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ABA Approved Since 1969

Founded in 1908 as Portia Law School, the only law school established exclusively for women, the school has been coeducational since 1938. It was renamed New England School of Law in 1969 and enters its second century as New England Law | Boston. It is an educational community characterized by substantive instruction with an emphasis on extensive preparation in practical skills, including legal writing and clinical work, and a strong foundation in ethics. Fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), New England Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).


The school's modern facility, with wireless access and advanced classroom technology, is close to Boston's government, business, and theater districts. New England Law capitalizes on its location by providing an extensive clinical program and by using members of the city's legal community as adjunct faculty and lecturers.


The school's required Legal Research and Writing Program covers three semesters and includes a moot court component. The required Law and Ethics of Lawyering course is augmented by discussion of ethical issues in substantive courses. The in-house Clinical Law Office is one of 16 clinics that offer opportunities for practical legal experience in a variety of fields and settings, including health law, mental health law, immigration law, land use law, mediation, and environmental law; each clinic has a required classroom component. About 60 percent of students take a clinical course while in law school.


As a national law school, New England Law's students come from all regions of the country, and its alumni practice in almost every state. The curriculum is therefore designed to prepare graduates to practice in any jurisdiction in the United States. Ten required courses are supplemented by choices from among nearly 150 electives. New England Law offers four scheduling options: full-time day, part-time day and part-time evening, and the Special Part-time Program, a flexible program for students with primary child-rearing responsibilities.


Three academic centers support faculty and student projects and scholarship. The Center for International Law and Policy sponsors an annual conference on a timely subject in international law and offers a variety of projects on human rights, the United Nations, and international courts. The Center for Business Law includes programs on intellectual property, tax, and corporate governance and ethics; it coordinates research and presents programs on topics in those areas. The Center for Law and Social Responsibility sponsors five projects: criminal justice, environmental advocacy, public service, immigration law, and women's and children's advocacy. It organizes symposia, offers periodic programs through its LawMatters Discussion Series, and conducts pro bono work involving faculty and students.


In conjunction with the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education, Inc., of which New England Law is a founding member, the school sponsors summer study programs in Galway, Ireland; London; Malta; Prague and Santiago. Semester abroad programs are offered at the University of Paris X-Nanterre; University of Leiden, The Netherlands; and University of Aarhus, Denmark. The Consortium also offers an academic internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Hague, The Netherlands).


The school's Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program (CHHEP) provides a supportive environment for minority students. CHHEP sponsors programs to help New England Law's minority population get acclimated and get the most out of law school. Under the auspices of CHHEP, lectures and discussions are scheduled to involve the law school community in conversations about race and ethnicity in the profession and issues of social justice.


The law library plays an essential role in the legal education and research programs at New England Law. The tri-level facility features computerized legal research equipment, 448 seats and study carrels, and 12 collaboration rooms. The library's collection of 364,000 volumes and volume equivalents also includes microforms, and an audio, video, and DVD collection that emphasizes courtroom and practical lawyering skills. Computer research services include Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction), and numerous legal and interdisciplinary electronic databases. The online catalog and most databases are available from all terminals and home computers via the Internet.


Students may choose from a variety of co-curricular options, including membership on the editorial staffs of three scholarly journals (New England Law Review, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, and New England Journal of International and Comparative Law). The school also fields teams for eight interscholastic advocacy competitions:


American Constitution Society for Law and Policy National Moot Court, American Intellectual Property Law Association - Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court, Client Counseling Competition, Environmental Moot Court, Frederick Douglass Moot Court, National Tax Moot Court, National Trial Competition, and Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court.


Dean and Professor of Law: John F. O'Brien (617) 422-7221

Associate Dean and Professor of Law: Susan Calamare (617) 422-7350

Associate Dean and Professor of Law: Judith Greenberg (617) 422-7350

Chief Financial Officer: Frank A. Scioli (617) 422-7205

Admissions Director: Michelle C. L'Étoile (617) 422-7210

Financial Aid Director: Eric Krupski (617) 422-7210

Director of Law Library and Professor of Law: Ann M. Acton (617) 422-7290

Career Services Director: Mandie R. Araujo, Esq (617) 422-7229




JOHN F. O'BRIEN, (Law Professor), born New York, N.Y., January 3, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Massachusetts. Education: Manhattan College (B.A., 1973); New England School of Law (J.D., 1977); Boston University (LL.M., 1980). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Tax Law.


ANNE ACTON, (Law Professor), born Springfield, Massachusetts, April 12, 1951; admitted to bar, 1980, Massachusetts. Education: Wells College (B.A., 1973); Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science (MLS, 1974); New England School of Law (J.D., 1980). Email: aacton @


TAWIA B. ANSAH, (Law Professor), born Accra, Ghana, March 14, 1960; admitted to bar, 1999, New York. Education: Columbia University (B.A., 1988; Ph.D., 2001); University of Toronto Faculty of Law (LL.B., 1995). COURSES: International Business Transactions, Contracts, Readings in Legal Theory. Email: tansah @


MICAH BERMAN, (Law Professor), born Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 4, 1976; admitted to bar, 2001, Ohio; 2004, Missouri. Education: Brandeis University (B.A., 1998); Stanford Law School (J.D., 2001). COURSES: Torts, Health Law, Criminal Law. Email: mberman @


GARY M. BISHOP, (Law Professor), born Milford, Massachusetts, 1965; admitted to bar, 1990, Massachusetts. Education: Stonehill College (B.A., 1987); Boston College Law School (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Legal Writing and Analysis, Business Organizations, Contracts. Email: gbishop @


ELIZABETH M. BLOOM, (Law Professor), born Boston, Massachusetts, July 22, 1973; admitted to bar, 2002, Massachusetts. Education: Wesleyan University (B.A., 1995); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2001). COURSES: Academic Excellence, Legal Analysis. Email: ebloom @


MARK BOBROWSKI, (Law Professor), born New Britain, Connecticut, February 11, 1951; admitted to bar, 1985, Massachusetts. Education: Ithaca College (B.A., 1973); University of Oregon (M.A., 1975); New England School of Law (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Property, Land Use Law, Local Government, Administrative Law. Email: mbobrowski @


JOHN P. CERONE, (Law Professor), born Cornwall, New York, May 31, 1972; admitted to bar, 1999, New York. Education: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (B.S.E., 1995); Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1998); New York University School of Law (LL.M., 1999). COURSES: International Criminal Law, Public International Law, Human Rights Law. Email: jcerone @


RONALD CHESTER, (Law Professor), born Jacksonville, Illinois, September 20, 1944; admitted to bar, 1972, Massachusetts. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1966); Columbia University (J.D., 1970; Masters of International Affairs, 1970); Cambridge University (Dip. Crim., 1971). COURSES: Bioethics, Wills, Estates and Trusts. Email: rchester @


RICHARD B. CHILD, (Law Professor), born New Haven, Connecticut, December 27, 1943; admitted to bar, 1968, Connecticut; 1970, Massachusetts. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1965); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1968). COURSES: Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Coastal and Ocean Law, Negotiable Instruments, Ethics, Secured Transactions. Email: rchild @


DAVALENE COOPER, (Law Professor), born Columbus, Ohio, April 17, 1954; admitted to bar, 1988, Kentucky; 1991, Massachusetts. Education: University of South Florida (B.A., 1974); Northern Illinois University (M.A., 1979); University of Kentucky (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Criminal Law, Ethics. Email: dcooper @


ROBERT A. COULTHARD, (Law Professor), born Denver, Colorado, April 12, 1962; admitted to bar, 2000, Kansas. Education: University of Colorado (B.A., 1983); Washburn University School of Law (J.D., 2000); University of Missouri at Kansas City (LL.M., 2001). COURSES: Advanced Legal Analysis. Email: rcoulthard @


STAN COX, (Law Professor), born Lexington, Kentucky, August 13, 1952; admitted to bar, 1987, Kentucky. Education: Harvard (A.B., 1974); Duke (M.A.T., 1975); University of Dublin (H.Dip., 1978); Kentucky (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, International Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts, Criminal Procedure, International Regulation of Trade, Terrorism and Individual Rights. Email: scox @


GEORGE DARGO, (Law Professor), born New York, N.Y., July 22, 1935; admitted to bar, 1982, Massachusetts. Education: Columbia (B.A., 1957; M.A., 1958; Ph.D., 1970); Northeastern (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Expression, Law & Literature. Email: gdargo @


ALLISON M. DUSSIAS, (Law Professor), born Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 18, 1963; admitted to bar, 1988, New York. Education: Georgetown University (B.A., 1984); University of Michigan (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Business Organizations, Property, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, American Indian Law. Email: adussias @


RUSSELL ENGLER, (Law Professor), born Ridgewood, New Jersey, January 29, 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, Maryland; 1985, Massachusetts and New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1979); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Lawyering Process, Public Interest Law Seminar and Clinic, co-teaches clinical component courses. Email: rengler @


SUSAN R. FINNERAN, (Law Professor), born Lynn, Massachusetts, October 12, 1947; admitted to bar, 1978, New York; 1980, Massachusetts. Education: University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1969); Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Secured Transactions, Contracts, Business Organizations. Email: sfinneran @


LAWRENCE M. FRIEDMAN, (Law Professor), born Mineola, New York, July 6, 1967; admitted to bar, 1993, Massachusetts. Education: Connecticut College (B.A., 1989); Boston College Law School (J.D., 1993); Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2000). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, State Constitutional Law. Email: lfriedman @


JUDITH G. GREENBERG, (Law Professor), born New York, N.Y., September 30, 1948; admitted to bar, 1972, Wisconsin; 1976, New York; 1988, Massachusetts. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1969); University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1972); Harvard University Law School (LL.M., 1979). COURSES: Women and the Law, Torts, Family Law, Domestic Violence. Email: jgreenberg @


PHILIP K. HAMILTON, (Law Professor), born Buffalo, New York, June 5, 1945; admitted to bar, 1973, Massachusetts. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1967); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Evidence, Legal History, Civil Procedure. Email: phamilton @


VICTOR M. HANSEN, (Law Professor), born Pocatello, Idaho, May 31, 1962; admitted to bar, 1992, Washington. Education: Brigham Young University (B.A., 1985); Lewis & Clark College (J.D., 1992); The Judge Advocate General's School (LL.M., 1998). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Ethics, Evidence. Email: vhansen @


DINA FRANCESCA HAYNES, (Law Professor), born San Francisco, California, September 9, 1967; admitted to bar, 1995, California; 2005 Nevada. Education: University of Denver (B.A., 1989); University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D. 1995); Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2004). COURSES: International Law, Immigration Law, Ethics, Property. Email: dhaynes @


WILTON B. HYMAN, (Law Professor), born Laurinburg, North Carolina, August 15, 1967; admitted to bar, 1992, North Carolina. Education: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (B.A., 1989); North Carolina Central University (J.D., 1992); University of Florida (LL.M., 1993). COURSES: Business Organizations, Personal Income Taxation, Taxation of Business Entities, Business Transactions for Lawyers. Email: whyman @


ILENE S. KLEIN, (Law Professor), born New York, N.Y., April 4, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, Ohio; 1979, West Virginia; 1989, Massachusetts. Education: Queens College of the City of New York (B.A., 1974); Cleveland Marshall College of Law (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Law and the Elderly, Clinical seminars. Email: isklein @


ERIC A. LUSTIG, (Law Professor), born West Palm Beach, Florida, September 20, 1958; admitted to bar, 1987, Florida; 1990, District of Columbia. Education: University of Florida (B.S., Accounting, 1980; LL.M., Taxation, 1988); University of Baltimore (M.S., 1983); University of Miami (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Personal Income Taxation, Business Organizations, Business Planning, Taxation of Business Entities. Email: elustig @


PETER MANUS, (Law Professor), born New York, N.Y., January 26, 1958; admitted to bar, 1988, Massachusetts. Education: Dartmouth College (B.A., 1980); Cornell University Law School (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Environmental Law, Environmental Advocacy, Environmental Theory and Politics, Property, Administrative Law. Email: pmanus @


CARYN R. MITCHELL-MUNEVAR, (Law Professor), born Brooklyn, New York, January 24, 1972; admitted to bar, 1998, Massachusetts. Education: New England College (B.A., 1995); New England School of Law (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Clinical seminars. Email: cmitchell @


GARY MONSERUD, (Law Professor), born Waukon, Iowa, February 1, 1946; admitted to bar, 1976, South Dakota; 1989, Massachusetts. Education: Wartburg College (B.A., 1968); Bonn University; University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D., 1976); New York University School of Law (LL.M., 1985). COURSES: Contracts, Sales, Secured Transactions, Education and the Law. Email: gmonserud @


CURTIS W. NYQUIST, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1974, Illinois; 1981, Massachusetts. Education: North Park College (B.A., 1969), Harvard (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Contracts, Negotiable Instruments, Secured Transactions, Readings in Contract Law. Email: cnyquist @


BARBARA ORO, (Law Professor), born Medford, Massachusetts, November 2, 1958; admitted to bar, 1987, Massachusetts; 1989, New Hampshire. Education: Emmanuel College (B.A., 1981); Northeastern University (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Clinical seminars. Email: boro @


SARAH SALTER, (Law Professor), born September 13, 1941; admitted to bar, 1970, New York. Education: Radcliffe College (A.B., 1962); Georgetown University (J.D., 1970). COURSES: Personal Income Taxation, Business Organizations, Business Planning, Internet Law, Computer Law. Email: ssalter @


KENT D. SCHENKEL, (Law Professor), born Bloomington, Illinois, March 24, 1960; admitted to bar, 1987, Florida; 1996, North Carolina. Education: Stetson University (B.A., 1983); Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 1987); University of Florida College of Law (LLM, 1988). COURSES: Estate Planning, Wills, Estates and Trusts, PersonaI Income Tax, Business Organizations. Email: kschenkel @


LOUIS N. SCHULZE, JR., (Law Professor), born Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1972; admitted to bar, 1997, Florida; 2001, Massachusetts; 2005, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts 1st Circuit. Education: University of Connecticut (B.A., 1994); New England School of Law (J.D., 1997). COURSES: Academic Support. Email: lschulze @


DAVID MARC SIEGEL, (Law Professor), born Washington, June 1, 1962; admitted to bar, 1991, Tennessee; 1993, District of Columbia. Education: University of Chicago (B.A., 1984; J.D., 1989). COURSES: Comparative Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Advocacy, Clinical Evidence, Evidence, Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Process. Email: dsiegel @


W. P. COLIN SMITH, JR., (Law Professor), born Boston, Massachusetts, April 7, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, Massachusetts. Education: Boston University (B.A., 1966); Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1969). COURSES: Business Organizations, Modern Real Estate Transactions, Law Practice Management. Email: csmith @


CHARLES WILLIAM SORENSON, JR., (Law Professor), born Denver, Colorado, September 17, 1950; admitted to bar, 1981, Nebraska. Education: University of Colorado (B.A., 1972); University of California (M.A., 1977); University of Nebraska (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Ethics, Federal Courts, Comparative Civil Rights Enforcement. Email: csorenson @


ELIZABETH K. SPAHN, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1976, Connecticut. Education: Yale University (A.B., 1972); Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Employment Law, International Women's Issues, International Business: Combating Bribery and Money Laundering. Email: espahn @


PAUL F. TEICH, (Law Professor), born 1949; admitted to bar, 1976, Michigan. Education: Michigan (A.B., 1971; J.D., 1975). COURSES: Legal Profession, Property, Modern Real State Transactions. Email: pteich @


MONICA DE SOUSA TEIXEIRA, (Law Professor), born Lisbon, Portugal, June 24, 1976; admitted to bar, 2002, Rhode Island; 2002, Massachusetts; 2005, U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. COURSES: Education Law, Family Law, Property. Email: mteixeiradesousa @


RUSS VERSTEEG, (Law Professor), born Columbus, Ohio, February 19, 1957; admitted to bar, 1987, Connecticut. Education: North Carolina State University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1979); University of Connecticut (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Copyright Law, Law in the Ancient World, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Sales, Sports Law. Email: rversteeg @