Introducing Guest Blogger Alfred Yen

It is a great pleasure to (re)introduce Professor Alfred C. Yen, our previous guest now returning for the next month.   Fred is a leading copyright scholar and an expert in the fields of sports law, legal education, legal theory, and Asian Americans and the law.  

Since 1987, he has been a professor at Boston College Law School, where he currently is a Law School Fund Scholar and Director of BC’s Emerging Enterprises and Business Law Program.   Fred earned his B.S. in Mathematics and M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. After graduating from law school, he practiced in Los Angeles for four years at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton.

From 2000-02, Fred was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at BC Law School and spent the spring 2000 term visiting at University of Arizona.   He served as counsel of record/lead author for an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 12 copyright scholars in the case of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music Publishing Co. and participated in preparing an amicus brief in the Napster case.

Fred has chaired the AALS’s Minority Law Teachers Section, its Section on Art Law and its Professional Development Committee;  was lead organizer for the first, fifth, and tenth  Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty; served on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Legal Education;  and has been a member of the Board of Visitors at the New England Conservatory.  Most recently, he has had extensive experience serving with the ABA and AALS for annual site visits to inspect law schools around the country.

Fred’s extensive publications include the innovative casebook, prepared with his BC Law colleague, Joseph P. Liu, Copyright: Essential Cases and Materials (West 2009).  A few examples of his recent scholarship include the following invited symposium contributions: 

A Preliminary First Amendment Analysis of Legislation Treating News Aggregation as Copyright Infringement, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (forthcoming 2010)

A First Amendment Perspective on the Construction of Third Party Copyright Liability, 50 Boston College Law Review 1481 (2009)

Torts and the Construction of Inducement and Contributory Liability in Amazon and Visa, 32 Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 513 (2009) 

Some of Fred’s earlier well-known works can be obtained by visiting his home page.

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