Boston University School of Law

Lois H. Knight


Georgetown University Law Center
J. D. 1973

Jackson College of Tufts University
B. S. Psychology 1970

Professional Experience

Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

Clinical Professor of Law (1993-present)
Civil Litigation Program- two semester clinical course for second and third year law students who represent indigent clients in a variety of civil cases. The weekly class component includes instruction in legal interviewing, counseling, case analysis, negotiation, legal ethics and trial advocacy.
Legal Externship Program- a one semester program where students intern at public sector, public interest and government agencies and participate in a weekly seminar which focuses on the ethics of the lawyer's work.

Clinical Associate Professor of Law (1987-1993)

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law (1984-1987)

Clinical Instructor of Law (1977-1984)

Director of Clinical And Advocacy Programs (1995-present)
Administrative responsibility for the skills curriculum and all clinical and trial advocacy programs. Faculty Advisor for the Concentration in Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

Director, Trial Advocacy Program (1992-1995)
Supervisory responsibility for the administration and curriculum of Trial Advocacy course taught by adjunct faculty members.

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (1984-1987)
Responsibilities included personal and academic student counseling and serving as faculty advisor to all student organizations

Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA

Adjunct Assistant Professor (1983 Summer)
Taught summer session course in Trial Advocacy

Department of Public Welfare, Boston, MA
Assistant Regional Counsel (1976-1977)
Litigation attorney for child welfare cases including abuse, neglect, and adoption without parental consent.

Legal Services for Cape Cod and the Islands, Hyannis, MA
Staff Attorney (1973-1976)
Responsibility for general civil litigation caseload in the areas of landlord-tenant, consumer, government benefits and family law

Bar Memberships

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts 1973
United States District Court for Massachusetts 1975

Professional Affiliations

American Arbitration Association
Panel of Commercial Arbitrators 1987-98
New Car and Used Car "Lemon Law" Arbitrator 1987-98
Association of American Law Schools
Member of Executive Committee for Section on Clinical Legal Education, 1986-1988
Member of Sections on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Trial Advocacy, Professional Responsibility, Women in Legal Education and Teaching Methods
Federal Mediation Panel of the Boston Bar Association 1987-96

Bar Associations

Massachusetts Bar Association
Women's Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness,
1996- present
Member of Clinic Oversight Committee, 1999-present