Civil rights are intended to ensure people’s physical and mental well being by providing protection from discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or disability.

Jack M. Beermann

Jack Beermann’s scholarship focuses on two areas: civil rights litigation and administrative law. He is an authority on the circumstances under which state and local officials, and local governments, should be held liable for their constitutional violations. “What particularly fascinates me is studying the values underlying our public law system and how social movements and history […]

Jasmine Gonzales Rose

Professor Jasmine Gonzales Rose is a critical proceduralist and is particularly interested in the intersections of race and language within two areas: juries and evidence. She is a leading criticalist voice on evidence law, with a focus on the evidentiary issues raised by racialized police violence. She is also an expert on juror language disenfranchisement. […]

Peggy Maisel

Peggy Maisel joined the BU Law Faculty in July 2014 as a clinical professor and as the first associate dean for experiential education for five years overseeing and growing more than 20 clinical and externship programs, in which more than 250 student participate annually.  She also works to advance curriculum initiatives, pedagogical practices and academic research […]

Linda C. McClain

Linda C. McClain is known for her work in family law, gender and law, and feminist legal theory. Her most recent book, Who’s the Bigot? Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2020), argues that, although denouncing and preventing bigotry is a shared political value with a long history, people […]

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Angela Onwuachi-Willig is dean and Ryan Roth Gallo & Ernest J. Gallo Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. A renowned legal scholar and expert in critical race theory, employment discrimination, and family law, she joined the law school as dean in August 2018. Before joining the School of Law, Dean Onwuachi-Willig served as […]

Portia Pedro

Portia Pedro, a former public interest litigation fellow who also worked as a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, joined the full-time faculty of Boston University School of Law as an associate professor in July 2018. She teaches civil procedure, remedies, and critical civil procedure. Professor Pedro studies the ways in which racial subordination […]

Robert M. Thomas Jr.

Bob Thomas has been teaching at BU Law as an adjunct since 2011. He has created and taught three different courses during that time: Health Care Fraud and Abuse, Whistleblower Law and Practice, and Contemporary Issues of Constitutional Law. He has also taught Criminal Law to BU’s LLM students. He has consistently received outstanding evaluations […]

Robert L. Tsai

Robert L. Tsai is a professor of law at Boston University School of Law, where he teaches courses in constitutional law, presidential leadership, and individual rights. He is keenly interested in political culture, legal change, democratic design, inequality, and popular sovereignty. Professor Tsai is the author of three books: Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a […]