Andrew M. Perlman
|Professor of Law and Director, Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation
| S H O R T B I O G R A P H Y
Professor Perlman’s teaching and scholarship focuses on civil procedure and professional responsibility. He has written numerous articles on professional responsibility, and he is a co-author (since 2008) of the annually updated book, Regulation of Lawyers: Statutes and Standards (with Stephen Gillers and Roy D. Simon). He is also a co-contributor to a legal ethics blog, www.legalethicsforum.com, which has been named three times by the American Bar Association Journal as one of the top 100 law-related blogs in the country. In addition, he has co-authored a civil procedure casebook, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook (Aspen 2011), with Professors Joseph W. Glannon and Peter Raven-Hansen.
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.
Professor Perlman is regularly invited to speak about professional responsibility at academic conferences, bar association programs, and local and international law firms. He also serves as an expert witness in cases and disciplinary matters involving professional responsibility issues.
Professor Perlman helped to establish -- and is the 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.
Prior to joining the Suffolk faculty, Professor Perlman clerked for a federal district court judge and practiced as a litigation associate with the Chicago firm of Schiff Hardin & Waite. 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.
BA, Yale College; JD, Harvard University; LLM, Columbia University
IL (1996-2008; now on retired status); MA
Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure, and Federal Courts
Chief Reporter, ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20; Member, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct.
REGULATION OF LAWYERS: STATUTES AND STANDARDS (Aspen, 2013 ed., 2013) (with Stephen Gillers and Roy Simon) (annually updated; added as co-author as of the 2009 edition)
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CIVIL PROCEDURE: RULES, STATUTES, AND OTHER MATERIALS (Aspen, 2012) (with Joseph Glannon and Peter Raven-Hansen)
CIVIL PROCEDURE (Aspen, 2011) (with Joseph W. Glannon and Peter Raven-Hansen)
Remedying Law's Partiality Through Social Science, in IDEOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012) (with Jon Hanson)
The Parallel Law of Lawyering in Civil Litigation, 79 FORDHAM L. REV. 1965 (2011)
The Legal Ethics of Metadata Mining, 43 AKRON L. REV. 785 (2010) (invited symposium submission)
The Silliest Rule of Professional Conduct: Model Rule 5.2(b), 19 :3 THE PROFESSIONAL LAWYER 14 (2009)
Ethics and Professionalism in the Digital Age, 60 MERCER L. REV. 927 (2009) (presentation transcript)
Unethical Obedience by Subordinate Attorneys: Lessons from Social Psychology, 36 HOFSTRA L. REV. 451 (2007) (reprinted in Nancy B. Rapoport, Jeffrey D. Van Niel and Bala G. Dhuran, eds., ENRON AND OTHER CORPORATE FIASCOS: THE CORPORATE SCANDAL READER, 2d. ed. 2009).
Moving Beyond Zeal in the Rulemaking Process: A Reply to Professor Monroe Freedman, 14 GEO. MASON L. REV. 185 (2006)
Untangling Ethics Theory from Attorney Conduct Rules: The Case of Inadvertent Disclosures, 13 GEO. MASON L. REV. 767 (2005)
A Bar Against Competition: The Unconstitutionality of Admission Rules for Out-of-State Lawyers, 18 GEO. J. LEGAL ETHICS 135 (2004)
Toward a Unified Theory of Professional Regulation, 55 FLA. L. REV. 977 (2003)
A Career Choice Critique of Legal Ethics Theory, 31 SETON HALL L. REV. 829 (2001)
Public Accommodation Laws and the Dual Nature of the Freedom of Association, 8 GEO. MASON U. CIV. RTS. L.J. 111 (1998)
Post-Trial Juror Contact in Massachusetts: A History, Some Problems, and a Proposal for Reform in Vol. 1 No. 2 MASSACHUSETTS BAR INSTITUTE SECTION REVIEW, 28-30, (2009)
Contributor to the weblog LEGAL ETHICS FORUM,
The "al Qaeda 7" Controversy, 03/18/10.
| C O N T A C T I N F O
Prof. Andrew M. Perlman
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
, Suite 340-I
Boston, MA 02108-4977