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Alfred C. Yen

Visiting Professor of Law

Spring 2025

Alfred Yen
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Alfred C. Yen is Professor of Law and Dean’s Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School, where he was Associate Dean of Faculty from 2015-2018. Professor Yen has also served as Visiting Scholar at the University of Arizona since 2012 and as an Invited Professor at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne since 2018. From 2020-2024, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Copyright Society, a leading peer-reviewed journal. Professor Yen teaches in the areas of intellectual property, torts, and sports law.

Professor Yen has authored numerous articles about copyright and trademark law, including the casebook Copyright Law: Essential Cases and Materials, Fourth Edition (2021, West Publishing), co-authored with Joseph Liu. His recent works also include articles about the proper use of forensic musicology, the First Amendment and copyright, the NCAA and NIL, the regulation of college sports recruiting, and waivers of tort liability in the context of sports.

Professor Yen helped found the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty and served as Chair of the AALS Section on Minority Groups and the AALS Section on Law and Sports. Professor Yen holds degrees from Stanford University and Harvard Law School.


  • J.D. Harvard Law School, 1983
  • B.S. Stanford University, 1980
  • M.S. Stanford University, 1980