Boston University Law Review Online Symposia

Since 2013, Boston University Law Review Online has selected a trending topic or recently published legal book or article on which to hold an online symposium. Scholars in the field contribute commentaries. For book and article symposia, the author is given an opportunity to respond to those comments.

Current Online Symposium:

During Spring 2023, the BU Law Review Online will periodically publish written contributions to its Title IX Online Symposium, titled Title IX at 50: Learning from the Past & Looking to the Future.” The live event was held in Fall 2022 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX.

Title IX at 50: Learning from the Past & Looking to the Future

Title IX and the Challenges of Educating for Equality
Linda C. McClain
103 B.U. Law Review Online 1 (2023)

Title IX’s Unrealized Potential to Prevent Sexual Violence
Katharine Silbaugh
103 B.U. Law Review Online 12 (2023)

The Case Against and for “Abolishing Title IX”
Alexandra Brodsky
103 B.U. Law Review Online 19 (2023)

Fulfilling Title IX’s Promise Through the SAFER Act
Shiwali Patel
103 B.U. Law Review Online 25 (2023)

A Brief Overview of the Mechanics and Civil Rights Challenges of Title IX in Athletics
Phil Catanzano
103 B.U. Law Review Online 35 (2023)

Shifting Scapegoats: Learning from the Past to Navigate Today’s Battles for Transgender-Inclusive Policies
Kyle C. Velte
103 B.U. Law Review Online 44 (2023)

More contributions to come.

Speakers at the live event included:
  • Phil Catanzano: Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Naomi Mann: Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Civil Litigation and Justice Program, Boston University School of Law
  • Shiwali Patel: Director of Justice for Student Survivors & Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
  • Linda McClain: Robert Kent Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Kate Silbaugh: Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Kyle Velte: Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law
  • Kelly Behre: Director of the U.C. Davis Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic
  • Alexandra Brodsky: Staff Attorney, Public Justice
  • Bill Kidder: Compliance and Civil Rights Professional, University of California-Riverside
  • Kelsey Scarlett: Associate, School Law Practice Group, Shipman and Goodwin LLP
  • Lexi Weyrick: Associate, Van Dermyden Makus
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo: Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University


    Past Symposia:

    Jessica Silbey’s Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in Internet Age

    Paul Enríquez’s Rewriting Nature: The Future of Genome Editing and How to Bridge the Gap Between Law and Science

    Critical Legal Research: The Next Wave (A Panel in Honor of Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic)

    Richard Hasen’s Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy

    Dov Fox’s Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

    Justin Driver’s The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind

    Dotan Oliar & James Y. Stern’s Right on Time: First Possession in Property and Intellectual Property

    Anthea Roberts’ Is International Law International?

    Adam Winkler’s We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

    Ganesh Sitaraman’s The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution

    Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf’s Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

    Jay Wexler’s When God Isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide

    Katherine Franke’s Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality

    Danielle Keats Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace

    Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men