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Paul R. Tremblay

Clinical Professor and Dean's Distinguished Scholar


Paul R. Tremblay is a Clinical Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. A member of the faculty since 1982, he teaches clinical courses at BC Legal Services LAB within the Center for Experiential Learning. He served as the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning until 2015. Professor Tremblay also teaches a professional responsibility course each year. Prior to his appointment at Boston College Law School, Professor Tremblay was a Senior Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and an instructor at UCLA School of Law. He has also taught a course at Harvard Law School.

Professor Tremblay directs the Community Enterprise Clinic, one of Boston College Law School’s transactional clinical courses. In the Community Enterprise Clinic, students represent low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. The mission of the Community Enterprise Clinic is to support economic progress in under-resourced neighborhoods, and to offer a vibrant educational experience to students interested in business law, transactional work, and community economic development.

Before developing the transactional clinic, Professor Tremblay taught civil litigation and housing law clinics at LAB.

Professor Tremblay is actively involved in matters of professional ethics, transactional practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and legal services for the poor. He serves as the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Ethics Committee, and a board member of Lawyers Clearinghouse. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Professional Responsibility. He is the co-author of two textbooks used in law school clinics around the country, and more than 25 law review articles.

Professor Tremblay was the recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association and was awarded the Emil Slizewski Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008.