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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 Associate Director of Public Relations Emily Lospennato at elospennato@nesl.edu or 617-422-7477.

Faculty Expertise

The faculty at New England Law is comprised of experts in areas that span 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

New England Law in the News

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.

NPR

"After Oxfam’s sex scandal: Shocking revelations, a scramble for solutions"

With her experience working with the U.N. refugee agency in Croatia and for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Professor Dina Francesca Haynes brought a unique perspective to this piece concerning sexual misconduct allegations in the humanitarian aid world.

The Hill

"The Supreme Court and its big Second Amendment problem"

Where does the Supreme Court stand on the Second Amendment—and how should they approach this now 200-year-old provision? Professor and constitutional law expert Lawrence Friedman weighs in.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

"Lieutenant governor feted at law school reception"

New England Law | Boston recently hosted its 2017 Dean’s Reception, honoring Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, a 1991 graduate of the school. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly featured the event (behind paywall).

The Times-Picayune

"Wendy Vitter, with one exception, might have what it takes to be federal judge"

Professor Jordan Singer discusses the qualifications of federal court nominee Wendy Vitter.

Fox & Friends First

"Chelsea Manning subject to prosecution for Senate run?"

Professor Victor Hansen appeared on Fox & Friends First to discuss the legality of Chelsea Manning’s bid for Senate.

The Hill

"Congress needs to take a look at constitutional use of military force"

Congress enacted the Authorization for Use of Military Force in 2001, right after the 9/11 attacks. The world has changed a lot since then; should this policy change too? Professors Victor Hansen and Lawrence Friedman discuss.

Bloomberg BNA

"The Millionaires Tax Initiative in Massachusetts"

Professors Eric A. Lustig and Lawrence Friedman weigh in on the Massachusetts “Fair Share Amendment” voter initiative.

The Hill

"John Roberts has tough job of keeping faith in Supreme Court"

Professor Lawrence Friedman reflects on Chief Justice Roberts's unique role in maintaining the American people’s trust in the Supreme Court. 

U.S. News & World Report

"Law Schools Shell Out Deep Tuition Discounts to Students"

4L evening student Alison Shea shared her thoughts on affordability and making the law school decision.

U.S. News & World Report

“Master Constitutional Law for a Successful Career”

Professor Lawrence Friedman offers his perspective on the benefits of studying constitutional law.

ABA Journal

“Distance learning standards under consideration by ABA Legal Ed Section”

Professor Allison M. Dussias was referenced in a piece discussing revising restrictions placed on law schools awarding credits for distance learning.

The Washington Post

“Her texts pushed him to suicide, prosecutors say. But does that mean she killed him?”

Professor David Siegel discusses the use of technology in the Michelle Carter case, where a 20-year-old was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for using text messages to encourage her boyfriend to commit suicide.

Boston Magazine

“Scene of the Crime”

Professor Peter Karol comments on a local ordinance that enforces a ban on short-term rentals in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, passed after a murder occurred in a rented property.

The Boston Globe

“Prosecutors want to keep Hernandez’s conviction intact”

Professor David Siegel was featured in an article discussing prosecutors’ attempts to preserve the Aaron Hernandez murder conviction in the face of Massachusetts’ abatement ab initio doctrine.

Bloomberg

“Trump Says Immigration Order to Be ‘Tailored’ to Court Ruling”

Professor Dina Haynes weighs in on an anticipated executive order revising the Trump administration’s travel ban affecting citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.