Boston University School of Law

September 7, 2007

BU Law Welcomes New Distinguished Faculty

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New BU Law Professors, pictured left to right: Stacey Dogan, Linda McClain, Sadiq Reza, Kevin Outterson, Jay Michaelson, James Fleming, Anna di Robilant and Sean Kealy

This fall, the School welcomes nine permanent and visiting professors to its faculty. This distinguished group adds a wealth of skills and knowledge to the BU Law community. The professors’ diverse backgrounds range from specializing in Intellectual Property Law to Family Law, and they have found success in both law and education, being published and honored for their achievements. Adding to their long lists of accomplishments, they will now enrich student experience by teaching at BU Law. Featured below is a sampling of the accomplishments of BU Law's newest faculty members.

James E. Fleming
The Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law
Professor of Law

James E. Fleming had a notable career at Fordham University School of Law where he was the Leonard F. Manning Distinguished Professor of Law and served for several years as the faculty moderator of the Fordham Law Review. He writes on constitutional law and constitutional theory and teaches courses in constitutional law, constitutional theory, torts and remedies. Professor Fleming has published numerous articles in law reviews and books, and he has also authored and co-authored several of his own books. He is now working on a new book, Rights and Irresponsibility (with BU Law Professor Linda C. McClain), and completing the fourth edition of his co-authored casebook on constitutional law.

Professor Fleming received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. During the 1999-2000 year, he was a Faculty Fellow in Ethics at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions. He has organized or co-organized many conferences in constitutional theory; and in 2007, Fordham Law Review published a symposium on Minimalism versus Perfectionism in Constitutional Theory focusing on Professor Fleming’s book, Securing Constitutional Democracy, along with Cass R. Sunstein’s book, Radicals in Robes.
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Sean J. Kealy
Clinical Associate Professor of Law

Sean J. Kealy graduated from Temple Law School in 1994. He was an assistant attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1995-1999 where he worked on victim compensation claims and prosecuted insurance fraud. From 1999-2007 he worked as legal advisor to State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (‘66) (D-Newton) and counsel to the General Court’s Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and the Joint Committee on Revenue. While working for the Legislature, Professor Kealy had the opportunity to work on many notable issues including the revised sex offender registry, legalizing and encouraging stem cell research and ensuring equal marriage rights.

Professor Kealy has taught criminal justice at Massachusetts Bay Community College and Suffolk University Law School and has published various law review articles on a variety of topics. He also co-edits a bi-monthly newsletter on criminal law that is distributed to prosecutors, members of law enforcement, defense attorneys and academics. Professor Kealy is the new director of BU Law's Legislative Counsel Clinic.
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Linda C. McClain
Paul M. Siskind Research Scholar
Professor of Law

Linda C. McClain received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and her LL.M. from New York University School of Law. Professor McClain was the Rivkin Radler Distinguished Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she was also co-director of the Institute for the Study of Gender, Law, and Policy. Prior to entering academia, she practiced litigation at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A former faculty fellow at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, Professor McClain has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia. Professor McClain is on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Family Law and is a member of the Council on Contemporary Families. She is also on the advisory board of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and Law and the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project. She recently published her book, The Place of Families: Fostering Capacity, Equality, and Responsibility (Harvard University Press, 2006).
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Kevin Outterson
Associate Professor of Law

Kevin Outterson was an associate professor of law at West Virginia University College of Law before coming to the School. He was previously an income partner in the Tax and International Groups at McDermott Will & Emery and a capital partner in the Health Law group at Baker Donelson. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (LL.M.) and Northwestern University School of Law (B.S. and J.D.). Professor Outterson teaches courses in health care, business law and globalization. His research work focuses on two areas: global pharmaceutical markets and health disparities. He received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the WVU Law Review in 2006 and the Professor of the Year Award at the College of Law in 2007. In 2004, he was appointed by West Virginia’s Governor Wise to the West Virginia Pharmaceutical Cost Management Council, where he has worked to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. Professor Outterson serves on the board of Prescription Policy Choices and consults with governments and NGOs concerning pharmaceutical pricing and access to medicines.
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Anna di Robilant
Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Anna di Robilant received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where she was awarded the Byse Fellowship in 2006-2007 and the Graduate Program Fellowship two years in a row (2004-2006). She graduated with a law degree from the University of Turin in Italy and received her Ph.D. in Comparative Private Law from the University of Trento in Italy. She has published books and articles in both English and Italian, and has served as an adjunct professor at the New England School of Law and a research assistant at Harvard Law and the University of Turin.
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Stacey L. Dogan
Visiting Professor of Law

Stacey Dogan is a professor of intellectual property, trademark law, software and Internet law and antitrust law at Northeastern University School of Law. She was also a visiting associate professor at BU Law in Spring 2005 and at Boston College Law School in 2003-2004. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S.) and of Harvard Law School (J.D.), magna cum laude. Earlier in her career, Professor Dogan worked as an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., specializing in intellectual property and antitrust law. She has been published many times in law reviews and books, and her presentations and proceedings are on both the local and international scale. She is admitted to the Bar in California, U.S. District Court and Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit, and Washington, D.C.
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Jay Michaelson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Jay Michaelson graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, where he received his B.A. in English. He has a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in religious studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a Ph.D. candidate in Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been awarded several times for his work in his three institutions of higher education, including the Ambrose Gherini Prize for best article on international law from Yale Law School and the James C. Caraley Prize for work in preservation of the natural environment from Columbia University. He was an adjunct professor at the City College of New York and a guest lecturer at Yale University. Professor Michaelson is currently the chief editor and founder of Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture and a columnist for The Jewish Daily Forward. He also is founder and general counsel of Wasabi Systems Inc.
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Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley
Visiting Professor of Law
Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley is a graduate of New York University Law School (LL.M.) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D.), cum laude. At Fordham University School of Law, Professor Nolan-Haley fills her schedule as a professor of law, the director of the ADR & Conflict Resolution Program and the director of the Mediation Clinic. This past Spring, she was a visiting scholar at the Harvard Program on Negotiation. During the summers of 2001-2005 and 2007 she was a visiting professor at Queens University in Belfast and University College in Dublin, teaching courses in international and domestic conflict resolution. Not a newcomer to the Hub, Nolan-Haley was the assistant district attorney of Boston from 1975-1976. She has been published in various journals, including her forthcoming article, “Finding Interior Peace in the Ordinary Practice of Law: Wisdom from the Spiritual Tradition of St. Teresa of Avila” to be published in the Journal of Catholic Legal Studies.
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Sadiq Reza
Visiting Professor of Law
Sadiq Reza is a professor at New York Law School where he teaches criminal law and criminal procedure. He was a visiting researcher at the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude with a J.D. He received his A.B. cum laude from Princeton University. Reza was a contract attorney at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter, both in Washington, D.C. He also worked as an attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Professor Reza is a member of the bar of Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
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Reported by Liz Ress
Photo Credit: Sara Gelston