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Boston College Law School faculty are used as legal experts and sources by a growing number of reporters and media outlets, both across the country and around the world. This section of the website contains a selection of links to articles where BC Law faculty have been recently quoted.

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Professor Kari Hong
Hong Talks to Harvard Crimson on Deferred Prosecution Deals

Eldo Kim, the then-College undergraduate who was charged last week for allegedly sending emailed bomb threats that temporarily shut down campus last December, reached an “unusual” yet “fair” arrangement in avoiding a trial, law experts said this week.

Professor Mark Brodin in his office.
Brodin Talks to Bloomberg on Law Enforcement Reviews of U.S. Mail

The U.S. Postal Service granted 49,000 requests by law enforcement to track people’s mail in 2013 under a program that often lacked proper approval, adequate justification and required annual reviews, a recent audit found.

Professor Robert Bloom in his office.
Bloom on ABC Channel 5 to Discuss Phillipos Boston Bombing Verdict

BOSTON —A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty Tuesday of lying to investigators about his actions in the days immediately following the attacks.

Professor Catharine Wells
Wells in Huffington Post on Race in Law Schools

(From the Huffington Post)--There is an unspoken rule here in Louisiana: Do not talk about race. The rule should surprise few. After all, race is intermingled with the state's history, institutions, and current policies. We were a slave state. We were a Jim Crow state. Our schools were segregated. Some of our schools are still segregated. Our prisons are disproportionately populated by men of color. The list goes on.

Professor Ray Madoff
Madoff Talks to New Yorker on Investment Firms and Philanthropy

In 1991, as the United States was emerging from a recession, Edward C. Johnson III, the chairman of Fidelity Investments, introduced what at the time was an unorthodox possibility: What if his company could facilitate charitable donations for its clients? The firm could help people get a tax benefit while making it easier for them to give to charities.

Professor Pat McCoy
McCoy Talks to Law 360 on MetLife Challenge To SIFI Designation

(From Law 360)--MetLife Inc. faces an uphill battle in its challenge to its proposed designation as a systemically important financial institution subject to Federal Reserve oversight, given factors such as the highly deferential standard of review favoring federal regulators, experts say.

Professor Zyg Plater
Plater Talks to Patriot Ledger on Eminent Domain in Quincy

Larry Tasney’s duplex in North Quincy could soon be the last house standing on a stretch of Hunt Street that city leaders want to see flattened and turned into a parking lot behind North Quincy High School. Still refusing to sell his home, Tasney remains the last holdout.

Professor Kent Greenfield
Watch: Greenfield in Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Corporate Personhood

The subject of the 31st annual debate was “Be it resolved: Corporations should not be considered people under the U.S. Constitution.”

Professor Alfred Yen
Yen Talks to Globe on Converse Law Suit Against Look-Alikes

Converse Inc. sued some of the nation’s biggest retailers and sneaker-makers Tuesday in a legal blitz to defend its iconic and enduringly popular Chuck Taylor shoes against a crowd of purported copycat competitors.

Professor Ray Madoff
Madoff on MPRNews on Charitable Giving in Twin Cities

A nationwide study released this week reports that the Twin Cities was one of the areas in the country that saw the largest decline in charitable giving through the recession and early years of economic recovery.

Dean Vincent Rougeau

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