The author of Lawyers and Fundamental Moral Responsibility, The Anglo-American Legal Heritage, Francis Bacon, and The Civilian Jurists of Doctor's Commons and editor of Law in Colonial Massachusetts and Moore's Federal Practice, J. Donald Monan Professor of Law Daniel R. Coquillette teaches and writes in the areas of legal history and professional responsibility. Professor Coquillette was a law clerk for justice Robert Braucher of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the Supreme Court of the United States. He taught legal ethics on the faculty of the Boston University Law School, taught as a Visiting Professor at Cornell Law School and Harvard Law School, and became a partner for six years at the Boston law firm of Palmer & Dodge, where he specialized in complex litigation. He served as Dean of Boston College Law School from 1985-1993, and was named J. Donald Monan, S.J. University Professor in 1996.
Lawyers and Fundamental Moral Responsibility (with R. Michael Cassidy and Judith A. McMorrow) (2010)
The materials in this book are organized around specific problems designed to encourage and focus...
Portrait of a Patriot: The Major Legal and Political Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior, Volume 4, The Law Reports, Part One (1761-1765.) (with Neil Longley York) (2009)
Portrait of a Patriot: The Major Legal and Political Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior, Volume 5, The Law Reports, Part Two (1765-1772.) (with Neil Longley York) (2009)
Past the Pillars of Hercules: Francis Bacon and the Science of Rulemaking, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (2012)
The parallels between Francis Bacon’s career and that of Edward H. Cooper are obvious. Bacon...
Zacharias’s Prophecy: The Federalization of Legal Ethics Through Legislative, Court, and Agency Regulation (with Judith A. McMorrow), San Diego Law Review (2011)
In his 1994 seminal article on Federalizing Legal Ethics, Prof. Fred Zacharias examined the need...
The Legal Education of a Patriot: Josiah Quincy Jr.'s Law Commonplace (1763), Arizona State Law Journal (2006)
This article is based on the exciting discovery of a never before printed Law Commonplace,...
Sectionalism, Slavery and the Threat of War in Josiah Quincy Jr.’s 1773 Southern Journal, New England Quarterly (2006)
The Twentieth Century, Boston College Law School Faculty Papers (2004)
All self-respecting legal history is supposed to end by the twentieth century. As we approach...
Contributions to Books
Civility and Professionalism at the Massachusetts Bar: The Heritage and the Challenge Today, Course Materials for "Practicing with Professionalism" (2012)
Introductory section for course materials for the class titled "Practicing with Professionalism," which has been...
Attorney Conduct and the Securities and Exchange Commission (with Judith A. McMorrow), The Federal Law of Attorney Conduct: Court Practice (2009)
Civility Issues in Federal Court Practice (with Judith A. McMorrow), The Federal Law of Attorney Conduct: Court Practice (2009)
Toward an Ecclesiastical Professional Ethic: Lessons from the Legal Profession (with Judith A. McMorrow), Church Ethics And Its Organizational Context: Learning from the Sex Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church (2006)
As the Catholic Church struggles with the aftermath of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, some...
'Mourning Venice and Genoa': Joseph Story, Legal Education, and the Lex Mercatoria, From Lex Mercatoria to Commercial Law (2005)
Patriots in Defense of the 'Enemy', Boston Globe (2007)
Selected Professional Activities
American Legal Education: Where Did It Come From? Where Is It Going?, National Conference of Bar Examiners (2013)
Reporter, Meeting of the Standing Committee on Rules, Judicial Conference of the United States (2013)
Presentation of new research on the first black graduates of Harvard Law School, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Harvard Law School (2013)
Presentation on the results of new research conducted as part of the Harvard Law History...