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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 Fred Yen
Yen in Yahoo on NFL/Helmet CTE Lawsuits

Just weeks after a US appeals court refused to reconsider its decision to approve the NFL’s concussion settlement with former players, two new lawsuits have come along over the same issue. But the new suits do not target the NFL.

Professor Richard Albert
Albert Organizes Constitutionalism Conference in Israel

Concerned that constitutions are being put to the test in nearly every corner of world—and not just by the ever-present pressures of war—BC Law Professor Richard Albert (above, right, with Yaniv Roznai) helped to organize a “Constitutionalism Under Extreme Conditions” symposium in Israel in July.

Professor Alfred Yen
Yen in Washington Post on Federal Court Denial of Brady's Suspension Appeal Request

A federal court on Wednesday denied New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s request for an appeal of an April ruling that upheld his four-game Deflategate suspension, leaving him with one last, unlikely hope: The U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor R. Michael Cassidy
Cassidy in Boston Globe on Decision to Try Girl Accused of Encouraging Teen's Suicide

Professor R. Michael Cassidy spoke with the Boston Globe about the recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to try a teen for manslaughter after she allegedly persuaded her boyfriend to commit suicide via text message. 

Professor Mary Ann Chirba
Chirba in Reuters on Unapproved Stem Cell Procedures

Professor Mary Ann Chirba weighs in on the findings of a new study that show that more than 300 companies are marketing unapproved stem cell procedures at more than 500 clinics in the U.S., and talks about the regulatory structure for stem cell therapies. 

Professor David Olson
Olson in Boston Herald on Harvard Patent Lawsuit

Professor David Olson discusses the recent patent infringement lawsuit brought by Harvard University against microchip manufacturers 
Micron Technology and GlobalFoundries, claiming that the companies infringed on patents awarded based on research conducted at the university. 

Professor Katharine Young
Young Chosen to Present at Junior Faculty Forum

Boston College Law School professor Katharine Young was selected to present her paper “Rights and Queues” at the 2016 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, held at Yale University June 28-29.

Professor George Brown
Brown in Boston Globe on SCOTUS Corruption Ruling

Though the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday for former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell, it’s still not standard practice for a public official to accept more than $175,000 from a businessman who’s trying to get the government on his side.

Professor Brian Quinn
Quinn in Financial Times on Tesla Takeover of SolarCity

SolarCity, the solar power company that has received a takeover approach from Tesla Motors, sought to deal with a tortuous web of potential conflicts of interest on Monday by announcing a special committee of directors to consider the proposal.

Professor Kent Greenfield
Greenfield in Business Insider on Affirmative Action Ruling

BC Law Professor Kent Greenfield commented on the effect of Antonin Scalia's absence on the affirmative action ruling.

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