Lecturer on Law
Robert is a Senior Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) where he teaches third year law students criminal defense practice. Prior to joining CJI, Robert was in private practice specializing in criminal defense, appellate practice, corporate due diligence and compliance. Robert dedicated significant time providing court appointed legal representation to indigent defendants in District and Superior Courts in Massachusetts as a member of Suffolk Lawyers for Justice and Middlesex Defense Attorneys bar advocate programs for ten years. He has represented over a thousand clients charged with minor misdemeanors and serious felonies from pre-arraignment to appeals. He has taught the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School since 2009. Prior to practicing law, he was a high school English teacher in California. Robert is licensed to practice before the Supreme Judicial Court for Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He earned a B.A. from Morehouse College (‘94), an Ed.M from Harvard University (‘95), and a J.D. from Northeastern University (‘99).