faculty and administration
Mr. Barnico is currently a Visiting Professor from Practice at Boston College Law School. At Boston College, he teaches Administrative Law, and the Attorney General Clinical Program, a program he has directed since 1989.
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, eighteen 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. 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.
Professor Brudney is the Robert B. and Candice J. Hass Professor in Corporate Finance Law (emeritus) at Harvard Law School. He received his LL. B from Columbia University in 1940, and joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 1970. He will teach First Amendment and Corporate Speach in the fall semester.
Tamar Schwartz Eisen is Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Lawyering Skills I & II at the University of Richmond School of Law, where she has directed the first-year Lawyering Skills program since 2005. Professor Eisen received her B.A., magna cum laude with honors in Politics, from Brandeis University in 1984 and her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1987, where she was an Associate Editor of the Stanford Law Review.
Her prior legal experience includes private practice, nonprofit, and government work. She was the executive director of Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC), a Richmond-based nonprofit organization, and a counselor at the Virginia Department of Employee Relations Counselors (now the Department of Employment Dispute Resolution). She also practiced in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster, focusing on intellectual property law, and served as counsel to the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is an active member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, where she serves as the co-chair of the Leadership and Development Committee, and the Legal Writing Institute. Professor Eisen will teach Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing in the spring semester.
Laura Murray Tjan teaches the Immigration and Asylum Clinic, the Immigration Practicum Seminar, and the Advanced Immigration Law Seminar. She also co-coaches the national Immigration Moot Court team. Professor Murray-Tjan has extensive experience representing immigration detainees and refugees, and presents frequently on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received her law degree from the Yale Law School, where she was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and an Articles Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law. Murray-Tjan clerked for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and previously worked as an associate in the International Dispute Resolution practice group of Debevoise & Plimpton, the New York law firm. She was the Detention Attorney at the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project for five years, and most recently served as an immigration law advisor to the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Professor Murray-Tjan co-chairs the pro bono committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England Chapter. Murray-Tjan lives in Brookline with her husband, three children, and Silky Terrier, Nina.
Regina L. Quinlan, a visiting professor at Boston College Law School, is a former Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Ms. Quinlan served in that position for twenty years following her appointment in 1992. As a trial judge, she presided over both civil and criminal proceedings. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Quinlan was a practicing attorney in the Commonwealth, representing various clients in civil, criminal, and appellate matters. She appeared before both State and Federal trial and appellate courts.
Ms. Quinlan received her A.B. degree from Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts in 1965 and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1973.
Professor Sherman is a Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School where she has been teaching Juvenile Justice for the past twenty years and directs the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project. She speaks and writes widely about the juvenile justice system and, in particular, about girls in the justice system. She has testified before Congress and is currently serving on the U.S. Department of Justice National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women focusing on children and teen victimized by domestic violence and sexual assault. She is the author of Detention Reform and Girls, a volume of the Pathways to Detention Reform series published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (2005) and Detention Reform Practice Guide for Girls (forthcoming Annie E. Casey, 2011). Her most recent book, entitled Juvenile Justice: Advancing REsearch, Policy, and Practice (Wiley & Sons), was released in September, 2011. She is an ongoing consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative on strategies to reduce the detention of girls nationally, regularly consults with national and local foundations and systems on issues related to girls in the justice system, and is on the Advisory Board to the National Girls Institute. Professor Sherman was the Principal Investigator of the Massachusetts Health Passport Project (MHPP) and is President of the Board of Artistic Noise, Inc.; both are programs working with girls in the justice system.
Education: B.A., University of Missouri; J.D., Boston College.
Professor Peter R. Teachout is recognized for his expertise regarding the constitutional law and history of both Vermont and the United States. The courses he has taught at Vermont Law School include Constitutional Law, International Regulation of Trade, Legal History, Jurisprudence, and Argument and Culture.
Professor Teachout received his BA degree from Amherst College in 1962 and his JD degree from Harvard Law School in 1965, where he was a John Woodruff Simpson fellow. Following receipt of his MA degree from the University of Sussex (England), he served in the Department of Intelligence of the United States Army from 1966 to 1969. He then returned to Harvard as a special graduate student and served from 1970 to 1975 as a member of the faculty of the University of Washington. During this period he also served as a visiting professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and as a fellow in law and the humanities at Harvard Law School. Professor Teachout joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 1975. Since that time, he has also been a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the University of Chicago and a visiting fellow at both Cambridge University and Dartmouth. His expertise has been frequently tapped by Vermont's legislature and judiciary, which has sought his testimony and advice on the balanced budget amendment, flag desecration legislation, the redrafting of the state constitution in gender-neutral language, education financing, and civil union legislation. Professor Teachout is the director of VLS/University of Trento and VLS/University of Seville study abroad courses. He is currently working on a biography of Thomas Reed Powell, a leading early realist and influential court critic during the first half of the twentieth century.
Professor Teachout will teach European Union Law in the fall semester and Constitutional Law II and Constitutional Law in the springl.
Herbert Wilkins is the Huber Distinguished Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School. Professor Wilkins is the former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He served the Supreme Judicial Court for nearly thirty years, and prior to joining the bench served as a practicing attorney at the law firm of Palmer & Dodge in Boston. Professor Wilkins’ contributions to the legal system are many, including his leadership in the adoption of the new Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. A member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Trial Lawyers, he has received the Boston Bar Association's Citation of Judicial Excellence Award, and the Haskell Cohn Distinguished Judicial Service Award. He is the former Town Counsel for Acton and Concord. Professor Wilkins received both his Bachelors and LL.B degrees from Harvard University. At Boston College Law School next year, he will teach Insurance Law in the fall semester.