Paul R. Tremblay is 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

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

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, legal services for the poor, and transactional legal practice. 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.” His latest work has addressed the emerging issues involved in students’
representation of small businesses and nonprofits. 

Professor Tremblay serves on the board of directors of Lawyers Clearinghouse, Inc., and
is a board member (and past Treasurer) of the Community Day Center of Waltham, Inc. 

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. 


Lawyers as Counselors: A Client-Centered Approach (with David A. Binder, Paul Bergman, and Ian S. Weinstein) (2011)
Lawyers as Counselors: A Client-Centered Approach (with David A. Binder, Paul Bergman, and Susan C. Price) (2004)



Foreword: The Carnegie Foundation Report and Innovations in Experiential Education (with Sharon L. Beckman), Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice (2012)


Lawyers and the New Institutionalism (with Judith McMorrow), University of St. Thomas Law Journal (2011)


Counseling Community Groups, Clinical Law Review (2010)


Public Health Legal Services: A New Vision (with David I. Schulman, Ellen Lawton, Randye Retkin, and Megan Sandel), Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy (2008)

Contributions to Books


Professional Ethical Rules for Doctors and Lawyers in Interdisciplinary Practice (with Paula Galowitz, Jerome Tichner, and Steven Blatt), Poverty, Health and Law: Readings and Cases for Medical-Legal Partnership (2011)


Multicultural Lawyering: Heuristics and Biases (with Carwina Weng), The Affective Assistance of Counsel: Practicing Law as a Healing Profession (2007)


Researching Ethical Issues, Ethical Lawyering in Massachusetts (2002)
The Constitutional and Statutory Right of Handicapped Children to a Free, Appropriate Education (with Valerie Vanaman), Human Advocacy and PL 94-142 (1979)

Unpublished Papers

Transactional Clinic Seminar Companion (with Alicia Alvarez) (2012)

Selected Professional Activities

Legal Ethics Training, Massachusetts Attorney General's HomeCorps (2014)
Access to Justice and Transactional Legal Services for Entrepreneurs and Emerging Enterprises, Washington University School of Law Roundtable on Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering & Dispute Resolution (2014)
Instructor and Facilitator, Clinical Law Review Writers' Workshop, New York University School of Law (2014)
Panelist, The Ethics of Discovery, National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention (2014)
Panelist on Experiential Learning in the Global Legal Environment, Fifth Annual International Deans’ Meeting, Boston College Law School (2014)