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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 Kent Greenfield
Greenfield in New York Times on Etsy IPO and B-Corp Status

The online craft bazaar Etsy made its debut on the Nasdaq stock market Thursday, signaling the birth of an unusual public corporation — and not just because its employees carry around compost on bicycles, or because its regulatory filings are peppered with phrases like “We keep it real, always.”

Professor David Olson
Olson Talks to CNET on Google-EU Antitrust Case

The European Commission on Wednesday hit Google with a double whammy.

Professor Zygmunt Plater
Plater Honored With Boston Ethical Community "Humanist of the Year" Award

Zygmunt J. B. Plater is Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. He teaches and does research in the areas of environmental, property, land use, and administrative agency law. 

Professor Mary Holper
Holper in Panel Discussion on Immigration Issues Around Catholic Hispanics

A new study out of Boston College shows an increasing number of Catholic parishes serving Latinos, matching the explosive growth of this subpopulation in churches. Catholics look different than they did half a century ago -- and so do their values.

Professor Robert Bloom
Prof. Robert Bloom Covers Latest on Tsarnaev Marathon Bombing Trial

The 18 jurors for the Boston Marathon bombing trial have heard testimony from about 20 people so far, but defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev probably won't join that list of witnesses anytime soon -- if at all.

Professor Francine Sherman
Sherman Co-Authors Huffington Post Blog on Justice System for Girls

Danielle Hicks-Best's shocking story, "An 11-Year-Old Reported Being Raped Twice, Wound Up With a Conviction" reported in the Washington Post on March 13, puts a compelling face to our mistrust and misunderstanding of girls and our harmful over use of the juvenile justice system.

Professor Robert Bloom
Bloom in Globe on Details of Hernandez Murder Trial

When lawyers for Aaron Hernandez begin calling witnesses Monday, one thing is certain: Their case will be far shorter than the government’s.

Professor David Olson
Olson Co-Authors Op Ed on Music Streaming in Chicago Tribune

Why would Jay Z spend $54 million to buy music streaming service Tidal, which will allow fellow artists to serve as equity holders?

Professor Pat McCoy
McCoy in The Banker on Banks' Internal Quality-Control Reports and Fraud Allegations

Banks and mortgage lenders be forewarned: federal prosecutors can use your internal quality-control reports to support fraud allegations.

Professor Cathleen Kaveny
Kaveny in Bloomberg on Indiana Religious Freedom Law

There is a simple way to make sure Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects religious liberty without making it easier for Hoosiers to discriminate against gay people: Write it into the law, or better yet, pass a new law extending civil rights protections to LGBT people.

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