Boston University School of Law

Larry W. Yackle

Professional History

Boston University School of Law
Professor and Basil Yanakakis Faculty Research Scholar (1983-Present)

Harvard Law School
Visiting Professor (2013)

University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law
Visiting Professor (2011)

University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law
Visiting Scholar (2005)

University of Texas School of Law
Visiting Professor (1980-81)

University of Alabama School of Law
Faculty (1974-83)

Boston University School of Law
Instructor (1973-74)

Education

Harvard University
LLM (1974)

University of Kansas
JD (1973)

University of Kansas
AB (1968)

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Reporter, American Bar Association Task Force on Postconviction Remedies

Courses

Constitutional Law; Federal Courts

PRESENTATIONS

Lecture, Habeas Corpus: The Great Writ, Chicago Humanities Festival (2008)

Service

Associate Dean
Chair, Committee on Continuation, Promotion & Tenure
Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
Chair, Committee on Placement
Chair, Dean Search Advisory Committee
Consultant, Federal Courts Study Committee
Member, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Task Force on Judicial Branch Education

Memberships

Bar Memberships

US Supreme Court
US Circuit Court of Appeals for First Circuit
US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
US District Court, District of Kansas
Kansas Supreme Court

Other

American Association of University Professors
Society of American Law Teachers

Amicus Curiae Briefs

  • Cullen v. Pinholster (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2011)
  • Wood v. Allen (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2010)
  • Holland v. Florida (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2009)
  • Danforth v. Minnesota (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2008)
  • Beard v. Banks (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2004)
  • Bell v. Cone (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2002)
  • Atkins v. Virginia (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2002)
  • McCarver v. North Carolina (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2001)
  • Williams (Michael) v. Taylor (U.S. Sup. Ct. 1999)
  • Williams v. Taylor (Terry) (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1999)
  • Stewart v. Martinez-Villareal (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1997)
  • Bousley v. Brooks (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1997)
  • Hohn v. United States (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1997)
  • O’Neal v. McAninch (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1994)
  • Sheff v. O'Neill (Conn. Super. Ct., 1994)
  • McFarland v. Scott (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1994)
  • Gilmore v. Taylor (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1992)
  • Withrow v. Williams (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1992)
  • Brecht v. Abrahamson (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1992)
  • Wright v. West (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1992)
  • Sawyer v. Whitley (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1992)
  • Murray v. United States (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1988)
  • Penson v. Ohio (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1988)
  • McCotter v. Petty (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1987)
  • Colorado v. Bertine (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1987)
  • Pennsylvania v. Finley (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1987)
  • Missouri v. Blair (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1987)
  • Murray v. Carrier (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1986)
  • Miller v. Fenton (U.S. Sup. Ct., 1985)

Publications

"The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Cases," American University Law Review  (forthcoming). 
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"Competitive Federalism: Five Clarifying Questions," in Symposium, Utopia as Dystopia?: A Symposium on Sotirios A. Barber's The Fallacies of States' Rights and Michael S. Greve's The Upside-Down Constitution, 94 Boston University Law Review 1403 (2014). 

"Federal Banks and Federal Jurisdiction in the Progressive Era," 62 University of Kansas Law Review 255 (2013). 
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"Young Again," 35 University of Hawaii Law Review 51 (2013). 

"AEDPA Mea Culpa," 24 Federal Sentencing Reporter 329 (2012). 

"In Medias Res," in Symposium, Originalism and Living Constitutionalism: A Symposium on Jack Balkin's Living Originalism and David Strauss's The Living Constitution, 92 Boston University Law Review 1259 (2012). 

Cases and Materials on Federal Courts, M. Wells, W. Marshall & G. Nichol, 2d ed., Thomson/West (2011). 

"Untangling the Twists of Habeas Corpus," review of N.J. King & J. L. Hoffmann, Habeas for the Twenty-First Century, University of Chicago Press (2011), 95 Judicature 90 (2011). 
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Federal Courts: Habeas Corpus, Foundation Press (2010). 

"The Story of Fay v. Noia: Another Case About Another Federalism," in Federal Courts Stories 191, V. C. Jackson & J. Resnik, eds., Foundation Press (2010). 

Federal Courts, 3d ed., Carolina Academic Press (2009). 

"Reflections on Allan Macurdy," 27 Boston University International Law Journal vii (2009). 
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Lecture: Habeas Corpus: The Great Writ, Chicago Humanities Festival (2008). 
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Cases and Materials on Federal Courts, with M. Wells & W. Marshall, Thompson/West (2007). 

Regulatory Rights: Supreme Court Activism, the Public Interest, and the Making of Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Press (2007). 

"State Convicts and Federal Courts: Reopening the Habeas Corpus Debate," 91 Cornell Law Review 541 (2006). 
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"Archibald Cox and the Genius of Our Institutions,"  with F. M. Lawrence & S. M. Ziolkowski, 85 Boston University Law Review 355 (2005). 
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"Lochner: Another Time, Another Place," 85 Boston University Law Review 765 (2005). 
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"Capital Punishment, Federal Courts, and the Writ of Habeas Corpus," in Beyond Repair? America's Death Penalty 58, S. Garvey, ed., Duke University Press (2003). 

Federal Courts, 2d ed., Carolina Academic Press (2003). 

Federal Courts: Habeas Corpus, Foundation Press (2003). 

"Congressional Power to Require DNA Testing," 29 Hofstra Law Review 1173 (2001). 
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"Federal Habeas Corpus in a Nutshell," 28 Human Rights 7 (2001). 
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"The Figure in the Carpet," in Symposium Restructuring Federal Courts, 78 Texas Law Review 1731 (2000). 
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Federal Courts, Carolina Academic Press (1999). 

"The ABA's Proposed Moratorium on the Death Penalty: The American Bar Association and Federal Habeas Corpus," 61 Law & Contemporary Problems 171 (1998). 
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"Symbolic Statutes and Real Laws: The Pathologies of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and the Prison Litigation Reform Act," with Mark Tushnet, 47 Duke Law Journal 1 (1997). 
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"A Worthy Champion for Fourteenth Amendment Rights: The United States in Parens Patriae," 92 Northwestern University Law Review 111 (1997). 
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"[At Issue: Victims' Rights: Do We Need a Constitutional Amendment to Ensure Fair Treatment?] No: the Costs Would Be Too High," 82 American Bar Association Journal 83 (1996). 
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"Federal Evidentiary Hearings Under the New Habeas Corpus Statute," 6 Public Interest Law Journal 135 (1996). 
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"A Primer on the New Habeas Corpus Statute," in Symposium The New York Death Penalty in Context, 44 Buffalo Law Review 381 (1996). 
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Reclaiming the Federal Courts, Harvard University Press (1994). 

"Foreword to an Interview with Fred Korematsu," 3 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 95 (1993). 
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"Habeas Corpus: The Great Writ is in Jeopardy," 5 Constitution 61 (1993). 

"The Habeas Hagioscope," 66 Southern California Law Review 2331 (1993). 
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"Parading Ourselves: Freedom of Speech at the Feast of St. Patrick," 73 Boston University Law Review 791 (1993). 
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"The Great Writ in Action: Empirical Light on the Federal Habeas Corpus Debate," with R. Faust & T. J. Rubenstein, 18 New York University Journal of Law & Social Change 637 (1991). 
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Book Review, Robert F. Nagel, Constitutional Cultures: The Mentality and Consequences of Judicial Review, University of California Press (1989), 508 The Annals 208 (1990). 

"Form and Function in the Administration of Justice: The Bill of Rights and Federal Habeas Corpus," 23 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 675 (1989-90). 
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"Choosing Judges the Democratic Way," 69 Boston University Law Review 273 (1989). 
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Reform and Regret: The Story of Federal Judicial Involvement in the Alabama Prison System, Oxford University Press (1989). 

"The Misadventures of State Postconviction Remedies," 16 New York University Journal of Law & Social Change 359 (1988). 
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"Explaining Habeas Corpus," 60 New York University Law Review 991 (1985). 
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Book Review, Ira P. Robbins, The Law and Process of Post-Conviction Remedies, West Publishing Co. (1982), 36 Rutgers Law Review 375 (1984). 

"The Exhaustion Doctrine in Federal Habeas Corpus: An Argument for a Return to First Principles," 44 Ohio State Law Journal 393 (1983). 
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"The Reagan Administration's Habeas Corpus Proposals," 68 Iowa Law Review 609 (1983). 
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Book Review, William F. Duker, A Constitutional History of Habeas Corpus, Greenwood Press (1980), 17 Criminal Law Bulletin 479 (1981). 

Postconviction Remedies, Bancroft, Whitney (1981). Supplements (1982-87). 

"Confessions of a Horizontalist: A Dialogue on the First Amendment," 27 Kansas Law Review 541 (1979). 
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"The Burger Court and the Fourth Amendment," 26 Kansas Law Review 335 (1978). 
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"The Burger Court, 'State Action', and Congressional Enforcement of the Civil War Amendments," 27 Alabama Law Review 479 (1975). 
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"Private Use of Public Facilities: A Comment on Gilmore v. City of Montgomery," 10 Wake Forest Law Review 659 (1974-75). 
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"Taking Stock of Detainer Statutes," 8 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 88 (1975). 
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"Thoughts on Rodriguez: Mr. Justice Powell and the Demise of Equal Protection Analysis in the Supreme Court," 9 University of Richmond Law Review 181 (1974-75). 
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"Collateral Challenges to Criminal Convictions," with Keith G. Meyer, 21 University of Kansas Law Review 259 (1973). 
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"The Indigent's Right to a Transcript of Record," 20 University of Kansas Law Review 745 (1971-72). [Comment] 
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