Gregory I. Massing
Greg Massing is the Executive Director of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service. Prior to his appointment as executive director, Mr. Massing served from February 2007 through December 2011 as the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Massachusetts Cabinet department charged with oversight of matters of law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety. From 1993 to 2005, as both an assistant district attorney and assistant attorney general specializing in appeals, Mr. Massing represented the Commonwealth in criminal justice matters at all levels of the federal and state courts. He was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge A. David Mazzone.
In addition to his public service experience, Mr. Massing practiced law at two Boston law firms, Laredo & Smith, LLP, and Ropes & Gray. He is the author of numerous articles on criminal justice matters, as well as a former editor, author, and consultant on high school civics and government textbooks. Mr. Massing is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an articles editor on the Virginia Law Review, and of the University of California at Berkeley.
Alasdair S. Roberts
Alasdair Roberts is the Faculty Director of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service. He is also the Jerome L. Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School. Professor Roberts is a Fellow of US National Academy of Public Administration, a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the School of Public Policy, University College London.
Professor Roberts has written several books and many articles on problems of governance, law and public policy. He is co-editor of the journal Governance and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals in the field of public administration. Professor Roberts received his JD from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University. At Suffolk Law, Professor Roberts teaches Administrative Law and Law and Public Policy. His website is http://www.aroberts.us.
Mia B. Friedman, Esq.
Director of Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs
Mia Friedman is the Director of Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs at the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service at Suffolk University Law School. Prior to joining the staff at the Rappaport Center, Ms. Friedman practiced municipal litigation for several years at a medium-sized Boston law firm, Pierce, Davis & Perritano, LLP. Her practice focused on the defense of individuals, government subdivisions, and agencies in the state and federal courts. Ms. Friedman also worked at another Boston firm, Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland, P.C., advising municipalities and practicing general civil litigation.
In addition, Ms. Friedman pursued pro bono work at the Volunteer Lawyers Project, representing indigent plaintiffs in employment discrimination lawsuits. She also completed an internship at Greater Boston Legal Services and was a student attorney in Suffolk University Law School's Housing and Consumer Protection Clinic.
Ms. Friedman is a member of the Boston Bar Association. She is a graduate of Tufts University and Suffolk University Law School.
Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator
Jaclyn Lavers is the Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator for the Rappaport Center. Ms. Lavers has a background in teaching English Language Learners and Special Education in public and private schools throughout Massachusetts. Ms. Lavers has also worked as a Case Specialist for the Massachusetts Trial Court as well as a Legal Assistant for a small Real Estate firm. Upon graduation from law school in 2010, she was awarded an Alumni Scholars Fellowship to work in the Disability Services Office at the law school.
Ms. Lavers received her Bachelor of Arts in both Spanish and English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is 2010 Suffolk Law School graduate.