Alfred C. Yen is a Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School. He is a nationally known scholar who has published numerous articles about copyright law, the Internet, sports law, Asian-American legal issues, and law teaching. He is also the author of (with Professor Joseph Liu) Copyright: Essential Cases and Materials, which was originally published by West Publishing in 2008 and is now in its fourth edition.
Yen has also held many positions of leadership within legal education. He has served as Chair of the AALS Professional Development Committee and completed a term on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Legal Education and the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers. In 2001, the American Law Institute elected him to membership. Additionally, Yen has served as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Art Law, the Section on Minority Groups, and the Section on Sports Law. He organized the first, fifth, and tenth Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty, all of which were held at Boston College Law School.
In 2020, Yen became Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Copyright Society, a leading peer reviewed journal in that field. He also presently holds appointments as Invited Professor at the Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne Law School and Visiting Scholar at the University of Arizona Law School.