Professor of Law

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 280-D
  • Phone: 617-573-8381
  • Fax: 617-305-3089
  • Email: shicks@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • MA, LLB, Cambridge University, England
  • LLM, University of Virginia

Bar Admittance

  • OH

    Teaching

  • Comparative Law
  • Legal Theory
  • Torts

Biography

Visiting Assistant Professor, Akron, 1974-76; Visiting Assistant Professor, Cleveland-Marshall, 1976-77; Assistant Professor, Suffolk, 1977-79; Associate Professor, 1979-83; Professor since 1983; Academic Director of International and Graduate Programs, 2000-10; Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, 2010-11.

Professional Activities

STEPHEN C. HICKS M.A., LL.B., LL.M. is the Director of the Graduate Law Program in Global Technology, the Director of the International Internship Program, and Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School, Boston. He has been at Suffolk since 1977, and teaches in the areas of torts, comparative law and legal theory. A graduate of Cambridge University, England, and the University of Virginia School of Law, he is the author of a book on modern legal theory, and has co-authored two books on feminism, gender bias and the law. He was also an editor of Black’s Law Dictionary. In addition, Professor Hicks has published over thirty articles and papers in the areas of legal theory, the history of ideas, and comparative law. He is also an experienced mediator and arbitrator specializing in personal injury cases. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, a Visiting Lecturer at Helsinki University, and has taught at Lund University, Sweden, and Hanoi University, Vietnam. He has spoken at conferences and meetings around the world through his activities in the American Society of Comparative Law and the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy. In his role as director of the LL.M. he has visited law schools and lectured on the internationalization of legal education, globalization, and transnational lawyering on every continent and in every hemishere.

Publications

Books

GLOBALIZATION AND THE U. S. LAW SCHOOL: COMPARATIVE AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES 1906-2006 (2009) (with Kjell A. Modeer)

MODERN LEGAL THEORY: PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES (1998) (editor)

LAW AND GENDER BIAS (1994) (with Marcia Mobilia Boumil)

WOMEN AND THE LAW (1992) (with Marcia Mobilia Boumil) (Commentary by Joel Friedman)

BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY (6th ed., 1990) (co-editor)

Book Chapters

Commodification, Deconstruction, and Reification, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND SOCIETY: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (David S. Clark ed., 2005)

From Sympathy to Disinterest: The Revolution in Social Theory in the Early 19th Century with an Afterword on the Origin of the Tort of Negligence, in REVOLUTIONS IN SOCIAL THOUGHT (T. Campbell ed., 1990)

Articles

Global Alternatives in Legal Education for a Global Legal Profession, 3 PARALLAX 47 (2006)

Towards the Further Legalization of Global Information Law, LEGAL ISSUES IN THE GLOBAL INFORMATION AGE (2005) (Center for Int’l. Studies) (with Michael L. Rustad)

It is time to Discuss Core Values of the Information Society, 1 INFO. TECH. & INT'L DEV. 88 (2004)

Spirit and Law: The Legal Person in a Post-modern, Global Hi-tech World, 90 ARCHIV. FUR RECHTS UND SOZIALPHILOSOPHIE 154 (2004)

Radicalism in Law and Criminology: A Retrospective View of Critical Legal Studies and Radical Criminology, 84 J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY 502 (1994) (co-author)

The Neurotic Foundations of Social Order: Psychoanalytic Roots of Patriarchy, 26 U. BRIT. COLUM. L. REV. 158 (1992) (review essay)

The Right to Life in Law: The Embryo and Fetus, the Body and Soul, the Family and Society, 19 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 805 (1992)

The Only Argument For Capital Punishment in Principle - a Frank Appraisal, 18 AM. J. CRIM. L. 333 (1991)

On the Citizen and the Legal Person: Toward the Common Ground of Jurisprudence, Social Theory, and Comparative Law as the Premise of a Future Community, and the Role of the Self Therein, 59 U. CIN. L. REV. 789 (1991)

An Existential Phenomonelogy of Law: Maurice Merleau-Ponty, 24 SUFFOLK U. L. REV. 288 (1990) (review essay)

Law, Policy and Personhood in the Context of the Techniques of Human Experimentation in Modern Medicine, 19 CAP. U. L. REV. 255 (1990)

OTHER   PUBLICATIONS


LEGAL THEORY AND PRACTICAL PROBLEMS: ETHICS AND EVERYDAY LIFE Flaschner Judicial Institute ( 1994 )