Recent Faculty Scholarship

Check out recent selected faculty publications and learn more about the diverse research interests at Northeastern Law.

LIBBY ADLER
Professor of Law and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

“From Contamination to Congratulation: The Discursive and Legal Careers of the Homosexual in the U.S. and Cuba,” in Enticements: Queer Legal Studies, eds. J. Fischel and B. Cossman (NYU Press, forthcoming).

“On the Why of Same-Sex Marriage in Cuba,” 17 Florida International University Law Review 485 (2023).


BROOK BAKER
Professor of Law; Faculty Co-Director, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy; Senior Policy Analyst, Health GAP

“Human Rights to Health, Medicines, and the Fruits of Scientific Research in the Pre-Access Stage.” In A Human-Centered Approach to Health Innovations: Reconciling Intellectual Property with Human Rights ( eds. L. Biersay et al. (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2024).“

“Covid-19’s Silver Lining? The WHO mRNA Technology Transfer Programme for the Global South Overcoming Intellectual Property Barriers is central to the South-South Innovation and Access Goals of the WHO mRNA Technology Transfer Programme,” in Pandemics and the Illumination of Hidden Things: Lessons from South Africa on the Global response to Covid-19  (Health Justice Initiative, 2023).

Medical Countermeasures Platform for Future Pandemics: Essential Elements for Equity,” Lancet Global Health (forthcoming, 2023) (co-author).

“A Pandemic Treaty for Equitable Global Access to Medical Countermeasures: Seven Recommendations for Sharing Intellectual Property, Know-how and Technology,” 7 BMJ Journal (July 2022) (co-author). 

“From Business as Usual to Health for the Future: Challenging the Intellectual Property Regime to Address COVID-19 and Future Pandemics,” 41 Boston University International Law Journal 1 (2023) (co-author). 

“TRIPS-Compliant Alternatives for Overcoming Intellectual Property Barriers to COVID-19 Countermeasures,” PIJIP/TLS Research Paper Series No. 76 (2022).


HAYAT BEARAT
Visiting Associate Professor; Interim Director, Domestic Violence Institute

“Caged by a Marriage: How Child Marriages in the United States Are Enabled by Our Immigration System,” 71 Drake Law Review 1 (2024).

 


LEO BELETSKY
Professor of Law and Health Sciences; Faculty Director, Health in Justice Action Lab

“When Crises Collide: Mapping the Intersections of Climate, Pollution, Crime, and Punishment,” Northeastern University Law Review (forthcoming).

“Emerging Disparities in the Placement of Law Enforcement-Based Treatment Referral and Recovery Programs,” 48 Criminal Justice Review 359 (2023).

“Advancing Harm Reduction Services in the United States: The Untapped Role of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” 21 Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics 61 (2022) (co-author). 

“Evaluation of an Experimental Web-based Educational Module on Opioid-related Occupational Safety Among Police Officers: Protocol for a Randomized Pragmatic Trial to Minimize Barriers to Overdose Response,” 11 JMIR Res Protoc 33451 (2022) (co-author).

“Involuntary Commitment as a “Carceral-Health Service”: From Healthcare-to-Prison Pipeline to a Public Health Abolition Praxis,”  50 Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics 22 (2022) (co-author).

“Impact of SHIELD Police Training on Knowledge of Syringe Possession Laws and Related Arrests in Tijuana, Mexico,”  112 American Journal of Public Health 860 (2022) (co-author).

“Build It Better for Public Health: Improved Data Infrastructure Is Vital to Bending the Curve of the Overdose Crisis,” 112 American Journal of Public Health 39 (2022) (co-author).

“Warrant Checking Practices by Post-Overdose Outreach Programs in Massachusetts: A Mixed-Methods Study,” 100 International Journal of Drug Policy 103483 (2022) (co-author).


ELETTRA BIETTI
Assistant Professor of Law and Computer Science

“Structuring Digital Platform Markets: Antitrust and Utilities’ Convergence,” 2024.4 University of Illinois Law Review (forthcoming, 2024).

“A Genealogy of Digital Platform Regulation,” 7 Georgetown Law Technology Review 1 (2023).


MARGARET BURNHAM
University Distinguished Professor of Law; Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project; Faculty Co-Director, Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR)

By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners (W.W. Norton, 2022).

 


MARTHA DAVIS
University Distinguished Professor of Law; Co-Director, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy; Faculty Director, NuLawLab

Human Rights Advocacy in the United States (West Academic, 2014; second edition, 2018; third edition, 2023).

“Institutionalizing Human Rights in the United States: Advocacy for a National Human Rights Institution,” Journal of Human Rights (forthcoming 2023).

“Institutionalizing Human Rights in the United States: Advocacy for a National Human Rights Institution,” Journal of Human Rights (forthcoming 2023).

“Limiting the Impact of Dobbs: The Potential for International Solidarity,” 11 feminists@law 1 (2022).

“The State of Abortion Rights in the U.S.,”  159 International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 324 (2022). 

“(G)local Intersectionality,”  19 Washington and Lee Law Review 1021 (2022). 

“Hidden Burdens: Household Water, “Hard to Reach” Renters and Systemic Racism,” 52 Seton Hall Law Review 1461 (2022).

“Limiting the Impact of Dobbs: The Potential for International Solidarity,” 11 feminists@law 1 (2022).

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021).

COVID-19 and Human Rights (Routledge, 2021).


RICHARD DAYNARD
University Distinguished Professor of Law and President, Public Health Advocacy Institute

“Casinos: An Addiction Industry in the Mold of Tobacco and  Opioid Drugs,’’ 2021 University of Illinois Law Review 1711 (2021) (co-author).


RASHMI DYAL-CHAND
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

“Sharing the Climate,” 122 Columbia Law Review 581 (2022). 

 

 


CLAUDIA HAUPT
Professor of Law and Political Science

“The Horizontal Effect of Fundamental Rights.” In Oxford Handbook on Digital Constitutionalism, eds. G. De Gregorio et al. (forthcoming).

“Democratic Self-Defense,” 93 Fordham Law Review (forthcoming).

 “Pseudo-Professional Advice,” 103 Boston University Law Review 775 (2023). 

“AI Chatbots, Health Privacy, and Challenges to HIPAA Compliance,” Journal of the American Medical Association (co-author) (July 6, 2023).

“Holding Clinicians in Public Office Accountable to Professional Standards,” 25 American Medical Association Journal of Ethics 194 (2023) (co-authored with Professor Wendy Parmet). 

“Lethal Lies: Government Speech, Distorted Science, and the First Amendment,” 2022 University of Illinois Law Review 1809 (2022) (co-authored with Professor Wendy E. Parmet). 

“AI-Generated Medical Advice—GPT and Beyond,” 329 Journal of the American Medical Association 1349 (2023).

ALIZA HOCHMAN BLOOM
Assistant Professor of Law

“Policing Bias Without Intent,” University of Illinois Law Review (forthcoming 2025).

“Reviving Rehabilitation as a Decarceral Tool,” 101 Washington University Law Review 6 (2024).

“Whack-a-Mole Reasonable Suspicion,” 112 California Law Review (forthcoming 2024).

“Objective Enough: Race is Relevant to the Reasonable Person in Criminal Procedure,” 19 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties 1 (2023).


ERIN ISLO
Assistant Professor of Law

“Not Like Other Contracts: The Supremacy and Exceptionalism of Arbitration,” Idaho Law Review (forthcoming).

 

 


MELVIN J. KELLEY
Associate Professor of Law and Business

“Trading Places or Changing Spaces? At the Crossroads of Defining and Redressing Segregation,” 54 Connecticut Law Review 845 (forthcoming).

 


KRISTIN MADISON
Professor of Law and Health Sciences

“Regional Economic Conditions and Preventable Hospitalization Among Older Patients with Diabetes,” 60 Medical Care 212 (2022) (co-author).

 


DANIEL MEDWED
University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Barred: Why the Innocent Can’t Get Out of Prison (Hachette/Basic Books, 2022). 

­“Secrets of Chambers: The Constitutional Right to Present a Defense at Middle Age,” Arizona Law Review (forthcoming).

“Wrongful Conviction Writ Large: A Review of Valena Beety's Manifesting Justice,” The Wrongful Conviction Law Review (forthcoming). 

“Not Just Mercy: The Untapped Potential of Clemency to Right Wrongful Convictions," Law Journal for Social Justice (forthcoming).

“Post-Conviction Review on Trial: When Do Appellate Courts Correct for Prosecutorial Misconduct?,” Crime & Delinquency (2022) (co-author).  

“Black Deaths Matter: The Race-of-Victim Effect and Capital Punishment,” 86 Brooklyn Law Review  957 (2021).  


ZINAIDA MILLER 
Professor of Law and International Affairs; Faculty Co-Director, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy; 2023-2024 Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Equity and Race

“Transitional Justice Temporalities.” In The Oxford Handbook of Transitional Justice, eds. L.Douglas et al. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

 


SHARMILA L. MURTHY
Professor of Law and Public Policy

“Disrupting Utility Law for Water Justice,” 76 Stanford Law Review 597 (2024).

 

 


ALEXANDRA MEISE
Associate Teaching Professor

“U.S. Climate Commitments in the Wake of West Virginia v. EPA,” 26 ASIL Insights (August 16, 2022).

 


BETH NOVECK
Professor and Director, The Burnes Center for Social Change

“Responding to Mass, Computer-Generated, and Malattributed Comments,”  74 Administrative Law Review 95 (2022) (co-author).   

 


WENDY E. PARMET
Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director, Center for Health Policy and Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

“Post-Truth Won’t Set Us Free: Health Law, Patient Autonomy, and the Rise of the Infodemic,” in COVID-19 and the Law Disruption, Impact and Legacy,” ed. I.G. Cohen et al. (Cambridge University Press, 2023) (co-authored with Professor Jeremy Paul).

“Accommodating Religious Objections to Vaccination Mandates—Implications of Groff v DeJoy for Health Care Employers,” JAMA Health Forum (September 7, 2023) (co-author).

“Judicial Review of Public Health Powers Since the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Trends and Implications,” 113 American Journal of Public Health 280 (2023) (co-author).

“Holding Clinicians in Public Office Accountable to Professional Standards,” 25 American Medical Association Journal of Ethics 194 (2023) (co-authored with Professor Claudia Haupt). 

“U.S. Public Health Law — Foundations and Emerging Shifts,” 386 The New England Journal of Medicine 805 (2022) (co-author).

“The Antiscience Supreme Court is Hurting the Health of Americans,” Scientific American (May 17, 2022).

“Lethal Lies: Government Speech, Distorted Science, and the First Amendment,” 2022 University of Illinois Law Review 1809 (2022) (co-authored with Professor Claudia Haupt). 

“The Ethics and Justice of Recognizing Migrants’ Right to Health,” in Migration and Health, eds. S. Galea, C.K. Ettman and M.H. Zaman (University of Chicago Press, 2022).

“Communicable Disease Law in the United States,” in Oxford Comparative Handbook of Health Law, eds. D. Orentlicher and T. Harvey (Oxford, 2022).

“US Law Relating to Noncommunicable Diseases,” in Oxford Comparative Handbook of Health Law, eds. D. Orentlicher and T. Harvey (Oxford, 2022).

“Social Determinants in the United States,” in Oxford Comparative Handbook of Health Law, eds. D. Orentlicher and T. Harvey (Oxford, 2022).

“Excluding Non-Citizens from the Social Safety Net Georgia,” 49 Journal of International and Comparative Law 525 (2021).

“COVID-19: The Promise and Failure of Law in an Inequitable Nation,” 111 American Journal of Public Health 47 (2021) (co-author).

“Employer-Mandated Vaccination for COVID-19,” 111 American Journal of Public Health 1061 (2021) (co-author).

“From the Shadows: The Public Health Implications of the Supreme Court's Covid-Free Exercise Cases,” 49 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 564 (2021). 

“Excluding Non-Citizens from the Social Safety Net,” 49 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 525 (2021).


JEREMY PAUL
Professor of Law

“Post-Truth Won’t Set Us Free: Health Law, Patient Autonomy, and the Rise of the Infodemic.” In COVID-19 and the Law Disruption, Impact and Legacy,” ed. I.G. Cohen et al. (Cambridge University Press, 2023) (co-author).

Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams (Carolina Academic Press, 1999, second edition, 2023) (co-author).


 

DEBORAH RAMIREZ
Professor of Law; Chair, Criminal Justice Task Force; Faculty Co-Director, Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR)

“Community Justice Reimagined,” 67 Boston Bar Journal 6 (2023) (co-author).

 

 


RASHIDA RICHARDSON
Assistant Professor of Law and Poltical Science

“Suspect Development Systems: Databasing Marginality and Enforcing Discipline,” 55 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 812 (2022) (co-author).
“Racial Segregation and the Data-Driven Society: How Our Failure to Reckon with Root Causes Perpetuates Separate and Unequal Realities,”36 Berkeley Technology Law Journal (forthcoming).
“Defining and Demystifying Automated Decision Systems, Maryland Law Review (forthcoming).


ALEXANDRA JANE ROBERTS
Professor of Law and Media

“Deceptively Misdescriptive Mark.” In Elgar Encyclopedia of Intellectual Property Law (forthcoming 2024).
“A Poetics of Trademark Law,” 38 Berkeley Technology Law Review  51 (2023).
”Getting a Handle on Handles,” 66 Communications of the ACM 28 (January 2023).


SONIA E. ROLLAND
Professor of Law

Book Review: Emerging Powers and the World Trading System: The Past and Future of International Economic Law by Gregory Shaffer, 116 American Journal of International Law (forthcoming). 

 


RACHEL ROSENBLOOM
Professor of Law

“Commentary on United States v. Wong Kim Ark,” in Feminist Judgments: Immigration Law Decisions Rewritten, ed.  K. Kim et al. (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). 

 


DAVID A. SIMON
Associate Professor of Law

“On Copyright Utilitarianism,” 99 Indiana Law Journal (forthcoming).

“Off-Label Preemption,” Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming).

“Using Digital Technologies To Diagnose in the Home: Recommendations From a Delphi Panel,” NPJ Digital Medicine 18 (co-author) (2024).

“Informational Capacity, Regulation, and Certification Marks.” In Research Handbook on the Law and Economics of Trademark Law, Ed. G. Lunney (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023).

“Copyright, Moral Rights, and the Social Self,” 34 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 1 (2023).

“Off-Label Speech,” 72 Emory Law Journal 549 (2023).


KARA W. SWANSON
Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History; Associate Dean for Research and Interdisciplinary Education

“Beyond the Progress of the Useful Arts: The Inventor as Useful Citizen,” 60 Houston Law Review 363 (2022).

“The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921:  A Lesson in the Law of Trespass,” 45 Connecticut Law Review 1005 (2022). 

“Centering Black Women Inventors: Passing and the Patent Archive,” 25 Stanford Technology Law Review 305 (2022). 


PATRICIA WILLIAMS
University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities

Giving a Damn: Racism, Romance and Gone with the Wind (Harper Collins, 2021).

 

 


MARGARET WOO
Professor of Law

Global Issues in Civil Procedure (West Academic, 2021) (co-author).

“Access to Civil Justice,” 70 The American Journal of Comparative Law  i89 (2022) (co-author).

“Technology, the Global Economy and New Concepts in Civil Procedure,” in Technology, the Global Economy and Other New Challenges for Civil Justice, ed. K. Miki (Interstentia, 2021).


LUA KAMÁL YUILLE
Professor of Law and Business

“Opinion: Smith v. Van Gorkom,” in Feminist Judgments: Corporate Law Rewritten, ed. A. Choike et al. (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

“Commentary: Phillips Neighborhood Housing Trust v. Brown,” in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions, ed. E.C. Rodriguez-Dod et al. (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

“Regionalism, Identity, & the Europe Union: Embracing Democracy or Co-Opting Dissident Voices,” in Tipping Points in International Law, eds. J. D’Aspremont and J. Haskell (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

“The White Androcentric Disposition of Capitalist Property,” 2 Journal of Law and Political Economy 252 (2022) (co-author).

“Mapping Critical Geographies in Virtual Space,” 99 Denver Law Review 653 (2022) (co-author).