Boston University School of Law

Robert Volk

Employment

1982-present Boston University School of Law

Director, First Year Writing Program
Developing curriculum and administering research and writing program for both first year students and for students enrolled in the LL.M. for foreign attorneys program
Recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating first year and LL.M. writing instructors
Training and supervising upper-class teaching assistants and writing tutors
Supervising intramural and interscholastic moot court programs
Counseling and advising students

Academic Support Programs
Developing and teaching remedial programs for first and second year students

Associate Professor of Legal Writing
Subjects:
Advanced Legal Writing and Editing Workshop
First Year Legal Research and Writing Seminar
Teaching Assistant Program
Remedial Program for First and Second Year Students
Law and Sexual Minorities

Law School Representative to Faculty Council
2005-present

Chair, Career Development Committee
2005-present

Chair, Admissions Committee
2002-2005

Auctioneer, Public Interest Project Auction
1999-present

Faculty Advisor to Moot Court Teams

Faculty Advisor to Annual Review of Banking Law

Faculty Advisor to Asian American Law Students Association

Faculty Advisor to Outlaw
(Boston University School of Law organization for gay, lesbian and bisexual students)

2003-05 London Summer Legal Institute
Legal Writing Class designed for non-American trained attorneys

1980-present Boston University School of Law

Associate Director, Morin Center for Banking Law Studies
Development of LL.M program in Banking Law Studies
Planning for annual conferences
Grant research and development

Editor‑in‑Chief, Annual Review of Banking Law (1980‑1983)

1978-1980 Widett, Slater & Goldman, P.C., Boston, MA
Associate in Corporate Department

Education

Boston University School of Law
J.D., cum laude, June 1978
Class Rank: Top 10%
Honors: Law Review 1976‑78; editor 1977‑78
Book award (for highest grade) in Constitutional Law

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
B.A. March 1973
Major: Art History
Minor: Psychology

Presentations

Boston University School of Law
Brown Bag Discussion Series
Recent developments regarding the Solomon Amendment
February 2005

Boston University School of Law
Panel Discussion of Goodridge decision
November 2003

Boston University School of Law
Brown Bag Discussion Series
The implications of Lawrence v. Texas
October 2003

Boston University School of Law
Brown Bag Faculty Discussion Series
The pending decision in Lawrence v. Texas
March 2003

Boston University School of Law
First Year Orientation Speaker: Briefing Cases
1996 - 2004

Teaching Legal Research in the Digital Age
American Association of Law Librarians
July 1997

Pros, Cons, and Effective Use of Adjuncts in a Legal Writing Program
Legal Writing Institute
July 1996

The New England Regional Conference on Gay and Lesbian Issues
Panelist - New England Legislative Case Law Update
October 1995

Contemplating a Career in Law Teaching
Panelist - Situating Yourself for a Career in Law Teaching
Harvard Law School
April 1994

Writing Skills Workshop
Boston Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division
April 1994

The New England Regional Conference on Gay and Lesbian Issues
Panelist - State and Local Referenda Campaign
November 1993

Boston University School of Law
Minority Orientation
1992 - 1998

Boston University School of Law
Moderator - The Ban on Gays in the Military
April 1992

Boston University School of Law
Why Do We Need Diversity?
Diversity Day - 1992

Boston University School of Law
Moderator - Panel on Gays and Lesbians and Legal Careers
January 1991

Boston University School of Law
Diversity in Law Practice
Diversity Day - 1991

Harvard Law School
Federalist Society sponsored Debate on the Equal Protection Clause and Gays and Lesbians
October 1988

Boston University School of Law
Racism, Sexism and Homophobia in the Law
March 1987

Memberships

Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar ‑ 1978

Registered Arbitrator National Association of Securities Dealers

Moderator's Committee: Domestic Partnership Ordinance for Town of Brookline Employees (1998)

Member of Town of Brookline Advisory Committee (1998-2000)

Town Meeting Member, Brookline, MA (1997-2002)

Volunteer, Big Brothers Association (1995-2004)

Volunteer, Epiphany School, Dorchester, MA (2005-present)

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, University Credit Union (2000-2004)

Volunteer, co-convener and participant in Buddy Program, Aids Action Committee (1988‑1995)

Project Review Committee, Boston Public Facilities Department: Peter Faneuil School Aids and Family Housing (1991-1993)

Board of Directors, Beacon Hill Civic Association (1980-1992) Chair (1986-1988)

Member, Association of Legal Writing Directors

Member, Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Bar Association

Boston University Faculty Council, 2005-present