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BC Law Hires Four New Faculty

3/05/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the hiring of four new faculty members: Richard Albert, Paulo Barrozo, Daniel Lyons, and Intisar Rabb.

3/05/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the hiring of four new faculty members: Richard Albert, Paulo Barrozo, Daniel Lyons, and Intisar Rabb. The new faculty will join the Law School community during the academic year 2009-10, and will add to BC Law's expertise in constitutional law, criminal law, property, telecommunications, and Islamic Law, among other areas.

"I'm very pleased to welcome such talented new faculty members into the Law School community," said BC Law Dean John H. Garvey.  "They will each bring extraordinary academic credentials as well as a passion for research and for teaching. I'd like to thank our faculty for their hard work in interviewing, evaluating, and recruiting these superb candidates, and the members of the Law Student Association Appointments and Promotion Subcommittee for their assistance during the process as well."

The four faculty hires are part of an ambitious effort by the Law School to add a total of 10 new faculty members over the next several years. This effort is one of the central goals of the University's strategic plan, unveiled in 2007.

Faculty Bios
 
Richard Albert 
Professor Albert received his B.A. degree from Yale University in Political Science, his Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from Oxford University, his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his LL.M. from Harvard University.  At Yale Law School, he served as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and a member of the Black Law Students Association.  Following law school, he clerked for Hon. Beverley McLachlin, the Chief Justice of the Canada Supreme Court, and then worked for two years at Skadden, Arps in New York doing corporate litigation.  Professor Albert will teach in the areas of Constitutional Law and Comparative Law.

Paulo Barrozo 
Professor Barrozo is a native of Brazil.  He holds both a Bachelor of Laws and a PhD in Political Science from Rio de Janeiro University.  He came to the United States in 2002 to study at Harvard Law School, where he has earned an LL.M degree and is finishing his SJD degree. Professor Barrozo will teach in the areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Moral Theory.

Daniel Lyons
Professor Lyons received both his A.B. and his J.D. from Harvard University.  During law school, he served as Editor and Parliamentarian of the Harvard Law Review.  In 2006-2007, Professor Lyons clerked for the Hon. Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.  For the past two years, Professor Lyons has been practicing energy, telecommunications, and administrative law as an associate at the firm of Munger, Tolles in Los Angeles.  He will teach in the fields of Property, Telecommunications and Administrative Law.

Intisar Rabb
Professor Rabb earned her B.A. at Georgetown, where she studied Arabic and Government.  She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2006, where she served as Developments Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law.  She is presently finishing her PhD in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton.  In 2006-2007, Professor Rabb clerked for the Hon. Thomas Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  She will teach in the areas of Criminal Law, Statutory Interpretation, and Islamic Law.