Martha Coakley to Join Boston University School of Law as Adjunct

The former Mass. Attorney General returns to her alma mater.
Photo via AP

Photo via AP

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will join Boston University’s School of Law as an adjunct professor, the school announced Thursday.

Coakley, who graduated BU Law in 1979, will teach a seminar titled Criminal Law, Civil Order: Policing in the 21st Century, which will “explore the roots of civil policing in the United States, with an emphasis on the last 60 years of federal and state court decisions that address a range of issues such as stop and frisk, search and seizure, and use of force.” The seminar is offered for the spring 2016 semester.

“Ms. Coakley has been a tireless advocate for the people of Massachusetts, first as a district attorney, and later as attorney general,” Dean Maureen A. O’Rourke said in a release. “We are thrilled she will be sharing her expertise with our students this spring.”

Coakley, currently of counsel in Foley Hoag’s litigation department, became the first female AG of Massachusetts in 2007 and served until 2015. Following an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid in 2014, the Medford resident signed on as an outside advisor for DraftKings.


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