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About Mark S. Brodin

Mark S. Brodin is Professor of Law, Michael and Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar, and former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Boston College Law School. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School (where he served on the Law Review), Professor Brodin clerked for United States District Judge Joseph L. Tauro from 1972 to 1974. He was Staff Counsel with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association from 1974 to 1980, representing plaintiffs in civil rights actions including DeGrace v. Rumsfeld, 614 F. 2d 796 (1st Cir. 1980); N.A.A.C.P. Boston Chapter v. Harris, 607 F. 2d 514 (1st Cir. 1979); Harris v. White, 479 F. Supp. 996 (D. Mass. 1979); Cooke v. Sarni Original Dry Cleaners, 2 M.D.L.R. 1012 (1980), aff'd 388 Mass. 611 (1983) (trial counsel).

Professor Brodin has published extensively in the areas of employment discrimination, constitutional criminal procedure, evidence and litigation. He is the author of numerous law review articles and co-author of Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence (Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Editions) with Hon. Paul J. Liacos and Michael Avery (Aspen, 2007), Criminal Procedure: Examples and Explanations (First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Editions) with Robert M. Bloom (Aspen, 2009) and Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice and Context (First, Second and Third Editions) (with Stephen Subrin, Martha Minow, and Thom Main) (Aspen 2008). Professor Brodin has served for brief periods as an appellate attorney with the Massachusetts Defenders Committee (now the Committee for Public Counsel) and as a special assistant district attorney with the Norfolk County District Attorney. His latest book, William P. Homans Jr.: A Life In Court, is a biography of the well-known Boston lawyer and activist.

Professor Brodin was named BC Law's 2002-2003 Faculty Member of the Year by the Law Students Association. The Black Law Students Association awarded him the Ruth Arlene Howe Award in both 2005 and 2006, and the Anthony P. Farley Excellence in Training Award in 2008-2009.


Present Michael and Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar & Professor, Boston College Law School

Curriculum Vitae


  • Fall 2016: Civil Procedure
  • Spring 2017: Scientific Evidence Seminar, Evidence

Contact Information

Mark S. Brodin
Professor of Law and
Lee Distinguished Scholar
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
Office Location:
East Wing 324


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