Scholarship

 

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.

 

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webber

 

Protecting Public Pension Benefits

Professor David Webber argues for a better public pension investment strategy in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

plusRead the full story here.

 

 

 

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outterson

 

The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Professor Kevin Outterson speaks to the BBC World Service about the industrial barriers to new antibiotic development.

plusListen to the program here.

 

 

 

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ainsworthThe $20 Billion Tax Fraud States Are Overlooking

GTP Director Richard Ainsworth has partnered with US states with sales tax to tackle the prevalent "zapper" problem.

plusRead the full story here.

 

 

 

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bessen muerer

 

Congress Needs to Rein in Patent Trolls

Professors James Bessen and Michael Meurer argue for congressional action against patent trolls in a Boston Globe op-ed.

plusRead the full story here.

 

 

 

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moncrieff

 

Abby Moncrieff and Jonathan Adler Debate the Affordable Care Act

The two scholars squared off on the statutes governing healthcare subsidies.

plusRead the full story here.

 

 

 

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tamar frankel

Professor Tamar Frankel Examines Impact of “Watered Down” Fiduciaries in Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law

New book, published by Oxford University Press, offers philosophical analysis of fiduciary law by leading scholars.

plusRead the full story here.

 

 

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lilian faulhaberProfessor Lilian Faulhaber Publishes "Charitable Giving, Tax Expenditures, and Direct Spending in the US and EU"

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.

plusRead the full paper here.

 

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william rusty park

Professor William Park to Chair Arbitration in International Contract Dispute

Park will oversee dispute between Indian government and UK-based defense contractor over helicopter contract.

plusRead the full story here.

 

 

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linda mcclain

Categorizing By Sex Is a Remedy for Discrimination

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.

plusRead the full story here.

 

 

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laila hlass

 

Who Speaks for Immigrant Children?

Professor Laila Hlass argues for legal representation in deportation cases in an op-ed for BU Today.

plusRead the full story here.

 

 

 

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khiara bridges

 

The Civil Rights Act Turns 50

Professor Khiara Bridges measures the law's successes and failures in an op-ed for BU Today.

plusRead the full story here.

 

 

 

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kevin outtersonProfessor Kevin Outterson Testifies on Antibiotic Resistence Before House of Representatives Committee

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.

plusWatch his testimony here.

 

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jack beermann

Beermann Aids Administrative Law Reform in China

Professor Jack Beermann has spent the last few years working with Chinese legal scholars to help reform the country’s administrative laws.

plusRead the full story here.

 

 

 

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susan akram

Protecting Syrian Refugees: Laws, Policies, and Global Responsibility-Sharing

Professor Susan Akram and three students from the International Human Rights Clinic present their report on the legal issues around refugees fleeing Syria.

plusPodcast and Report.

 

 

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kevin outterson

 

Professor Kevin Outterson Helps Design National Health Law Curriculum Guidelines

Outterson worked with the American Health Lawyers Assocation to create guidelines for health law programs across the country.

plusRead the full story here.

 


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kenneth simonsProfessor Kenneth Simons's Article Guides Opinion Against KC Royals Mascot in "Hotdog Launch" Suit

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.

plusRead the full story here.

 


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laila hlass

 

Professor Laila Hlass on Meet the Press

The Clinical Associate Professor aruges for immigrants' rights in a segment entitled "Should Undocumented Immigrants Receive Refugee Status?"

plusWatch the video here.

 

 

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gary lawson

Professor Gary Lawson Reviews Is Administrative Law Unlawful, by Philip Hamburger

Entitled “The Return of the King: The Unsavory Origins of Administrative Law,” the review is forthcoming from the Texas Law Review.

Read the review here.