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Alexis Anderson is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Law School's civil litigation clinic.  She currently serves as the Director of LAB, the community law office which houses the civil litigation clinics. She joined Boston College Law School in 1983 and has taught a range of clinical and legal history courses. From 1983-89, she was a full-time faculty supervisor at LAB. Following that opportunity, she supervised BC Law's extern program and taught and coordinated the ILPR course. In addition, she has taught the survey American Legal History course and a seminar focusing on the development of free speech theory. From 2001-04, she served as Director of Advocacy and faculty advisor to the Board of Student Advisors.

Prior to coming to Boston College Law School, Professor Anderson was a litigator in a large, civil practice law firm in Philadelphia. She received her law degree and her Masters in Legal History from the University of Virginia. In recent summers, Professor Anderson served as the project director for the State Department's Fulbright Summer Institute for International Scholars, a six-week graduate level course for foreign university professors co-hosted by Boston College Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences. The program provided an opportunity for faculty to develop international contacts and share perspectives on the role of law in the development of the American character, political system, and culture.Professor Anderson remains active in regional and national clinical organizations and continues to publish in both the clinical and legal history fields.


Alan D. Minuskin is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. A clinical teacher for more than 25 years, Professor Minuskin began his career as a staff attorney in organizations providing legal services to the poor, including Central Middlesex Legal Services and the Cambridgeport Problem Center. He was also a partner in a small, public-interest law firm funded by the federal Legal Services Corporation to serve indigent clients in civil matters. In addition to teaching and supervising law students in clinical programs at Boston College Law School, Professor Minuskin is a divorce mediation trainer and has provided litigation training to associates in a large Boston law firm. At Boston College Law School, Professor Minuskin developed and teaches an innovative course in Pretrial Litigation in which students litigate a complex civil case in a semester-long simulation of a law suit. The roles of parties and witnesses are played by accomplished actors, and the students are supervised by experienced lawyers and judges, most of whom are alumni of Boston College Law School. Professor Minuskin teaches the first-year ethics course, Introduction to Lawyering and Professional Responsibility. He also serves periodically as on-site Director of the Law School's London Program. Professor Minuskin chairs the Law School's Task Force on Nondiscrimination and Military Recruiting Policies. He was selected as the Law School's outstanding faculty member in 1999.


Paul R. Tremblay is Faculty Director of Experiential Learning and a Clinical Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. A member of the faculty since 1982, he teaches two clinical courses, the Civil Litigation Clinic and the Homelessness Litigation Clinic, at the Boston College LAB. He also teaches Professional Responsibility and Introduction to Lawyering and Professional Responsibility. Prior to his appointment at Boston College Law School, Professor Tremblay was a Senior Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and a clinical instructor at UCLA School of Law. He has also taught at Harvard Law School. Professor Tremblay has considerable interest in professional ethics, elder law, and legal services for the poor. He has been a member of the Boston Bar Association Ethics Committee since 1993, and served as the Chair of the Ethics Committee from 2000-2003. In 2004, Professor Tremblay was named Advocate of the Year by the national Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA). Professor Tremblay has published in several scholarly journals on matters of professional ethics, including articles on lawyers' obligations with questionably competent clients, on rationing legal services for the poor, and most recently on a method of ethical decision making known as “casuistry.” He currently is one of the law school's Carney Scholars. He recently co-authored a textbook on legal interviewing and counseling, Lawyers as Counselors: A Client-Centered Approach (2d ed. 2004), with David Binder, Paul Bergman & Susan Price.

Lynn Barenberg is a Lecturer in Law and a licensed independent clinical social worker who joined the staff of BCLAB in 1986.  Lynn received her MSW from the University of Michigan and came to BCLAB with almost 10 years of social work practice experience.  Prior to joining the law school faculty, she worked as a clinical social worker at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and as supervising social worker at a private day school affiliated with Boston University Medical Center's Department of Child Psychiatry.

Ms. Barenberg has served as a clinical instructor of social work for both the Boston University and Boston College graduate schools of social work.  She has a special interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and provides training to legal services advocates on how to work more effectively with clients.   Ms. Barenberg has presented at regional and national conferences on a wide range of topics including law-social work collaboration, working with clients with mental illness, and special challenges in the lawyer-client relationship.