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BC Law Prof Named to 'Top Women of Law' List

ray madoff among 'mass. lawyer's weekly' 2014 honorees

NEWTON, Mass. (7-23-14)—Boston College Law School Professor Ray Madoff has been named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's "Top Women of Law" list, the paper has announced.

Ray Madoff
BC Law Professor Ray Madoff

The annual designation celebrates "outstanding achievements made by exceptional women" who have made "tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments" in the legal field, and who are deemed to be "pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models."

Also among the honorees are eight alumnae of BC Law School: Rachel Brown '04, Patience Crozier '02, Susan Farina '94, Cynthia Gates '83,  Mary Jo Johnson '88, Robyn Laukien '88, Regina Mandl '74 and Mary K. Ryan '77.

Madoff is an experienced mediator and leading authority on the use of mediation to resolve will and trust disputes. She teaches courses in trusts and estates, estate and gift tax, and estate planning at BC Law, as well as a seminar on the subject area of her most recent book Immortality and the Law: The Rising Power of the American Dead (Yale 2010).

She is the author of opinion pieces published by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Chronicle of Philanthropy, and is a regular commentator for outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Barron's and NPR.

She is also the lead author of Practical Guide to Estate Planning (CCH), and has written on a wide variety of areas involving property and death.

Madoff is a member of the American Law Institute, an academic fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and chair of the Donative Transfers Section of the American Association of Law Schools. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the ACTEC Foundation.

Prior to teaching, she was a practicing attorney for 10 years in New York and Boston.

The "Top Women in Law" honorees will be recognized at an October 23 event at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.