Brook Ames


BA, Rice University
JD, Boston University School of Law


Mr. Ames received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Law School in 2005. As a law student, Mr. Ames was a Note Editor of the Boston University Law Review. He was also the winner of the Melville M. Bigelow Scholarship Award. After graduating, Mr. Ames worked as an associate at Goodwin Proctor LLP in Boston. While at Goodwin Proctor, he served for six months as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Since 2012, he has served as In-House Counsel and Community Reinvestment Bank Officer at Leader Bank, N.A., in Arlington, Massachusetts. Mr. Ames received his B.A. from Rice University. Mr. Ames taught in the J.D. Writing Program for four years.


2 credits

This two-credit Legal Research and Writing seminar is required for LL.M. students in the American Law program and optional for students in the LL.M. programs in Banking and Financial Law and Taxation. It is specifically designed to introduce foreign lawyers to the basic principles of American legal writing. In small class settings and individual conferences, students receive guidance on drafting and editing memoranda and agreements. Their work is critiqued and rewritten. The research component of the seminar trains students to locate cases, statutes and secondary material through indexing systems and the latest computer technology. Research assignments are integrated into writing assignments -- exposing students to the methods of US legal analyses -- so that by the end of the term, students obtain the skills needed to write memoranda appropriate for submission to US law firms.

FALL 2017: LAW JD 893 A1 , Sep 11th to Dec 4th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg
Mon 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 2 Richard A. Sugarman LAW
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