America's Best Teaching Faculty

As an LL.M in American Law student, you have full access to BU Law's renowned, award-winning J.D. faculty.  The faculty represent several schools of legal thought, from law and economics to feminist legal theory, and they come from a range of legal backgrounds. Their wide-ranging scholarship includes leading texts in several important areas of law -- and many have authored the very textbooks which form the basis of classroom discussion.

Above all, they share a passion for teaching—eight have received the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest award given each year to one of Boston University’s three thousand faculty members.

BU Law's faculty value the international perspectives that American Law Program students bring to the classroom.  And they understand the challenges foreign-trained lawyers face when they begin analyzing U.S. judicial opinions -- rather than codes -- and are asked to do so out loud.

Among the faculty who have engaged LL.M. in American Law students over the years are such noted scholars as:


Jack Beermann

Harry Elwood Warren Scholar
Professor of Law
B.A. with distinction, University of Wisconsin
J.D. with honors, University of Chicago

Courses: Administrative Law; Introduction to American Law



Stacey Dogan

Law Alumni Scholar
Professor of Law
B.S. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School

Courses: Property Law; Intellectual Property; Unfair Competition & Trademark



Virginia Greiman

Lecturer in Law
B.S., cum laude, Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., with honors, Boston University
J.D., with honors, Suffolk University
LL.M. in Taxation, Boston University School of Law

Courses: International Business Agreements: Negotiating, Structuring and Drafting
International Development and Project Finance

Full CV
Video: Professor Greiman discusses her International Development and Project Finance Course


Keith Hylton

The Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law
Professor of Law
B.A. magna cum laude, Harvard University
J.D., Harvard University
Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Courses: Torts; Antitrust; International Competition Law Research



Andrew Kull

Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Law
Professor of Law
B.A., University of California-Berkeley
B.A. and M.A., Oxford University
J.D., University of Chicago

Courses: Property Law; Contracts; Restitution & Unjust Enrichment



Pnina Lahav

Law Alumni Scholar
Professor of Law
LL.B. magna cum laude,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law
LL.M. and J.S.D., Yale University
M.A. in Political Science, Boston University

Courses: Constitutional Law; Constitution & Foreign Affairs; First Amendment



Michael J. Meurer

Abraham and Lillian Benton Scholar
Professor of Law
S.B. in Economics and Interdisciplinary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J.D. cum laude, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota

Courses: Patent Law; Telecommunications Law; Law & Economics Workshop



Walter Miller

Professor of Law
A.B., Harvard College
B.D., Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
LL.M., Harvard University
Certificate of Completion, Oxford University

Courses: Contracts; Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights; Commercial Code; Commercial Law: Sales, Negotiable Instruments



William Park

R. Gordon Butler Scholar in International Law
Professor of Law
B.A., Yale University
J.D., Columbia University
M.A., University of Cambridge

Courses: International Business Arbitration; International Taxation



Robert Volk

Director, Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy Program Associate Professor of Legal Writing
B.A., Lake Forest College
J.D., cum laude, Boston University

Courses: Legal Research & Writing Seminar (program director) required for LL.M. in American Law students Law and Sexual Minorities

Full CV
Video: Professor Volk discusses the Legal Research & Writing Seminar


David Walker

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Maurice Poch Faculty Research Scholar
Professor of Law
B.E. summa cum laude, Vanderbilt University
J.D. magna cum laude, Harvard University

Courses: Corporations; Deals, Law & Economics Workshop