Adjunct Faculty

The following experienced practitioners serve as adjunct faculty members.

Joshua L. Abrams
Oberlin College, BA 1988
Northeastern University, JD 1997

Mr. Abrams is legal counsel-employment and labor/patient care in the Office of the General Counsel at Partners HealthCare Systems. He teaches Health Law.

Sumedha A. Bahri
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BS 2000
Norhteastern University, JD 2004

Ms. Bahri is a patent attorney with Hamilton, Brook, Smith and Reynolds in Concord, Mass. She teaches Intellectual Property.

Honorable Janis M. Berry
Boston University, BA 1971, JD 1974

Judge Berry is an associate justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She was previously a partner in the trial department of Rubin and Rudman, and also served in the US Department of Justice and US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts. She teaches Appellate Advocacy.

Honorable Carol S. Ball
Smith College, BA 1973
Northeastern University, JD 1976

Judge Ball is an associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. For 20 years prior to her appointment to the bench in 1996, she was an active criminal and civil trial attorney as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County and as a criminal defense attorney. She teaches trial advocacy at the School of Law, as well as at Harvard Law School, and Criminal Trial Practice.

Andrew Beckerman-Rodau
Hofstra University, BS 1976
Western New England College, JD 1981
Temple University, LLM 1986
Teaches: Patent Law, Intellectual Property

Honorable Jay D. Blitzman

Union College, BA 1971
Boston College, JD 1974

Judge Blitzman is an associate justice of the Middlesex Juvenile Court. Prior to his appointment in 1996, he was a founder and the first director of the Youth Advocacy Project (YAP), a community based legal services organization in Roxbury, Mass. In 2000, he was appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court Committee on Judicial Ethics and is a member of the Supreme Judicial Court Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure. He is the chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Juvenile Practice Committee. He has served as a clinical supervisor for programs at Harvard and Boston College Law Schools. He teaches Juvenile Courts.

Robert G. Burdick
Harvard University, BA
Boston University, JD

Mr. Burdick has been the director of the Civil Law Clinical Program at Boston University Law School since 1979. He is a nationally recognized authority in the area of negotiation and professional responsibility and has led training programs for the Washington State Legislature, Connecticut Legal Services and the Alaska Attorney General's Office. He also teaches conflict resolution skills to students in Boston-area schools. He teaches Negotiations.

Thomas P. Campbell
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BA
Northeastern University, JD 1993

Mr. Campbell is an associate with Brody, Hardoon, Perkins and Kesten, LLP, whose practice focuses on commercial litigation and individual rights and responsibilities. He was previously an assistant district attorney for Suffolk County and concentrated on sexual assault and domestic violence cases. He has tried more than 50 cases in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and has appeared before the Supreme Judicial Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He teaches both Civil and Criminal Trial Practice.

Peter Campia
Northeastern University, BS 1978
Suffolk University, MBA 1986
Ohio Northern University, JD 1998
Boston University, LLM 1999
Teaches: Trusts & Estates

Norman Cohen
Bowdoin University, BA 1956
Harvard Law School, JD 1960
Teaches: State & Local Government

Sara Guardino Colket
Boston University, BA
Northeastern University, JD

Ms. Colket works on the National Cancer Institute Project at the law school's Public Health Advocacy Institute. Her current research focuses on the industry's document destruction history and on analyzing the role of attorney-client privilege in tobacco and public health litigation. She worked previously as a litigation and employment attorney in Boston. She teaches the Public Health Legal Clinic.

Deborah Coogan
Vassar College, BA 1968
Stanford University, JD 1971

Ms. Coogan was a partner at Foley Hoag LLP, for more than 20 years, during which her practice focused on estate planning and immigration. She then opened a solo practice focusing on estate planning and administration, trust administration, and tax planning. She teaches Estate Planning.

Robert C. Davis
Brown University, BA 1969
Boston College Law School, JD 1972

Mr. Davis is a director at Goulston & Storrs. His practice focuses on real estate issues, including sale, acquisition, leasing and development, and borrower financing. His 30 years of practice encompasses retail, hotel, office and residential projects. His recognitions include Best Lawyers in America, 2006. He teaches Modern Real Estate Development.

Brian M. Flynn
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BA 1998
Northeastern University, JD 1993

Mr. Flynn is a senior staff attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services in its Welfare Law Unit. He has extensive litigation experience with both individual and impact litigation in areas including welfare and child support issues. He previously served as a staff attorney with Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services. He teaches Welfare Law.

Honorable Ralph Gants
Harvard University, BA 1976
Cambridge University, 1977
Harvard Law School, JD 1980
Teaches: Balancing Liberty & Security in a Post-9/11 World, Civil Trial Practice

Patricia Garin
SUNY Buffalo, BA 1975
Antioch/New England Graduate School, 1980
Northeastern University, JD 1984
Teaches: Prisoners' Rights Clinic

Sarah Garraty
Evergreen State University, BA 1976
Northeastern University, JD 1980

Ms. Garraty is a full-time mediator and arbitrator specializing in labor and employment mediation. She mediates for several Superior Court programs in Massachusetts and serves as a trainer and third party neutral for state offices and courts in New Hampshire and Maine. She teaches both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Negotiations.

Richard N. Gottlieb
New England School of Law, JD 1986
Boston University School of Law, LLM 1990

Mr. Gottlieb is a board-certified specialist in business bankruptcy law and consumer bankruptcy law. He is the principal in the Law Office of Richard N. Gottlieb. He teaches Bankruptcy.

Kathy-Ann K. Hart
University of West Florida, BA 1988
Harvard Law School, JD 2003

Ms. Hart is an associate in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray, where she handles SEC filings, pro bono work and recruits for the firm. She teaches Legislation.

Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger
Barnard College, AB 1968
College of William & Mary, JD 1976

Ms. Hillinger is a professor of law at Boston College Law School, where she teaches a variety of commercial and bankruptcy courses. She is coeditor of Chapter 11 Theory & Practice: A Guide to Reorganization, a multivolume bankruptcy treatise that is continually updated to reflect new developments in the field. She is an elected member of the American College of Bankruptcy and a contributing editor of the Commercial Law Journal. She teaches Commercial Law: Bankruptcy.

Honorable William C. Hillman
Boston University, JD 1957, LLM 1968

Judge Hillman sit on the bench of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. He teaches Commercial Law: Bankruptcy

Honorable Geraldine Hines
Tougaloo College, BA 1968
University of Wisconsin, JD 1971

Judge Hines is an associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. She began her legal career as a staff attorney with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute in 1971, after graduating from University of Wisconsin Law School. She later served as a public defender with the Roxbury Defenders, then entered the private practice of law in 1982. She has also served on the Judicial Nominating Council and the Steering Committee of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She has been an adjunct professor at the School of Law since 1980; she teaches Criminal Trial Practice.

Brian T. Hourihan
Boston College, BA
Catholic University of America, JD
ML, Georgetown University

Mr. Hourihan is asociate counsel and vice president of OppenheimerFunds, Inc./OFI Institutional Asset Management Inc. He has been a member of the OppenheimerFunds, Inc. (OFI) legal department since April 2006, serving as legal counsel to OFI Institutional Asset Management, Inc. and other affiliated institutional subsidiaries of OFI. Mr. Hourihan previously served as vice president and senior counsel at the Massachusetts Financial Services Company (MFS) and senior counsel and director at the Affiliated Managers Group after a long career with FMR Corp. (Fidelity Investments) in Boston. He has also served as a senior counsel at the Divis ion of Investment Management of the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC.

Audrey I-Wei Huang
Boston University, BS/BA 1989
Northeastern University, JD 1994

Ms. Huang was most recently an assistant professor of legal writing at Suffolk University Law School, where she taught in the Legal Practice Skills Program. Before joining academia, she was a prosecutor for almost nine years working at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, as well as the Suffolk and Middlesex District Attorneys Offices. While in law school, she was a teaching assistant in her third year in the Legal Writing and Research course for first-year students. She teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program.

Patricia Illingworth
York University, BA 1978
University of California, San Diego, MA/PhD 1985
Boston University, JD 1995

Ms. Illingworth is a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and the Ethics Committee of the Mount Auburn Hospital, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She has written two books, AIDS and the Good Society (Routledge 1991) and Trusting Medicine: The Ethics of Managed Care (under review); she co-edited, with Professor Wendy Parmet, a textbook, Ethical Health Care (Prentice Hall, 2005). She is an associate professor of philosophy at Northeastern University, where she teaches courses in medical and business ethics, bioethics, and health policy and law. At the law school she teaches Bioethics and the Law.

Dale Ann Kaiser
University of Rochester, BA 1972
State University of New York at Buffalo, MEd 1977, JD 1983

Ms. Kaiser has practiced estate planning and administration for more than 20 years. She currently heads her own office. She teaches Trusts and Estates.

Honorable R. Marc Kantrowitz
Ohio University, BA 1972, MA 1974
University of Toledo, JD 1978

Judge Kantrowitz is an associate justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Prior to assuming his duties on the bench, he served as an associate justice on the Juvenile Court for five years. Judge Kantrowitz started his legal career in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, serving as an assistant district attorney for six years. Upon leaving, he entered private practice, concentrating in criminal and civil litigation, for over a decade. Throughout his career, he tried hundreds of cases. He has also been published extensively. He teaches Criminal Trial Practice.

Harvey Kaplan
Clark University, BA 1968
Boston University, JD 1974

Mr. Kaplan established his own law firm in 1977, and then united forces with Maureen O'Sullivan and Jeremiah Friedman to form Kaplan, O'Sullivan & Friedman in 1990. Mr. Kaplan has been named to the "Best Lawyers in America" and was the recipient of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) first Mentor Award in 1992. He was also the recipient of the Third Annual Carol King Award from the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild for excellence in the practice of immigration law. He received, along with Maureen O'Sullivan, AILA's 2002 Elmer Fried Award for excellence in teaching immigration law. He has taught Immigration Law at the School of Law since 1982.

Roy Karp
Columbia University, BA 1997
Northeastern University, JD 2002
Mr. Karp is executive director of The Civic Education Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization that prepares young people for active and engaged citizenship. In addition to running the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project at Northeastern, he works with schools, school districts and community-based organizations to promote the teaching of civics. He has designed course curricula and programs and taught a wide variety of civic and law-related courses at the high school level. He is currently working with youth from the Hyde Square Task Force to design a new high school civics course for the Boston Public Schools, which is being piloted this year at English High School and Madison Park Technical Vocational High School.

Michael Keating
Williams College, BA
Harvard University, LLB

Mr. Keating is the principal trial attorney at Foley Hoagg, LLP, in Boston and is chairman of the Litigation Department. He represents corporate and individual litigants in a range of complex defense litigation in both federal and state court. He served as a law clerk to both Associate Justice Francis J. Quirico of the Massachusetts Superior Court and the Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr. of the United States District Court for Massachusetts. In 2003 and 2004 he was ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers as Massachusetts' leading general commercial litigator. He teaches Civil Trial Practice.

Nancy Kelly
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, BA
Antioch University, MEd
Northeastern University, JD 1984

Ms. Kelly is managing attorney in the immigration unit at Greater Boston Legal Services. She is also a clinical instructor for the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. She teaches Refugee and Asylum Law.

Mary E. Landergan
Wellesley College, AB 1978
University College, Irelan, MA 1979
Columbia University, JD 1982

Ms. Landergan, of counsel to Rich May, concentrates on corporate and intellectual property matters. Ms. Landergan has practiced in international law, general commercial litigation, bankruptcy, constitutional law, civil rights and entertainment law. She has worked in the legal departments at CBS and ABC and an international New York-based law firm. She has provided legal and strategic consulting services for various clients in the media/entertainment industry in the areas of intellectual property, media law, contract negotiation and drafting, employment law, first amendment and pre-broadcast libel review. In addition, Ms. Landergan has conducted seminars on sexual harassment. She teaches Entertainment Law and First Amendment Law.

Seema A. Lynch
Boston University, BA 1989
Northeastern University, JD 1992

Ms. Lynch currently lectures at Suffolk Law School on Legal Research and Writing, Administrative Law, and Civil Litigation. Immediately after law school she worked for Bloom & Buell in Boston, where her practice focused on insurance defense litigation, medical malpractice and general personal injury. This remained her focus when she was as a senior associate at Hunter & Associates, P.C. (now Hunter & Bobit, P.C.). She has taught Legal Research and Writing II and Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning at the School of Law and currently teaches writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program.

John Mitchell
University of Florida, BA 1995
University of Florida, JD 1998

Currently, assistant general counsel with the Department of Mental Retardation, Mr. Mitchell focuses on representing the Department in the Probate, Criminal and Civil Courts. He also prepares guardianships and represent the Department at administrative hearings, which includes drafting pleadings and motions. Previously, he worked with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, where he represented low-income clients in race and national origin discrimination cases in Federal and Superior Court and before the Massachusetts Commission for Discrimination. He teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program.

Patricia O'Connell
College of the Holy Cross, BA 1996
University of Virginia, JD 2000

Ms. O'Connell is an attorney in private practice specializing in complex family law. She has represented a diverse client base in a wide range of domestic relations matters, including sophisticated divorce proceedings, child custody disputes, paternity adjudication, and the negotiation of cutting-edge reproductive technology arrangements. Ms. O'Connell has also practiced general civil litigation, focusing on white-collar crime and commercial disputes, at a large law firm. She is a coauthor of "The Divorce Case: Start to Finish" (MCLE, 2006, publication pending). She teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program.

Maureen O’Sullivan
UCLA, BA 1978
Antioch Law School, JD 1981
Harvard University, LLM 1986


Ms. O’Sullivan is a partner in the Boston firm Kaplan, O’Sullivan & Friedman. She received the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Mentor Award in 1994 and the Boston Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project’s Mentor Award in 1992 and 1999. From 1982 through 1985, she was drector of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. She teaches Immigration Law and Refugee and Asylum Law.

Keith R. Osher
University of Illinois, BS 1970
University of Chicago, MBA 1973

Mr. Osher is a principal at Osher & Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm focusing on providing financial analysis and planning to small and medium size organizations. Prior to his current position, he served as vice president of finance for a leading retail chain. As a financial analyst for a bipartisan commission of the Illinois legislature, he performed program evaluations and economic forecasts. He teaches Quantitative Methods.

Donna Palermino
Harvard University, AB 1980
New York University, JD 1985

Ms. Palermino served for 13 years in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, where she worked as a civil litigator, including on a wide variety of consumer protection and antitrust cases; a civil rights trial and Supreme Judicial Court appeal upholding women's privacy rights against Operation Rescue; and a stint as a Supreme Court Fellow at the National Association of Attorneys General. She teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program.

Michael Pezza Jr.
Colgate University, BA 1977
Case Western University, JD 1980
Teaches: Entertainment Law
Mr. Pezza is a lawyer and mediator in Boston. In his law practice, Law Office of Michael A. Pezza Jr., he focuses on civil litigation and media and First Amendment law. Mr. Pezza provides mediation and other dispute resolution services through Boston Dispute Resolution Services, which he founded in 2008 as an adjunct to his law practice. Mr. Pezza is panel counsel for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts, and regularly provides pro bono mediation services through a court mediation program in the Boston area.

Jonathan Rankin
Boston University, BA 1991
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, MS 1997
Northeastern University, JD 2004 

Mr. Rankin heads his own law office, where he specializes in animal welfare and protection. He teaches Animal Law.

Dean Richlin
Wesleyan University, BA 1974
Boston University, JD 1978

Mr. Richlin is a partner with the Boston firm of Foley Hoag. He previously served as first assistant attorney general for the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Richlin teaches the Role of the State Attorney General.

Arnold R. Rosenfeld
Bowdoin College, AB 1962
Boston College, JD 1967

Mr. Rosenfeld is currently of counsel at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Nocholson Graham, LLP. In his practice, he focuses on legal ethical issues and criminal and civil trial and appellate work. He has served as the chief bar counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers and as chief counsel for the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the state public defender in Massachusetts. He teaches Professional Responsibility.

Stuart Rossman
University of Michigan, BA 1975
Harvard University, JD 1978

Mr. Rossman is an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, where he directs the organization's litigation efforts. He has 13 years of trial experience as a private attorney and served as chief of the Trial Division and Business and Labor Protection Bureau at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. He also founded and chaired the Attorney General's Abandoned Housing Task Force, a project created to assist municipalities and community groups in seeking solutions to abandoned properties. He teaches Civil Trial Practice.

Roberta L. Rubin
Brown University, BA 1982
Harvard University, JD 1987

Ms. Rubin's primary legal practice is in the areas of housing and community development, with a particular focus on urban redevelopment. She practices law with Klein Hornig LLP, a firm whose practice is dedicated to developing and preserving affordable housing. She has worked at the Boston firm Brown, Rudnick, Feed, & Gesmer and served as deputy general counsel of The Community Builders, Inc. She teaches Affordable Housing.

Debra Shopteese
Kansas State University, BS
Northeastern University, JD 1987


Ms. Shopteese is the attorney in charge of the Roxbury Defenders Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services. She teaches the Criminal Advocacy Clinic.

Rachel Spooner
Duke University, BA 1996
Georgetown University, JD 1999


She teaches the Legal Writing Workshop.

John L. Strand
Dickinson College, BA 1999
Northeastern University, JD 2002

Mr. Strand is a litigation associate in the Boston office of Wolf, Grennfield & Sacks, hwere he concentrates in intellectual property. He teaches Trademark Law.

Margaret Talmers
University of Michigan, AB 1983
Northeastern University, JD 1991

After law school, Ms. Talmers clerked for the Honorable A. David Mazzone at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Her current private practice focuses on civil litigation and special education advocacy. She is a board member of the Brookline Education Foundation and co-chair of Brookline SEPAC, an organization that advocates for students who receive special education services and their parents. She teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program.

Honorable Paul Troy
St. John's Seminary, BA 1965
Suffolk University, JD 1972

Judge Troy is an associate of the Massachusetts Superior Court. He teaches Civil Trial Practice.

John E. Willshire Carrera
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, BA, MA
Northeastern University, JD

Mr. Willshire Carrera is a senior attorney int he immigration Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services and co-managing attorney of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. He teaches Refugee and Asylum Law.

Rose Zoltek-Jick
University of Toronto, BA 1977
Osgood Hall Law School, LLB 1981
Harvard University, LLM 1986

Ms. Zoltek-Jick has taught at the School of Law for more than 20 years, specializing in criminal law and procedure, evidence, and law and psychiatry. She has also taught at Boston University School of Law and at Harvard Law School. Her academic writing has focused on statutes of limitation, cold cases, and civil lawsuits on cases of sexual abuse. She teaches Criminal Justice and Law and Psychiatry.