The federal courts encompass the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appellate courts, and U.S. district courts.

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 […]

Kristin Collins

Kristin Collins joined the faculty of Boston University School of Law in 2006. Her scholarship focuses on citizenship and immigration law, family law, federal courts, and legal history. Recent publications include “Equality, Sovereignty, and the Family in Morales-Santana,” 131 Harvard Law Review 170 (2017); “Bureaucracy As the Border: Administrative Law and the Citizen Family,” 66 […]

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 […]

Larry Yackle

Larry Yackle has written seven books: Federal Courts: The Current Questions (Carolina Academic Press, 2017); Federal Courts (Carolina Academic Press, 3d ed. 2009); Regulatory Rights: Supreme Court Activism, the Public Interest, and the Making of Constitutional Law (University of Chicago Press, 2007); Federal Courts: Habeas Corpus (Foundation Press, 2003); Reclaiming the Federal Courts (Harvard University Press, 1994); […]