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Noel Roycroft

Lecturer on Law

Fall 2023

Noel Roycroft
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Noel Roycroft is Deputy Director of, and a Clinical Instructor with, the Harvard Law School Transactional Law Clinics (“TLC”). At TLC, Noel trains and supervises students representing clients in the broader Massachusetts community on cases spanning the transactional spectrum. Noel focuses her legal practice on representing entrepreneurs, small businesses, social enterprises, non-profits, community groups, and creatives. She has experience in a range of transactional legal areas, including business and non-profit formations and corporate governance matters; securities offerings/capital raises; mergers and acquisitions; contract drafting, review and negotiation; commercial leasing; arts, entertainment and intellectual property matters; and community economic development. She also frequently provides trainings and workshops in partnership with community, non-profit, and government groups on the legal subject matters above.

Prior to joining TLC, Noel was an associate in the corporate department of Ropes & Gray, LLP and a member of the firm’s asset management group where she focused her practice on representing investment products, their boards, and managers in transactional, regulatory, and compliance matters. Noel was also previously a fellow and associate counsel with the national office of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Prior to gaining her law degree, Noel worked in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in a variety of positions, including in constituent services for Boston districts, and as a Chief of Staff to a Committee Chair and State Representative. Noel also has experience working in the nonprofit sector, including in fundraising and development.

Noel received her B.A. from Bowdoin College, graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University, and J.D., summa cum laude, from American University’s Washington College of Law.


  • B.A. Sociology and Visual Art Bowdoin College, 2005
  • J.D. American University Washington College of Law, 2012