citizen mean in a world with increasingly fluid boundaries? Professor Dimitry Kochenov, Un...

Visions of Democracy in a Troubled World

BC Law Professor Frank Garcia believes that in order to address the crisis in trade policy and economic globalization, nations need to recapture a vision of trade as a mutually beneficial consensual exchange. As he explained to international scholars gathered last March, trade is nothing more or less than the economic bargains we agree to, and the rules we agree on to protect, support, and facilitate these bargains. Garcia’s book, Con...

By the Numbers

Boston College Law is among the nation’s finest. Here’s a sampling of ho...

No. 7 Best classroom experience No.8 Best professors —Princeton Review No. 19 Go-to schools for large law firm hiring —National Law Journal No. 22 Best law schools for black students —Lawyers of Color No. 27 Overall rank 2019 No. 2 Best value No. 14 Rank of tax program No. 27 Rank of environmental law program No. 29 Rank of legal writing ...

Notable Faculty Publications

Vlad Perju challenges the assertion that human rights were absent from the EU’s genesis. “On Uses and Misuses of Human Rights in European Constitutionalism,” his chapter in Human Rights, his Legitimacy, and a World in Disorder (Cambridge University Press), he writes:“[F]rom the beginning they were part of a comprehensive, effective, and normatively viable European legal order.” Francine Sherman ’80, in “Gender...

Faculty Milestones

Testifying in DC: David Olson appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 7. “It is thus critically important to find the right amount of patent protection (in terms of breadth and duration) that encourages adequate drug development but does not provide inefficiently long monopolies,” he said. Daniel Lyons spoke at a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on broadband internet access, arguing for universal conn...