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Cahow '14 Named to US Delegation to Sochi Olympics

The White House announced its delegation to the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, and BC Law third-year student Caitlin Cahow was included.

'Fish Tale:' Plater Book Profiled in BC Magazine

(From BC Magazine)--In the 1970s, a dam project called the Tellico, in a rural corner of eastern Tennessee, captured the nation’s attention when a motley collection of farmers, trout fishermen, Cherokee Indians, history buffs, and conservationists tried to stop it, claiming that it would destroy the only known habitat of a small, brown, bottom-dwelling species of perch.

BC Law Students to Participate in Innovative United Nations Project

Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is one of three American universities among 19 worldwide invited to participate next semester in an experiential learning project with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) analyzing bilateral investment treaties.

Chirba and Noble's Book Health Care Reform: Law and Practice Released

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and commonly referred to as "Obamacare" or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law.

PILF to Honor Buseck '80 with Curtin Service Award

Newton, MA—The Boston College Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) has announced that it will honor Gary Buseck A&S ’72, LSOE ’74, Law ‘80 with the PILF Curtin Service Award at the organization’s annual Auction.

BC Law Launches Sorbonne J.D./L.L.M., Part of New Global Practice Program

Newton, MA--Twenty-five years ago Boston College Law School was a leader in combining externships with study abroad in the BC Law/Kings College London Program.

Kanstroom Delivers Keynote at MIRA Thanksgiving Luncheon

Newton, MA – BC Law Professor Dan Kanstroom gave the keynote address at"Our Shared Table 2013: Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of All Immigrants and Refugees" on Tuesday morning at the Massachusetts State House.

Law School Saddened by Loss of John J. "Jack" Curtin, Jr. '57

Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is saddened by the loss of John J. “Jack” Curtin Jr. ’57.

Video: Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, Addresses BC Law Community

Newton, MA--On Wednesday, November 13, Boston College Law School welcomed Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, to speak at the Law School.

Moot Court Team Advances to Nationals

Newton, MA—The Boston College Law School Moot Court team has advanced to the National round of the 64th National Moot Court Competition, to be held February 10-13, 2014 in New York.

BC Law to Open New Center for Experiential Learning

Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the creation of a Center for Experiential Learning on the Boston College Newton campus.

Video Interview: Plater Book 'Snail Darter and the Dam' Details Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill

Newton, MA--The case of the snail darter, officially known as Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill, is iconic among modern Supreme Court decisions.

Dean's Scholars Program Launched

Newton, MA--As one of the nation’s premier legal institutions, Boston College Law School is in constant competition with other elites to attract a student body of the highest caliber.

Digital Commons @ BC Law Hits Two Million Downloads

Digital Commons @ Boston College Law School, the law school’s institutional repository, recently received its two millionth full-text download.  The repository also added digital copies of two student publications this fall: Sui Juris, published from 1956 to 1968 and The Alledger, published from 1981 until the mid-1990s.

HHRP Lecture Video: Dr. Robert Berger, 'Medicine Under the Nazi Regime'

The Owen M. Kupferschmid Holocaust/Human Rights Project presents the 14th Annual Owen M. Kupferschmid Lecture.

Shelby to Deliver 'Punishment, Condemnation, and Social Injustice' Lecture on Nov. 19

Newton, MA--The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy and  Boston College Law School are pleased to announce that professor Tommie Shelby will deliver the upcoming "Punishment, Condemnation, and Social Injustice" as part of the Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence series.

Three BC Law Alumni Named to BBJ's "40 Under 40" List

Newton, MA--three BC Law alumni have been named to Boston Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list of business and civic leaders who "collectively represent the next wave of talent and commitment in the Boston economy."

BC's PDHRP Helps Lawful Permanent Resident Return to US

Newton, MA—Boston College Law School’s Post-Deportation Human Rights Project (PDHRP), together with the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, has successfully returned a young man to the United States and to his family after two and a half years in exile.

BC Law Moves to #19 on Business Insider's '50 Best Law Schools'

(From Business Insider)--Given the absurdly high price tag on education and dim outlook on the legal job market, choosing the right law school makes all the difference.

'War Diaries' Exhibit Featuring McLaughlin '09 Opens at BC Law Oct. 28

Newton, MA--The Boston College Law Library is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq, which features the remarkable war diaries of Marine Lt. Timothy McLaughlin ’09, along with texts by Peter Maass and photographs by Gary Knight.

BC Law Announces Career Services Office Restructuring and Staff Additions

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce a significant restructuring of its Career Services Office that includes the promotion of three current staff members and the hiring of two new staff members.

Nov. 1 'Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence' Features Cristina Lafont

Cristina Lafont is Wender-Lewis Research and Teaching Professor of Philosophy (Ph.D. University of Frankfurt, 1992; Habilitation University of Frankfurt, 2000).

Sheff '84 Elected President of Mass Bar Association

Newton, MA--BC Law alumnus and Boston attorney Douglas K. Sheff '84 has been elected president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for its 2013-14 year.

BC Law Welcomes the Class of 2016

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to welcome its Class of 2016.

BC Law Launches Public Interest Designation Program

Newton MA--Boston College Law School will be launching a new program to encourage, guide, and recognize students who are committed to a legal career dedicated to public service.

'Cosmopolitan Legitimacy in Constitutional Democracy' Features Mattias Kumm

Mattias Kumm is the Inge Rennert Professor of Law and has taught at NYU since 2000. His research and teaching focuses on basic issues in Global, European and Comparative Public Law.

BC Law #7 on US News 'Law Degrees With the Biggest Return on Investment' List

(From US News and World Report)--Other schools where students had low debt relative to starting salaries include The J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, the Boston College Law School, Rutgers Law School and the law school at University of Michigan—Ann Arbor.

BC Law Ranked #6 in National Jurist 'Best Value' Private Law Schools

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Law, and Chicago-Kent College of Law round out the top of the list of 20 private schools.

New Book Names Hillinger One of the Best Law Teachers in America

Newton, MA--A new book, What the Best Law Teachers Do, names Professor Ingrid Hillinger of Boston College Law School as one of the 26 “best law teachers” in the country.

Seven BC Law Grads Named to MLW's 'Top Women of Law' List

Newton, MA—Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) has named seven BC Law graduates out of a total of 50 in their “Top Women of Law” list.

Tremblay Co-authors New Textbook on Transactional Law Clinics

Newton, MA--BC Law Professor Paul Tremblay and Michigan Law School Professor and BC Law graduate Alicia Alvarez ’85 have co-authored a new textbook titled Introduction to Transactional Lawyering Practice (West Law School 2013), which focuses on the practical issues students will encounter while working in transactional law clinics.

BC Law Announces New Position, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives

Newton, MA – Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the creation of a new position, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives.

Cassidy Helps Draft Proposed Changes to Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct

Newton, MA— The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct has submitted its final report to the SJC, prompting the Court to release the proposed rules for public comment.

Orrick '79 Appointed to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

San Francisco, CA--The United States District Court for the Northern District of California is pleased to announce that United States District Judge William H. Orrick, the court’s newly-appointed Article III judge, has joined the court’s San Francisco division.

BC Law Grads are 2013 WBA Robinson Award Winners

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that both recipients of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) 2013 Lelia J. Robinson Award--Judith Olans Brown '65 and Susan M. Finegan '91--are graduates of BC Law.

Markey '72 Defeats Gomez in Special Election for US Senate

From the Boston Globe--Veteran Democratic US Representative Edward J. Markey beat Republican businessman Gabriel E. Gomez today in a special election for US Senate in Massachusetts that was marked by its brevity and by low voter interest.

BC Law Professor Finds Meaning in Legacy Commitment

David Wirth was greeted with a chorus of cheers.

Brothers Cam Kerry ('78), John Kerry ('76) Featured in Boston Globe

(From the Boston Globe) — John Kerry is Secretary of State. Cam Kerry is acting Secretary of Commerce. It means that, for the first time in history, there are two brothers serving at the same time in a presidential Cabinet.

BC Law Dean Vincent Rougeau Delivers Commencement Address at Cristo Rey

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau delivered the commencement address to the graduating seniors of the Cristo Rey Boston High School on Friday, June 14, 2013.

Grimes Moot Court Finals: Video

The 2013 Grimes Moot Court Finals are now available online.

Cellucci '73, Former Governor and US Ambassador to Canada, Dies at 65

From Boston.com--Argeo Paul Cellucci, a Hudson native who rose from a smalltown selectman to become governor of Massachusetts and ambassador to Canada, died at his home in Hudson today afternoon after a five-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Video: "Opening Day" Bob Berry Sports Law Lecture Featuring Michael McCann

Newton, MA--The Sports & Entertainment Law Society sponsored the Second Annual Bob Berry Sports Law “Opening Day” Lecture on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. 

Video: Senator Cowan Addresses Graduates at Commencement 2013

Newton, MA--Addressing the Boston College Law School class of 2013, United States Senator William “Mo” Cowan told the graduates that their law degree was the equivalent of a Swiss Army knife.

Bergan '15 Among 22 BC Students to Receive Fulbright

Christopher Bergan '15 is one of 22 Boston College students to receive the prestigious scholarships.

BC Law to Host Conference on Bellotti '52: 'Government Lawyering by the People's Lawyer'

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School will be hosting a conference on June 13th examining the role of state attorneys general, focusing on the independence and professionalism of the modern office in both its civil and criminal functions.

Minuskin, Tremblay Honored at Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation Gala

Newton, MA--BC Law professors Alan Minuskin and Paul Tremblay were recently honored for their commitment to clinical legal education and 30 years of service to the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC).

BC Law Review, ICLR Joint Symposium Issue Released

Newton, MA--the joint symposium issue of the Boston College Law Review (BCLR) and the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review (ICLR) recently went to press.

Three Takes: New Release from BC Law’s Garcia

Newton, MA--Prof. Frank Garcia’s new book Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes proposes a radically new way to evaluate, construct and manage international trade.

2013 Public Service Award Recipients Announced

Newton, MA – Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s public service scholarships.

NBC News: Graduation of Marathon Victim Loring '13 a 'Milestone'

Newton, MA (from NBC News)--Before she was seriously wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings, Brittany Loring didn’t have to give much thought to her graduation walk.

Clough Center Public Interest Law Scholars Announced

Newton, MA—Twelve BC Law students have received the $5,000 grants, awarded to first- and second-year law students for uncompensated public interest work, in the United States or abroad, during the summer of 2013.

Zilberman '13 Lands Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Newton, MA--Beth Zilberman '13 has been awarded a fellowship from Equal Justice Works (EJW).

Garcia Book 'Global Justice and International Economic Law' Featured on BC Bookmarks

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School Professor Frank J. Garcia has a new book out titled Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes (Cambridge University Press).

Coquillette Delivers Keynote on Legal Education to Conference of Bar Examiners

Newton, MA--BC Law professor and former dean Daniel Coquillette delivered the keynote address to the National Conference of Bar Exmainers in April, discussing the three great ideas of American legal education, and the current crisis of delicning applications.

Third-Year Student Gusella's Law Review Note Featured in Globe Article on DNA

Newton, MA--A third-year student's Law Review note on discarded DNA was mentioned in a Boston Globe article.

Third-Year Student Applegate Wins Ethics Award

Newton, MA--Third -year law student Alexis Applegate won the Ethics Award from The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Three of 15 in BBA 2013 Public Interest Leadership Program Class are BC Law Grads

Newton, MA--The Boston Bar Association has selected its 2013 Public Interest Leadership Program class, and 3 of 15 members graduated from BC Law.

BC Law #21 in Above the Law Rankings

Newton, MA--the new rankings system, meant to emphasize employment over other criteria, put BC Law at #21.

“Encounters with the Other and with Ourselves:” May 2 Panel to Feature Garcia, Barrozo

Newton, MA--The Boston College McMullen Museum of Art’s new exhibit “Portugal, Jesuits and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods” offers many opportunities to reflect on the nature of faith, commerce and culture, both in the sixteenth century and today. This remarkably fertile period was also quite influential in the development of modern international law, and Boston College Law School Professors Paulo Barrozo and Frank J. Garcia will address these themes in a panel on “Encounters with the Other and with Ourselves.”

Three of Five Candidates in US Senate Special Election Primaries BC Law Grads

Newton, MA--Three of the five candidates in the recent Massachusetts primaries to decide which party candidates will compete in the special election to fill John Kerry's Senate seat are graduates of BC Law.

Fr. Fred Enman Receives Madonna Della Strada Award for Work with Matthew 25

Newton, MA -- Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that the New England region of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) presented its highest honor on April 21 to Fr. Fred Enman, SJ.

J.D./M.B.A. Student Loring Making Small Steps Toward Recovery

Newton, MA--In the immediate aftermath of the Boston attacks, it wasn't clear if graduate student Brittany Loring, who is pursuing a JD/MBA degree at the University, would walk again.

Third-Year Student's Article Finds Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journal

Newton, MA--Third-year BC Law student Anjali Pathmanathan’s article “‘Round Peg, Square Hole?’ The Viability of Plea Bargaining in Domestic Criminal Justice Systems Prosecuting International Crimes” has been published in the peer-reviewed journal International Criminal Law Review.

BC Law Faculty, Staff Receive AALL Writing Awards

Newton, MA—Several members of the Boston College Law School community will receive awards at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting this year.

Conference Video: The Auto Bankruptcies

Newton, MA--The Auto Bankruptcies: Checking the Review Mirror was held at the Boston College Law School on March 22, 2013.

Third-Year Student Wears Boston Marathon Shirt to Run in London

Newton, MA--From the Boston Globe: It was a race unlike any that Southborough native and marathoner Barrett Wilson-Murphy had ever entered, featuring a Delta Air Lines flight attendant, a generous stranger, a very special yellow-and-blue shirt, and a mad dash to the finish by his own mother.

April Edition of BC Law's Public Interest Newsletter Now Available

Newton, MA--The April edition of BC Law's Public Interest Newsletter highlights this year's Pro Bono Spring Break Trips, including trips to Navajo Nation, New Orleans, and Haiti, among others.

Second-year Student McGlothlin Awarded Browning Fellowship

Newton, MA--The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Lauren McGlothlin, a second year student at Boston College Law School.

Senator Cowan to Speak at BC Law Commencement

NEWTON, MA–U.S. Senator William "Mo" Cowan will give the Commencement Address at the 2013 Boston College Law School Commencement on Friday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Events Celebrate Diversity Month, Illustrate Power of BC Law Community

Newton, MA—Boston College Law School’s “one community” approach to diversity took another step forward recently when the School’s AHANAS population of diverse student organizations joined together to celebrate their year, and the JLSA and Lambda celebrated a Pride Seder.

Mass of Healing and Hope Today for Boston Marathon Victims

Newton, MA--A Mass of Healing and Hope in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy will be celebrated today at 5:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church for all members of the BC community.

Today: "Institutionalizing Responsibility: Implications for Jurisprudence"

Newton, MA--The final event in the "Lectures in Jurisprudence" series, "Institutionalizing Responsibility: Implications for Jurisprudence" will take place on April 17.

Video: 'Law Schools and the Education of Democratic Citizens' Featuring Justice O'Connor

Newton, MA--Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor joined deans of distinguished law schools at an academic symposium sponsored by Boston College Law School.

Law Day 2013 Honorees Include CT Governor Malloy

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School has announced the 2013 Law Day Award winners.

Blum Selected for Fulbright Specialist Project

Newton, MA--Professor E. Joan Blum of the Law School has been selected by the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law for a Fulbright Specialist project.

Nine BC Law Graduates to be Honored at MLW "Excellence in the Law" Event

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that nine of its graduates will be honored at the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Excellence in The Law” awards event.

Second-year BC Law Student Awarded Ethics Fellowship

Newton, MA--BC Law second-year student Jessica Frattaroli has been awarded a competitive fellowship for summer study of professional ethics in Germany.

Law Review Student Notes Win Writing Awards

Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that a recent graduate and another third-year BC Law student have won prestigious writing awards for their law review notes.

LALSA April 3 Panel on Guatemalan Genocide Trial

Newton, MA—Boston College’s Latin American Law Student Association is sponsoring a panel discussion on April 3, 2013 entitled “Genocide on Trial in Guatemala.” The event will take place from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Law School’s East Wing Room 120.

5th Annual Diversity Month Cocktail Reception Draws Crowd

Newton, MA--For the fifth year running, on March 20, 2013, Boston College Law School held its Diversity Bar cocktail event at the school.

Video: Scott Brown '85 Addresses Packed House at BC Law

Newton, MA--Sen. Scott Brown '85 addressed an overflow audience at the Law School on March 18, discussing his experience in the Senate, his career as an attorney, and his years at BC Law.

2013 Liberty Mutual Prize Awarded

Newton, MA--The award, given for the year's most exceptional article on the law of property and casualty insurance, is administered by Boston College Law School.

Bilder Named to Warren Advisory Committee on Judicial Nominations

Newton, MA--Professor Mary Bilder has been named to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's Advisory Committee on Massachusetts judicial nominations.

Dean Rougeau in March 22 Panel on Migration: Past, Present, and Future

Newton, MA--Dean Vincent Rougeau will be a part of a Boston College Sesquicentennial celebration panel discussion, held on March 22.

WLC Names Zucker '94 'Woman of the Year'

Newton, MA--The Women's Law Center has named Ellen Zucker '94 as their 2013 Woman of the Year Award recipient.

Graber '10 Article on Gender-Neutral Legal Education Shows BC Law Defies Trend

Newton, MA--While a third-year student, Lauren Graber '10 was puzzled by the perceived gender performance gap at national law schools.

Dean Rougeau in ABA Journal Online on Medical Residency Model for Law Schools

Newton, MA--Dean Rougeau's op ed on practical training for law students is published in the ABA Journal online.

BC Law Hires New Assistant Dean for Career Services

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that the school has hired a new Assistant Dean for Career Services.

Five BC Law Grads Named "In-House Leaders" by MLW

Newton, MA--Five of the 24 In-House Leaders named by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and New England In-House are BC Law graduates, the papers announced in a special insert of their most recent issue.

Third-Year Student Wins SEC Alumni Association Writing Award

Newton, MA--Third-year student Michael Palmisciano won first place in the Securities & Exchange Commission Alumni Association’s writing competition.

London Program Participants Attend Greenfield Lecture on Corporate Law

Newton, MA--Students from BC Law's London Program gathered at the University of London's Postgraduate Law Centre last week to attend a lecture delivered by BC Law Professor Kent Greenfield.

Second Annual 'Law Teaching' Panel to be Held March 20

Newton, MA--“Law Teaching: Paths to Becoming a Law Professor” will be held at BC Law on March 20.

PILF Auction to be Held March 14

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School's annual Public Interest Law Foundation
(PILF) auction will be held in Gasson Hall on Boston College’s Chestnut Hill campus on March 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm.

BC Law Grad Connolly '01 Considering Running for Mayor

Newton, MA--from the Boston Globe: John Connolly '01 is weighing options on whether to challenge Menino for mayor of Boston.

Lectures in Jurisprudence: Constitutionalism and Coercion, February 21

Newton, MA--Frederick Schauer is a David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.

BC Law Review Cracks Top 25 W&L Ranking

Newton, MA--Boston College Law Review has moved from #28 to #24 in the latest Washington and Lee rankings for law reviews, released today.

 

Faculty Weigh In on Kerry as Secretary of State

Newton, MA--Boston College faculty discuss the appointment of John Kerry by President Obama.

BC Law Featured in National Jurist Story on Experiential Learning

Newton, MA--in a story about how experiential learning initiatives are sweeping across law schools, BC Law's appointment of Experiential Learning Director Paul Tremblay was the lead.

Albert Joins Scientific Advisory Board of International Journal of Constitutional Law

Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that professor Richard Albert will join the International Journal of Constitutional Law’s (I-CON) Scientific Advisory Board, effective immediately.

Kerry (BC Law '76) Confirmed as Secretary of State

Newton, MA--Senator John Kerry '76 has been confirmed by the Senate as the next Secretary of State.

Corey Silberstein Shdaimah to Speak at BC Law on February 6

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Corey Silberstein Shdaimah, LL.M., Ph.D, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland will speak at BC Law on February 6, 2013, from 4-5 pm in East Wing room 400.

Faculty Bloggers Albert, Quinn Featured in BC Chronicle

Newton, MA--BC Law faculty members Richard Albert and Brian Quinn are featured in a Chronicle story on blogging.

Rougeau Named to OBABL 'Power 100' List

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, Dean Vincent Rougeau has been named to On Being a Black Lawyer’s (OBABL) list of the 100 most influential black attorneys in the United States.

Lectures in Jurisprudence: Constitutional Structures and Political Culture with Robert George

Newton, Ma--the latest entry in the joint lecture series will feature George, McCormick Professorof Jurisprudence at Princeton University, and will occur on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 5pm in Bosaton College's Gasson 100.

Kanstroom's Aftermath Makes Atlantic's 'Best Books About Justice' List

Newton, MA--Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora by BC Law Professor Daniel Kanstroom, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, is at No. 4 on the 2012 "Best Books About Justice" list by The Atlantic.

Two BC Law Grads Named in MLW's "Lawyers of the Year" List

Newton, MA--BC Law graduates John H. Cunha Jr. '77, and Robert F. Shaw '97 are named in a list of ten 'Lawyers of the Year," compiled by the editorial staff at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Sherman: Reforms Needed to Protect Female Juvenile Offenders

Newton, MA--Fran Sherman is featured in a BC Chronicle article on girls in the juvenile justice system.

Dean Rougeau Pens BC Magazine Feature on Law School Reforms

Newton, MA--Dean Vincent Rougeau's feature "Learning experience: How Law Schools--and the Legal Profession--Can Do Better" appears in the latest edition of BC Magazine.