The Honorable Jack Lu

Adjunct Professor

Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

BA, Johns Hopkins University
JD, Boston University School of Law

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Biography

After his graduation from the School of Law in 1984, where he focused his studies on experiential, public interest, and practical training, Judge Jack Lu was a trial lawyer; he tried well over 100 cases to a jury including several double homicides. Since 2001, he has been a trial judge; all of this experience has informed his teaching.

Judge Lu was appointed to the Boston Municipal Court in 2001 by Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci. Governor Mitt Romney appointed Lu to the Massachusetts Superior Court in 2006. Before attending law school, he graduated from Johns Hopkins University. Judge Lu formerly taught at New England Law in Boston, where he taught evidence practice courses, Sentencing, and Trial Practice.

Judge Lu was appointed to chair the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in 2014.

Judge Lu was the lead Superior Court judge for a Bureau of Justice Assistance-funded Demonstration Field Experiment of HOPE probation principles, a randomized control trial of supervision of high-risk probationers, and helps to lead a multi-agency criminal justice innovation group; both are in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Judge Lu’s professional interests include criminal justice and sentencing innovation, leadership and management.

Lu participates in multiple criminal justice and sentencing initiatives including serving as a member of the National Center for State Courts’ Evidence-Based Sentencing Judicial Peer Group and serving as a member of the editorial board of Victims and Offenders: an International Journal of Evidence-Based Sentencing.

Courses

3 credits

This course introduces the student to the structure of the trial process and the skills used by trial lawyers. The topics covered range from opening statements to closing arguments, including conducting direct and cross examination of witnesses, making and meeting objections, introducing documents and discovery into evidence, and using hypothetical questions with expert witnesses. Students must perform simulated exercises and will try one or more civil or criminal cases before a jury. Visit the web for more information on the instructors. PREREQUISITE: EVIDENCE. Students taking TRIAL ADVOCACY in the second semester of their third year may take EVIDENCE as a COREQUISITE. Students who have taken part in a clinic may not subsequently enroll in Trial Advocacy. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option. NOTE: This course satisfies the upper-class Professional Skills requirement and counts toward the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. ** A student who fails either to attend the initial meeting of a section of Trial Advocacy, or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the registrar, WILL BE administratively dropped from the section. Students who are on a wait list for a section are required to attend the first section meeting to be considered for enrollment.

FALL 2016: LAW JD 894 A1 , Sep 12th to Dec 5th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon 4:30 pm 7:20 pm 3 Jack Lu LAW 512
SPRG 2017: LAW JD 894 A2 , Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 4:30 pm 7:20 pm 3 F. Dennis Saylor LAW 512
SPRG 2017: LAW JD 894 W1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Tue 5:00 pm 7:50 pm 3 Fred Wyshak LAW 512
FALL 2017: LAW JD 894 A1 , Sep 11th to Dec 4th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon 4:30 pm 7:20 pm 3 Jack Lu LAW 512
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 894 A2 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 4:30 pm 7:20 pm 3 F. Dennis Saylor
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 894 W1 , Jan 16th to Apr 24th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Tue 5:00 pm 7:50 pm 3 Fred Wyshak
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