Academic Programs

Criminal Programs Faculty

David Breen
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
A.B., Georgetown University
J.D., Boston University School of Law
M.P.A., Harvard University

Professor Breen joined the Criminal Clinical Program in 2003. In addition to his responsibilities as clinical associate professor and supervisor of the Prosecutor program, he serves as a special assistant district attorney for Norfolk County. Before joining the faculty, he was an assistant district attorney in New York and a prosecutor in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

Wendy Kaplan
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
A.B., with distinction, Mount Holyoke College
J.D., Boston College Law School

After working as a trial attorney with the Massachusetts Defenders Committee, Professor Kaplan became a member of the Criminal Clinical Faculty in 1977. Working as key supervisor for students working in the Boston Juvenile Court, Professor Kaplan is committed to the advocacy of young offenders.

David Rossman
Director, Criminal Law Clinical Programs
Professor of Law

B.A., Harvard University
J.D., Harvard Law School

Professor Rossman joined the School of Law in 1973 as a staff attorney in the Center for Criminal Justice. In addition to extensive work in the clinical program, he has taught courses in criminal procedure and law and social science.

Karen Pita-Loor
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
B.S., magna cum laude, Barry University
J.D., cum laude, Washington College of Law, American University

Professor Pita-Loor joined the Criminal Clinical Program in 2010. Before joining the faculty, she taught and supervised the Immigrant Children's Justice Clinic at Florida International University School of Law. She began her criminal defense career at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.