Massachusetts School of Law at Andover has assembled a knowledgeable and prestigious group of trustees, including:
LAWRENCE E. BLADES, ESQUIRE
Mr. Blades is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he was editor of the law review. From 1968 to 1971, he was the Dean of the University of Kansas Law School, and from 1971 to 1976 he was the Dean of the University of Iowa College of Law. He has also been a trustee of two colleges. Mr. Blades is the author of one of the most important labor law articles ever written in the United States, which was instrumental in encouraging the development of the field of “unjust termination.”
ARTHUR BROADHURST, ESQUIRE
Mr. Broadhurst is a partner in the Andover law firm of Broadhurst, Lakin and Lakin and was formerly the State Representative representing the Fifteenth Essex District in Massachusetts. Mr. Broadhurst is a member of the bar of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. Arthur Broadhurst is the first true graduate of MSLAW, as other members of the early graduating class were all transfer students. As a State Representative, he was the Chair of the House Ethics Committee and a member of the Education Committee. He was previously the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
Like many of MSLAW’s students, Mr. Broadhurst worked while attending college and graduated from Salem State College in 1988. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1993 until 2005. Professor Broadhurst has also taught at MSLAW. His course in Getting Elected and Enacting Legislation is always well received by students.
Attorney Broadhurst is an active member of the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Boston and Greater Lawrence Bar Associations and is active in various charitable organizations in the Merrimack Valley.
PROFESSOR JOSEPH ELLIS
After graduating from the College of William and Mary, Mr. Ellis received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. Mr. Ellis has been a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College since 1972 and is one of the nation’s foremost scholars of American history. He is the author of seven books, including bestsellers American Sphinx, which won the National Book Award (1997); Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation, which received the Pulitzer Prize in history (2000); and His Excellency: George Washington (2004). His book, America Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies in the Founding of the Republic (Knopf, 2007) is a study of political creativity in the founding era. His essays and book reviews appear regularly in national publications, such as The New York Times, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to frequent public lectures throughout the United States, Ellis conducts seminars for federal judges with Professor Gordon Wood of Brown University on “The Founders and Original Intent.”
Ms. Fishelson is a graduate of Vassar College. She resides in Wooster, Ohio, and is a trustee of Wooster College, Planned Parenthood of Ohio, the Ohio Citizens’ Committee For The Arts, and the anti-defamation league in the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.
MICHAEL FLYER, ESQUIRE
Mr. Flyer is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Venable LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Law School. He has served on the faculty of George Washington University Law School, and as Co-Chair of the Tax, Business & Succession Planning for the Growing Company Section of the ALI/ABA.
LAURIE HOGAN, ESQUIRE
Ms. Hogan is a partner in the Chelmsford law firm of Qua, Hall, Harvey and Walsh, concentrating in family and real estate law. Attorney Hogan is a member of the bar of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the state of New Hampshire. She served on MSLAW’s law review, was MSLAW’s Student Trustee, and participated in numerous activities through MSLAW’s student bar association. Like many of MSLAW’s graduates, practicing law is Ms. Hogan’s second career. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, Ms. Hogan was a registered nurse, working in the Critical Care Unit at various hospitals in the Merrimack Valley.
HERBERT M. KOHN, ESQUIRE
Mr. Kohn is the former Chairman of Linde, Thomson, Fairchild, Kohn and Van Dyke in Kansas City, Mo and is now a partner in the Kansas City office of BryanCave, LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Law School. Bryan Cave LLP is a leading business and litigation firm with more than 800 attorneys and 15 offices worldwide. Herbert Kohn practices corporate, business and banking law, concentrating in the areas of acquisitions, financial transactions, banking and public finance. Mr. Kohn was chair of Kansas City, Missouri’s Charter Review Commission in 2000. He served as law clerk to the Hon. Harvey M. Johnsen, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He has served on the Board of many charitable and civic organizations including as the former Chairman of the Kansas City Art Institute and a Trustee of the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Foundation.
JUSTICE NEIL LYNCH
Justice Lynch is a retired Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Justice Lynch teaches Massachusetts Consumer Protection. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University, and his L.L.B. from Harvard Law School. He served as chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Port Authority prior to being appointed to the Court.
ALAN I. ROTHENBERG, ESQUIRE
Mr. Rothenberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1st Century Bancshares, Inc and 1st Century Bank, N.A., headquartered in Los Angeles. Mr. Rothenberg is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review. He is a past president of the California State Bar Association, the largest bar association in the country. Mr. Rothenberg was the founder of Major League Soccer, a founder of a major Los Angeles law firm, was head of the World Cup soccer tournament in the United States in 1994, has been on the Committee of Visitors of the University of Michigan Law School and a member of the National Basketball Association’s Board of Governors. Mr. Rothenberg has served as the president of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. Mr. Rothenberg formerly owned a professional soccer team in Los Angeles, and was President of the Los Angeles Clippers.
STEFAN TUCKER, ESQUIRE
Mr. Tucker, a highly successful attorney in Washington, D.C., is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he was on the law review. He is a partner in the Washington law firm of Venable LLP. Since 1970 Mr. Tucker has taught taxation of real estate as an adjunct professor of law in Washington, D.C. He has written several dozen articles, is the author of a major two-volume work on real estate taxation, is on numerous advisory boards and committees in his fields of expertise, and regularly chairs or appears on panels and at seminars for practicing lawyers all over the country. Mr. Tucker has been a member of the Committee of Visitors of the University of Michigan Law School.
A. PAUL VICTOR, ESQUIRE
Mr. Victor is Chairman of MSLAW’s Board of Trustees. An honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review, Mr. Victor is a partner in the firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP is an international law firm headquartered in New York with more than 1,400 lawyers in 13 countries. An authority on antitrust and international trade, Mr. Victor is in charge of his firm’s extensive Far East practice, which includes major corporate clients from Japan, China, and Singapore. Mr. Victor is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and has been on the Committee of Visitors of the University of Michigan Law School. He is a former member of the Council of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and has served as Chairman of the Section’s International Antitrust Committee. He regularly chairs or appears on panels for practicing lawyers across the nation and is the author of many law review articles.
DEAN LAWRENCE R. VELVEL
Lawrence R. Velvel is the Dean of Massachusetts School of Law and a professor of law. Mr. Velvel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was a law professor from 1966-1978, first at the University of Kansas and then at Catholic University. He has been a partner in major law firms in Washington, D.C., and was the first chief counsel of an organization established to write United States Supreme Court briefs in support of state and local governments. He has been active in Supreme Court litigation, constitutional law, antitrust law, and complex litigation. He is the author of a book dealing with constitutional aspects of the Vietnam war, of seventeen law review articles and of twenty-three articles for legal and daily newspapers. He is the author of thirty-three United States Supreme Court briefs, is editor of the journal called The Long Term View, and serves as a moderator and executive producer of the MSLAW television programs.