Naomi Mann

Naomi M. Mann

Clinical Associate Professor of Law

BA, cum laude, Harvard University
JD, magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center


Naomi Mann is the Executive Director of the Civil Litigation & Justice Program. She is Founding Director of the Access to Justice Clinic (A2J Clinic), an innovative clinic which pairs individual client representation with systems change projects. Students in A2J represent individual clients facing multiple systemic barriers (e.g., gender, race, class, and disability) in housing, family law, and employment cases. Students actively analyze and tackle the individual and structural injustices that their clients face and learn how individual client representation and/or systems change projects can address important access to justice gaps. Students build their own access to justice systems change projects in the second semester, and, in the process, develop their own professional networks. Before coming to Boston University, Professor Mann worked as a Civil Rights Attorney in the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights where she investigated, mediated, and resolved claims involving educational institution compliance with federal civil rights laws including Title IX, Title VI, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. From 2003 to 2010, Professor Mann worked as a staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services and Washington Empowered Against Violence, representing low-income domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in family law and restraining order cases. Professor Mann writes in the areas of Title IX, sexual assault, and constitutional due process.


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  • Naomi M. Mann, Classrooms into Courtrooms 59 Houston Law Review (2021)
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  • Naomi M. Mann, Tribute to Bob Burdick 101 Boston University Law Review (2021)
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  • Naomi M. Mann, Commentary on Desert Palace v. Costa, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Employment Discrimination Opinions (Ann C. McGinley and Nicole Buonocore Porter,2020)
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  • Naomi M. Mann, Taming Title IX Tensions 20 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (2018)
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In the Media

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  • The Brink August 1, 2023

    After a Year in the White House, BU Infectious Diseases Expert Shares Lessons about Pandemic Response

    Naomi M. Mann is mentioned.
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  • The White House January 28, 2022

    FACT SHEET: The White House and Department of Justice Announced 99 Law Schools in 35 States and Puerto Rico Continue to Answer the Attorney General’s Call to Action for Stronger Access to Justice and Court Reform on Eviction Prevention

    Angela Onwuachi-Willig delivers remarks. Naomi Mann & Jade Brown are quoted.
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