Speakers et al.
SPEAKERS, PANELISTS, & INSTRUCTORS
EMCEES, JUDGES, & ORGANIZERS
KEYNOTE: Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins is the chief law enforcement official for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, Massachusetts, and oversees an office of approximately 300 people handling approximately 35,000 new cases each year. She took office on Jan. 2, 2019, as Suffolk County’s 16th district attorney, the first woman to be elected to that position in Suffolk County history, and the first woman of color ever to serve as a Massachusetts district attorney.
In 2018, the people of Suffolk County chose District Attorney Rollins to represent them as their district attorney – and to effect meaningful, substantive reform to the criminal justice system. She pledged to pursue that mission tirelessly by reducing incarceration, correcting racial and ethnic disparities, adopting alternatives to traditional prosecution, focusing the offices limited resources on serious and violent crimes, and improving relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Read Full Profile...
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Alphabetical List (Speakers, Organizers, et al.)
Adrian Angus, Staff Attorney, Committee for Public Counsel Services
Adrian Angus is a public defender in the Worcester Superior Court Office of the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services representing clients in the Superior and District Courts. He received his J.D. from Boston University and a B.A. (Honors) from McGill University. Prior to working for CPCS, he clerked for the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia. He was selected in 2016 to be a Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Fellow. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Sarah Boonin, Associate Director of Clinical Programs and Clinical Professor of Law
Sarah Boonin teaches in the areas of mental health and disability law, women's reproductive health, and legal ethics. She designed and teaches Suffolk's first Health Law Clinic. The Clinic provides students with an opportunity to hone their legal skills under close supervision through live client practice in the areas of guardianship, Social Security disability practice, and healthcare benefits. Professor Boonin and her clinical students specialize in serving clients with complex mental health needs. Professor Boonin serves as the Associate Director of Clinical Programs. She is a member of the Access to Administrative Justice Sub-Committee, which advises the Supreme Judicial Court's Access to Justice Commission.
David Colarusso, Director of the Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, Clinical Fellow
David Colarusso is the Director of Suffolk University Law School's Legal Innovation and Technology Lab. An attorney and educator by training, he has worked as a public defender, data scientist, software engineer, and high school physics teacher. He is the author of a programming language for lawyers, QnA Markup, an award winning legal hacker, ABA Legal Rebel, and Fastcase 50 honoree. In 2017 he was named one of the ABA's top legal tweeters.
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Darrell Malone Jr., Director of the Tubman Project
Darrell Malone is a cutting edge technologist, software engineer,and changemaker. Co-founder of crypto-currency distributor CoinValut ATM and legal tech innovator. Darrell has always found himself breaking new ground. Darrell moved to Austin, TX in 2007 as an unknown with nothing to his name. In a few short years, he had become a prominent figure in the startup community by assisting in the development of multiple new software companies. Darrell is a blockchain software engineer who has worked primarily with financial technology. He is currently a lead developer of Factom and the Executive Director of the Tubman Project.
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Kim McLaurin, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Director of Clinical Programs and Clinical Professor of Law
Kim M. McLaurin received her undergraduate degree from Hampton University and she is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Following law school graduation, Professor McLaurin accepted a position at the Legal Aid Society of New York City and was employed in various legal positions within the Legal Aid Society until June 2008. Professor McLaurin most recently served as the Attorney in Charge of the Juvenile Rights Division within the Queens Office of the Legal Aid Society. In this position, Professor McLaurin was responsible for the operation of an interdisciplinary trial office of approximately forty staff members. Professor McLaurin was directly responsible for the office’s representation of children involved in Family Court matters, including juvenile delinquency and child protective cases.
Cynthia Mousseau, Staff Attorney, New England Innocence Project
Cynthia is a staff attorney for the New England Innocence Project. She graduated from University of Rochester in 2005 with a degree in Biology and University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2008. Following graduation, she clerked for two years with the justices of the New Hampshire Superior Court. Following her clerkship, she joined the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Lowell, Massachusetts before moving back to New Hampshire and becoming a New Hampshire Public Defender. She joined the New England Innocence Project in February 2019, becoming the first New Hampshire staff attorney. She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Dyane O'Leary, Co-Director of the Legal Innovation and Technology Concentration
Dyane O'Leary graduated from Villanova University summa cum laude and earned a J.D. summa cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, where she was Associate Production Editor of Law Review. Upon graduating from law school, Professor O Leary spent approximately five years as an attorney at WilmerHale, LLP in Boston, where she practiced complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. Additionally, she clerked for the Hon. William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Suffolk legal writing faculty, Professor O Leary was an Assistant Professor of Academic Support at Suffolk for three years. She also taught Legal Research and Writing at New England Law Boston and was an Adjunct Professor in the Legal Skills in Social Context program at Northeastern University School of Law.
Jason Tashea, Journalist and Entrepreneur
Jason is a law professor, journalist and entrepreneur making sense of law and technology. A lawyer by training, he is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a practicum on criminal justice technology, policy, and law, and is the law and technology reporter for the ABA Journal. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Law Committee, an inaugural member of the Legal Services Corporation's Emerging Leaders Council and co-founder of the Baltimore Legal Hackers. For five years, he operated Justice Codes, a consultancy he founded that helped build, deploy and study tech in the criminal justice system. He has also worked as a criminal justice policy expert at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in Austria and the American Bar Association in Armenia. He was a 2012 Fulbright recipient to research justice reform in the Republic of Kosovo.
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Gabriel Teninbaum, Director of the Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology & Professor of Legal Writing
Gabe Teninbaum is a professor and legal technologist at Suffolk University Law School. He serves as Director of the Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology (“LIT”), the LIT Concentration (akin to an undergraduate major), and the LIT Certificate (an online program for legal professionals). During his time at Suffolk Law, he has taught more than 10 different courses (including classes held in Hungary, Sweden, and at MIT) and published more than 30 law review pieces and other articles. In addition to his work at Suffolk Law, Prof. Teninbaum has also - simultaneously - held appointments as a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, as a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project.
He is the founder of an educational technology startup, SpacedRepetition.com
, which was named one of the Top 20 Legal IT Innovations in the world by ALM/Legal Week Intelligence; is a former trial attorney at Sugarman in Boston; and, before law school, protected dozens of dignitaries – including two sitting U.S. presidents—while serving as an Operations Support Technician in the U.S. Secret Service.
He has been named to the FastCase 50, which "honors the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders,” and called “perhaps the most tech-savvy law professor in the country” by the ABA Journal, which named him to the Web100 (the top 100 legal professionals to follow on social media).
Alphabetical List (Student Presenters)