Boston University School of Law

The Honorable Jack Lu

Adjunct Professor of Law
Lecturer on Law, New England School of Law
Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

B.A., Johns Hopkins University
J.D., Boston University School of Law


Since 2006, Jack Lu has been a Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, where difficult evidentiary issues are often encountered. From 2001 to 2006 he was a Justice of the Boston Municipal Court, a busy general jurisdiction trial court.

For sixteen years before that, he was a trial lawyer in solo private practice and in the Trial Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public defender. As a trial lawyer, he tried well over 100 jury trials including several double murders and at various times accepted court appointments in the Federal District Court in Boston, as well as the Superior, District and Juvenile Courts.

Judge Lu is a Lecturer on Law at the New England School of Law, and in the fall of 2007, was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at Sichuan University Law School in Chengdu, China, in western China. He has participated, with many Massachusetts judges, in the presentation of mock trials on various American law subjects to Chinese law students, faculty and judges in programs of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

In Massachusetts, again, with many judges, he participates in outreach to the schools and community, including judging mock trials with participants ranging from elementary school through law school and beyond. Judge Lu is a past President of the Justice George Lewis Ruffin Society, an organization that promotes communication and dialogue between the Massachusetts minority community and the criminal justice system.

Judge Lu graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and from this law school in 1984.

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