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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george annas

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.

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kevin outterson

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.

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jim fleming

 

Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution: For Moral Readings and Against Originalisms

Professor James Fleming's latest book published by Oxford University Press.

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kristin collinsUS 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.

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gary lawson

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.

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stacey doganAppellate 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."

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jack beermann

 

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.

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fred tung

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.

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wendy gordon and david webber

 

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.

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nancy mooreProfessor Nancy Moore to Publish "Buying Voice: Financial Rewards for Whistleblowing Lawyers"

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.

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linda mcclain

Conscience, Discrimination, and Marriage Equality: Are Analogies to 1964—and 1967—Inevitable?

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.

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richard ainsworth

 

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.

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laila hlass

Professor Laila Hlass’s Article Cited in California State Appellate Court Decision

Article influences decision in case regarding guardianship of immigrant minor.

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james fleming

Professor James E. Fleming is Incoming President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy

The noted scholar of constitutional law and legal and political philosophy will serve as the Society’s president for a three-year term.

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kevin outterson

 

Preventing an Antibiotic Apocalypse

Professor Kevin Outterson discusses the economics of antibiotic development in this Q&A with BU Research.

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linda mcclain

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.

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pnina lahav

 

Pnina Lahav Selected to Deliver Lapidus Lecture in American Jewish Studies at Princeton University

The renowned scholar of Constitutional and comparative law will discuss the life of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.

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wendy gordon

At the Core of Copyright Law

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.

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paul gugliuzza

 

Traveling Sideways and Backwards: The Challenge of Patent Litigation Reform

Professor of Intellectual Property Law Paul Gugliuzza discusses his recent scholarship.

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james bessenJames Bessen, BU Law Lecturer in Economics and IP, to Publish New Book

Learning by Doing: The Real Connection between Innovation, Wages, and Wealth highlights the relationship between stagnant median wages and contemporary innovation.

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david seippProfessor David Seipp Selected to Deliver Oxford University's Youard Lecture in Legal History

The distinguished professor of legal history will speak about his work with medieval English law.

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james flemingFor Moral Readings of the Constitution and Against Originalisms

Professor James Fleming’s forthcoming book, Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution, challenges originalisms and defends a moral reading of the Constitution.

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jack beermann

Could Supreme Court Justices’ Voting Records on the Chevron Doctrine Predict the Outcome of King v. Burwell?

Professor Jack Beermann’s recent scholarship on the principle of administrative law may offer clues to the health care case’s ruling.

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paul gugliuzza

Paul Gugliuzza To Testify Before House of Representatives Subcommittee About Patent Reform

The professor of intellectual property law will offer his expertise on patent demand letters.

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abby moncrieff

Supreme Court Justice Kennedy References Argument in Professor Abigail Moncrieff's King v. Burwell Amicus Brief

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..

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kevin outtersonOutterson Calls for Global Treaty to Address Antibiotic Resistance

Professor collaborates with international coalition to spark action against pressing threat to public health.

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abigail moncrieff

 

Health Care Reform and the Challenge of Cooperative Federalism

Professor Abigail Moncrieff explores the balance of power between federal and state governments following two key Supreme Court rulings.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?"

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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.

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