Academic Programs

Program Instructors

Learn more about Boston University School of Law's experienced legal research and writing instructors.

Michael R. Bernardo

Mr. Bernardo is a 2000 graduate of the law school. As a student, he served as Articles Editor for the Journal of Science and Technology Law. He was also winner of the Best Brief Award in the Albers Honors Moot Court Competition. After graduating, he worked as an associate at Bowditch & Dewey in Worcester. From 2003 until 2010, he worked at Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, Piesch & Ford in Boston, specializing in employment law. He is now Labor & Employment Counsel at Boston Medical Center. Mr. Bernardo has taught in the program for two years.

Holly Jane Caldwell

Ms. Caldwell received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law in 2002. As a law student, she was a member of the Order of the Coif and Articles Editor for the Duke Law Journal. After graduating, she served as law clerk to United States District Court Judge Robert E. Keeton of the District of Massachusetts. Since 2003, she has worked as an associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston. Ms. Caldwell received her A.B. from Brown University. She has taught in the program for two years.

Jamie M. Charles

Mr. Charles received his J.D., cum laude from the Law School in 2009. As a law student, he was a member of the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, and published a note in the journal. After graduating, he clerked for Judge Grainger of the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. In September 2011, he began working as an Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Appeals and Training Bureau. Mr. Charles received his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Florida.

Elizabeth E. Feeherry

Ms. Feeherry received her J.D., cum laude, from the Law School in 2007. While a law student, she was a Teaching Assistant for the Writing Program. Ms. Feeherry also served as Senior Note Development Editor for the Boston University Law Review. After graduating, she worked as an associate with Ropes & Gray in Boston, and in February 2010, she joined the firm of Murphy & Riley in Boston. In 2012, she left full time work to care for her child. Ms. Feeherry received her A.B. from Bowdoin College. She has taught in the program for two years.

Rebecca M. Ginzburg

Ms. Ginzburg received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Law School in 2004. As a law student, she served as Note Editor for the Boston University Law Review, and as a Teaching Assistant for the First Year Writing Program. From 2004 to 2007, she worked at Ropes & Gray in New York and Boston. From 2007 to 2010, Ms. Ginzburg has worked in the Harvard University Office of the General Counsel. Since then, she has worked at the Boston University Office of the General Counsel. Ms. Ginzburg received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College. She has taught in the program for four years.

Scott Katz

Mr. Katz received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Law School in 2002. While a law student, he was a member of the Boston University Law Review. After graduating, Mr. Katz worked at Goodwin Procter in Boston. From 2005 to 2009, he worked in the Appellate Division of the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. In 2009, he joined Swomley & Associates in Boston. Mr. Katz received his B.A. from the University of Michigan. He has taught in the program for six years.

John B. Koss

Mr. Koss received his J.D., cum laude, from the Law School in 2005. As a law student, he served as a Teaching Assistant for the Writing Program. Since graduating, he has worked as an associate at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo in Boston. Mr. Koss received a B.A. in Hispanic Studies and an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. He received enthusiastic recommendations from Professor Lois Knight and from Mary-Beth McCormack, a former Writing Instructor and Law School graduate. Mr. Koss has taught in the program for four years.

Timothy A. Landry

Mr. Landry received his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2007. As a student, he was a member of the Boston College Law Review. After graduating, he served as law clerk to Justice Christopher J. Armstrong of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. From September 2008 to March 2010, he worked at Sullivan and Worcester in Boston. In June 2010, he began working as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the Social Security Administration. Mr. Landry received his B.A. from Boston College. He has taught in the program for two years.

Kathleen Luz

Ms. Luz received her J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law Center in 1999. As a law student, she was a member of the George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics, and published a Note in the Journal. She also served as a Dean's Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program and as a Member of the Moot Court Board. After graduating, she worked at Goodwin Procter in Boston, specializing in white collar crime, products liability and commercial litigation. During her time at Goodwin, she spent six months as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office. After becoming a partner at Goodwin, Ms. Luz left full-time employment in 2010 to care for her children. Ms. Luz received her B.A., cum laude, from Dartmouth College. This will be her second year as an instructor.

Roger L. Michel, Jr.

Mr. Michel received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1989. In 2009, he was appointed to the Massachusetts Parole Board. Before joining the Parole Board, he was Senior Staff Attorney at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, where he worked for seventeen years. Mr. Michel also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk District and worked in private practice at Hill & Barlow. He has extensive administrative hearing experience, having worked as a hearing officer for the Board of Bar Overseers for six years, and served two terms as co-chair of the Fee Arbitration Board. He has published more than a dozen articles on various criminal law topics and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Massachusetts Law Review. In 2008, Mr. Michel was appointed by Governor Patrick to the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He is a graduate of Williams College, Oxford University and Harvard Law School, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Cert. Forensic Psych.). He has taught in the program for eighteen years.

Radha Natarajan

Ms. Natarajan received her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2003. As a law student, she served as Managing Editor for the New York University Law Review. She also published a note in the Law Review. Since graduating, she has worked as a trial attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Somerville. Ms. Natarajan received her A.B. from Stanford University. She has taught in the program for two years.

Young M. Park

Ms. Park received her J.D. from the Law School in 2000. While a law student, she was a member of the American Journal of Law and Medicine. Upon graduation, Ms. Park worked at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in New York. In 2001, she joined Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. Since September 2006, Ms. Park has been an Associate Attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Boston, where she specializes in Executive Compensation. Ms. Park received her A.B. from Princeton University.

Patricio S. Rossi

Mr. Rossi received his J.D. at Northeastern University School of Law in 2003. As a law student, he participated in the Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Service and was a Public Interest Law Scholar. After graduating, he served as Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Mr. Rossi was a Berkeley Law Foundation Grantee at Neighborhood Legal Services in Lynn and Lawrence, Massachusetts, and in September 2005, he joined the staff of Neighborhood Legal Services. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Rossi served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. In addition, from October 2010 through February 2011, he worked as a Career Advisor at the Law School's Career Development Office. He began working as a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau in 2011. Mr. Rossi received his B.A. from Brown University. This will be his second year as an instructor.

Elizabeth Chait Sanghavi

Ms. Sanghavi received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005. After law school she worked at Holland & Knight in Boston. From 2007-2009, she worked at the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, in Boston. In 2009, she rejoined Holland & Knight. Ms. Sanghavi left Holland & Knight in 2011 to establish her own practice in education law. Ms. Sanghavi received her B.A. from Harvard University and holds a M.Ed. in Science Education from George Washington University. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a high school science teacher in Washington, D.C., Gallup, New Mexico and Belmont, Massachusetts.

Adam Slutsky

Mr. Slutsky received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law in 2006. As a law student, he served as Writing and Research Editor of the Fordham Law Review and published a Note in the law review. He was also a member of the Order of the Coif. From September 2006 through August 2007, and again from September 2008 through October 2011, he worked as an associate at O'Melveny & Myers in New York. From August 2007 through August 2008, he clerked for United States District Court Judge Peter K. Leisure of the Southern District of New York. In November 2011, he began working at Goodwin Procter in Boston. Mr. Slutsky received his B.S. from Cornell University.

Adrienne Smith

Ms. Smith received her J.D., cum laude, from the Law School in 2005. As a law student, she served as a Teaching Assistant in the Writing Program and Senior Articles Editor for the Boston University Law Review. After graduating, she worked as a litigation associate for Foley Hoag LLP in Boston. From August 2007 until August 2008, Ms. Smith served as the Law Clerk for the Honorable Janis Berry of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Since January 2009, she has worked as Assistant Director of Clinical and Advocacy Programs at the Law School. Ms. Smith received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught in the program for three years.

Halye Sugarman

Ms. Sugarman received her J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School in 2000. As a law student, she served as Executive Managing Editor for The Environmental Lawyer, as a Writing Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program, and as a member of the Moot Court Board. After graduating, she worked at Collier Shannon Scott in Washington D.C., and from 2002 to 2005, she worked at Hanify & King in Boston. She left full-time employment in 2005. Ms. Sugarman received her B.A., with high honors, from the University of Florida. She has taught in the program for six years.

Richard A. Sugarman

Mr. Sugarman received his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School in 2000. As a law student, he served as Executive Managing Editor for the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. He was also a Dean's Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program. Upon graduating, he worked as an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington. From March 2003 until September 2007, he worked at Craig and Macauley in Boston, and from October 2007 until April 2009, he worked at WolfBlock in Boston. In April 2009, he joined the Boston office of LeClairRyan. Mr. Sugarman, an Army Reserve Judge Advocate Officer ("JAG"), was called to active duty in December 2009 and spent most of 2011 in Iraq as the senior legal adviser for the U.S. Army's Medical Task Force. After his release from active duty in late 2011, he became an Assistant General Counsel at Boston Medical Center. Mr. Sugarman received his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts and holds an M.B.A. from Colorado State University. From 1993 until 1997, he served in the United States Air Force as a Space and Missile Operations Officer and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve. Mr. Sugarman last taught in the program during the 2010-11 academic year. He has taught in the program for two years.

E. David Susich

Mr. Susich received his J.D., cum laude, from the Law School in 1993. As a law student, he was a member of the Boston University Law Review. After graduating, he served as Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Susich served as Assistant General Counsel of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. Since 2000, he has worked at the Boston Public Health Commission, where he is currently Chief Labor and Employment Counsel. He received his B.A. from Williams College. He has taught in the program for thirteen years.

Naomi G. Hodo Walker

Ms. Walker is a 2004 cum laude graduate of the Law School. After graduating, she worked at the Law Offices of Kathleen Ann Foley in Acton, Massachusetts, specializing in family law. Since February 2007, she has worked for the firm of Wilson & Orcutt in Acton, where she continues to specialize in family law. Ms. Walker received her B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee and worked for Sony Music in Nashville before attending Law School. She has taught in the program for five years.

Amy A. Zuccarello

Ms. Zuccarello is a 2001 cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School. Upon graduating, she worked as an associate at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge in Boston. In 2010, she began working at Sullivan & Worcester in Boston. Ms. Zuccarello specializes in bankruptcy law. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Boston University. This will be her second year as an instructor.