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Marni Goldstein Caputo

Ms. Caputo received her J.D., with honors, from Emory University Law School in 2001. While a law student, she served as notes and comments editor for the Emory Law Journal, and was a member of the Order of the Coif. After graduating, Ms. Caputo served as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Willis B. Hunt of the Northern District of Georgia. From September 2002 until January 2003, she worked as an associate at Hill & Barlow in Boston, and from January 2003 until November 2004, she worked as an associate at Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye, LLP in Boston. From 2004 to 2007, she worked as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Since that time, she has worked as assistant director for International & J.D. Advising at the Harvard Law School Office of Career Services. Ms. Caputo received her B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University and served as editorial editor and managing editor of The Observer while a student there.

Nadine Nasser Donovan

Ms. Donovan received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 1993. After graduating, Ms. Donovan joined the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel. She worked in the Family Court Division until 1995 and then worked in the Tort Division until 1996. From 1996 until January 2004, she worked at the firm of Rindler-Morgan PC in Boston, becoming a partner in 2002. From July 2004 to April 2011, she was of counsel to Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney in Boston, and in April 2011, she became a partner at the firm of Mulvey, Ennis, Keefe, and Donovan, LLC. Ms. Donovan received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Fordham University and has studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Christine M. Durkin

Ms. Durkin received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1991. While a law student, she served as executive editor for the Suffolk University Law Review. After graduating, she worked as an associate at Danaher, Tedford, Lagnese & Neal in Hartford. In 1993, she began working at Wadland & Nicholls. From 1995 to 1999, Ms. Durkin worked as a staff attorney at Casa Myrna Vasquez, representing victims of domestic violence. From 1999 to 2006, she worked at Greater Boston Legal Services. Since that time, Ms. Durkin has worked for the Boston University Center for English Language and Orientation Programs. Ms. Durkin received her B.A. from Connecticut College.

Alexis Hamdan

Ms. Hamdan received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1990, where she was awarded the Fordham Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence. She began her career at Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom in New York in the securities litigation section. After moving to Boston, she served as an associate at Warner & Stackpole and was elevated to partner in 1998. She continued there when the firm merged with Kirkpatrick and Lockhart. Shortly after leaving law firm practice in 2001, Ms. Hamdan owned and operated her own retail business. Ms. Hamdan is currently an adjunct professor at Fisher College where she teaches, Business Law, Leadership, Business Ethics and Principles of Management. She is also the program director and instructor for the Judge Lindsay Fellowship Program funded by Massachusetts Federal District Court. Ms. Hamdan received her B.A. from City University of New York.

Ingrid Houghton

Ms. Houghton received her J.D. from Cornell University Law School in 2001. As a law student, she served on the Moot Court Board. After graduating, Ms. Houghton worked as an associate in the corporate department of McDermott, Will & Emery in Boston. She left full time work in 2003. Ms. Houghton received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and has studied at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain.

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Mindy Klenoff

Ms Klenoff received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2006. While a law student, she served on the executive board for the Journal on Law and Gender. After graduating, she joined the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. Ms. Klenoff received her A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

Maureen Leo

Ms. Leo received her J.D., summa cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law, in 1998. After graduating, she served as law clerk to Judge William M. Nickerson of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. From 1999 to 2000, she worked as an associate at Hill & Barlow in Boston. From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Leo worked as Assistant Regional Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and from 2005 to 2011, she worked as a Court Investigator for the Middlesex Juvenile Court in Lowell. Since September 2013, she has worked as a Career Advisor in the Law School’s LL.M. Office of Professional Development. She has also taught Legal Research and Writing at the Massachusetts School of Law. Ms. Leo received her B.A. from Loyola College of Maryland.

Christina Schaper

Ms. Schaper received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 1995. As a law student, she was Executive Editor of the Boston College Third World Law Journal. After graduating, she worked as an associate at Testa, Hurwitz & Thiebeault. From 1999 to 2000, she worked at the Center for Women & Enterprise in Boston, and from 2000 to 2001, at Ennovate Networks, Inc. in Boxborough. She has also worked at the Law Offices of Steven Branson and for East Hill Management in Providence. From 2001 to 2011, Ms. Schaper taught in the Business Law for Paralegal Professional Certificate Program at Northeastern University, and since 2008, she has taught Business Law in the Paralegal Professional Certificate Program at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. She has also taught at Curry College in Milton. Ms. Schaper received her B.A. from Haverford College.

Hillary Steinbrook

Ms. Steinbrook received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2010. After graduating, she received a Holmes Public Service Fellowship from Harvard Law School and worked as a Communications and Public Affairs Attorney at Wellesley College. During 2011, she worked at Kopelman & Paige in Boston. Ms. Steinbrook has taught Legal Research and Writing at New England Law and received an enthusiastic recommendation from Gary Bishop, director of the program. She has also taught in Northeastern University School of Law’s LL.M. Program and at both Babson College and Salem State University. Ms. Steinbrook received her B.A., cum laude, from Harvard College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Leslie Su

Ms. Su received her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1998. As a law student, she served as Managing Editor for the Boston College Third World Journal. After graduating, she worked at Gordon Haley, LLP. in Boston. In 2009, she began working for the Murphy Law Group in North Andover, and in 2012, she began a solo practice as Minerva Law, P.C., in Andover. In her career, Ms. Su has worked primarily in bankruptcy and business litigation. Ms. Su received her B.A. from the University of Michigan. From 1994 to 1995, she studied Japanese and Japan-related subjects at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan.

Eva M. Zelnick

Ms. Zelnick received her J.D., cum laude, from the law school in 2009. As a law student, she was a member of the winning team in the Albers Honors Moot Court Competition and won the best oralist award in the competition. She also worked as a teaching assistant to Professor T. Barton Carter. After graduating, she worked as an Intern in the Suffolk County District Attorneys Office until October 2010. She currently works at the Bristol County District Attorney's Office. Ms. Zelnick is also a teaching fellow in the Law School's Executive LL.M. Program, working with Professor Kevin Outterson in the Law of Corporations course. Ms. Zelnick received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Virginia. Before attending law school, she worked as an associate producer for the Fox News Channel and as a news producer for New England Cable News.

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