Faculty Directory

Paul Chernoff

Adjunct Professor


Honorable Paul A. Chernoff has been on the BC Law School Adjunct Faculty teaching Trial Practice since 1990. He received a BSME (mechanical engineering) degree, from Tufts University in 1961 and a JD from George Washington University Law School (with honors) in 1967. Judge Chernoff has been a Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court since 1985. He was Justice of the Newton District Court from 1976-1985, and Chairman of the Massachusetts Parole Board from 1972-1976. He served as a Staff Attorney in the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia from 1965 to 1968, and was a Commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey.

Teaching positions include 1990 to present Boston College Law School adjunct faculty; 1986-present MCLE trial advocacy program; 1986 - present National Judicial College faculty teaching criminal procedure, sentencing, search and seizure and scientific and expert evidence.

Judge Chernoff is the Chairperson of the Superior Court Judicial Education Committee and the Massachusetts Representative and vice-president of the Russian American Rule of Law Consortium (RAROLC). He was recently awarded the 2004 Tufts University Career Achievement Award.

Recent Publication include "Judges and the Media: Communication, Communication, Communication," Sept.-Oct. 2004 Boston Bar Journal.