Through the Guest Lecture series students gain a wide-ranging introduction to the field of law. Trials students meet prominent legal scholars and practitioners as well as leaders in the private legal and financial sectors. Some of the speakers who have addressed Trials students are listed below.
Gloria Tan is an associate justice of the Middlesex Division of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court in Middlesex County. Previously, she was a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute, where she taught and supervised law students representing indigent adults and youth in criminal and delinquency proceedings. After graduating from Yale Law School, Gloria Tan worked as a staff attorney the Boston Trial Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (the Massachusetts Public Defender), where she represented indigent adult clients charged with serious felonies. Gloria also worked in the juvenile unit of the Public Defender’s office, the Youth Advocacy Project, where she represented juvenile and youthful offender clients in all aspects of their cases. Gloria has lectured and taught at continuing legal education courses and has served as a panelist at juvenile law conferences. Gloria chaired the Massachusetts Bar Association Criminal Justice section. She has served as a member of the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts.