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Judith A. McMorrow



Judith A. McMorrow is a professor and served as the Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Global Engagement at BC Law from the 2018-2019 through 2020-2021 academic years. She teaches torts, professional responsibility, and the law school’s semester-in-practice externship program. Her scholarship is primarily in the areas of professional responsibility and legal ethics.

In Spring 2013, McMorrow ran the Boston College Law School London Program. For the 2008-09 academic year McMorrow taught at Renmin University in Beijing, China, on a Fulbright grant. http://reillysinchina.blogspot.com/

McMorrow is active in pro bono and service activities, including over 20 years on the board of Community Legal Services and Counseling Center, 10 years on the Massachusetts SJC Committee on Judicial Ethics, work with the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, and earlier work in representing women in Massachusetts seeking commutation based on battered woman syndrome.

After graduating from University of Notre Dame Law School in 1980, McMorrow clerked for the Hon. Gilbert S. Merritt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of United States Supreme Court. She practiced with the Washington D.C., law firm of Steptoe and Johnson before entering teaching in 1985.