Boston University School of Law

Mary C. Connaughton


New York University School of Law, New York, NY
J.D., 1985
Staff Editor, Review of Law and Social Change
Member, Board of Directors, Washington Square Legal Services Corporation
Coordinator, Volunteer Program, Public Interest Coalition.

Smith College School of Social Work, Northampton, MA
M.S.W., 1978
National Institute of Mental Health Fellow, 1976, 1977

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 1974

Teaching Experience

Boston University Civil Litigation Program, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Teach and supervise law students in two semester civil clinical program. Teach courses in lawyering skills, trial advocacy, and evidence law. Supervise students in administrative, state and federal court hearings in social security disability, unemployment compensation, divorce and housing disputes.

Bingham Dana, LLP, Boston, MA
Litigation Faculty (1997-2002)
Collaborated with team of law professors to develop and implement litigation training program for first and second year associates in large commercial litigation firm.

Legal Studies Program, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Guberman Fellow (1990, 1992)
Assisted in teaching undergraduate course in cross-disciplinary analysis of law.

Legal Experience

Government Bureau, Department of the Attorney General, Boston, MA
Assistant Attorney General (1988-1993)
Represented state agencies and officials in all phases of litigation. Practiced in state and federal trial courts, First Circuit Court of Appeals, Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. Supervised attorneys and law students.

Goulston & Storrs, Boston, MA
Litigation Associate (1985-1988)
Represented major commercial clients in landlord-tenant, contract, health care and environmental disputes.

O’Donnell & Schwartz, New York, NY
Research Assistant

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman, Washington, D.C.
Summer Associate (1984)

Professor Anthony Amsterdam, New York University School of Law, New York, NY
Research and Teaching Assistant (1983-1984).
Assisted in researching and drafting brief for appeals in death penalty cases to the United States Supreme Court. Assisted in teaching clinical skills training course for law students.

Social Work Experience

Activities Center, Eastern Middlesex Mental Health Clinic, Wakefield, MA
Coordinator - Clinical Social Worker
Created and coordinated child and family psychotherapy program for sixty clients. Supervised graduate student and administrative staff. Performed diagnostic assessment, psychotherapy and crisis intervention.

Massachusetts Fair Share, Boston, MA
Community Organizer (1975 - 1976)


"The Defendant's Brief in the School Finance Case: McDuffy v. Robertson: An Excerpt and a Summary," 37 Boston Bar Journal 18 (1993).