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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 Patricia McCoy
McCoy in Wall Street Journal on Red Rock Insurance Collapse

Insurance regulators are liquidating an Oklahoma insurer after capital injected by new owners, a New York financial firm, turned out to include bonds linked to an admitted counterfeiter and a supposed $40 million stamp collection that couldn’t be authenticated.

Professor Robert Bloom
Bloom in Herald on Hernandez Civil Trial

The public might finally hear from Aaron Hernandez if lawyers representing Odin L. Lloyd’s mother get their way, but there are significant obstacles to forcing the disgraced ex-Patriot to take the stand.

Professor Michael Cassidy
Cassidy on Diversity and the Criminal Justice System in Boston Bar Journal

The decisions of grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict police officers responsible for shooting unarmed black men has sparked intense debate in this country about racial disparities in our criminal justice system. 

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 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 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.

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