Susan K. Sloane Co-Director of LSSC for Legal Research and Writing Vassar College, A.B. 1969 Boston University School of Law, J.D. 1972 Susan Sloane is Co-Director for Writing and Research of the Legal Skills in Social Context Program. She joined the Northeastern adjunct faculty in 2006-2007, teaching Legal Research and Writing. She previously taught a similar course at Boston University School of Law for four years. Professor Sloane served as Interim Co-Director of the LSSC program for one year and became the permanent Co-Director in 2008. She began her legal career at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston and then served in the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, first as an assistant attorney general in the Consumer Protection Division and then as chief of the Division of Public Charities. She opened her own practice in 1985 specializing in mediation and collaborative law, primarily in the field of family law. She has also coached the Boston University undergraduate mock trial and mock mediation teams for many years. Donald L. Cabell Université de Paris, 1983-84 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A. 1986 Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. 1991 Following his graduation from law school in 1991, Mr. Cabell spent four years in private practice litigating commercial, securities and employment matters, first as a litigation associate for Hale and Dorr, and then for Peckham Lobel Casey Prince and Tye. Since 1995, Mr. Cabell has worked for the Department of Justice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Boston U.S. Attorney’s Office. His responsibilities have included prosecuting all types of federal felony offenses, including firearms, narcotics, fraud and violent crime, but he has focused his practice for the last several years on prosecuting terrorism and espionage cases as a member of the Office’s Antiterrorism and National Security Unit. In addition to trying dozens of cases in the District Court, Mr. Cabell has successfully argued several matters before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Cabell teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program. Romeo G. Camba Rutgers University, BS 1990 Northeastern University, JD 1994 Romeo G. Camba is the head of the Law Clerk Program at the Massachusetts Superior Court. He was previously an Assistant Attorney General at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, a litigation associate at Burns & Levinson LLP, and a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Mr. Camba teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program. Phil Catanzano Northeastern University (BS, 1999) Boston College Law School (JD, 2002) Boston College Lynch School of Education (M.Ed., 2002) Mr. Catanzano is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Catanzano was a litigator at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, where his practice focused on intellectual property litigation. During his time in private practice, Mr. Catanzano also dedicated a substantial amount of time to the firm's pro bono efforts, representing indigent clients in immigration asylum proceedings and in the Massachusetts state and federal courts. In addition, he has drafted amicus briefs to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court regarding the privacy rights of sexual assault victims and he currently serves as the Amicus Chair of the Boston Bar Association's Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Section. Mr. Catanzano has most recently published an article in the Massachusetts Law Review regarding the impact of globalization on trademark rights. He teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program. Christine M. Durkin Connecticut College, B.A. 1988 Suffolk University School of Law, J.D. 1991 Ms. Durkin received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1991. While a law student, she served as Executive Editor for the Suffolk University Law Review. After graduating, she worked as an associate at Danaher, Tedford, Lagnese & Neal in Hartford. From 1995 to 1999, Ms. Durkin was the Coordinator of Legal Services at Casa Myrna Vasquez, Inc., representing victims of domestic violence. From 1999 to 2006, she was a Staff Attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services' Family Law Unit, where she co-directed the law student internship program, as well as the Crime Victim Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Durkin has taught Legal Research and Writing at Boston University School of Law for 12 years. She also taught Legal Research and Writing II at New England School of Law. For the past four years, she has taught a pre-LL.M. course at the Boston University Center for English Language and Orientation Programs. She teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Program Ben L. Fernandez Cornell University, BA 1984 Northeastern University School of Law, JD 1987 Boston University Law School, LL.M. 1995 Mr. Fernandez is an attorney practicing in the areas of real estate, housing finance and affordable housing. He also teaches Business Law at Cape Cod Community College. He has worked at Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer, Peabody & Arnold, and Massachusetts Housing Partnership. He teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Program. Margaret Hahn-Dupont University of Pennsylvania, BA 1987 Georgetown University Law Center, JD 1991 Ms. Hahn-Dupont worked as an associate in the litigation department at Shearman & Sterling in New York upon her graduation from law school. In 1994 and 1995, she served as the law clerk to United States District Court Judge Denny Chin in the Southern District of New York. Following her clerkship, she taught at Fordham University School of Law in both the JD and LL.M. programs, in the Lawyering Program at New York University School of Law, and at Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Hahn-DuPont teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Services in Social Context program. Michael Joyce College of the Holy Cross, BA 1995 Boston College law School, J.D., 2002 Michael J. Joyce graduated in 1995 from the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts with a degree in English literature. He is a 2002 graduate of Boston College Law School and the Lynch School of Education. After graduating from law school, he served as a clerk for Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Upon completing the clerkship, Michael joined the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office where he served as a member of its Gang Unit. Since August of 2007, Michael has served as a Civil Rights Attorney for the United States Department of Education where he investigates claims of discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, age and disability. He teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Program. John LaPlante Princeton University, B.A. 1993 Cornell Law School, J.D./L.L.M. 2002 Mr. LaPlante is a practicing attorney in the Boston office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P., a national law firm known for its trail advocacy. Mr. LaPlante's practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with a primary emphasis on intellectual property litigation. He also has experience representing insurers in high value propery losses, as well as both small and medium sized corporations in contract and labor disputes. He has represented clients on a pro bono basis in immigration, landlord/tenant, and domestic relations matters. Prior to joining Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, Mr. LaPlante worked as an attorney for two years at another large Boston firm, and, before becoming an attorney, taught English and writing at secondary schools located in Europe and the United States. Mr. LaPlante teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program. Carol Mallory Bowdoin College, B.A. 1990 Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. 1996 Ms. Mallory is an attorney in private practice. Her practice consists primarily of performing legal research and writing projects under contract to other attorneys. Prior to starting her own practice Ms. Mallory worked for six years as a staff attorney in the Employment Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services. She began her career as a law clerk for Justice Gerald Gillerman of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and later worked as a litigation associate at the firm of Stern, Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin. She has taught the Poverty Law Clinic and currently teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program. Rachel Munoz Grinnell College, B.A. 1998 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, M.A. 2003 Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. 2006 Anne-Marie Ofori-Acquaah University of Ghana, Legon, LL.B. 1980 Yale Law School, LL.M. 1983 New York University, LL.M. 1984 University of Toronto Faculty of Law, S.J.D. 1987 Anne-Marie Ofori-Acquaah is the Associate Labor Counsel for the Massachusetts Trial Court. She represents the Trial Court at arbitration hearings, in employment matters before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Division of Labor Relations, the Division of Unemployment Assistance and in the trial courts. Prior to joining the Trial Court, she was the Special Assistant General Counsel for the Department of Mental Health, where she was responsible for representing the Department at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and also handled a variety of functions such as reviewing client appeals and drafting regulations. She has a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Ghana, a masters of law degree from Yale Law School and New York University and a doctoral degree from the University of Toronto. She teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Program. Dyane O’Leary Villanova University Suffolk University Law School Dyane O’Leary is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP in Boston. Her practice focuses primarily on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. She re-joined WilmerHale in 2009 after completing a clerkship with the Honorable William E. Smith in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Professor O'Leary graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University and Suffolk University Law School and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, and Women's Bar Association. She is also an adjunct instructor of legal research and writing at New England Law|Boston and a member of the Legal Writing Institute. She teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Program. Laurie M. Ruskin University of Michigan, A.B. 1976 Harvard University, Ed.M. 1981 Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. 1995 The Honorable Sabita Singh Pennsylvania State University, B.A. 1987 Boston University School of Law, J.D. 1990 Sabita Singh is Associate Justice of the District Court Department of the Trial Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Singh served as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston where she specialized in human trafficking cases. She also practiced civil litigation with Bingham McCutchen LLP. Prior to that, Judge Singh served as a state prosecutor with the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office and as a law clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Pennsylvania State University. She is also past president and founding member of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston and the North American South Asian Bar Association. She teaches legal research and writing in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Program.