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Our emeritus faculty includes the following individuals, all of whom served for many years on the law school's full-time faculty, impacting countless students' lives with their teaching and mentoring.

Mark Bobrowski

BA Ithaca College
MA University of Oregon
JD New England Law | Boston

Professor Emeritus Bobrowski taught Administrative Law, Land Use, Local Government, and Property. The author of the Handbook of Massachusetts Land Use and Planning Law, he has written extensively on issues affecting municipal government and has worked with communities across the region on community growth control, economic development, and resource protection. 

Ronald Chester

AB Harvard University
JD Columbia University School of Law
MIA Columbia University School of International Affairs
Dip. Crim. Cambridge University (Trinity College), England

Professor Emeritus Chester is the author of From Here to Eternity? Property and the Dead Hand (2007); the award-winning Inheritance, Wealth, and Society (1982); and Unequal Access: Women Lawyers in a Changing America (1985). He has published numerous articles dealing with inheritance and trust law and the law of assisted reproduction. He taught Wills, Estates, and Trusts and a seminar on bioethics. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Richard B. Child

AB Harvard University
JD Harvard Law School

Professor Emeritus Child taught Contracts, The Law and Ethics of Lawyering, UCC: Sales and UCC: Secured Transactions.  Before joining the New England faculty, he was a trial attorney with the United States Food and Drug Administration and practiced law in Boston.

Stanley E. Cox

AB Harvard University
MAT Duke University
H. Dip. Trinity College, Dublin
JD University of Kentucky

Professor Emeritus Cox taught Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Climate Change, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, International Human Rights Litigation in United States Courts, International Regulation of Trade, Land Use, and Terrorism and Individual Rights. Before joining the New England Law faculty, he was a criminal prosecutor in the Environmental Prosecutions Unit of the Kentucky attorney general's office and an associate at two Lexington, Kentucky, law firms.

Susan R. Finneran

BA University of Massachusetts
JD University of Notre Dame Law School

Professor Emerita Finneran taught Business Organizations, Contracts, and UCC: Secured Transactions. Before joining the New England Law faculty, she was an associate at Bingham, Dana & Gould in Boston and Shearman & Sterling in New York. She is a past chair of the Business Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association and has been a panelist on many legal continuing education programs.

Philip K. Hamilton

AB Harvard University
JD Harvard Law School

Professor Emeritus Hamilton taught Civil Procedure, Evidence, Legal History, and The Law and Ethics of Lawyering. He served as director of the law school’s clinical programs from 1981 to 1988 and as associate dean of New England Law | Boston from 1988 to 2004. Before joining the New England Law faculty, he was chief counsel at Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services, Inc. While at New England Law, he served on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law.

Curtis W. Nyquist

BA North Park College
JD Harvard Law School

Professor Emeritus Nyquist taught Contracts, UCC: Negotiable Instruments, Readings in Contract Law, and UCC: Secured Transactions. He is the author of several articles, including one voted the Houston Law Review’s 1993 Article of the Year by its editorial board and two published in the Journal of Legal Education. He served for three years as executive director of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education, Inc., of which New England Law is a founding member school.

Barbara Oro

BA Emmanuel College
JD Northeastern University School of Law

Professor Emerita Oro taught trial advocacy skills and supervised students in the Clinical Law Office. She also handled pro bono family law cases and provided monthly assistance to a law clinic for a battered women’s outreach program. Before joining the New England Law faculty, she engaged in general practice and worked as a Suffolk County Bar Advocate, representing indigent defendants.

Elizabeth K. Spahn

AB Yale University
JD Temple University School of Law

Professor Emerita Spahn taught Constitutional Law, Employment Law, First Amendment Law, International Business: Combating Bribery and Money Laundering, and International Women’s Issues. As a Fulbright professor, she taught at Peking University Law School in China from 1999 to 2000. She attended the United Nations Population Conference in Cairo, Egypt, in 1994; represented the Feminist Majority Foundation at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995; and served as a public expert for the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Working Group. She is a specialist in international anti-corruption scholarship.