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The Alledger

Beginning in 1981 and continuing into the mid-1990s, The Alledger was the student newspaper of the Boston College Law School. The Alledger published both serious and satirical articles on topics related to student life at the law school. Frequent topics include the arrival and departure of faculty m...

Boston College Law Review is Boston College Law School's flagship scholarly publication. The Review, ranked in the top 25 law journals by Washington & Lee, publishes eight issues each year featuring articles and essays by prominent authors addressing legal issues of national interest. In addit...

Boston College Law Library collects the publications of Law School faculty, and, when possible, makes them available through this collection. Organized by year and tagged with authors and subject areas, this resource reflects the school and the library’s commitment to open access while at the same t...

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The United States has recently been engaged in some of the largest civil rights movements since the 1960s?from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo?and calls for justice for marginalized communities are stronger than ever. Many decry the longstanding violence and systemic discrimination such communities exp...

Just over a century ago, Congress passed the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Section 27 of the Act, known as the Jones Act, regulates American coastwise shipping, which refers to the transportation of cargo between ports of the same country. Under the Jones Act, only ships that are American built, Amer...

The admissibility of character evidence is one of the most controversial and debated topics in the law of evidence and criminal procedure. Although Federal Rule of Evidence 404 purports to impose a high burden on litigants attempting to introduce character evidence, other rules and United States Sup...

Global governance architecture, crafted by wealthy nations, has perpetuated the subordination of developing jurisdictions. The Article offers a novel and surprising analysis of governance tools used by wealthy countries and inter-governmental organizations to constrain offshore financial centers (OF...