Lois H. Knight
Director, Clinical and Trial Advocacy Programs
Interests: trial advocacy; civil litigation; legal ethics
A distinguished member of the BU Law faculty for more than 20 years, Lois Knight has worked tirelessly to bring to Boston University law students the most effective and innovative clinical programs. Since 1995, she has been director of the Clinical and Advocacy Programs, holding administrative responsibility for the programs’ skills curriculum. In addition to overseeing these very popular offerings, she serves as faculty advisor for the School of Law’s Concentration in Litigation and Dispute Resolution.
As Clinical Professor of Law in the Civil Litigation Program, Professor Knight is a teacher, supervisor, mentor and colleague to students representing indigent clients in civil cases. For the Legal Externship Program she supervises students interning in a variety of work settings, and teaches a seminar focusing on legal ethics. Professor Knight says that her work is never the same and never boring. “Every year there are new students, with new interests,” she says. “Like many professors in the School of Law, I take great joy in helping them learn, seeing them mature into thoughtful, competent practitioners and watching their future successes.” Before joining the School of Law faculty in 1977, she was a VISTA volunteer and staff attorney for Legal Services for Cape Cod and the Islands, and assistant regional counsel for the Department of Public Welfare in Boston. Professor Knight received the Silver Shingle Alumni Award in April 2003 for Distinguished Service to the School of Law.