About Charles H. Baron
Professor Baron, recently retired from active teaching, has written extensively here and in Europe about constitutional law and patients' rights. He has taught courses in federal, state, and comparative constitutional law, health law, and law and bioethics. Among the faculties abroad where he has held visiting positions are Oxford University, the University of Paris X, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Aix-Marseilles III, and the European University Institute in San Domenico di Fiesole. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Centre for Life Sciences, Health, and the Courts, a member of the Board of Directors of the Death with Dignity National Center, and a Past President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.
- Fall 2016: No courses taught
- Spring 2017: No courses taught
Charles H. Baron
Boston College Law School
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Newton Centre, MA 02459
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Bioethics and Law (14)
Bioethics and Law in the United States: A Legal Process Perspective Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo (2007)
An analytical exposition of the law regarding a patient's "right to die" as it has developed in the United States over the last 30 years provides an exemplar overview of the variety of legal mechanisms ...
Life and Death Decision-Making: Judges v. Legislators as Sources of Law in Bioethics Science, Law and the Courts in Europe (2004)
In some situations, courts may be better sources of new law than legislatures. Some support for this proposition is provided by the performance of American courts in the development of law regarding the “right to ...
Constitutional Rights (11)
La théorie de l’intention originelle, la sincérité dans la rédaction des opinions des juges et les références à des sources juridiques étrangères dans le processus d’interprétation de la constitution aux États-Unis L’Architecture du droit: mélanges en l’honneur de Michel Troper, études coordonnées par Denys de Béchillon [et al.] (2006)
Baker v. State and the Promise of the New Judicial Federalism Boston College Law Review (2001)
In Baker v. State, the Supreme Court of Vermont ruled that the state constitution’s Common Benefits Clause prohibits the exclusion of same-sex couples from the benefits and protections of marriage. Baker has been praised by ...
The Supreme Judicial Court in its Fourth Century: Meeting the Challenge of the "New Constitutional Revolution" Massachusetts Law Review (1992)
In the mid-19th century, when the United States was confronted with daunting changes wrought by its expanding frontiers and the advent of the industrial revolution, its state supreme courts developed the principles of law which ...