Associate Professor of the Practice
Maureen Van Neste joined Boston College Law School in 2017. From 2014-2017, she served on the faculty at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology as the Director of Experiential Learning. She also supervised the upper-level legal research and writing program.
Prior to joining academia full time, Van Neste worked in the Chicago office of Grant Thornton, a national public accounting firm. As a senior counsel, she managed complex securities and accounting litigation, oversaw the firm's response to regulatory investigations and subpoenas, negotiated professional service and vendor agreements, and counseled firm professionals on risk management issues. During this time, she also served as an adjunct professor of legal writing at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, she was an associate in the litigation department at Winston & Strawn.
Van Neste received her J.D. from Georgetown University cum laude. During law school, she served as a law fellow in the first-year legal writing program and a senior writing fellow in the law school's Writing Center. Van Neste earned a B.A. in policy studies from Syracuse University and a M.P.A. from Syracuse's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She received additional education experience as a high school classroom teacher and in the nonprofit sector.