faculty and administration
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 from Boston College. Following law school, she practiced commercial litigation in Boston at Choate Hall & Stewart and Hinckley, Allen & Snyder. She has taught in the clinical and first-year lawyering programs at Harvard Law School, negotiation at New England Law Boston and in the Legal Assistance Bureau at Boston College Law School. Professor Biondi will teach the Civil Litigation Clinic and seminar.
Tony DeMarco is the Director of the Suffolk University Law School Juvenile Justice Center, he oversees four clinical staff attorneys who represent juveniles in the Boston Juvenile court, representational approach advocating for their clients in ancillary matters as well as the presenting delinquency charge. Law students represent child/clients under the supervision of experienced juvenile attorneys and caseworkers. Throughout his career he has specialized in the representation of children and their families through the courts and administrative agencies. He has litigated children's issues ranging from the deinstitutionalization of juvenile corrections in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania to class actions on special education mandates.
Mr. DeMarco founded the Children's Law Center, which under his direction, grew from a staff of four to thirteen including six attorneys. The Law Center is widely regarded as the definitive agency for quality legal representation and advocacy in Massachusetts and nationally recognized as a model program for the comprehensive representation of children.
Mr. DeMarco's specialties are the fields of delinquency (detention), status offenses, care and protections, special education, and disposition pleading. Mr. DeMarco has designed training programs and services as faculty for mandatory continuing legal education programs and the Commonwealth's public defender system. The American Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division honored him in 1995 by making a recipient of the prestigious Child Advocacy Award.
He is married to Jacquelyn Berman, an attorney for the Commonwealth's Department of Developmental Services.
Professor DeMarco will teach the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project II in the spring.
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.
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.