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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 Francine Sherman
Sherman Receives RFK "Embracing the Legacy" Award

On May 20, Boston College Law School clinical professor Francine Sherman ’80 will be honored by Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps with the Embracing the Legacy Award for her groundbreaking work on juvenile justice issues. The award ceremony and dinner will be held at the JFK Library in Boston.

Professor Robert Bloom
Bloom in Boston Globe on US Attorney Ortiz and Ongoing Union Probe

US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz arrived at her post in 2009 to find three big-name politicians indicted and awaiting trial.

Professor Brian Quinn
Quinn Co-Authors Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice Textbook

Boston College law professor Brian JM Quinn’s latest textbook Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice (co-authored with Steven Davidoff Solomon and Claire Hill) aims to “change the way that transactional law is taught in U.S. law schools by immersing students in a deal environment.”

Professor Fred Yen
Yen in Boston Globe, WGBH, Others on Brady's Latest Deflategate Ruling

In a 2-1 decision announced Monday, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned Federal District Judge Richard Berman’s ruling from last September and reinstated Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate.

Patricia McCoy
McCoy in Marketplace On New Rules That Would Curb Big Business Bonuses

Federal regulators today unveiled a new rule on executive pay at big financial institutions. The idea is to curb risk taking by linking it to incentive-based compensation like bonuses. You take excessive risk, you could lose a chunk of pay. 

Professor Plater
Plater in BC Heights On Presidential Candidates’ Views on Climate Change

On the evening of the New York primaries for the 2016 presidential campaign, three Boston College professors spoke about the presidential candidates’ respective views on climate change.

Professor Pat McCoy
McCoy on Marketplace Discussing Banks' "Living Wills"

Five of the nation’s largest banks don’t yet have satisfactory “living wills,” prescribing how they could enter bankruptcy while limiting damage to the rest of the financial system.

Mary Builder
Bilder on C-Span Discussing Her Prize-Winning Book Madison's Hand

Boston College Law School Professor Mary Sarah Bilder talked about her book,Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention, in which she examines the notes James Madison took during and after the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

Francine Sherman
Sherman Featured in Newton Tab for Receiving 'Embracing the Legacy' Award

This past fall, one of the most comprehensive reports on the topic ever compiled found girls were making up an increasingly large share of the juvenile justice system.

James Repetti
Repetti Talks to WBUR About Defining Religious Property and Taxes in Attleboro

Perhaps best known for its huge display of Christmas lights, the Roman Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro is waiting to find out if it owes property taxes.

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