Summer 2014

BC Law Faculty Achievements

A Model Idea: Professor Richard Albert’s proposal for the inaugural Academic Symposium at the 2014 Association of American Law Schools annual meeting was so impressive that it was posted on their website as a “model submission.” Speaker Ran Hirschl of the University of Toronto said the symposium itself, “Comparative Constitutional Change: New Perspectives on Formal and Informal Amendment,” “brought together some of the best minds in comparative constitutional law.” Panelist Rosalind Dixon of the University of New South Wales added that “you couldn’t but walk away from this event stimulated and challenged to think anew about old questions and beliefs.”

A Fine Fellow: This past spring, Professor R. Michael Cassidy was elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the nation’s leading research institute for the empirical study of law. The Fellows is an honorary organization of distinguished lawyers, judges, and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession. Fewer than 1 percent of lawyers are nominated by their peers for Fellows membership.

Keeping Corporations Honest: Renée Jones, an oft-cited scholar of corporate governance and ethics, has been promoted to Professor. Select accomplishments include recognition in the Sisk Study of Scholarly Impact as one of the top ten cited faculty at BC Law and her selection as a Eugene P. Beard Faculty Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She is currently working on a book about the impact of financial deregulation on corporate risk-taking and fraud.

Internet Watchdog: Daniel Lyons, a public intellectual whose scholarship, blogs, and commentaries have most recently focused on net neutrality, has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. A specialist in the areas of property, telecommunications, and administrative law, Lyons has participated in rulemaking proceedings before both the Federal Communications Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission. He has also spoken nationwide on the effects of technology convergence on telecommunications regulation.

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