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Drinan Visiting Professor Selected

Junior scholar with research interests in race and debt to teach for two years.


BC Law expands its junior scholars program with the appointment of Nicole Langston to a two-year term as Drinan Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP).

“We are pleased to receive support from the University provost to solidify and expand the Drinan Scholars Program, said Renee Jones, associate dean for academic affairs. “This funding will enable BC Law to support the training of future law professors and enhance the diversity of the legal academy by mentoring scholars from underrepresented backgrounds.”

Langston is a graduate of University of Illinois Law School who focuses her research on race and debt, bankruptcy, and consumer finance law. Langston clerked for Peter J. Walsh (retired) and Laurie Silverstein of the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and Bernice B. Donald of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals before joining bankruptcy practices at Kirkland and Ellis and Latham and Watkins.

During her two-year term as a Drinan Scholar at BC Law, Langston will teach a seminar on Consumer Bankruptcy and other courses related to her research interests.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nicole Langston as our first VAP in this reconfigured program,” said Dean Jones. “Nicole is an accomplished attorney and a promising legal scholar. Her research interests in consumer finance, debt, and bankruptcy and their intersection with race place her at the cutting edge of research in race and finance. We are confident that Nicole will make valuable contributions to the BC Law community and the legal academy during her two years at BC Law.”

BC Law views the Drinan Scholars Program as an opportunity to model the work of former dean Father Robert F. Drinan, who devoted his life to ensuring that law students and academics developed to their full potential. Previous Drinan Scholars include Hernandez Stroud, William Sullivan, and Nathaniel Romano.