Not only are BU Law faculty members dedicated to shaping future legal minds, they command respect as leading scholars across numerous fields of law—from Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, and Cybersecurity to Criminal, Housing, and Intellectual Property, the list goes on.

Our professors and instructors publish scholarly work in respected academic presses and research papers in esteemed law journals. You can explore some of their work on Scholarly Commons at BU Law. They also contribute to legislative, judicial, and policy-making decisions in the US and abroad, and lecture at conferences and law schools around the world.

In addition, we regularly bring to campus the experience and insights of professors from other law schools. At BU Law, there is no shortage of knowledge to gain and legal minds to spark inspiration.

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New Faculty

We are excited to welcome several new scholars to our faculty this fall.

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Centers & Institutes

Sharing knowledge, putting heads together, and making resources available.

In the Media

Our faculty scholars are sought after to offer a legal perspective on important matters facing our nation and the world.

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Legal History: The Year Books

Professor David Seipp has compiled a comprehensive index of law reports, called Year Books, from medieval English history dating from 1268 to 1535.

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Faculty Stories

The Record publishes in-depth articles featuring faculty expertise and brief stories that touch on teaching and scholarship.

Anna di Robilant and image of book cover “The Making of Modern Property”

Often Thinking about—and Researching—Roman Law

Professor Anna di Robilant’s eight years of research reveals how jurists positioned Roman law as the ideal model for modernizing property law.

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Charles C. Jalloh
International Law

In Pursuit of Justice and Accountability in International Law

Professor Charles C. Jalloh joins BU Law as the 2023–24 William and Patricia Kleh Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Law.

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Constitutional Law

Examining Executive Power

Professor Jed Shugerman leverages legal history expertise to advocate for checks on the executive branch.

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Kathy Zeiler

Solving for a Crisis in Empirical Legal Studies

Professor Kathy Zeiler advocates for transparency in empirical studies, which can be used by courts to consider the credibility of evidence and legislators to suggest policy changes.

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Tom Patten, lecturer in the BU/MIT Student Innovations Law Clinic

The Impact of an Educator

Tom Patten joins the BU/MIT Student Innovations Law Clinic as lecturer and clinical instructor.

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Angelo Petrigh

An Ardent Advocate in Criminal Defense Law

Angelo Petrigh brings nearly twelve years of criminal defense experience with the Bronx Defenders to BU Law’s Criminal Law Clinical Program.

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