Books

Moore's Federal Practice (2013 edition) (2013)

Moore's Federal Practice is the backbone of any federal litigator's library. Comprehensive and authoritative, Moore's...

 

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Lawyers and Fundamental Moral Responsibility (with R. Michael Cassidy and Judith A. McMorrow) (2010)

The materials in this book are organized around specific problems designed to encourage and focus...

 

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Real Ethics for Real Lawyers (2005)

Real Ethics for Real Lawyers uses a lively, problem-centered approach to teach professional responsibility courses....

 

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The Anglo-American Legal Heritage Introductory Materials (2004)

This fascinating book about our legal heritage is copiously illustrated with original materials. From our...

 

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The Federal Law of Attorney Conduct (with Judith R. McMorrow) (2001)
 

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The Anglo-American Legal Heritage: Introductory Materials (1999)

A slightly modified version of Chapter 2 appears as "The Lessons of Anglo-Saxon 'Justice.'" The...

 

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Lex Mercatoria and Legal Pluralism: A Late Thirteenth-Century Treatise and its Afterlife (with Mary Elizabeth Basile, Jane Fair Bestor, and Charles Donahue Jr.) (1998)

Lex Mercatoria is the earliest known treatment of what a later age would call “the...

 

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Moore's Federal Practice (with Gregory P. Joseph, Sol Schreiber, Jerold S. Solovy, and Georgene M. Vairo) (1997)
 

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Francis Bacon (1992)

This is the first modern book to describe Francis Bacon's jurisprudence. He has long been...

 

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Past the Pillars of Hercules: Francis Bacon and the Science of Rulemaking, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (2012)

The parallels between Francis Bacon’s career and that of Edward H. Cooper are obvious. Bacon...

 

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Zacharias’s Prophecy: The Federalization of Legal Ethics Through Legislative, Court, and Agency Regulation (with Judith A. McMorrow), San Diego Law Review (2011)

In his 1994 seminal article on Federalizing Legal Ethics, Prof. Fred Zacharias examined the need...

 

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The Legal Education of a Patriot: Josiah Quincy Jr.'s Law Commonplace (1763), Arizona State Law Journal (2006)

This article is based on the exciting discovery of a never before printed Law Commonplace,...

 

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The Twentieth Century, Boston College Law School Faculty Papers (2004)

All self-respecting legal history is supposed to end by the twentieth century. As we approach...

 

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The Legal History of the Twentieth Century, International Journal of Legal Information (2003)
 
The 'Story' of Harvard, Harvard Law Today (2002)
 

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Safeguarding the Heritage, Judicature (1999)
 

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Professionalism: The Deep Theory, North Carolina Law Review (1994)

Can our personal ethics and our professional ethics be in opposition? Our professional identity as...

 

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Radical Lawmakers in Colonial Massachusetts: The `Countenance of Authoritie' and the Lawes and Libertyes, New England Quarterly (1994)

Also appears in Studi in Memoria Di Gino Gorla, 1605-1633. Tomo II: Dialogo Tra Ordinamenti,...

 
Uncivil Law, Boston College Magazine (1994)
 

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The Role of Local Rules (with Mary P. Squiers and Stephen N. Subrin), ABA Journal (1989)
 

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Mosses from an Old Manse: Another Look at Some Historic Property Cases About the Environment, Cornell Law Review (1979)

Also appears in Land Use and Environment Law Review 12 (1981): 67-127, and in International...

 
Slicing the Big Tomato, Bostonia (1976)

Orientation Speech to the Entering Class, Boston University Law School

 

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The Fetish of Jury Trial in Civil Cases: A Comment on Rachal v. Hill (with David L. Shapiro), Harvard Law Review (1971)
 

Contributions to Books

Civility and Professionalism at the Massachusetts Bar: The Heritage and the Challenge Today, Course Materials for "Practicing with Professionalism" (2012)

Introductory section for course materials for the class titled "Practicing with Professionalism," which has been...

 

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Attorney Conduct and the Securities and Exchange Commission (with Judith A. McMorrow), The Federal Law of Attorney Conduct: Court Practice (2009)
 

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Civility Issues in Federal Court Practice (with Judith A. McMorrow), The Federal Law of Attorney Conduct: Court Practice (2009)
 

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Toward an Ecclesiastical Professional Ethic: Lessons from the Legal Profession (with Judith A. McMorrow), Church Ethics And Its Organizational Context: Learning from the Sex Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church (2006)

As the Catholic Church struggles with the aftermath of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, some...

 

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"The Purer Fountains": Bacon and Legal Education, Francis Bacon and the Refiguring of Early Modern Thought: Essays to Commemorate 'The Advancement of Learning' (1605-2005) (2005)

Today, the classical underpinnings of American legal education are under intense critical review. The dominant...

 

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Commencement of Action (with Robert M. Bloom), Moore's Federal Practice (1997)
 

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One Form of Action, Moore's Federal Practice (1997)
 

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Scope and Purposes of Rules, Moore's Federal Practice (1997)
 

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Rule 4 - Summons (with Mary P. Squiers), Moore's Federal Practice (1994)
 

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Rule 4.1 - Service of Other Process (with Mary P. Squiers), Moore's Federal Practice (1994)
 

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The Mystery of the New Fashioned Goldsmiths: From Usury to the Bank of England (1622-1694), The Growth of the Bank as Institution and the Development of Money-Business Law (1993)

Also appears in Miscellanea Domenico Maffei Dicato Historia Ius Studium, vol. 4, 523-550. Goldbach, Germany:...

 

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Equity, Dictionary of the Middle Ages (1984)
 

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Justinian in Braintree: John Adams, Civilian Learning, and Legal Elitism, 1758-1775, Law in Colonial Massachusetts, 1630-1800: A Conference held 6 and 7 November 1981, by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1984)

A portion of this work forms Chapter 2 of The History of Legal Education in...

 

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The 'Countenance of Authoritie', Law in Colonial Massachusetts, 1630-1800: A Conference held 6 and 7 November 1981, by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1984)
 

Popular Press

Patriots in Defense of the 'Enemy', Boston Globe (2007)
 

Selected Professional Activities

The Political and Professional Context of Rule Making, Committe on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States (2014)
 
American Legal Education: Where Did It Come From? Where Is It Going?, National Conference of Bar Examiners (2013)
 
Reporter, Meeting of the Standing Committee on Rules, Judicial Conference of the United States (2013)
 
Presentation of new research on the first black graduates of Harvard Law School, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Harvard Law School (2013)

Presentation on the results of new research conducted as part of the Harvard Law History...

 
Current Controversies and the History of Rulemaking, Boston College Law School Faculty Workshop (2012)
 
Panelist, Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era: A Discussion of His Legacy (with Michael Boudin, Pierre Leval, Jon Newman, Richard Posner, Carol Steiker, Todd Rakoff, and David Dorsen), Harvard Law School (2012)
 
The History of American Legal Education and What it Means to You, Keynote Address to Entering LL.M. Students at Harvard Law School (2012)
 
Reporter, Meeting of the Standing Committee on Rules, Judicial Conference of the United States (2012)
 
Reporter, Meeting of the Standing Committee on Rules, Judicial Conference of the United States (2012)
 
Josiah Quincy Jr. and the Rule of Law, The British Society General Annual Meeting (2012)
 
Teaching Legal Ethics, ABA Section on Professional Responsibility Annual Meeting (2012)
 
Francis Bacon and the History of Rulemaking, Conference in Honor of Edward Cooper (2012)
 
The History of African Americans at Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School Black Alumni Celebration 2011 (2011)
 
The Birth of American Judicial Reporting and the Extraordinary 'Lost Patriot,' Josiah Quincy Junior, Convention of the Association of Reporters of Judicial Decisions of the United States (2011)
 
Charles Sumner: Legacy of a Radical, Charles Sumner Bicentennial Celebration, The Cambridge Forum (2011)
 
The Bramble Bush: Real Ethics for Real Lawyers, Northeastern University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Program (2011)
 
The Boston Massacre and the Extraordinary Josiah Quincy Junior, Annual Law Day Celebration, United States Court of Federal Claims (2011)
 
The Current Educational Landscape: Perspectives from the Top, Harvard Law School Reunion Keynote Presentation and Panel (2011)
 
The History of Harvard Law: The High Citadel, Harvard Law School Orientation Program, LLM and SJD students (2011)
 
Josiah Quincy: A Lost Hero of the Revolution, Massachusetts Historical Society (2010)
 
The History of Cambridge and Harvard University, Address to the Criminal Rules Advisory Committee, Judicial Conference of the United States (2010)

A short history of the city of Cambridge and its relationship with Harvard University.

 
Josiah Quincy, Jr: Pioneering Court Reporter, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (2010)
 
A History of the Federal Rules Process from 1934 to Date, Judicial Conference of the United States, Duke Law School (2010)
 
Josiah Quincy Jr.’s Trip to the South: America on the Eve of Revolution, Massachusetts chapter of the BC Law Alumni Association (2006)
 
Josiah Quincy Jr., the First SJC Law Reports, and the War in Iraq, Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society and Law Clerks Association (2006)
 
Meet the Manuscript, Boston College Law School (2006)
 
Lessons of the American Revolution, National Association for Corporate Counsel (2006)
 
Bankruptcy Law and Jesuit-Catholic Legal Heritage, American College of Bankruptcy and the Boston College Law Review (2005)
 

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Five Cheers for Galileo, Boston College Law School Lectures and Presentations (2003)