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.
Jane Biondi received her J.D. degree cum laude from Boston College Law School in 1999, where she was an articles editor of the BC Law Review. In addition, Professor Biondi holds a Masters degree in English. Following law school, she practiced commercial litigation in Boston, first with Choate Hall & Stewart and then with Hinckley, Allen & Snyder. Since 2003 she has taught at Harvard Law School, both in their first year lawyering course and in their civil clinical program at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center. For the fall of 2008, she will return to BC Law to teach the Civil Litigation Clinic and seminar.
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.
Elizabeth Foote specializes in administrative law and regulatory legislation. She received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1983, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After a clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, she practiced law for several years at Covington & Burling in D.C. and later at the Environmental Protection Agency. Since 1991, she has taught courses on government regulation, constitutional structure of government, and the U.S. legal system, at Boston University School of Law, Harvard Law School, and Cambridge University (U.K.), in addition to Boston College Law School.
Laura Murray-Tjan teaches the Federal Appeals Clinic and the Federal Appeals Seminar. She also has taught the Immigration and Asylum Clinic; the Immigration Practicum Seminar; and the Advanced Immigration Law Seminar; and served as co-coach of the national Immigration Moot Court team. Professor Murray-Tjan has extensive experience representing immigration detainees and refugees, and presents and writes frequently on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions; refugee and asylum law; and derivation of citizenship. 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.
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.
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.