DOCKET: Summer 2020

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A Drug’s Journey

How lawyers make cures happen....

As the world’s scientists race to find a vaccine for Covid-19, all eyes are on the biopharmaceutical indus...

Portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935), American jurist and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  (Photo by Time Life Pictures/Mansell/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

A Great Judge Examined

Wells defends Holmes’ moral convictions in insightful new study....

Oliver Wendell Holmes has long fascinated Professor Catharine Wells, a Boston College Law School professor a...

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The System Has Failed Them

Rappaport hews to policy as a means to fix what ails us....

In hindsight, the event was prescient: A March 9 panel at BC Law on ending mass incarceration while emphasiz...

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Faculty Hires

Atinuke “Tinu” Adediran has assumed the title of David and Pamela Donohue Assistant Professor in business law (succeeding inaugural chairholder Natayla Shnitser, who was p...

Michael Mitsukawa

Aloha, Michael

Tribute: Anyone who ever set foot in the Boston College Law School Library likely knew Michael Mitsukawa, a gentle and effective presence there for thirty-five years. He was a vita...

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The Elusive Remedy

An experienced eye looks at the Trump impeachment....

What exactly is impeachment and how did what occurred with Trump fit into its constitutional role? With only...

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Paths to Success

Alumni find career satisfaction in diverse places....

Hugh McCrory ’86 Life Skills: As senior vice president/chief counsel for MetLife Investment Management, h...

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Copyright  Subtleties

Professor Yen offers nuanced look into the law....

Pocket Résumé Degrees: BS, MA, Stanford University; JD, Harvard. Title Professor and Dean’s Distingui...

Faculty Milestones

Facing Racism: Dean Vincent Rougeau was named inaugural director of the Boston College Forum on Racial Justice in America. The forum provides a meeting place for listening, dialogue, and greater understanding about race and racism, and serves as a catalyst for bridging differences regarding race in America, promoting reconciliation, and encouraging fresh perspectives. The Thinker: Cathleen Kaveny is the 2020 recipient of the ...

Notable Faculty Publications

Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce Kimball have followed On the Battlefield of Merit with the second in their two-volume history of Harvard Law School. The Intellectual Sword: Harvard Law School, the Second Century (Harvard University Press), which earned distinction as a Belnap Press imprint. It chronicles the school’s near collapse and dramatic resurgence during that period. Shu-Yi Oei and Diane Ring teamed up to write “Ta...