Lecturer on Law
Robert is a Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI). Prior to joining CJI, Robert was in private practice specializing in criminal defense, appeals, and corporate due diligence and compliance. In addition to his private practice, 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. He has represented over a thousand clients in all phases of criminal proceedings from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. He has taught the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School since 2009. Prior to practicing law, Robert 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 Graduate School of Education (‘95), and a J.D. from Northeastern University (‘99).