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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 future of the world economic order is unclear, and dissatisfaction with the Bretton Woods institutions, the multilateral trading system, and, more generally, with global economic governance is at an all-time high. How did we get here and what should a program of global economic ordering fit for ...

The subject matter eligibility doctrine initially existed as a means of limiting the scope of an inventor’s patent claim. Over the past decade, the Supreme Court has broadened the scope of the doctrine to invalidate patents that effectively recite a claim for processes or products that exist in natu...

Legislators designed the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) to decrease the quantity and increase the quality of lawsuits brought by incarcerated individuals. The PLRA requires prisoners to exhaust all available administrative remedies before filing a lawsuit challenging prison conditions in federa...

A contradiction about the role of the President has emerged between the Roberts Court’s Article II jurisprudence and its major questions doctrine (MQD) jurisprudence. In its appointment and removal decisions, the Roberts Court claims that the President is the “most democratic and politically account...