The Honorable Fernande RV Duffly (ret.)
University of Connecticut, BA 1973
Harvard Law School, JD 1978

Justice Duffly began her legal career in 1978 as an attorney in the litigation department of the Boston law firm then known as Warner and Stackpole (now K&L Gates).  Just eight years later, she became the first female litigation partner and the first partner of color at the firm. She left private practice in 1992 after being appointed to the Probate and Family Court, where she served until 2000.  She was then appointed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court and after over a decade on the Appeals Court, she was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court on February 1, 2011, by Governor Deval Patrick.  A native of Indonesia, she was the first Asian American member of that court. She retired on July 12, 2016. As a Visiting Professor of the Practice at Northeastern, Justice Duffly will teach Civil Procedure to LLM students this fall and a Family Law course during Spring 2018. 

Melvin Kelley
Holy Cross, BA 2007
Columbia Law School, JD 2011

Melvin Kelley is a Visiting Assistant Professor and an Elizabeth Ann Zitrin Teaching Fellow with the School of Law's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. A graduate of Columbia Law School, he previously served as a staff attorney with the Connecticut Fair Housing Center in Hartford, and as an ACLU Social Justice Fellow for a year after law school. Kelley is a certified human rights advocate as well as a certified public defender. The fellowship trains an aspiring law teacher in teaching, scholarship and lawyering, and provides time for research and writing on a civil rights or criminal justice topic. Kelley is co-teaching the CRRJ clinic and managing a variety of CRRJ projects . He is also training students handling CRRJ cases on a day-to-day basis, helping them improve their lawyering skills, including legal research and writing, factual research and interviewing.

Liliana Mangiafico
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 2001
Harvard Law School, LLM 1995
Université Paris Descartes, DEA 1989
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, LLB 1988

Liliana Mangiafico’s first position as an attorney was in the legal department of  the Venezuelan oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela (Lagoven). In 1994, she came to the United States to pursue an LLM at Harvard Law School and, after graduating, remained at the Harvard as a visiting researcher in the areas of Latin American constitutional and taxation issues. After obtaining her JD from Northeastern University School of Law in 2001, she briefly practiced with Greater Boston Legal Services’ family law unit, and then joined Advocates, Inc, a nonprofit organization providing services for the disabled and mentally ill. At Advocates, she directed advocacy and legal services that served 1,000 clients per year, with a focus on homelessness prevention, including serving clients facing eviction, appealing denials of Social Security and welfare assistance, guardianships and family law matters. Her work was recognized in 2011 when she was named among the “Top Women of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Also in 2011, she was appointed to serve on the Framingham Advisory Board for the Reform of Welfare by the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance. In 201, she transitioned to full-time law teaching. She has taught at Albany Law School, where she was a visiting professor and the director of the Family Violence Litigation Clinic, and at Penn State University/Dickinson Law, where she created, developed and taught the housing and welfare law curriculum for the Community Law Clinic. Born and raised in Caracas, Professor Mangiafico is fluent in Spanish, French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese. She is an avid triathlete and nature lover.

Bastien Charaudeau Santomauro