Summer 2016

BC Law Faculty Achievements

Fulbright in Russia: Professor David Wirth has won a Fulbright award that will take him to Russia for the 2016-17 academic year. An expert on international environmental issues, he will serve as the Distinguished Chair in Sustainable Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Wirth will consult with faculty on curriculum development, help shape teaching standards, give a series of lectures, and lead an advanced course for undergrad and graduate students.

A Pitch for Global Equality: Professor Frank Garcia presented on globalization, inequality, and international economic law during the “Growing Apart: The Implication of Economic Inequality” conference at Boston College in April. Sponsored by the Jesuit Institute, the two-day event united scholars from the disciplines of social work, law, education, political science, management, economics, theology, and philosophy. A conference highlight was the keynote address by US Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Wylie Retires: Professor Norah Wylie was applauded by colleagues and friends at a retirement farewell at BC Law on May 12. Herself a law graduate of the class of 1979, Wylie served the University in administrative and teaching capacities for some twenty years. She was the Law School’s Associate Dean for Students until 1996, and most recently taught Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing.

Scholars in the News: In an Op-Ed in the Boston Globe, Professor Paulo Barrozo and co-author Elizabeth Bartholet argued for the passage of a Congressional bill that would place the US in the forefront of supporting greater international adoption rights. Professor Kari Hong weighed in on the North Carolina restroom law, discussing the law’s constitutionality with NECN, WBZ, and WBUR. Professor Alfred Yen was cited on NPR’s “Morning Edition” regarding the US Court of Appeals’ reinstatement of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension for allegedly deflating footballs. Professor Robert Bloom ’71 talked to the Boston Globe about US Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz’s probe into strong-arm tactics by union officials.

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