Judith Bernstein Tracy received her B.A. in political science from the University of
Michigan in 1968 and her J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1971. She was a
litigation associate in a Chicago law firm and then served for ten years with the
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, first as the associate director of the Chicago
office and then as the executive director of the Boston office. 

Professor Tracy was a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe College from 1983-1985, where she
studied the role of the courts in overseeing complex remedial decrees in law reform
cases, and she designed a course in equitable remedies, which she taught at Northeastern
University School of Law. From 1985 to 1991, Professor Tracy was an assistant general
counsel at the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, where she presided as a
hearing officer in the administrative adjudication of disciplinary cases against

Since 1991, Professor Tracy has been teaching a variety of courses at Boston College Law
School, including Introduction to Lawyering and Professional Responsibility, Advanced
Legal Writing , and Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing. She was appointed Associate
Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing in 1999, and received the Emil
Slizewski Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001. Professor Tracy served as Coordinator of
the LRR&W program from 2009 to 2011. 


What Legal Employers Want and Really Need (with Joan E. Blum, Mary Ann Chirba, and Elisabeth Keller), The Second Draft (2011)
Constructing an Analytical Framework That Captures and Verifies Implicit Reasoning, The Second Draft: Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute (2000)
Technology in the Classroom: Writing Labs, The Second Draft: Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute (1999)

Selected Professional Activities

What Legal Employers Want... and Really Need, New England Consortium on Legal Writing (2010)
Guidelines for Effective Grading and Feedback: Workshop for New Legal Writing Faculty, Legal Writing Institute, Suffolk University Law School (2010)
Characteristics of a Mature Legal Writing Program, Changing Landscape of Legal Writing Program, New England on Legal Writing (2009)
Creative Use of Samples to Teach the Conversion of Objective Writing to Persuasive Writing, Tenth Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute (2006)