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Peter A. Donovan

professor emeritus

 

Peter Donovan

At a glance...
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Professor Emeritus
Law School


Office Location
Law School
EW315

Personal Website

 

 

 

    BACKGROUND

Professor Donovan retired from active teaching duties in the Fall of 2002.  Professor Donovan specialized in products liability and antitrust law. He taught Torts, Corporations and Antitrust Law and was also the faculty advisor for the law school's moot court competitions. Professor Donovan is coauthor of Massachusetts Corporation Law, to which he made the 1998 revisions.

EDUCATION

A.B., J.D., Boston College; LL. M., Georgetown University; LL.M., Harvard University.


RECENT ACTIVITIES

Work in Progress: Continual updating of Massachusetts Corporation Law.

Appointments: Visiting professor of law at the University of Paris, during the spring 2001 semester, where he will teach an introductory course in American law entitled "L'introduction de droit americain."

COURSES

Fall 2014: No courses taught
Spring 2015: No courses taught

PUBLICATIONS
  • "Caps on Tort Awards for Pain and Suffering." Journal of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys 2 (1995): 32-37.
  • With Zolman Cavitch and Matthew P. Cavitch. Massachusetts Corporation Law with Federal Tax Analysis. New York: Matthew Bender. Editor of annual supplements 1983-1998.
  • Chapter author for: "Disregard of the Corporate Fiction: Piercing the Corporate Veil and Successor Corporate Liability." Chapter 19 in Massachusetts Corporations Law with Federal Tax Analysis, 19-1 - 19-18. New York: Matthew Bender, 1993 with subsequent revisions.
  • "Massachusetts Professional Corporations." Chapter 16 in Massachusetts Corporations Law with Federal Tax Analysis, 16-1 - 16-37. New York: Matthew Bender, 1992 with subsequent revisions.
  • "Authority to Act for the Corporation," Chapter 18 in Massachusetts Corporations Law with Federal Tax Analysis, 18-1 - 18-27. New York: Matthew Bender, 1990 with subsequent revisions.
  • "Shareholder Derivative Action." Chapter 20 in Massachusetts Corporations Law with Federal Tax Analysis, 20-1 - 20-41. New York: Matthew Bender, 1986 with subsequent revisions.
  • "Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Officers and Directors." Chapter 17 in Massachusetts Corporations Law with Federal Tax Analysis, 17-1 - 17-30. New York: Matthew Bender, 1984 with subsequent revisions.
  • Contribution with Mark Brodin to On The Stand: Testifying in Court by Webster Lithow. Video recording. Boston: Commonwealth Films, 1991.
  • "Torts." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 33 (1986): 315-339.
  • With Frederic N. Halstrom. "Comment: The Collateral Source Income Rule and the Corsetti Decision." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 32 (1985): 1-11.
  • "Torts." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 32 (1985): 291-336.
  • "Torts." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 31 (1984): 471-504.
  • "Torts." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 30 (1983): 305-328.
  • "Torts." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 29 (1982): 367-385.
  • Review of United States, Common Market and International Antitrust, by Barry E. Hawk. Boston College International and Comparative Law Review 4 (Fall 1981): 477-481.
  • "Joint Ventures." Antitrust Law Journal 43 (1974): 563-570.
  • "Environmental Law Growing Apace: An Introductory Comment." Boston College Industrial & Commercial Law Review 14 (1973): 575-582.
  • Editor. Environmental Affairs, volumes 1 (1971-72) through 2 (1972-73).
  • "Torts." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 19 (1972): 320-337.
  • "Torts." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 18 (1971): 310-328.
  • "The Federal Government and Environmental Control: Administrative Reform on the Executive Level." Environmental Affairs 1 (1971): 299-332. [Also appears in Boston College Industrial and Commercial Law Review 12 (1971): 541-570.]
  • With Harold H. Brown, John J. Curtin, Phil David Fine, and John R. Halley. The Realities of Franchising: A Guide for the Practicing Attorney. Boston: Faneuil Press, 1970.
  • "Torts." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 17 (1970): 21-48.
  • "Torts." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 16 (1969): 3-46.
  • "Antitrust Considerations in the Organization and Operation of American Business Abroad." Boston College Industrial and Commercial Law Review 9 (Winter 1968): 239-353.
  • "Torts." Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law 15 (1968): 40-119.
  • "Pass-Fail Grading and the Absolute Importance of Subjective Evaluation." Sui Juris : News Journal of the Student Bar Association of Boston College Law School 12 (August 1968): 3-7, 18.
  • "Recent Developments in Products Liability Litigation in New England: The Emerging Confrontation between the Expanding Law of Torts and the Uniform Commercial Code." Maine Law Review 19 (1967): 181-260.
  • "The Legality of Acquisition and Mergers Involving American and Foreign Corporations Under the United States Antitrust Laws - Part II." Southern California Law Review 40 (1967): 38-125.
  • "The Legality of Acquisitions and Mergers Involving American and Foreign Corporations Under the United States Antitrust Laws - Part I." Southern California Law Review 39 (1966): 526-565.
  • "A Fresh Approach to Robinson-Patman: Price Differential as Price Discrimination." Boston College Industrial and Commercial Law Review 2 (1961): 319-331.