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Program Instructors

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

Brook Ames

Mr. Ames received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Law School in 2005. As a law student, Mr. Ames was a Note Editor of the Boston University Law Review. He was also the winner of the Melville M. Bigelow Scholarship Award. After graduating, Mr. Ames worked as an associate at Goodwin Proctor LLP in Boston. While at Goodwin Proctor, he served for six months as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Since 2012, he has served as In-House Counsel and Community Reinvestment Bank Officer at Leader Bank, N.A., in Arlington, Massachusetts. Mr. Ames received his B.A. from Rice University.

Michael Burke

Mr. Burke received his J.D., cum laude, from the Law School in 2011. As a law student, he served as Articles Editor for the Journal of Science and Technology Law, and was a Writing Fellow. Since graduating, Mr. Burke has worked for the Shepard Law Firm in Boston, specializing in complex aircraft product liability cases. Mr. Burke received his B.A. from Providence College.

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.

Emily Cardy

Ms. Cardy received her J.D. from the Law School in 2009. As a law student, she served as Articles Editor for the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal. She was also the winner of the Melville M. Bigelow Scholarship Award. After graduating, she served first as a law clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and then as law clerk to Justice James McHugh of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Since 2011, she has worked as a Staff Appellate Attorney at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Boston. Ms. Cardy received her B.A. from Yale University.

Edward J. DeAngelo

Mr. DeAngelo received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1983. After graduating, he served as law clerk to Judge Robert E. Keeton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. From 1984 to 1988, he worked as a litigator at Goodwin Proctor in Boston. From 1991 to 2001, Mr. DeAngelo worked at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General, and from 2001 to 2007 he worked as a solo practicioner, focusing on appellate practice and administrative law. Since 2007, he has worked at the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority, first as an Assistant General Counsel, and, since 2010, as General Counsel. Mr. DeAngelo received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Adam N. Eckart

Mr. Eckart received his J.D., with distinction, from Suffolk University School of Law in 2011. He has worked as an associate in the Antitrust Practice Group of Ropes & Gray in Boston since 2012. While attending law school in the Suffolk evening program, Mr. Eckart worked as a Practice Development Specialist in the Private Investment Funds Group at Ropes & Gray. Mr. Eckart received his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Connecticut.

Deana El-Mallawany

Ms. El-Mallawany received her J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law. As a law student, Ms. El-Mallawany served as Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Law Review. She was also a moot court finalist and winner of the best brief award in two competitions. After graduating, from September 2007 to September 2008, she served as law clerk to Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She then served as law clerk to Judge Jon O. Newman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Since September 2009, she has worked at Bingham McCutchen in Boston. Ms. El-Mallawany received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Princeton University and was a Fulbright Scholar after graduating from Princeton.

Stephanie M. Glennon

Ms. Glennon received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1985. After graduating, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office; she was Chief Appellate Attorney from 1989 to 1998. From 1999 to 2010 she was of counsel to the Law Offices of Kevin Reddington, specializing in appeals to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In addition, from 2000-2012, she was a Special Assistant District Attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, specializing in the prosecution of police officers. In 2012, she rejoined the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Glennon received her A.B., with honors, from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Arielle B. Kristan

Ms. Kristan received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Law School in 2009. As a law student, she participated in the Homer Albers Honors Moot Court Competition and served as a Legal Writing Fellow. After graduating, Ms. Kristan served as a law clerk to Justice Joelle Katz of the Connecticut Supreme Court. From November 2010 to January 2012, and from February 2013 to July 2013, she worked as an associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston. During 2012, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Administrative Law Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Since July 2013, she has worked as an associate at Todd & Weld in Boston. Ms. Kristan received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University.

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.

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.).

Jeffrey B. Morlend

Mr. Morlend received his J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 2009. As a law student, he was Business Editor of the Syracuse University Law Review, a member of the Justinian Honor Society and a Teaching Assistant in the Legal Writing Program. In 2007, Mr. Morlend served as judicial intern for the Honorable Frank M. Ciuffani, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey. Since graduating, he has worked as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Departments at Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Boston, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. Mr. Morlend received his B.A. from Emory 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.