About Mark Spiegel
Mark Spiegel is a Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. Professor Spiegel received his A.B. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Professor Spiegel was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow assigned to work in legal services in Chicago. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he directed the law school's clinical program.
At Boston College Law School, he has taught Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Civil Rights Litigation, Complex Litigation and Professional Responsibility.
He has also been Faculty Director of the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau. During the Fall of 1991 he visited at Harvard Law School, teaching Civil Procedure. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Society of American Law Teachers and has served on the AALS Accreditation Committee. Professor Spiegel's research interests have focused on problems of professional ethics, particularly lawyer-client relations, and legal education.
- Fall 2016: Civil Procedure
- Spring 2017: Federal Courts, Professional Responsibility
Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
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Legal Aid 1900 to 1930: What Happened to Law Reform? DePaul Journal for Social Justice (Forthcoming) (2015)
This article offers a counter narrative to the conventional description of legal aid in the United States. By offering this counter narrative it focuses us on certain enduring difficulties that any legal aid or legal ...
The Rule 11 Studies and Civil Rights Cases: An Inquiry into the Neutrality of Procedural Rules Connecticut Law Review (1999)
This article discusses the controversy regarding neutral procedural rules. It focuses on the claim that the 1983 version of Rule 11 had a disproportionate impact upon civil rights cases, thereby violating the norm of procedural ...
Theory and Practice in Legal Education: An Essay on Clinical Legal Education UCLA Law Review (1987)
In this Article, the author argues that where clinical education fits within the law school curriculum does not have to be viewed as simply a question of whether more skills training is needed to balance ...
Lawyering and Client Decisionmaking: Informed Consent and the Legal Profession University of Pennsylvania Law Review (1979)
In this Article, Professor Spiegel examines the doctrine of informed consent as it relates to the legal profession. The Article first traces the development of the informed-consent doctrine and then considers the extent to which ...