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Joseph W. Glannon

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B.A., M.A.T., J.D., Harvard University

Bar Admittance
MA, 1977

Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Torts

Professional Activities
Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Executive Com., Civil Procedure Section, AALS, 1995-1997
Professor Joseph Glannon earned his B.A., M.A.T. and J.D. degrees from Harvard. After clerking for the Massachusetts Appeals Court and serving as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston, he joined the Suffolk University Law School faculty in 1980. Professor Glannon teaches Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws and Torts, and has written extensively on public tort liability in Massachusetts. He is the author of widely used student books on both Civil Procedure and Torts, published by Aspen Publishers. His procedure book, Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations, is currently in its sixth edition. The fourth edition of his Torts book, The Law of Torts: Examples and Explanations, was published in 2010. He is also the author of a Civil Procedure review text, The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure, now in its second edition, also published by Aspen Publishers.




Andrew M. Perlman

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Professor Perlman's work focuses on civil procedure, professional responsibility, and law practice technology and innovation.

Professor Perlman served as the Chief Reporter for the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, which successfully proposed numerous changes to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and related policies to address advances in technology and the increasing globalization of law practice. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Chair of the Section on Professional Responsibility of the Association of American Law Schools (2014).

In addition to his writings in civil procedure and professional responsibility, Professor Perlman helped to establish — and is the inaugural Director of — Suffolk’s Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation, which offers programs, courses, public lectures, and other information designed to educate students, the legal profession, and the public about technology’s transformation of the practice of law and the delivery of legal services. He is also the Director of the Law School's Concentration in Legal Technology and Innovation.

Prior to joining the Suffolk faculty, Professor Perlman clerked for a federal district court judge and practiced as a litigation associate with the Chicago law firm of Schiff Hardin. He is an honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, and he received an LL.M from Columbia, where he was an Associate-in-Law and taught legal research and writing.


Peter Raven-Hansen

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Professor Raven-Hansen teaches national security law, counterterrorism law, civil procedure, and evidence at George Washington University Law School, where he co-directs the National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law LL.M. program. He is a co-author of National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law, as well as the monographs, National Security Law and the Power of the Purse and First Use of Nuclear Weapons, and various articles on national security law. He appears frequently as a speaker and panelist on issues of war powers, military detention, military commissions, intelligence operations, counterterrorism, security enforcement, and national security and civil liberties.

Professor Raven-Hansen also is co-author of the widely adopted casebook, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook, and the student hornbook, Understanding Civil Procedure. Before joining the Law School faculty in 1980, Professor Raven-Hansen was in private practice with the firm of Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C., and worked as a senior economic analyst with Abt Associates, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He currently assists in civil litigation under the Antiterrorism Act and has appeared in a variety of U.S. and international forums as an expert witness on national security and related civil procedure issues.