Boston University School of Law

The Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV

Adjunct Professor of Law
US District Court Judge, District of Massachusetts

B.S.J., Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University
J.D., Harvard University

Interests: Trial Advocacy

The Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV was appointed as United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts in 2004. Before his appointment, he was a member of the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1990 and as special counsel and chief of staff to the Assistant Attorney General–Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. from 1990 until 1993. He is a 1981 graduate of Harvard Law School. Judge Saylor is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law, where he teaches Trial Advocacy. In 2011, he was appointed to a term on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. He is also presently serving on the Committee on Defender Services of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

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