Constance L. Rudnick

Former Partner, Of Counsel, Professor Emeritus

(617)742-3833

rudnick@mslaw.edu

Constance L. Rudnick began her legal career in 1977 as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts where she performed research and wrote memoranda and opinions for justice of the trial court of general jurisdiction. While in private practice, she concentrated in the areas of criminal and civil litigation and appellate practice with emphasis on the preparation of cases for trial, as well as briefing and arguing appeals in federal and state courts.

Since 1992, Ms. Rudnick has been a member of the full-time faculty at the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, and she currently holds the position of Professor of Law. She teaches Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics and Advanced Litigation. Ms. Rudnick has hosted a series of cable television shows produced by the school highlighting recent and pending Supreme Court cases and other legal issues in the news.

Ms. Rudnick served a four-year term as an attorney on the Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court to which she was appointed in December 2001. The Board of Bar Overseers regulates the conduct of lawyers in the Commonwealth, and imposes discipline on attorneys, subject to oversight by the Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to her appointment to the Board, she served as an attorney-member of the Hearing Committee for the Board of Bar Overseers. She is currently a member of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Oversight Committee of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and the Boston Bar Association.

Ms. Rudnick is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Served four-year term on the Board of Bar Overseers
  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Bar Overseers in 2005
  • Member of the Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Former Board of Bar Overseers Hearing Committee Attorney
  • Member of the Oversight Committee for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
  • Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court
  • Winner of the Dean Dunmore Award for highest overall placement in full-year brief writing and oral advocacy program and competition
  • Member of the National Moot Court Team

Admissions

 

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeal for the First, Third, Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Circuits

Memberships

 

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association

Education

 

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif (1978)
  • Williams College, B.A. cum laude (1973)