Boyle’s article accepted for publication


Professor Robin Boyle’s article, “Swimming with Broad Strokes: Publishing and Presenting Beyond the LW Discipline,” was accepted for publication in Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing. Co-authored with Stephen Paskey (Buffalo), the article encourages the greater skills community to explore topics outside of the legal writing field.  Professors Boyle and Paskey wrote, “Skills professors are, by nature, a creative collective who teach from the heart and enjoy writing and thinking.  Our publishing pursuits can be boundless.”

They were inspired to write on this topic after presenting with Professor Amy Widman (Rutgers), at the Empire State Legal Writing Conference last May.

Perspectives is a Thomson Reuters publication and can be accessed on the Faculty Resources page of its website (

Putting words into action, Professor Boyle gave four presentations in the past two months on the topic of Human Trafficking and Coercion:

January 25th, National Charity League, Nassau County chapter before 130 parents and their teenage children;

February 2nd, Garden City Community Church, Long Island before 35 parents and staff from LI domestic violence shelters;

February 10th, EDNY Federal Bar Association, St. John’s Law School chapter, before 30 students and bar members (event co-sponsored with New York  International Law Review and the Center for Labor and Employment Law);

As previously reported on the blog, as Keynote Speaker at Shanxi University, China, December 18th, at the Second Cultic Phenomenon Studies Workshop 2021. Professor Boyle is currently preparing a presentation for the annual meeting of the International Cultic Studies Association, to be hosted in Montreal this June.  Her topic is the use of drugs as a form of manipulation and control within the context of human trafficking.