Renée M. Landers

Professor of Law and Director Health Law Concentration

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Book Chapters

Invisibility, Isolation, and Resilience: The Inchoate Journey of Women Lawyers of Color, in BREAKING BARRIERS: THE UNFINISHED STORY OF WOMEN LAWYERS AND JUDGES IN MASSACHUSETTS (MCLE, Hon. Patti B. Saris and Hon. Margot Botsford eds., 2012)

What's Loving Got to Do With It? Law Shaping Experience and Experience Shaping Law, in LOVING VS. VIRGINIA IN A POST-RACIAL WORLD: RETHINKING RACE, SEX, AND MARRIAGE (Cambridge University Press, Kevin Noble Maillard and Rose Villazor eds., 2012)

Privacy, Theories of, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006)

Rust v. Sullivan, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006)

Work Norms and Professional Labor Markets, in GENDER AND FAMILY ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE (1997)

Human Resources Practices and Demographic Transformation of Professional Labor Markets, in BROKEN LADDERS (Oxford University Press, 1996)



The Denouement of the Supreme Court's ACA Drama, 367 NEW ENG. J. MED. 198 (2012)

Perspective, Supreme Court Review of the Health Care Reform Law, 366 NEW ENG. J. MED. 977 (2012)

Medicaid Expansion Under the 2010 Health Care Reform Legislation: The Continuing Evolution of Medicaid's Central Role, 7 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS JOURNAL 143 (2010) (with Patrick A. Leeman, J.D. 2010).

"Tomorrow" May Finally Have Arrived--The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Necessary First Step toward Health Care Equity in the United States, 6 J. HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL L. 65 (2010)

Sexual Activity Between Minors, Prostitution, and Prosecutorial Discretion: What Difference Should Age and Sex Make, 53 :3 BOSTON BAR J. 8 (2009)

The New Federalization Movement and the Roberts Court, 42 SUFFOLK U. L. REV. 77 (2008)

Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform Legislation: An Effective Tool for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, 29 HAMLINE J. PUB. L. & POL'Y 1 (2007)

Domestic Electronic Surveillance and the Constitution, 24 J. MARSHALL. J. COMPUTER & INFO. L. 177 (2007) (with Lawrence Friedman) (reprinted in Jilla Ramakistaiah, ed., INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE LAW, Amicus Books, 2009).

A Marriage of Principles: The Relevance of Federal Precedent and International Sources of Law in Analyzing Claims for a Right to Same-sex Marriage, 41 NEW ENG. L. REV. 683 (2007)

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose: The Representation of People of Color (and Women) in Boston Law Firms, 50 :5 BOSTON BAR J. 15 (Nov./Dec. 2006)

The Unrealized Promise of Brown v. Board of Education, 48 THE METROPOLITAN CORP. COUNSEL 39 (2004)

The Unrealized Promise of Brown v. Board of Education, 48 :3 BOSTON B. J. 2 (2004)

Use Year to Strengthen Profession's Rank, 30 BOSTON WOMEN'S BUSINESS (2004)

An Independent and Accountable Judiciary, 48 :2 BOSTON BAR J. 2 (2004)

Pursuing Death or Realizing the American Dream, 48 :1 BOSTON BAR J. 2 (2004)

Billable Lives: Finding Time for What's Important, BOSTON BUS. J. 45 (2003)

A Profession of Students, Practitioners, Professors, and Judges, 47 :5 BOSTON BAR J. 2 (2003)

Is Past Prologue?, 47 :4 BOSTON BAR J. 2 (2003)

Research in the Information Age, HEALTH LAW: TOPICAL INSIGHT SERIES (2002) (with Nancy R. Rice and Beth L. Rubin)

Rat Race Redux: Adverse Selection in the Determination of Work Hours in Law Firms, 86 :3 AM. ECON. REV. 329 (1996)

Reporter's Draft for the Working Group on the Mission of Federal Courts, Roundtable on State and Federal Jurisdiction, 46 HASTINGS L.J. 1255 (1995)

Federalization of State Law: Enhancing Opportunities for Three-branch and Federal-state Cooperation, 44 DEPAUL L. REV. 811 (1995)





  • AB, Radcliffe College
  • JD, Boston College

Professor of Law Renee Landers

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Courses Taught

  • Health Law and Administrative Law