Kathleen C. Engel
|Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Professor of Law
, Law Faculty
| S H O R T B I O G R A P H Y
Professor Engel is the Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Professor of Law at Suffolk Law School. She is a national authority on mortgage finance and regulation, subprime and predatory lending, and housing discrimination. Her many publications include a 2011 book published by Oxford University Press, The Subprime Virus: Reckless Credit, Regulatory Failure and Next Steps (with Prof. Pat McCoy) and articles in Harvard Business Law Review, Texas Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Washington University Law Quarterly, The Journal of Economics and Business, Housing Policy Debate; and Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Professor Engel presents her award-winning research in academic, banking, and policy forums throughout the country and around the world. Her analysis of financial services markets and the laws that regulate them regularly catches the attention of the press; The New York Times, Business Week, The Economist, ABA Journal, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal have all cited her work. Prof. Engel has advised federal and state agencies on various matters related to financing of loans and served for three years on the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board.
Professor Engel is an honors graduate from Smith College and the University of Texas School of Law. Following graduation from law school, Professor Engel clerked for Judge Homer Thornberry of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas. She then practiced law at Burnham & Hines in Boston, where she primarily represented plaintiffs in civil rights, and housing and employment discrimination cases. Prior to joining the faculty at Suffolk University, Professor Engel held the Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professorship at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Professor Engel has taught courses on consumer credit, the financial crisis, torts, civil procedure, employment law, and employment discrimination.
Prof. Kathleen C. Engel
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
, Suite 320-I
Boston, MA 02108-4977
t. (617) 617-994-6831