Recent Faculty Scholarship

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

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).

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).“

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) 

Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition (Island Press, 2021),



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

“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).

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).


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

“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).

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).

Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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



Associate Professor of Law and Political Science

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

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

“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). 

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).


Professor of Law and Biology

“The Legal Weaponization of Racialized DNA: A New Genetic Politics of Affirmative Action,” Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives (forthcoming).

“Rethinking Implicit Bias: The Limits to Science as a Tool of Racial Justice,” in The Oxford Handbook of Race and Law in the United States, eds D. Carbado et al. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

“Diversity’s Pandemic Distractions,” 32 Health Matrix: The Journal of Law-Medicine 149 (2022). 



Assistant Teaching Professor and Resident Fellow, Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration

“Fostering Equity and Inclusion Across the Gender Spectrum in the Law School Classroom,” 65 Villanova Law Review 1105 (2020).




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).


University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

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

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

Associate Teaching Professor

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



George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law

“The Many Lives of Constance Baker Motley,”  American Journal of Law and Equality 312 (forthcoming). 

 Mosaic: Who Paid For The Bullet? (Quid Pro Books, 2022).


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).   


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

“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).


Assistant Professor of Law and Poltical Science

“Suspect Development Systems: Databasing Marginality and Enforcing Discipline,” 55 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (forthcoming) (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).

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).
“False Influencing,” 109 Georgetown Law Review 81 (2020).

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). 


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). 


Assistant Professor of Law

“Context, Purpose, and Coordination in Taxation,” Connecticut Law Review 55 (forthcoming 2023).

“Agency Coordination and Opportunity Zones,” 48 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1203 (2021).


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,” Houston Law Review (forthcoming). 

“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). 

Professor of Law and Computer Science and Faculty Director, Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC)

 “Policing Queer Sexuality,” 121 Michigan Law Review (forthcoming). 

“Manufactured Uncertainty in Constitutional Litigation,” 91 Fordham Law Review (forthcoming ). 

“Privacy’s Rights Trap,” 117 Northwestern University Law Review (forthcoming). 

“Privacy, Practice, and Performance,” 110 California Law Review  1221 (2022). 

“Disorderly Content,” 97 Washington Law Review  (forthcoming). 

Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power (Cambridge University Press, 2021),

“Governing Algorithmic Decisions: The Role of Decision Importance and Governance on Perceived Legitimacy,” Big Data & Society (2022) (co-author). 

“Are Algorithmic Decisions Legitimate? The Effect of Process and Outcomes on Perceptions of Legitimacy of AI Decisions,” Journal of Business Ethics (2022) (co-author). 

“Social Norms and Fourth Amendment Law,” 120 Michigan Law Review 265 (2021) (co-author).  

University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities

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



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).

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).