Tag Archives: Boston College Law School

A journey from campus to war and back

War College, a new novel written by Thomas Barnico, tells the story of Jack Dunne, a student at an elite university who leaves campus to serve in the Vietnam War. War College depicts the various personal and political challenges faced … Continue reading

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Migration through legal and theological lenses

Professor of Theological Ethics Kristin Heyer is a co-editor and contributor to a new volume, Christianity and the Law of Migration (Routledge, 2021). The book features perspectives from leading Christian theologians and legal scholars on the challenges of global migration. … Continue reading

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Legal implications for changes in marriage, adoption, divorce

A third edition of Family Law in America (Oxford University Press, 2021) by Darald and Juliet Libby Professor Emeritus Sanford Katz of BC Law School has been published. In this new edition, Katz analyses the majority and dissenting opinions in … Continue reading

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Mask manifesto

An expert in the intersection of science, medicine, and law, Boston College Law School Associate Professor Dean Hashimoto provides a clear and compelling argument in favor of mask wearing to fight the spread of COVID in his new book, The … Continue reading

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Intellectual property and racial bias

In her new book, The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans (Stanford University Press, 2020), Associate Professor of Communication and African and African Diaspora Studies Anjali Vats describes how narratives of “good” and “bad” intellectual … Continue reading

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes is one of the most influential–and controversial–figures in American law. As a Supreme Court Justice, he wrote foundational opinions about such important constitutional issues as freedom of speech and the limits of state regulatory power. As a … Continue reading

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When is free trade not free?

In his new book Consent and Trade: Trading Freely in a Global Market (Cambridge University Press, 2019), BC Law School Professor Frank Garcia offers an examination of trade law’s roots in consensual exchange, highlighting the central role of consent in … Continue reading

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Understanding taxation

The sixth edition of Partnership Income Taxation (Foundation Press), co-authored by BC Law’s William J. Kenealy, S.J. Professor James Repetti, William H. Lyons, and Charlene D. Luke, has been published. The text is described as an accessible introduction to an intricate body of … Continue reading

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Saint Alberto Hurtado, S.J.

Saint Alberto Hurtado (1901-1952), a Jesuit priest from Chile who ministered to the poor, is highly regarded in Latin America, but less well-known in the English-speaking world. BC Law Professor Scott FitzGibbon and BC Law alumna Fernanda Soza hope to bring St. Hurtado’s prophetic … Continue reading

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Corporations are People Too

Should corporations be able to claim rights of free speech, religious conscience, and due process? BC Law School Professor Kent Greenfield, an expert in constitutional law, takes on this very question in his new book, Corporations Are People Too (And They Should … Continue reading

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