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Law Publications Elect New Boards

Despite challenges, Boston College Law Review and Uniform Commercial Reporter-Digest proceed with elections and plan coming issues.

BC Law School's Newton campus. Photographed for the 2013 BC Law Viewbook. 

In the spirit of keeping the scholarly wheels turning at Boston College Law School, the Boston College Law Review and Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest have announced the election of their new editors for the coming academic year.

“We cannot thank the entire BCLR staff enough for their flexibility, positive attitudes, and commitment throughout our nine-and-a-half-hour, virtual election,” the review’s outgoing Co-editors in Chief Caroline Holliday ’20 and Sam Thomas ’20 said in their March 23 announcement. “Under normal circumstances, elections can be a long and taxing process, but during this time of uncertainty and unease, we had near perfect attendance and unbelievable engagement. We are proud of the whole staff and the incredible peers they have elected to take the mantle.”

The Digest had a different experience with elections, but is rising to other challenges. “The UCC Reporter-Digest always holds elections in late February, which smooths the transition to next year’s editorial board,” explained Editor in Chief Matthew Bailey ’20. “We were fortunate our elections slipped in before the University’s closure. Our elections already extend late into the evening. Online candidate statements, voting, and floor nominations would have greatly extended the process.”

Now the hurdle is ensuring the Digest’s 2Ls receive sufficient training to become outstanding editors next year.

“I am proud to say everyone is going above-and-beyond to make that happen in a remote environment,” Bailey said. “The Digest’s normal production process brings all staff writers together on a Saturday morning, which clearly cannot happen this spring. Our managing editors, Nick Merrill (3L) and Jon Sears (2L), have revised the production process, top-to-bottom, by leveraging our online resources. It will require extra care and attention. However, I am confident the Digest team will rise to the task while maintaining our standard of quality.”

The Boston College Law Review Volume 62 Board of Editors will be lead by Editors in Chief Caitlin Durand and Maxwell Fabiszewski. The Digest will be lead by Editor in Chief of Yani Ngo.

The remaining new members of the BCLR board are:

Managing Editors Jana Haikal, Anne Hart, Kadie Martin, and Rachel Weiss. Executive Articles Editors Katherine King, Abby Rosenfeld, Jonathan Lester, and Rory Skowron. Executive Notes Editors Nina Labovich, Abigail Mahoney, Rebecca Miller, and Courtney Ruggeri. Executive Comments Editors Cassidy Seamon and Michelle Kain. Electronic Supplement Editors Meg Green and Joseph Manning. Executive Senior Editors Alyssa Rao and Sam Barrows.

The remaining new members of the Digest board are:

Managing Editor Jonathan Sears, Administrative Editor Margaret Jones, Business Manager Michael Luiz, and Research Editor Andrew Stern. Executive Editors Michael Burke, David Leopard, Ryan Peloquin, and Diana Whitmore. Training Managing Editors Jacob Lange and Daniel Tracy. Resource Editor Samantha Schneider. Development Editor Brian Hurley. Outreach Editor Griffin Pardales. Executive Board: Margaret Jones, Jacob Lang, Michael Luiz, Yano Ngo, and Jonathan Sears.

Founded in 1959, Boston College Law Review is the oldest scholarly publication at Boston College Law School. In 2017, the Review was consolidated, along with three of the Law School’s subject journals to form a single, larger journal.

The UCC Reporter-Digest is a research tool used by practitioners to find case law on various commercial law topics. It was founded in 1962 by the late BC Law Professor William Willier, and is now published by Matthew Bender & Company, a division of Lexis/Nexis. The Digest serves as a comprehensive research tool for cases decided by all federal, state, and bankruptcy courts addressing issues related to the Uniform Commercial Code. Since its inception, Boston College Law School students have been the sole source of case law annotations published by the Digest.