2011 News Archive
faculty news and appearances
Newton, MA--Professor George Brown talks to various news outlets about the Mahenna terror trial guilty verdict.
Newton, MA--Professors Mary Rose Papandrea, Richard Albert, and Kent Greenfield are all quoted in the Boston Globe about the city's potential choice to evict the protesters from a city park, and implications on free speech.
Newton, MA--Father Kalscheur's article on the future of Catholic intellectual tradition is featured in Inside Higher Ed.
Newton, MA--Professor Ray Madoff writes an op ed in the New York Times on the growth of donor-advised funds--and the issue with delayed distribution.
Newton, MA--BYU professor RonNell Andersen Jones will present her article "Rethinking Reporter's Privilege" to the BC Law faculty on Friday, November 18 at 12:15 pm.
Newton, MA--BC Law Professor Daniel Kanstroom was a panelist at the recent "International Symposium on Human Rights and Quality of Life of the Portuguese-Speaking Communities in the United States and Canada," held in Cambridge, MA on November 9-10.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield blogs in Huffington Post on Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, and the meaning of Freedom.
Newton, MA--George Brown's op ed on the Mehanna trial is published in the Boston Herald.
Newton, MA-- Professor Greenfield is interviewed about his new book 'Myth of Choice' on MSNBC's Ratigan Show.
Newton, MA--Professor Greendfield's newly released book, 'Myth of Choice' is reviewed in the Boston Globe.
Newton, MA--George Brown speaks to The Guardian about Tarek Mehanna and his trial on terrorism charges.
Newton, MA--Professor George Brown provides insight to the Associated Press on the Tarek Mehanna trial, which starts on Monday October 31, 2011.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield appears on ABC's Topline to talk about the tea party, and the concept of freedom of choice.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield writes an op ed for the Huffington Post on Herman Cain and personal choice, and the impact on success.
Newton, MA--Michael Cassidy talks to the Topeka Capital Journal about a missing baby case.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield blogs on the ACS website about personal responsibility.
Newton, MA-- Professor Quinn is quoted in Bloomberg on his thoughts about the outcome of a possible arbitration between Skyworks and AnalogicTech.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield writes an op ed on the brain's tendency to go on autopilot, with sometimes tragic results.
Newton, MA—Boston College Law School professor Mary-Rose Papandrea will deliver the keynote address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s third annual First Amendment Day celebration on Tuesday, Sept.27, 2011.
Newton, MA--Professor Mark Brodin will discuss his book William P. Homans, Jr: A Life In Court as part of the Flaschner Judicial Institute's Author Series.
Newton, MA-- Professor R. Michael Cassidy was quoted on indictments in a patronage case featured in the Commonwealth Magazine.
Newton, MA--Zyg Plater talks to Reuters about the BP oil spill and the amount of damages the company might face.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield writes an op ed in the New York Times about the unconstitutionality of Constitution Day.
Newton, MA--Ray Madoff's recent comments to the IRS on Donor Advised Funds received attention by a number of blogs, including the NCRP.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School professor Richard Albert discusses President Obama's speech with NECN.
Chestnut Hill, MA--The Federal Lawyer, the Federal Bar Association's official magazine, has published BC Law Professor Daniel Lyons' article on net neutrality and the benefits of adopting a more nuanced approach to nondiscrimination on the internet.
Chestnut Hill, MA--Professor Greenfield talks to NECN about the future of the transitional National Council of Libya as it attempts to create a new government.
Newton, MA--David Olson talks to Reuters about the possibility of an antitrust lawsuit around Google's Motorola purchase.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield discusses the repeal of the Solomon Amendment, and two law schools that chose to bar military recruiters before the repeal.
Newton, MA--George Brown talks to the Lowell Sun about the Mass State Ethics Commission's call for a civil suit against the former embattled head of a local special- education collaborative.
Newton, MA--Paulo Barrozo's paper on children's rights and adoption was referenced in a Washington Times article.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield talks to NECN about the economic impact of the debt deal.
Newton, MA--Michael Cassidy writes a letter in response to the recent Wall Street Journal article on the "ballooning" body of federal criminal law.
Newton, MA--Boston College Law School professor Scott FitzGibbon co-organized the symposium on Jurisprudence of the Family: Parenting and the Influence of Culture, held at the University of Malta on July 15th and 16th.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield's op ed in the Huffington Post suggests that James Madison is to blame for the debt ceiling impasse.
Newton, MA--Dean Vincent Rougeau writes a letter in response to a recent NY Times article on law schools and the legal profession.
Newton, MA--Professor Kent Greenfield is featured as a guest in an NECN news segment on the ongoing debt talks taking place in Congress and the implications of raising the debt ceiling.
Newton, MA--Professor Mary Sarah Bilder's appearance as a guest speaker at an event hosted by the John Clark Society was featured in the Newport Daily News yesterday in observance of Rhode Island Charter Day.
Newton, MA--Professor Kent Greenfield was interviewed last Wednesday on WBZ-TV in a segment addressing a new law forcing airlines to reimburse passengers for lost luggage.
Newton, MA--Mary Bilder will present a lecture at the John Clarke Society's July 17 event celebrating Rhode Island Charter Day.
Newton, MA--The Boston Globe has published a letter to the editor written by BC Law professor Joan Blum, in response to an op-ed that appeared last Thursday. In it, Blum elaborates on the work of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and how it differs from UN tribunals.
Newton, MA--Robert Bloom talks about the Roger Clemens case with the Boston Globe.
Newton, MA--Professor Daniel Kanstroom will speak at a plenary session on July 13 at the Council of Foreign Relations on the subject of immigration and border security.
Newton, MA--Professor Scott FitzGibbon served as co-organizer for the Symposium on the Jurisprudence of the Family: Parenting and the Influence of Culture, held at the Pontifical University of Buenos Aires in May, 2011.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield writes an op ed in the Huffington Post about the "sweat-lodge" guru's guilty verdict.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield's Huffington Post Op-Ed on Obama and the War Powers Act is referenced in an Atlantic article on the constitutionality of presidential power in war.
Newton, MA--Brian Quinn is asked to comment on the investigations regarding recent insider trading convictions of three former securities traders.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield's latest op ed takes on the controversial argument of whether to ban the burqa in the United States, under certain circumstances.
Newton, MA--Ray Madoff's book "Immortality and the Law: The Rising Power of the American Dead" was highlighted in the Boston Globe.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield writes an op ed in the Huffington Post on the President, Libya, and the War Powers Act.
Newton, MA--Sanford Katz is asked to shed light on the custody battle between white supremacist leader Jeff Hall and his ex-wife before Hall was murdered by his son earlier this May.
Newton, MA--Michael Cassidy talks about the effect Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan's celebrity will have in the ongoing trial regarding her father's alleged murder.
Newton, MA--Professor Brian Quinn is quoted in a Reuters article in regards to the anticipated transition in power in the Delaware Chancery Court, where current chief judge William Chandler will be stepping down.
Newton, MA--Sanford Katz's op ed on the proposed restructuring of the Committee for Public Counsel appears in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield is quoted in a story in Forbes on the Wal-Mart class action lawsuit.
Newton, MA--Michael Cassidy's op ed on criminal justice and sentencing reform appeared in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield blogs in the Huffington Post on potential Tea Party appeal targets.
Newton, MA—BC Law Professor Michael Cassidy has been appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to a two-year term on its Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Newton, MA--Ray Madoff's op ed on personal identity as licensed property was published in the New York Times.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield talks to The Nation about the failure to prosecute corporations for wrongdoing.
Newton, MA--Quinn discusses the recent controversial buyout of JCrew by CEO Millard Drexler in Business Insider.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield talks to NECN about the authority of the president to go on the offensive in Libya.
Newton, MA--Associate Professor of Islamic and American Law Intisar Rabb speaks on the NPR program "Tell Me More" in light of the recent proposal of the Sharia Law Ban, which seeks to ban the application of Islamic law in state courts.
Newton, MA--Professor Alfred Yen talks to the Boston Herald about Bruins player Zdeno Chara, and whether charges would be likely in the investigation into a hit on a Montreal player.
Newton, MA--Intisar Rabb was interviewed by American Progress on Sharia.
Newton, MA--Ray Madoff is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on dynasty trusts in the new budget proposal from President Obama.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield explains what shoveling snow has to do with the constitutionality of health care reform in his latest op ed.
Newton, MA--Law Professor Brian Quinn was quoted by Reuters and was reproduced for a CNBC article on the Airgas/Air Products case last Tuesday.
Newton, MA--Brian Quinn's blog is mentioned in a New York Times piece on the Air Products case.
Newton, MA--Professor Ray Madoff talks to the Emily Rooney show on the estate tax issue.
Madoff in NY Times on Estate Tax
Newton, MA--Professor Ray Madoff argues that the country should get rid of the estate tax altogether and tax heirs on income.
Newton, MA--Dan Kanstroom discusses the American Dream act on WGBH's Greater Boston.