Academic Programs

Civil Litigation Program Faculty

Robert G. Burdick
Director, Civil Litigation Program
Clinical Associate Professor of Law

BA, Harvard University
JD, Boston University School of Law

Professor Burdick became acting director of the Legal Aid Program (now the Civil Clinical Program) in 1977 and director in 1979. He is a popular national trainer and presenter in the area of negotiation and professional responsibility.

Constance A. Browne
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
BA, with distinction, University of Maine
JD, cum laude, Boston College Law School

After engaging in private practice for several years, Professor Browne became a visiting associate clinical professor at BU Law in 1988. She subsequently became an associate clinical professor in the civil clinical program.

Mary C. Connaughton
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
BA, magna cum laude, Brandeis University
MSW, Smith College School for Social Work
JD, New York University School of Law

A former practicing therapist, Professor Connaughton gained extensive experience both in private practice and as an assistant attorney general before joining the clinical faculty in 1993.

Naomi Mann
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
BA, cum laude, Harvard University
JD, magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center

Before coming to Boston University, Professor Mann was a visiting assistant professor at Boston College Law School, where she taught students in the civil litigation clinic working on housing, family law and social security matters. She has also worked as a staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services and Washington Empowered Against Violence, and as a civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.