Sean J. Kealy
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
AB, Hamilton College
MGA, University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Government
JD, cum laude, Temple University School of Law
Areas of Interest
- Office Room 1303D
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 617-353-8373
Sean Kealy graduated from Temple Law School in 1994. He was an assistant attorney general from 1995-1999 where he worked on victim compensation claims and prosecuted insurance fraud. From 1999-2007 he worked as legal advisor to State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) and counsel to the General Courts Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and the Joint Committee on Revenue. While working for the Legislature, Professor Kealy had the opportunity to work on many notable issues such as: the revised sex offender registry, the creation of buffer zones around reproductive health clinics, drunk driving legislation, modernizing corporate tax laws, creating new tax credits to encourage economic development, legalizing and encouraging stem cell research, and ensuring equal marriage rights.
Professor Kealy has taught criminal justice at Massachusetts Bay Community College and Suffolk University and has written law review articles on a variety of topics dealing with statutory changes to protect victims rights, improve the definition of murder and revise the Federal Posse Comitatus Act. He also co-edits a bi-monthly newsletter on recent changes to the criminal law that is distributed to prosecutors, members of law enforcement, defense attorneys and academics.
Sean Kealy, American Legislative Practice, West Academic Publishing (2021).
Sean Kealy, "Legislative Scrutiny in the United States: Dynamic, Whole-stream Revision," Theory and Practice of Legislation (2021).
Angela Onwuachi-Willig & Sean Kealy, "Make Schools Play Fair on Hair: Stop Allowing Religious Schools to Discriminate Against Cornrows and Locs," New York Daily News (December 16, 2019).
Sean Kealy, "Introduction to the Professor Robert Seidman Memorial Issue," 20 European Journal of Law Reform 3 (2018).
Sean Kealy & Alex Fomey, "The Reliability of Evidence in Evidence-Based Legislation," 20 European Journal of Law Reform (2018).
Sean Kealy, African Parliamentary Knowledge Network Legislative Handbook: Using Evidence to Design and Assess Legislation, African Parliamentary Knowledge Network (2013).
Sean Kealy, "The Second Amendment as Interpreted by Congress and the Court," 3 Northeastern University Law Journal 325 (2011).
In the Media
- June 19, 2020
Sean Kealy authors a POV. read more
- March 10, 2020
Sean Kealy and Jim Wheaton are featured in Law360. read more
- January 26, 2020
Anna di Robilant, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, and Sean Kealy quoted in The Daily Free Press. read more
- January 17, 2020
Angela Onwuachi-Willig and Sean Kealy quoted in Chalkbeat.org. read more
- December 16, 2019
Make Schools Play Fair on Hair: Stop Allowing Religious Schools to Discriminate against Cornrows and Locs
Angela Onwuachi-Willig and Sean Kealy pen article in the New York Daily News. read more
- February 23, 2017
Sean Kealy quoted in "Section 35: Saving the Lives of Addicts That Don't Want to Be Saved," Fox 25. read more
- August 18, 2016
Sean Kealy, clinical associate professor of law at Boston University School of Law, is on a panel of experts working with the Citizens I... read more
- September 21, 2015
Sean Kealy featured by National Conference of State Legislatures read more