faculty and administration
Barnico, Thomas A.
Mr. Barnico is a visiting faculty member at Boston College Law School, teaching Administrative Law, the Legal Externship Seminar, and the Attorney General Clinical Progam and Seminar. He has directed the AG Program since 1989. In 2010-2011 and 2012-2013, he was a visiting professor at the Law School, teaching Federal Courts and Administrative Law in addition to the Attorney General Clinical Program. He also coaches the BC Law team in the Braxton Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at the University of North Carolina Law School.
Mr. Barnico served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1981 to 2010. He represented the state and its officers in civil cases involving constitutional law, administrative law, and business regulation. He has argued three cases in the United States Supreme Court, 18 cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and 72 cases in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
Mr. Barnico received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in 1977.l He received his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School in 1980. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County (MA) in 1980 and 1981.
Sara Dillon is a professor of law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston , where she has taught a wide variety of international law subjects, including Law of the European Union, International Trade Law, and International Children’s Rights since 2001. She is co-director of Suffolk Law’s International Law Concentration, as well as director of the summer study program in Lund, Sweden. She holds a JD degree from Columbia University, and a PhD from Stanford University. For seven years during the 1990s, she was a member if the Law Faculty at University College Dublin in Ireland, where she specialized in European environmental law. In recent years, she has written and lectured on such issues as global trade law and labor rights, international women’s and children’s rights, and European integration. Professor Dillon will teach European Union Law in the fall.
Hurowitz, Stuart M.
Stuart Hurowitz is a Staff Attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Service's Superior Court Office in Worcester (but has also been with CPCS in both Suffolk and Norfolk Counties). Mr. Hurowitz began his legal career in 1992 at the New Hampshire Public Defender's Office, after having graduated from Boston University School of Law. He spent the next seven and one-half years as a New Hampshire public defender, the last three and one-half as the managing attorney of the Nashua branch office. Leaving NHPD in December 1999, Mr. Hurowitz went to Montenegro (then still a part of Yugoslavia) to work on a wide range of legal reform projects as an American Bar Association's Central and East European Law Initiative's (ABA-CEELI) criminal law liaison. Over the years since his repatriation, he has completed teaching stints for the criminal practice clinic at Boston University School of Law, Boston College Law School, Suffolk University Law School (in the juvenile defender clinic), and Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH. Mr. Hurowitz is a regular adjunct professor at Boston College Law School, having taught "Introduction to Lawyering and Professional Responsibility," Evidence, and Professional Responsibility. He also teaches at BU School of Law as an adjunct teaching Professional Responsibility in the criminal practice clinic.
Ilana Hurwitz holds a B.A. and LL.B. cum laude from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, a J.D. cum laude from Suffolk Law School and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Professor Hurwitz has an extensive background as a practitioner in the areas of family law and probate litigation. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard, and served as a law clerk for Judge Rya W. Zobel of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Ms. Hurwitz is a Visiting Professor at Boston University School of Law. She also supervises students in Harvard Law School's Advocates for Human Rights program and advises refugees on career development at Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights at Boston Medical Center. She will be a Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School teaching Trusts and Estates Survey in the fall.
Carla Spivack is Oxford Research Professor of Law and Director of the Certificate of Estate Planning at Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she also teaches Property and Race, Property and Human Rights, Advanced Trust Law, and Law and Literature. Her articles about wills, trusts and estates have been named “Must Reads of the Year” and are cited in numerous casebooks. Her article about law in Shakespeare’s Hamlet was published in the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, and her most recent piece, an article about comparative trust law, will appear in The European Journal of Property Law.
David H. Webber's research focuses on diverse aspects of investment law, including shareholder activism, corporate governance, and shareholder litigation. Webber’s work has been cited by courts and academics, and has been anthologized in Securities Law Review and Corporate Practice Commentator. He has presented his research at the Harvard Stanford Yale Junior Faculty Forum, the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies and the American Law and Economics Association conference, among others. He has published his work in the New York University Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Journal of Corporation Law and elsewhere, and he has been cited in several corporate and securities cases including Richman v. Goldman Sachs, the In re Countrywide Securities Litigation, and In re Del Monte Foods.
Professor Webber has published op-eds in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and Reuters, and has been interviewed on a range of corporate governance and securities law issues by Nightly Business Report, NPR'sMarketplace, Agence France-Presse, Reuters, and others. His work has appeared several times on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. He has testified about pension governance issues in California and New Hampshire, and has spoken at numerous practitioner-oriented conferences. He is a founding member of the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy.
Professor Webber joined BU Law from New York University Law School and the NYU Stern School of Business, where he was a Wagner Fellow at the Pollack Center for Law and Business. Prior to his fellowship, he spent several years litigating corporate and securities cases in New York. Professor Webber holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Columbia University and a JD from the New York University School of Law, where he was a Lederman/Milbank Fellow in Law & Business and an editor for the NYU Law Review.