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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 Mary Bilder
Bilder's Madison's Hand Featured in ABA Journal

James Madison likely replaced several sheets of his notes chronicling the constitutional convention to distance himself from his own statements that later became controversial, according to a Boston College law professor who studied the changes.

Marilyn Mosby
Cassidy, West in Time Magazine on Mosby and Freddie Gray Case

Weeks after Baltimore was wracked by protests following the April death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in police custody, Prince held a “Rally 4 Peace” concert in the city.

Professor Kent Greenfield
Greenfield in Boston Herald on Charlie Baker's Refusal to Welcome Syrian Refugees

No, Gov. Charlie Baker can’t keep Syrian refugees out of Massachusetts. But that doesn’t mean he has to roll out the red carpet.

mary bilder
Bilder's Book Madison's Hand Featured in Washington Post

Professor Mary Bilder's new book, Madison's Hand, was the subject of a front page Washington Post story and was also featured in posts on originalism in "Library on Liberty," "Balkinization" Blogs.

Professor Michael Cassidy
Cassidy Quoted in The Intercept on Prison Phone Hack Scandal

“If a client is making an out-of-prison call to an attorney, the attorney-client privilege, arguably, doesn’t apply,” said Michael Cassidy, a professor of law at Boston College Law School, because by consenting to speak over a phone line that is subject to recording, the client and attorney should expect that is happening. But that isn’t the end of it: Even if the privilege doesn’t apply, “the Sixth Amendment right to counsel applies and the government can’t interfere with it,” he said.

Professor Daniel Coquillette
Coquillette Book Sparks Harvard Law Students Push to Change School Seal

Some students at Harvard Law School are demanding the institution’s official seal be scrubbed of references to the slaveholder who played an instrumental role in its founding.

Professor Daniel Lyons
Lyons Op Ed "Assessing the Right to be Forgotten" in Boston Bar Journal

From its inception the Internet has been disrupting business models, as once-ubiquitous brands like Blockbuster, Borders, and Encyclopedia Britannica can attest. But as more of our activities move online, society is beginning to realize how it can disrupt individual lives as well.

Professor David Wirth
Wirth Featured Speaker at National Academies of Sciences Workshop

The idea sounds appealingly simple: Quickly spread a gene through a population of animals in order to prevent it from transmitting disease, or, more directly, to kill a destructive species such as an agricultural pest.

Professor Dan Kanstroom
Nov. 16 Book Launch for The New Deportations Delirium, Co-Edited by Kanstroom

The Center for Human Rights and International Justice (CHRIJ) is hosting a book launch on Nov. 16 to mark the publication of two books exploring different facets of the life of the immigrant in the US and in the Boston area.

Professor Ray Madoff
Madoff to Speak at Panel on No Such Thing as a Free Gift Book Launch

The charitable sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the global economy. Nearly half of the more than 85,000 private foundations in the United States have come into being since the year 2000.

Dean Vincent Rougeau

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