Our distinguished faculty is recognized for preeminent scholarship, excellent teaching, and contributions to legislative, judicial, and policy-making decisions in the US and around the world. The spotlights below are only a few examples of recent outstanding faculty scholarship.
Professor George Annas Explores the Legal Concerns of Genetic Testing in New Book
Genomic Messages covers the gains and losses of genetic screening and personalized medicine for an unspecialized audience.
What Will It Take to Address the Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance?
Kevin Outterson coedits a series of articles calling for global collective action to combat antibiotic resistance in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics.
Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution: For Moral Readings and Against Originalisms
Professor James Fleming's latest book published by Oxford University Press.
US Court of Appeals Cites Professor Kristin Collins's Scholarship in Citizenship Transmission Case
In Morales-Santana v. Lynch, the Second Circuit court ordered parties to re-brief key legal issues, citing Collins’s recently published article, before ruling that a federal citizenship statute is unconstitutional.
Justice Clarence Thomas Cites Professor Gary Lawson’s Paper in Jerusalem Passport Case
Thomas noted Lawson’s interpretation of the ‘Sweeping Clause’ in his opinion on Zivotofsky v. Kerry.
Appellate Court Opinion Cites Professor Stacey Dogan's Antitrust Article in Big Pharma Alzheimer's Drug Case
"Antitrust Law and Regulatory Gaming" informs ruling against global pharmaceutical giant Actavis for "product hopping."
Professor Jack Beermann Cited in Court Decision Blocking President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
The administrative law article was cited by the dissenting opinion in the federal immigration case.
Professor Frederick Tung’s Paper Selected as one of 2014’s Top Ten Corporate and Securities Articles
Published in the Virginia Law Review, the paper questions the stability of creditor priority structure in bankruptcy proceedings.
Two BU Law Professors Selected to Participate in Prestigious Faculty Forum
David Webber will present on mergers and acquisitions, while Wendy Gordon comments upon the work of IP law scholars at the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.
The paper, forthcoming in Boston College Law Review, was written with Kathleen Clark (Washington University in St. Louis). It examines whether a lawyer may receive whistleblowing award under a federal program without violating state ethics law.
Linda McClain resopnds to Indiana RFRA and beyond in this article for Cornerstone the blog of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
The Vulnerabilities of a Value Added Tax
Richard Ainsworth works to bring attention to the vulnerabilities of an attractive solution to America's tax issues.
Professor Laila Hlass’s Article Cited in California State Appellate Court Decision
Article influences decision in case regarding guardianship of immigrant minor.
The noted scholar of constitutional law and legal and political philosophy will serve as the Society’s president for a three-year term.
Preventing an Antibiotic Apocalypse
Professor Kevin Outterson discusses the economics of antibiotic development in this Q&A with BU Research.
Is There a Way Forward in the ‘War over the Family?’
Professor Linda McClain seeks more context from Clare Huntington’s Failure to Flourish in assessing whether family law is failing families.
The renowned scholar of Constitutional and comparative law will discuss the life of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.
Professor Wendy Gordon’s body of work has led to several prestigious scholarly activities, including an appointment to a group of advisors in a clarification of copyright law.
Professor of Intellectual Property Law Paul Gugliuzza discusses his recent scholarship.
Learning by Doing: The Real Connection between Innovation, Wages, and Wealth highlights the relationship between stagnant median wages and contemporary innovation.
The distinguished professor of legal history will speak about his work with medieval English law.
Professor James Fleming’s forthcoming book, Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution, challenges originalisms and defends a moral reading of the Constitution.
Professor Jack Beermann’s recent scholarship on the principle of administrative law may offer clues to the health care case’s ruling.
The professor of intellectual property law will offer his expertise on patent demand letters.
Moncrieff worked with the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, numerous health law professors, and a BU Law alum to make a constitutional argument in favor of upholding the subsidies under the Court's anti-coercion doctrine..
Professor collaborates with international coalition to spark action against pressing threat to public health.
Professor Abigail Moncrieff explores the balance of power between federal and state governments following two key Supreme Court rulings.
Professor David Webber argues for a better public pension investment strategy in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
Professor Kevin Outterson speaks to the BBC World Service about the industrial barriers to new antibiotic development.
GTP Director Richard Ainsworth has partnered with US states with sales tax to tackle the prevalent "zapper" problem.
Professors James Bessen and Michael Meurer argue for congressional action against patent trolls in a Boston Globe op-ed.
The two scholars squared off on the statutes governing healthcare subsidies.
New book, published by Oxford University Press, offers philosophical analysis of fiduciary law by leading scholars.
The paper, comparing how the United States and European Union limit the ability of state-level entities to subsidize their own residents, was published in the Yale Journal of International Law.
Park will oversee dispute between Indian government and UK-based defense contractor over helicopter contract.
Professor Linda McClain asserts that distinguishing "sex" on legal documents can help document, and fix, gaps in equality in an op-ed for The New York Times.
Professor Laila Hlass argues for legal representation in deportation cases in an op-ed for BU Today.
Professor Khiara Bridges measures the law's successes and failures in an op-ed for BU Today.
Outterson offered his expertise to the House Energy & Commerce Committee on 21st Century Cures: Examining Ways to Combat Antibiotic Resistance and Foster New Drug Development.
Professor Jack Beermann has spent the last few years working with Chinese legal scholars to help reform the country’s administrative laws.
Professor Susan Akram and three students from the International Human Rights Clinic present their report on the legal issues around refugees fleeing Syria.
Outterson worked with the American Health Lawyers Assocation to create guidelines for health law programs across the country.
The Missouri Supreme Court relies heavily on Simons's article in a ruling favoring the fan hit in the eye by a hot dog during a Kansas City Royals game.
The Clinical Associate Professor aruges for immigrants' rights in a segment entitled "Should Undocumented Immigrants Receive Refugee Status?"
Entitled “The Return of the King: The Unsavory Origins of Administrative Law,” the review is forthcoming from the Texas Law Review.