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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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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...

A standard is the mechanism through which a recurring problem is abstracted to an easily implemented common solution. Standards encourage innovation by reducing the cost of solving common problems, and benefit consumers by creating safer, more affordable products. To encourage proliferation of stand...

Historically, the Supreme Court's docket of administrative orders and emergency petitions has existed largely in the shadow of its merits docket. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court increasingly employed this "shadow docket" in highly politicized challenges to both state and federal public healt...

Charitable giving tax incentives are intended to encourage giving for public benefit. Gifts to intermediaries frustrate this goal. Presently, $1.26 trillion has accumulated in donor advised funds (DAFs) and private foundations. These are charitable intermediaries that do not benefit the public until...