About Paul R. Tremblay
Paul R. Tremblay is a Clinical Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. A member of the faculty since 1982, he teaches clinical courses at BC Legal Services LAB within the Center for Experiential Learning. He served as the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning until 2015. Professor Tremblay also teaches a professional responsibility course each year. 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 Law.
Professor Tremblay directs the Community Enterprise Clinic, Boston College Law School’s transactional clinical course. In the Community Enterprise Clinic, students represent low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. 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 development.
Before developing the transactional clinic, Professor Tremblay taught civil litigation and housing law clinics at LAB.
Professor Tremblay is actively involved in matters of professional ethics, transactional practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and legal services for the poor. He has been a member of the Boston Bar Association Ethics Committee since 1993, and a board member of Lawyers Clearinghouse since 2010. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Professional Responsibility. He is the co-author of two textbooks used in law school clinics around the country, and more than 25 law review articles.
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.
Honors and Awards
- Received Boston College Law School's Emil Slizewski Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008
- Received the 2004 Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, May 2004
- Fall 2016: No courses taught
- Spring 2017: Professional Responsibility, Community Enterprise Clinic, Community Enterprise Clinic Class
Paul R. Tremblay
Faculty Director of Experiential Learning & Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
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Lawyers as Counselors: A Client-Centered Approach (2004)
Part One examines problems clients usually bring and covers the necessity of a clientcentered approach. Part Two presents the questioning and listening skills that attorneys need to gather information while encouraging active client participation. Part ...
Transactional Legal Services, Triage, and Access to Justice Washington University Journal of Law & Policy (2015)
The increasing popularity in recent years of free transactional legal services to businesses and entrepreneurs has triggered questions about whether that phenomenon is altogether a good thing, given the increasing and competing need for legal ...
Lawyers and the New Institutionalism University of St. Thomas Law Journal (2011)
This is a contribution to a symposium entitled "The Lawyer's Role and Professional Formation." In this article, we apply the sociologists' theories about "the new institutionalism" to the development of informal norms governing lawyers' professional ...
Counseling Community Groups Clinical Law Review (2010)
The training of lawyers for years has established ethical and practice protocols based upon an individual representation model, or, if the protocols contemplated a form of collective representation, they have envisioned formal, structured entities with ...
Shadow Lawyering: Nonlawyer Practice Within Law Firms 85 Indiana Law Journal 653 (2010) (2010)
Lawyers commonly associate with nonlawyers to assist in their performance of lawyering tasks. A lawyer cannot know with confidence, though, whether the delegation of some tasks to a nonlawyer colleague might result in her assisting ...
Public Health Legal Services: A New Vision Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy (2008)
In recent years, the medical profession has begun to collaborate more and more with lawyers in order to accomplish important health objectives for patients. That collaboration invites a revisioning of legal services delivery models and ...
Professional Ethics in Interdisciplinary Collaboratives: Zeal, Paternalism and Mandated Reporting Clinical Law Review (2007)
In this Article, the authors, two clinical law teachers and a social worker teaching in the clinic, wrestle with some persistent questions that arise in cross-professional, interdisciplinary law practice. In the past decade much writing ...
"Pre-Negotiation" Counseling: An Alternative Model Clinical Law Review (2006)
This Article describes an alternative model for the process of legal counseling, a model applicable to a very common counseling experience ignored by the conventional Interviewing and Counseling texts—the experience of obtaining negotiating and settlement ...
Migrating Lawyers and the Ethics of Conflict Checking Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics (2005)
Lawyers often leave a practice setting and move to a new practice as their career paths advance or change. The incidence of lawyer migration has increased dramatically in the past decade, as law firms recruit ...
Interviewing and Counseling Across Cultures: Heuristics and Biases Clinical Law Review (2002)
Increasingly in recent years, critics and commentators have noted the importance of the role of culture within the lawyering process. Lawyers now understand better than they used to that culture matters in their day to ...