- CURTIN, REBECCA
Professor Curtin is a graduate of Princeton University, where she received her A.B. in English, summa cum laude, and of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review. Prior to attending law school, she completed her Ph.D. in English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University, and held teaching positions at Harvard University and Brandeis University.
Before joining the faculty at Suffolk Law, Professor Curtin worked as an associate in the IP Transactional practice group at Ropes & Gray LLP, where her practice focused on licensing, collaboration and other commercial agreements involving intellectual property. Professor Curtin teaches courses in Property and Copyright. Her research interests currently include the evolution of intellectual property regimes under the influence of new technologies and licensing transactions.
- INFRANCA, JOHN
- MURTHY, SHARMILA
DISTINGUISHED VISITING FACULTY
- BENZAN, VIRGINIA
Virginia Benzan is currently a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School teaching in the Immigration Law Clinic. Prior to teaching, Virginia was a staff attorney with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, where she specialized in immigration law and advocated on behalf of low income immigrants. After graduating from Northeastern University School of Law, she practiced privately, focusing primarily in criminal defense and immigration law. She also worked as a Congressional Aide for U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) after graduating from the College of the Holy Cross. She currently resides in Dorchester.
- MONEGER, JOEL
University Paris-Dauphine Director of the Institut Droit Dauphine (Research Center), Director of the PhD College (Directeur de la Maison des Ecoles doctorales).
Since 2008 - Director of the PhD College of the University Paris-Dauphine. Since 2003 - Director of the Research Center in Economic Law: Institut droit Dauphine. Since 2002 - Professor at Paris-Dauphine, Jean Monnet, Chair. 1998/2001 – Dean of the School of Law, Economics and Business Administration in Orleans. 1991/1998 - Director of the "Institute of Research in Business and Economic Law." 1988/1991 - Director of the Business School, University of Orleans.
Doctor in Private Law (Paris 1, 1976) Master in Private Law (1970), Master in criminal Law (1970) Master in Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Economics and finance, 1968), Visiting student King's College London (1969).
English and Spanish as foreign languages.
Main Fields: Contract Law, EU Competition and Merger Law, Economic Law, Comparative Law
Visiting Professor 1995/09 United States 1993-2009 (4/6 weeks each year): Saint-Louis University School of Law (European Business Law; Mergers and Acquisitions , Comparative Contract Law EU/US (2 credits). 2007 (Jan.) Louisiana State University (mini course on EU Competition Law) 2007 (Sept) Loyola Univ. School of Law in New Orleans 2003 (April) Tulane University School of law in New-Orleans, (EU Antitrust Law) (1 credit) 2002 – 2009:Tulane University (Summer Law Program in Paris: Introduction to EU Competition Law (1 credit) 2002 (April): University of Virginia, School of Law: EU Competition and Merger Law, 1 credit)
Visiting Professor Argentina and Uruguay 2002 (Sept.): Buenos Aires and Mondevideo: conferences in Spanish on the French Commercial Code 2000 (Sept.): European Community Law in Spanish.
Visiting Professor Europe 2008/2009 Poland, University of Wroclaw, EU Merger Law 2007, 2005, 2001 (Dec.) Romania, Bucharesti, Universitatea Titu Maiorescu: conferences 2005 Germany: University of Bochum (Seminar on EU Law) 1999 (Nov.), University of Hamburg: séminar (20 h) French and EU Competition Law 1996, United Kingdom, University of Northumbria at Newcastle (Nov.) One man Company in French Law
Visiting Professor Africa Numerous visits in French speaking African Countries (Niger, Benin, Centrafrica, Mauritania) 1980-1984 Morocco: University of Casablanca (Moroccan law and Comparative Law) 1970/71 Cameroon: National School for Administration
- ABRAMS, DAVID
After graduating from M.I.T. with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, David designed analog and digital electronic instrumentation used in medicine, education and chemical analysis. In 1986 he co-founded Galactic Industries Corp., a software company which brought analytical data processing to Personal Computers through efficient programming. In 2001, David negotiated the sale of Galactic to a division of Thermo Electron and, a short time later, left Thermo Galactic to enter Harvard Law School. After law school, he initially worked as an Intellectual Property Associate at WilmerHale, followed by three years clerking in Federal District Court for The Honorable Judge Rya Zobel. Most recently, he was the Program Director for Harvard Law School’s first-year Problem Solving Workshop and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society investigating the clash between copyright and the Internet.
- BARNES, IRWIN
- CHARN, JEANNE
- FURLONG, JORDAN
- GALLAGHER, JAMES
- GILL, MELISSA
- GINZBERG, ABBY
Abby Ginzberg, J.D., has been producing award-winning documentaries for the past 30 years. She began her career as a lawyer and law teacher, practicing criminal and civil law in San Francisco and working for federal and Cal/OSHA as an enforcement attorney. She taught Legal Research and Writing at UC Berkeley Law School and Torts for 5 years at the New College School of Law in SF and has taught a winter term course on Media Skills for Law Students at Vanderbilt Law School. She has conducted classes on Media Skills at Yale, UNLV, John Marshall and Roger Williams Law Schools.
Her work as a documentary filmmaker has taken her to the Academy Awards in 2012 with a short film, The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, for which she was the Consulting Producer. Her documentaries, Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey and Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice (about an African American and Latino judge) have aired on public television and been screened at film festivals across the United States and abroad and won numerous awards. Her Reynoso film screened at a Suffolk Law School showing in the Spring of 2011.
Her work has been critical in helping to document model programs for both adult and juvenile drug courts, as well as other successful programs for at-risk youth. She has also documented the innovative work of cities in combatting the HIV epidemic with films about Oakland, Miami and the Bronx. She produced Turning the Tide Together for the Opening Session of the AIDS 2012 conference in Washington, DC. She has also produced a series of films for the Law School Admissions Council about what LGBT law school applicants need to know.
Abby has stayed close to the legal profession for her entire career, finding stories that others overlook and making sure they get told. She is currently working on a film for the State Bar of California about the challenges involved in eliminating bias in the legal profession, and producing a documentary on former South African Constitutional Court Justice, Albie Sachs, an anti-apartheid activist who lost an arm in a car bomb.
View the trailers of her films
- GRINVALD, LEAH
- HARVEY, HEIDI
- HINES, HON. GERALDINE
Geraldine Hines has been an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court since 2001. She is a 1968 graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi and a 1971 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. As an attorney, she concentrated her practice in civil rights litigation, criminal defense, social justice lawyering and policy advocacy. From 1980 to 2001, she co-taught Criminal Advocacy Clinic with Professor John Flym at Northeastern University School of Law and since 2001, she has taught Criminal Trial Practice. Judge Hines is a frequent speaker at bench-bar education programs. In alternating years, she co-leads the week-long MCLE Trial Advocacy Workshop with Judge Paul Chernoff. Judge Hines has also been involved in numerous activities related to international politics and human rights in Africa and the Caribbean. In 2002, she received a certificate from the International Human Rights Academy sponsored by the University of Ghent and the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. In 2011, Judge Hines was presented a judicial achievement award by the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers.
- KELLEY, PAGE
- LAURITSEN, MARC
Marc Lauritsen, author of The Lawyer’s Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools and president of Capstone Practice Systems, is a lawyer and educator with over twenty-five years of pioneering leadership in advanced legal software. He earned two degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the J.D. from Harvard Law School.
After practicing and supervising in legal aid offices, Marc returned to Harvard as a fieldwork instructor, director of clinical programs, and a senior research associate. He directed Project PERICLES, Harvard’s first major research program in law and computers. He founded Capstone Practice Systems in 1998. In 2000-2001 Marc was “chief e-legal officer” at AmeriCounsel.com. He founded Legal Systematics in 2003 and All About Choice in 2006.
Capstone builds systems for some of the world’s top law firms and departments, and is also energetically involved in pathbreaking projects on behalf of nonprofit legal organizations, such as LawHelp Interactive, which has delivered close to a million smart forms for free to low-income people and their advocates. Legal Systematics offers ready-to-use drafting systems, hosted document assembly environments, and tools for developers. All About Choice is fielding an online system for collaborative deliberation about important decisions using interactive visualization and crowd sourcing techniques.
Marc has lectured and published widely on the uses and implications of information technology in the legal profession. He is on the editorial boards of Artificial Intelligence and Law and the International Journal of Law and Information Technology. He has trained hundreds of lawyers in the development and use of knowledge-based systems.
Marc co-originated the international SubTech conferences that began at Salzburg in 1990 and that continue to draw thought leaders every two years for rich exchanges about the technology of law in the context of legal education. He is a past director of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law, a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and co-chair of the American Bar Association's eLawyering Task Force.
- LIMON, HON. STEPHEN
Judge Limon began his legal career in 1973 as a staff attorney for the Massachusetts Defenders Commitee, served as Court Specialist at the Committee on Criminal Justice, and was the first Executive Director of the Judicial Conduct Committee. As an Assistant Attorney General, he selected and tried the first cases under the Mass. Civil Rights Act of 1979, and later became the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau in the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. Before his appointment to the Juvenile Court bench in 1994 he was Chief Legal Counsel to the Massachusetts Attoney General.
- LINNIK, KONSTANTIN
Konstantin Linnik is a partner in Intellectual Property Department of Nutter McClennen Fish LLP. He works with biotech, pharma and other life sciences companies in strategic counseling, building and leveraging patent portfolios, competitive analysis, product design and development, licensing and negotiations, due diligence and IP audits, and patent enforcement and litigation. Before joining Nutter, Dr. Linnik was Senior Corporate Counsel at Pfizer, where he was lead patent counsel for Pfizer research units located in Cambridge, Massachusetts Dusseldorf, Germany and Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Linnik is active in the Boston legal community and currently co-chairs the Biotechnology Committee of the Boston Patent Law Association.
- MANGUM, PAULA
Paula Finley Mangum focuses her practice on family law. She represents clients in divorce, paternity, child custody and support, alimony, asset division, contempt and modification actions, non-traditional family law, and domestic violence issues.
Paula received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School. She previously served as legal director for the Victim Rights Law Center in Boston, as assistant district attorney in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and as law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Paula currently serves as a commissioner on the State Ethics Commission, appointed by Governor Deval Patrick in 2010.
Paula has presented programs on domestic violence and sexual assault at a number of national conferences funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. She co-edited the Attorney Practice Manual, Beyond the Criminal Justice System: Transforming Our Nation’s Response to Rape, published by the Victim Rights Law Center; and authored Reconceptualizing Battered Woman Syndrome Evidence: Prosecution Use of Expert Testimony on Battering, published in the Boston College Third World Law Journal.
Paula received the 2012 Pro Bono Award from the Women's Bar Foundation in recognition of her work on behalf of the Family Law Project. In 2005, she received the Shining Star Award from the Victim Rights Law Center in honor of her pro bono service on behalf of victims of sexual assault.
- MASSING, GREG
Gregory Massing is the Executive Director of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service. Prior to his appointment as executive director, Mr. Massing served from February 2007 through December 2011 as the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Massachusetts Cabinet department charged with oversight of matters of law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety. From 1993 to 2005, as both an assistant district attorney and assistant attorney general specializing in appeals, Mr. Massing represented the Commonwealth in criminal justice matters at all levels of the federal and state courts. He was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge A. David Mazzone. In addition to his public service experience, Mr. Massing practiced law at two Boston law firms, Laredo Smith, LLP, and Ropes Gray. He is the author of numerous articles on criminal justice matters, as well as a former editor, author, and consultant on high school civics and government textbooks. Mr. Massing is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an articles editor on the Virginia Law Review, and of the University of California at Berkeley.
- MCCARRON, CATHERINE F.
Catherine McCarron is an associate in the Business, Tax and Estate Planning and Real Estate Law Groups at Jager Smith P.C., where she has practiced since 1986. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, conservatorship, MassHealth planning and estate administration. In addition, Catherine counsels clients with regard to the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial and residential real estate, including borrower and lender representation for secured real estate and asset-based financing transactions. She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts, Maine and New York and is also a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts.
- MCLAUGHLIN, ELLEN
Ellen McLaughlin recently retired from her role as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (the Bank), a $60 billion government sponsored enterprise that supports the residential-mortgage and community-development lending activities of its 460 member financial institutions throughout New England. During her 20-year tenure at the Bank, Ellen provided legal counsel to senior management and helped to inform the ongoing development of the Bank’s affordable housing and community development initiatives. Ellen serves on the Women’s Leadership Board for the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Ellen received a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and an L.L.M. in banking law studies from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and resides in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
- MILLER, JONATHAN
- NASH, PETER
Peter Nash is Senior Director, International General Counsel of Synopsys, Inc. Synopsys, one of the world’s largest software companies, is the world leader in electronic design automation, supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Peter joined Synopsys through its merger with Viewlogic Systems in 1997. Prior to joining Viewlogic, Peter was Corporate Counsel for Advanced Visual Systems, Kendall Square Research and Data General. Prior to his legal career, Peter was a Financial Analyst for Addressograph Farrington. Peter was previously an adjunct faculty member at Boston University. Peter holds a J.D. from Suffolk University and a B.S. from Providence College.
- O'LEARY, DYANE
- PELLEGRINI, SHENAN L.
- SHAH, TANIA