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The Office of Communications and Marketing is available to provide members of the media with information about New England Law | Boston and its programs. It also acts as a liaison between the media and members of the New England Law faculty.

To request an interview with a New England Law faculty expert, please contact us at marketing@nesl.edu or (617) 422-7346.

Faculty Expertise

The New England Law faculty's expertise spans the breadth of legal discourse. Among their many specialties:

  • Asylum law and asylum seekers
  • Civil rights
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law
  • Elder law
  • Environmental law
  • First amendment rights
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigration law and policy
  • Intellectual property law
  • International business law
  • Marijuana law
  • Legal services for the poor
  • Refugees
  • Sanctuary policies
  • Trademark law
  • Women’s rights

They have held positions that include Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, U.S. Army JAG officer, and Director General of the Human Rights Department for the Organizations for Security and Cooperation in Europe.    

You can view our full list of faculty and search their areas of legal expertise here

Recent Publications

New England Law professors have been quoted in national outlets such as U.S. News & World Report, CNN, and Bloomberg, as well as many regional publications. Here are some recent highlights:

 

2024 Highlights

What Is Guardianship?

U.S. News & World Report3/18/24, commentary by Professor Lynn S. Muster

 

Healey’s pot pardon should be just the start of reform

Boston Globe3/15/24, commentary by Professor David Siegel

 

Donna Summer’s estate takes on Kanye West in copyright battle

WBUR Radio Boston, 2/21/24, interview with Faculty Fellow Bhamati Viswanathan

 

Shoreline access in the R.I. Constitution? Dennis Nixon was in the room where it happened

Rhode Island Current2/6/24, commentary by Professor Sean Lyness

 

Russia boasts it is beating sanctions, but its longer-term prospects are bleak

CNN, 1/29/24, commentary by Professor Christine Abely

 

Tenure on Massachusetts’ Highest Court Plummets to All-Time Low

Bloomberg Law, 1/26/24, commentary by Professor Lawrence Friedman

 

2023 Highlights

Opinion: Amid the Ukraine war, are sanctions against Russia working?

Los Angeles Times12/14/23, op-ed by Professor Christine Abely

 

Wrestling with statutes: The NH Supreme Court and the termination of parental rights

New Hampshire Bulletin12/6/23, article by Professor Lawrence Friedman

 

Next generation of women in law express gratitude for late Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

GBH News, 12/4/23, interview with Faculty Fellow Bhamati Viswanathan

 

Getty Images Plunges into the Generative AI Pool

Wired, 9/25/23, commentary by Faculty Fellow Bhamati Viswanathan

 

R.I.’s shore access bill is now law. Will it survive court challenges?

Boston Globe6/27/23, commentary by Professor Sean Lyness

 

Thousands of Afghans escaped the Taliban with the help of private veteran groups. Today, many remain in limbo, held in a compound in the UAE

CNN, 5/7/23, commentary by Professor Dina Haynes

 

Oil Giants Inch Closer to Discovery in State Climate Cases

Bloomberg Law, 4/26/23, article by Professor Sean Lyness

 

I-Team: Botched FBI interrogation part of ongoing training with Army Delta Force

WBZ News, 4/6/23, commentary by Professor Victor Hansen

 

An intellectual property law expert on Warhol, whiskey, and the Red Sox

WBUR Radio Boston, 4/3/23, interview with former Professor Peter Karol

 

‘Anybody need tickets?’: At Opening Day, an anachronistic part of the Fenway experience returns

Boston Globe4/1/23, commentary by former Professor Natasha Varyani

 

2022 Highlights

The law failed the victims of the Club Q shooting: Here are 3 ways we can honor their memory

The Hill11/26/22, op-ed by Faculty Fellow Eliot Tracz

 

Was it legal for Gov. DeSantis to relocate migrants to Martha’s Vineyard? Expert says no

WBZ News, 9/16/22, commentary by Professor Dina Haynes

 

After flat-footed response to a white supremacist march, questions about Boston police intelligence gathering

Boston Globe8/20/22, commentary by Professor David Siegel

 

The Rhode Island Senate must act to preserve the shoreline

Boston Globe6/3/22, commentary by Professor Sean Lyness

 

Global leaders impose sanctions against Russia to hinder 'their resources to wage war'

WGBH Boston Public Radio, 3/1/22, interview with Professor Christine Abely

 

Massachusetts-based app expands mental health resources for college students

WCVB, 2/14/22, interview with former Dean Lisa Freudenheim

 

The ruling class and the Supreme Court

The Hill, 2/5/22, op-ed by former Professor Monica Teixeira de Sousa

 

New England Law | Boston Announces New Law School Dean

PR Newswire, 1/11/22

 

2021 Highlights

Covid vaccine: Can US troops be punished for refusing the jabs?

BBC News, 11/27/21, commentary by Professor Victor Hansen

 

Should the federal death penalty be abolished?

Boston Globe10/28/21, commentary by Adjunct Lecturer James Rooney

 

The Anti-Trafficking Movement Is Pivoting to Afghanistan

Vice, 10/12/21, commentary by Professor Dina Haynes

 

Expert suggests Rhode Islanders might need to rethink the law on shoreline rights

Boston Globe, 9/23/21, commentary by Professor Sean Lyness

 

Article II should not be a blank check for the president

The Hill, 7/23/21, op-ed by Professors Lawrence Friedman and Victor Hansen

 

It's time to require country of origin disclosures for products sold online

The Hill, 6/10/21, op-ed by Professor Christine Abely

 

Do Military Courts Play a Role in the Wake of January 6?

PBS Frontline, 5/25/21, commentary by Professor Victor Hansen

 

National Association of Standalone Graduate Schools Launches

New England Law joins a group of eleven independent graduate schools launching a new organization, the National Association of Standalone Graduate Schools, to advocate for their collective interests.

 

145 Million Americans Cannot Afford Another Year Like 2020

WalletHub, 3/18/21, commentary by Professor Eric Lustig

 

America must unite as one nation

The Hill, 1/19/21, op-ed by former Dean Scott Brown

 

2020 Highlights

Regulatory Compliance for Nonprofits

NYU Law Review, 12/4/20, op-ed by Professor Christine Abely

 

Online Malign: Digital education can outshine the classroom, if we stop expecting it to fail.

New England Law Review, 10/26/20, op-ed by Professors Chance Meyer & Nicole Noël

 

Protecting Native American Sacred Space: The Promise and Limit of Cultural Preservation

Berkley Forum, 10/22/20, op-ed by Professor Allison M. Dussias

 

What if the Supreme Court has to become involved in the election?

The Hill, 9/1/20, op-ed by Professor Lawrence Friedman

 

Supreme Court rightly allows the states to combat the coronavirus

The Hill, 8/11/20, op-ed by Professor Lawrence Friedman 

 

The Machinery of Justice

JOTWELL, 7/28/20, op-ed by Professor Jordan Singer

 

A sheer abuse of pardon power

The Hill, 7/22/20, op-ed by Professor Lawrence Friedman

 

This National Reckoning is Overdue

The Hill, 6/17/20, op-ed by Professor Lisa Laplante

 

Enforcing the Constitutional Limits on the Pardon Power

Jurist, 3/14/20, op-ed by Professor Lawrence Friedman

 

Chief Justice Roberts is right about the importance of civic education

The Hill, 1/14/20, op-ed by Professor Lisa Laplante

 

In search of a muscular judiciary

The Hill, 1/8/20, op-ed by Professor Jordan Singer