Paul R. Tremblay
associate dean of experiential learning
professor of law
professor of law
|Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Paul R. Tremblay is the Faculty Director of Experiential Learning and a Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. A member of the faculty since 1982, he teaches clinical courses at the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau as well as classroom courses in legal ethics and professional responsibility. 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.
In January, 2008, Professor Tremblay launched a new transactional clinical course at Boston College Law School, the Community Enterprise Clinic. In the Community Enterprise Clinic, students represent low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. 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 offering the transactional clinic, Professor Tremblay taught civil litigation and housing law clinics at LAB.
Professor Tremblay has considerable interest in professional ethics, interdisciplinary collaboration, and legal services for the poor. He has been a member of the Boston Bar Association Ethics Committee since 1993, and he has served on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Professional Responsibility. He has published in several scholarly journals on matters of professional ethics, including articles on lawyers' obligations with questionably competent clients, on rationing legal services for the poor, and on a method of ethical decision making known as “casuistry.”
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.