Full-time professors and clinical instructors

Claire Bishop Abely

Before joining the Lawyering Program, Claire Abely was an Instructor of Legal Writing at Vanderbilt University Law School. Prior to that, she was a Legal Writing Instructor in the Law School’s LL.M. Writing Program. In addition, Ms. Abely has worked for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands and was an associate […]

Aziza Ahmed

Aziza Ahmed’s scholarship examines the intersection of law, politics, and science in the fields of constitutional law, criminal law, health law, and family law.  Her courses include International Human Rights Seminar and Reproductive Rights. Before joining Boston University School of Law, Ahmed was professor of law at University of California, Irvine School of Law. She […]

Susan M. Akram

Professor Susan Akram directs BU Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, in which she supervises students engaged in international advocacy in domestic, international, regional, and UN fora. Her research and publications focus on immigration, asylum, refugee, forced migration, and human and civil rights issues, with an interest in the Middle East, the Arab, and Muslim world. […]

George J. Annas

George Annas is the William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and chair of the Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Department of Boston University School of Public Health. He is also a professor in the Boston University School of Medicine and the School of Law. He is the cofounder of Global Lawyers and Physicians, a transnational […]

Brooke Arlington

Brooke Arlington received her B.A. magna cum laude in psychology from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.  She then moved to Tsu City, Japan to teach at a private English conversation school for one year.  She taught students of all ages and abilities and travelled extensively within the country.  Upon returning to […]

Cecily Banks

Cecily Banks is a lecturer and director of the School of Law’s Corporate Counsel Externship Program. Banks joined the faculty in 2017 to launch the law school’s externship program devoted to corporate counsel placements.  Through this program, BU law students train for academic credit in the in-house legal offices of corporations in Boston and beyond.  Banks teaches […]

Jack M. Beermann

Jack Beermann’s scholarship focuses on two areas: civil rights litigation and administrative law. He is an authority on the circumstances under which state and local officials, and local governments, should be held liable for their constitutional violations. “What particularly fascinates me is studying the values underlying our public law system and how social movements and history […]

Jade Brown

Jade Brown is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law in the Civil Litigation & Justice Program (CLJP) at Boston University School of Law. Jade teaches the art of lawyering in the CLJP’s clinics, in which students practice employment, housing, and family law in the context of analyzing issues of systemic justice. Previously, Jade was a […]

Constance A. Browne

Constance Browne came to Boston University School of Law in 1982 as an instructor in the First-Year Writing Program and joined the full-time faculty of the clinical programs in 1989. As an associate professor in the Civil Litigation & Justice Program, she supervises students who represent clients in special education, unemployment, divorce, disability and housing […]

Marni Goldstein Caputo

Marni Goldstein Caputo is a Lawyering Skills professor and also teaches Introduction to American Law. She has taught legal writing, research, and advocacy for nearly two decades at both BU School of Law and Harvard Law School. She has also worked as an international career advisor at Harvard, a Staff Attorney at the First Circuit […]