Visiting Faculty 2013-2014
Margaret B. Drew
Visiting Professor of Law
University of Massachusetts, BA
Northeastern University School of Law, JD
Boston University School of Law, LLM Taxation
Professor Drew is a nationally recognized domestic violence expert who consults with individual clients and their lawyers on domestic violence cases. She also trains lawyers, judges, advocates, medical and mental health professionals on all aspects of intimate partner violence and the legal process. Professor Drew also participates in domestic violence appellate litigation and reform initiatives.
For the past decade, Professor Drew has shared her 25 years of private practice by teaching law students. She returns this year to Northeastern University School of Law as visiting clinical specialist in the Domestic Violence Clinic, where she began her academic teaching career. She has taught at the University of Alabama School of Law as well as the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was director of clinics and experiential learning. Prior to entering academia, Professor Drew practiced law, representing victims of violence in the trial and appellate courts of Massachusetts.
Professor Drew is a former chair of the multidisciplinary ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence and until August, 2013 serves as special advisor to the Commission. She has written on many topics involving domestic violence, including lawyer malpractice and the attorney’s obligation to give “Tarasoff” warnings in domestic violence cases. Her most recent article, “Collaboration and Coercion,” addresses the risks of using the collaborative law process with cases involving violence and coercion.