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Judith B. Tracy

Associate Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing


Judith Bernstein Tracy received her B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan in 1968 and her J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1971. She was a litigation associate in a Chicago law firm and then served for ten years with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, first as the associate director of the Chicago office and then as the executive director of the Boston office.

Professor Tracy was a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe College from 1983-1985, where she studied the role of the courts in overseeing complex remedial decrees in law reform cases, and she designed a course in equitable remedies, which she taught at Northeastern University School of Law. From 1985 to 1991, Professor Tracy was an assistant general counsel at the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, where she presided as a hearing officer in the administrative adjudication of disciplinary cases against physicians.

Since 1991, Professor Tracy has been teaching a variety of courses at Boston College Law School, including Introduction to Lawyering and Professional Responsibility, Advanced Legal Writing , and Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing. She was appointed Associate Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing in 1999, and received the Emil Slizewski Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001. Professor Tracy served as Coordinator of the LRR&W program from 2009 to 2011.