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About Alfred C. Yen

Alfred C. Yen is a Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School. He is a nationally known scholar who has published numerous articles about copyright law, the Internet, sports law, Asian-American legal issues, and law teaching. He is also the author of (with Professor Joseph Liu) Copyright: Essential Cases and Materials, which was originally published by West Publishing in 2008 and is now in its fourth edition.

Professor Yen has also held many positions of leadership within legal education. He has served as Chair of the AALS Professional Development Committee and completed a term on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Legal Education and the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers. In 2001, the American Law Institute elected him to membership. Additionally, Professor Yen has served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Art Law, the Section on Minority Groups, and the Section on Sports Law. He organized the first, fifth, and tenth Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty, all of which were held at Boston College Law School. 

In 2020, Professor Yen became Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Copyright Society, a leading peer reviewed journal in that field. He also presently holds appointments as an Invited Professor at the Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne Law School and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Arizona Law School.


Present Associate Dean for Faculty, Boston College Law School
Present Director of the Emerging Enterprises and Business Law Program, Boston College Law School
Present Professor, Boston College Law School

Curriculum Vitae


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  • Fall 2021: Torts, Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
  • Spring 2022: Intellectual Property Survey

Contact Information

Alfred C. Yen
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
Office Location:
East Wing 422

Books (5)

Articles (40)