Skip to Main Content Return to the New England Law | Boston home page

The following are among the activities in which members of the Center for Business Law are currently involved:

  • The Patentability Shake-Up: Patentable Subject Matter and Obviousness
  • A study of United States, European, and Canadian systems and proposals for taxation of Internet transactions, which is also examining the disclosure requirements imposed on publicly traded companies after discovery of an intrusion into corporate databases or other computerized information
  • A comparison of corporate governance in the Gilded Age (robber barons such as Rockefeller and Vanderbilt) and the Modern Age (corporate scandals such as Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom)
  • Participation by faculty and student research assistants in drafting the revision of the Massachusetts Business Corporation Law as Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 156D with the Boston Bar Association/Massachusetts Bar Association Task Force (took effect in July 2004)
  • A project examining local government regulations that require that investment banking firms wishing to underwrite municipal bonds either establish that they were not founded with proceeds of slavery or fund a scholarship or other form of reparation