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Dean Eric J. Gouvin

Dean Gouvin has been a member of the Western New England University School of Law faculty since 1991. He was tenured and promoted to full professor in 1996. He served as Associate Dean for External Affairs during the 2003-2004 academic year and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2004-2009. From 2009-2013 he served as Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, which he founded. In 2013 he was appointed Dean of the School of Law.

During his time on the faculty he has taught contracts, business organizations, business planning, banking regulation, secured transactions, and other business-related courses, including an innovative course blending practice and theory called the Transactional Lawyering Seminar. He has also taught in the Small Business Clinic, which he founded in the fall of 2002. He has a strong interest in business law beyond our borders as well, having taught in Lithuania and in France, presented lectures in China as a Fulbright Specialist, and delivered papers in England, Belgium, Greece, France, and Canada. 

After several years of running the the Small Business Clinic, Dean Gouvin was the moving force behind the creation of the Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship, a collaborative effort with the Western New England University College of Business, which, in turn, became the campus-wide Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Prior to 1991, Dean Gouvin practiced corporate, banking, and commercial law with the firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson in Portland, Maine. At the firm Dean Gouvin helped to represent a diverse array of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses.

An active member of the American Bar Association, Professor Gouvin has cochaired the Business Law Education Committee of the Business Law Section and chaired the Adjunct Faculty Committee of the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. He was a presidential appointee to the ABA Advisory Committee on Substance Abuse. He has also served on the executive committees of three different sections of the Association of American Law Schools, including as chair of the Section on Transactional Law and Skills.

Dean Gouvin holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the Boston University School of Law. His numerous scholarly writings cover topics as diverse as entrepreneurship policy, corporate law, banking, and international issues. He is a coauthor of the treatise Blumberg on Corporate Groups with Phillip Blumberg and Kurt Strasser at the University of Connecticut School of Law and Nicholas Georgakopoulos at the Indiana University (Indianapolis) School of Law.   

To see the profile of Dean Gouvin that appeared in Perspectives, the alumni magazine for the School of Law, click here

To see the faculty profile of then-Professor Gouvin that appeared in Perspectives back when he had more (and darker-colored) hair, click here.

Dean Gouvin's faculty profile can be viewed here.

Résumé

ERIC J. GOUVIN
Western New England University School of Law
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, Mass. 01119
(413) 782-1413
eric.gouvin@law.wne.edu

 

Administrative Appointments

Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, MA

Dean (7/2013 - present)

Chief Executive Officer in the School of Law; responsible for all aspects of the School of Law, including academic program, budgeting, fundraising, personnel, admissions, finance, career services and alumni affairs.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (7/2004 - 6/2009)

Chief Academic Officer in the School of Law; responsible for oversight of the internal affairs of the School of Law, including:
   -   Curriculum development, scheduling, externships, adjunct hiring, and academic standards.
   -   Student discipline, transfer requests, and other administrative matters.
   -   Co-ordination of efforts with partner institutions to administer joint degree programs. 
   -   Supervising, supporting, and evaluating the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Registrar, and Clinic Coordinator.

Associate Dean for External Affairs (7/2003 - 6/2004)

Responsible for oversight of the admissions, alumni, and career services functions in the School of Law, including: 
   -   Supervising the Assistant Deans of Admissions, Career Services, and Development and Alumni Relations. 
   -   Collaborate with Director of Admissions to plan, budget, and execute strategy to achieve admissions goals.
   -   Collaborate with Director of Career Services to promote graduate placement.
   -   Collaborate with Alumni Director to enhance alumni satisfaction and facilitate development efforts.  
   -   Website management, and supervision of law school publications.
   -   Coordination with local bar associations and liaison with central administration.   
   -   Managing the budgets for the admissions, alumni, and career services offices in co-operation with the Assistant Deans.

Western New England University Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Springfield, MA
Director
(9/2009 – 6/2013)
Management Team Member (7/2005 – 6/2013)
Founder (7/2005)

Initiated and developed an interdisciplinary project between the School of Law and the College of Business at Western New England University to provide legal and business services to low-income entrepreneurs, host educational events for the community, and establish a resource center for small businesses.  In 2011 expanded the program to all the academic units in the University to support entrepreneurship and innovation across campus.

-   Participated in development efforts resulting in three grants totaling $1.6 million and a federal earmark of $100,000.
-   Worked with Advancement Office to make calls on donors and to develop grant proposals, gifts and sponsorships.
-   Oversaw the budget for Center activities, including resource center acquisitions, travel, conferences, and programming.
-   Coordinated efforts with local service providers to support entrepreneurship without duplicating efforts.
-   Managed the Center, support the Small Business Clinic, assist in programming, marketing, and community outreach.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, MA
Professor of Law
(7/96-present) (sabbatical 1998-99, spring 2010)
Associate Professor (7/94-7/96)
Assistant Professor (7/91-7/94)

Courses taught: Business organizations, business planning, transactional lawyering seminar, the Small Business Clinic, secured transactions, contracts, corporate finance, banking law, and regulation of financial institutions.  Also served as faculty advisor to the corporate moot court team, transactional law meet team, and various independent studies and internships.  Served as Faculty Advisor to the students in the business law concentration and the JD/MBA program.

Committee service: Law School – Self-Study (Chair, 2011-12, member 2005-06); Curriculum; Tenure (Chair of subcommittee reviewing candidate); Promotion;  Professional Development (Chair); Building; Ad Hoc Faculty Retention and Morale (Chair); Dean Search (Chair); Bar Passage; Ad Hoc Strategic Planning (1999, 2004 – five year strategic plans); Orientation; Admissions; Planning and Budget; Faculty Personnel; Academic Standards (Chair); External Affairs; Honor Code; and Library.

University-wide – Faculty Governance Committee; Budget Advisory Committee; New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Accreditation Visit Self-Study; International Programs Coordinating Council; Internationalization Task Force of the University Strategic Plan; Long-Term Planning (team leader);   Criminal Statistics Reporting Compliance Committee; Computer Resources Task Force; and Lecture Day Planning Committee.  Search Committees: Provost; Vice-President for Information Technology;  Joint Law and Business Faculty Appointment (Chair).

Founder and Director, Small Business Clinic (7/2002 - 7/2006)

Coordinated efforts of the School of Law and the College of Business in cooperation with local business incubators at Springfield Technical Community College's Scibelli Enterprise Center to provide pro bono business and legal services for small businesses in the start-up phase. Supervised student attorneys, arranged for lecturers, and sought funding for clinic activities. Served as liaison to community development organizations. Materially participated in fundraising effort that resulted in a million dollar grant to establish the Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship as the institutional home for the Small Business Clinic. Materially participated in subsequent fundraising efforts leading to additional grants.

Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Lecturer in Law
(fall 2012)

Course taught: transactional lawyering seminar (LL.M.)

University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT
Visiting Professor
(spring 1999, fall 2001, summers 2000-02, 2006-11, 2013)

Courses taught: business organizations, secured transactions

Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, People’s Republic of China
Fulbright Specialist Grantee
(April-May 2012)

Invited to deliver series of lectures on comparative corporate law.

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Formerly known as University of Paris X (Nanterre) Summer program with Golden Gate University School of LawParis, France
Visiting Professor
(June 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012)

Course taught: comparative corporate law.

Vytautas Magnus University School of Law, Kaunas, Republic of Lithuania
Visiting Professor
(May-June 2005)

Course taught: comparative corporate law.

EDUCATION

KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA
M.P.A. with concentration in Industry Analysis and Regulation, Class of 1999.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Boston, MA
LL.M., American Banking Law Studies, Class of 1990 (graduated second in class).

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Boston, MA
J.D. cum laude, Class of 1986 (ranked 12th of 413 in third year)
  -   Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar (top 25 third year students)
  -   Paul J. Liacos Scholar (top quarter in second year)
  -   Associate Editor, American Journal of Law and Medicine
  -   Bernard E. Farr Award

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY
B.A. cum laude, American Studies, Class of 1983
  -   Editor, Cornell Lunatic, Campus Humor Magazine
  -   McMullen Scholar
 

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Books and Supplements:

ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, Committee on Adjunct Faculty, Best Practices Report on the Use of Adjunct Faculty (editor and contributor, 2011).

Co-author with Phillip Blumberg, Kurt Strasser, & Nicholas Georgakopoulos, The Law of Corporate Groups: Jurisdiction, Practice and Procedure (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2007).

Co-author with Phillip Blumberg, Kurt Strasser, & Nicholas Georgakopoulos, Blumberg on Corporate Groups, 2d ed. (Aspen Law & Business, 2004).

Co-author with Phillip Blumberg and Kurt Strasser, The Law of Corporate Groups: Statutory Law – Specific, Supplements (Aspen Law & Business, 2000, 2001 & 2002). 

Law Review and Journal Articles:

What’s Law Got to Do with It? An Essay about the Balance of Power in Corporate Governance Between Officers, Directors and Shareholders, 50 New Eng. L. Rev. On Remand 92 (2016).

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Teaching Students About Risk Allocation (co-authored with Dana Malkus, Usha Rodrigues, and Scott Stevenson), forthcoming 15 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 319 (2013)(invited symposium contribution).

Of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Toward a Public Policy That Supports New Venture Formation, in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies: The Role of Law, (Megan M. Carpenter, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012)[reprinted in Law and Entrepreneurship (Robert Litan & Anthony Luppino, eds., Edward Elgar, 2013)](invited symposium contribution).

Wilkes v. Springside Nursing Home, Inc.: The Backstory, 33 W. New Eng. L. REV 581 (2011)(invited symposium contribution).

Interdisciplinary Transactional Courses, 12 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 101 (2010) (co-authored with Robert Statchen, Anthony J. Luppino, and William A. Kell,)(invited symposium contribution).

Upper-Level Courses: Three Exemplars, 12 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 377 (2010) (co-authored with Mark Fagan, Tamar Frankel, and Kathy Z. Heller)(invited symposium contribution).

Teaching Business Lawyering in Law Schools: A Candid Assessment of the Challenges and Some Suggestions for Moving Ahead, 78 UMKC L. REV. 429 (2009)[reprinted in Law and Entrepreneurship (Robert Litan & Anthony Luppino, eds., Edward Elgar, 2013)](invited symposium contribution).

Forward: Entrepreneurship in a Flat, Green, Cash-Strapped World, 31 W. New Eng. L. REV 581 (2009)(invited symposium contribution).

Forward: Entrepreneurship, Race, and the Current Environment for Community Economic Development, 30 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 1 (2007)(invited symposium contribution).

Forward: Law, Business and Economic Development -- Current Issues and Age-Old Battles, 29 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 1 (2006)(invited symposium contribution).

Are There Any Checks and Balances on the Government’s Power to Check our Balances? The Fate of Financial Privacy During the War on Terror, 14 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 517 (2005)(invited symposium contribution).

Bank Mergers in North America: Comparing the Approaches in the United States and Canada 18 Transnat’l Law. 245 (2005)(invited symposium contribution).

Radical Tax Reform, Municipal Finance, and the Conservative Agenda, 56 Rutgers L. Rev. 409 (2004).

Bringing Out the Big Guns: The USA PATRIOT Act, Money Laundering, and the War on Terrorism, 55 Baylor L. Rev. 101 (2003).

Financial Holding Company Liability After Gramm-Leach-Bliley, in Financial Modernization After Gramm-Leach-Bliley, 37-63 (Patricia A. McCoy ed., LexisNexis, 2002)(invited symposium contribution).

The Political Economy of Canada’Widely Held Rule for Large Banks, 32 Law & Pol’y Int’l Bus. (Georgetown) 391 (2001).

Rural Low-Income Housing and Massachusetts Chapter 40B: A Perspective from the Zoning Board of Appeals, 23 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 3 (2001)(invited symposium contribution).

Of Hungry Wolves and Horizontal Conflicts: Rethinking the Justification for Bank Holding Company Liability, 1999 U. Ill. L. Rev. 949 (1999).

Cross-Border Bank Branching Under the NAFTA: Public Choice and the Law of Corporate Groups 13 Conn. J. Int’l L. 257 (1999)(invited symposium contribution).

Banking in North America: The Triumph of Public Choice Over Public Policy , 32 Cornell Int. L.J. 1 (1998).

Shareholder Enforced Market Discipline: How Much is Too Much? 16 Ann. Rev. Banking L. 311 (1997).

Resolving the Subsidiary Director's Dilemma, 47 Hastings L.J. 287 (1996).

Review Essay, A Square Peg in a Vicious Circle: Stephen Breyer's Optimistic Prescription for the Regulatory Mess, 32 Harv. J. on Legis. 473 (1995).

Truth in Savings and the Failure of Legislative Methodology, 62 U. Cinn. L. Rev. 1282 (1994) (translated into Chinese for use in a legislation education project funded by the United Nations Development Programme).

Note, Drunk Driving and the Alcoholic Offender: A New Approach to an Old Problem, 12 Am. J. L. & Med. (1987).

Book Chapters:

The Magic of Money and Banking, in Harry Potter and the Law (Franklin D. Snyder, ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2010).

On Death and Magic: Law, Necromancy and the Great Beyond, in Law and Magic (Christine Corcos, ed. Carolina Academic Press, 2010).

Book Contributions:

Economic Sanctions, (Michael P. Malloy, ed., Edward Elgar, 2014, part of the series The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Mark Blaug, ed.) [reprinting Are There Any Checks and Balances on the Government’s Power to Check our Balances? The Fate of Financial Privacy in the War on Terror, 14 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 517 (2005)].

Law and Entrepreneurship (Robert Litan & Anthony Luppino, eds., Edward Elgar, 2013) [reprinting Of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Toward a Public Policy That Supports New Venture Formation, in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies: The Role of Law, 27-47 (2012) and Teaching Business Lawyering in Law Schools: A Candid Assessment of the Challenges and Some Suggestions for Moving Ahead, 78 UMKC Law Review, 429-453 (2009)].

Techniques for Teaching Law 2 (Steve Friedland, Gerry Hess, Michael Schwartz & Sophie Sparrow, 2011) [reprinting Using the Examination as a Teaching Tool, The Law Teacher (fall, 2003)].

Bank Mergers in North America: Comparing the Approaches in the United States and Canada, in Bank Mergers: Issues and Cases (Jayshree Bose, ed., ICFAI Books, 2006) [reprinting 18 Transnat'l Law. 245 (2005)].

Contributor, Teaching the Law School Curriculum (Steven Friedland & Gerald Hess, eds. Carolina Press, 2004).

Cross-Border Bank Branching Under the NAFTA: Public Choice and the Law of Corporate Groups, in NAFTA: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (Folsom, Gordon & Lopez eds., West, 2000) [reprinting 13 CONN. J. INT'L L. 257 (1999) in substantial part].

Resolving the Subsidiary Director's Dilemma, in THE BEST IN D&O DUTIES AND LIABILITIES (Kathryn Schoenbrun, ed., Bowne & Co., 1997) [reprinting 47 HASTINGS L.J. 287 (1996)]. 

OTHER LEGAL PUBLICATIONS

Forward: Establishing a Firm Foundation for the Small Law Practice, 37 Western New England L. Rev 129 (2015).

Report, Connecticut Bar Association Task Force on the Future of Legal Education and Standards of Admission, 2014 (contributor).

Rusty’s Custom Rides -- B, 2013 (business school case study) in circulation (co-authored with Dr. Harlan Spotts and Dr. James McKeon).

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, eLaw Website, Developer of Content and Member, Editorial Board (2008-present).

Newsletter, ABA Task Force on Director & Officer Liability, 2005 - 2007.

Learning Business Law by Doing It: Real Transactions in Law School Clinics, Business Law Today, vol. 14, no.1, Sept./Oct. 2004 at 53.

Using the Examination as a Teaching Tool, The Law Teacher (Fall, 2003).

Privacy Protection: Notices Designed to Fail, W. Mass. L. Trib., Mar. 27 - Apr. 2, 2002, at 15.

Deadlock and the Death Tax: The Estate Tax is Dead; Long Live the Estate Tax, W. Mass. L. Trib., Nov. 1-8, 2000, at 1.

Introduction to Federal and Maine Banking Regulation (PESI, 1990).

Maine Loan Documentation for the Commercial Lender (PESI, 1990) (co-author with Rick Lawrence, Esq. & Blaine Boudreau).

COMPUTER ASSISTED LEGAL INSTRUCTION (CALI) LESSONS

Authority: Actual, Apparent, and Inherent (2002, rev. 2014).

Mechanics of Incorporation and Defective Incorporation (2002, rev. 2014).

The Ultra Vires Doctrine (2002, rev. 2014).

Liability of Agent to Third Parties: On the Contract and Warranty of Authority (2002, rev. 2014) (co-authored with John Matheson).

The Master/Servant Relationship (2004, rev. 2015).

Piercing the Corporate Veil (2004, rev. 2015).

Authority of Partners to Bind the Partnership (2005, rev. 2015).

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Federal District Court of the District of Massachusetts, Western Division
    -   Merit Selection Panel for Magistrate Judge Vacancy (2014)

Connecticut Bar Association
   -   Future of Legal Education and Standards of Admission Task Force (2013-2014)

American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  -   Business Law Education Committee 
        - Chair (2007-2010).
        -   Vice Chair (2004 - 2007)
        -   Chair, Publications Subcommittee (2004-2008)
        -   Technology Liaison (2010-present)
  -   Task Force on Director and Officer Liability 
        -   Co-Chair, New Developments Subcommittee

American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
  -   Chair, Committee on Adjunct Faculty (2008-13).
  -   Member, Sabbatical Site Inspection Teams, spring 2008, spring 2009
  -   Chair, Sabbatical Site Inspection Team, spring 2010, spring 2012

American Bar Association
  -   Member, Advisory Committee to the Standing Committee on Substance Abuse (Presidential appointee).

Association of American Law Schools
  -   Section on Transactional Law & Skills
      -   Immediate Past Chair, 2014; Chair 2013; Chair-Elect 2012
      -   Secretary 2011
      -   Executive Committee, 2011-present.
  -   Section on Agency, Partnership, LLC's & Unincorporated Associations
       -  Executive Committee 2006 - 2011
  -   Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services
       -   Executive Committee, 1997 - 2007.

Law School Admission Council, Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process Subcommittee (2015 – present).

National Conference of Bar Examiners, Multistate Essay Exam , Drafter, 2002-03, 2003-04.

Working Group Comprehensive Revision of Massachusetts Business Corporation Law, 2001.
 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Common Ground Inclusive Leadership Award, 2013.

Fulbright Specialist Roster, 2009-present.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation grant recipient for development of eLaw Website (2008-09)

American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2007-present.

Professor of the Year, Western New England University School of Law, 2002-2003.

CALI Business Organizations Fellow, 2001-2002.

Kennedy Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1998-1999.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Scholarly Presentations:

Presenter, “What’s Law Got to Do with it? The power of brand and corporate culture in a battle between managers and directors,” at Market Basket Online Mini-Symposium, New England Law | Boston, Boston, MA, June 24, 2016

Presenter, “It’s the Little Things that Make Law Such a Big Deal: Identifying and Eliminating Barriers to New Business Formation,” at National Business Law Scholars Conference, Seton Hall Law School, Newark, NJ, June 5, 2015.

“Legal Support of Incubating Businesses: What, When, Who and Where? at Symposium: Incubators: Function and Future, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, OH, Mar. 29, 2013.

It’s the Little Things that Make Law Such a Big Deal: Identifying and Eliminating Barriers to New Business Formation, at Annual Meeting, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), New Orleans, LA, Jan. 15, 2012 [peer-reviewed].

“Of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Toward a Public Policy That Supports New Venture Formation,” at “Evolving Economies: The Role of Law in Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX, Apr. 1, 2011.

"Wilkes v. Springside Nursing Home, Inc.: The Backstory,” at the Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship 5th Annual Conference: “Fiduciary Duties in the Closely-Held Business 35 Years After Wilkes v. Springside Nursing Home," at Western New England University School of Law, Oct. 15, 2010.

“Criminal Sanctions in Corporate Governance: A Comparative Examination of French and American Approaches to the Misuse of Corporate Assets,” at the Seventh Annual International Conference on Law at the Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece. July 19-22, 2010.

"The Kauffman Foundation’s eLaw Website Scholarship Materials – First Year Progress Report," at the Ninth Annual Transactional Law Clinic Conference and Workshop held at the Arizona State University College of Law, Scottsdale, AZ, Apr. 30, 2010.

"Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship 4th Annual Conference: Women, Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship," conference coordinator and moderator of a panel "Access to Financial Capital,” Western New England University School of Law, Oct. 23, 2009.

Presenter, "Entrepreneurship Scholarship and the Kauffman Foundation’s eLaw Website Development Project," at the Eighth Annual Transactional Law Clinic Conference and Workshop, the George Washington University Law School, Apr. 24, 2009.

Panelist, “Harry Potter and the Law,” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Apr. 4, 2009, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA.

“Looking for Lessons from the US:  Deregulation, Market Failure and Government Intervention – What Have we Learned?” at “Banking Law Conference: Is the Bank Crisis also a Crisis in Banking Law?” at Free University of Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 22, 2008.

Commenter on Jonathan Macey’s presentation “The Federal Banking Bailout: Success or Failure?” at Western New England University School of Law, Federalist Society, Nov. 11, 2008.

"Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship 3rd Annual Conference: Current Issues in Entrepreneurship and Community Economic Development," conference coordinator and moderator of a panel "Looking Ahead: Political Outcomes and Policy Implications,” at Western New England University School of Law, Oct. 17, 2008.

“Why Comparative Corporate Law Matters,” at “Perspectives on International Law and Comparative Law,” University of Paris X (Nanterre), France, June 16, 2008. 

Commenter on David Reiss’s article “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Public Mission: Are the Benefits Worth the Risk?” at University of Connecticut’s 2008 Junior Scholars’ Workshop on Banking and Consumer Financial Services Law, May 28, 2008

“In re Disney and Its Aftermath,” presented at a panel discussion entitled “Executive Compensation and Golden Parachutes – a Comparative Look at a Common Problem,” at the University of Paris X (Nanterre), France, June 20, 2007.

Conference coordinator and moderator of a panel “Fringe Banking and the Community – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” as part of the “Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship 2nd Annual Conference: Current Issues in Community Development," at Western New England University School of Law, Mar. 30, 2007.

Discussant on Brett Freundenberg’s article, "What have been driving hybrid business forms and will Australia follow?" AALS Section on Agency, Partnership, LLCs and Unincorporated Business Associations, program entitled “What Can Theoretical Perspectives Add to Our Understanding of Unincorporated Business Associations?,” AALS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Jan. 4, 2007.

Conference coordinator and moderator of a panel entitled “The Future of the Community Reinvestment Act,” as part of the “Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship 1st Annual Conference: Current Issues in Community Development," at Western New England University School of Law, Mar. 24, 2006.

“Comparing Canadian and American Approaches to Large Bank Mergers,” at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Law & Economics Association, University of Toronto, Sept. 23-24, 2005.

“Bank Merger Guidelines in the United States and Canada,” at the University of the Pacific–McGeorge School of Law as part of a symposium entitled "International Financial Services: Diverse Approaches in a Globalized Environment", Nov. 5, 2004

“The Changing Face of Parent and Subsidiary Corporations: Entity Versus Enterprise Liability” at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Moderator of panel on financial holding companies, Oct. 21, 2004.

"Money Laundering: Striking a Balance Between Privacy and Security,” as part of a symposium entitled "Balancing Security and Liberty in the New Century" at Temple University, Oct. 15, 2004.

Bankers on the Front Lines – The Anti-Money Laundering Measures in the USA PATRIOT Act delivered at Western New England University School of Law as part of a program addressing the legal responses to terrorism, Sept. 20, 2002.

"The Political Economy of Canada's 'Widely Held' Rule for Large Banks," presented at the Annual Meeting Canadian Law & Economics Association, University of Toronto, Sept. 28-29, 2001.

“Financial Holding Company Liability After Gramm-Leach-Bliley,” presented at a conference on Financial Modernization After Gramm-Leach-Bliley at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, May 18, 2001.

“Applying the Massachusetts Low to Moderate Income Housing Act in Rural Communities – The Perspective of the local Zoning Board of Appeals,” presented at a Conference on Increasing Affordable Housing and Regional Housing Opportunity, Western New England University School of Law, Dec. 10, 1999.

"Banking in North America: Public Choice vs. Public Policy," presented at the Annual Meeting Canadian Law & Economics Association, University of Toronto, Sept. 26, 1998.

“Control in Corporate Groups – A Global View,” presented a paper examining the differences in bank regulation among the NAFTA countries, especially relating to industry structure, and the implications of those differences for trade policy, held at the University of Connecticut, Apr. 3-4, 1998.

Presentations on Legal Pedagogy:

Co-Presenter with Esther Barron, Praveen Kosuri, Anthony Luppino and Karl Okamoto, “Using the Other ‘Case Method’ for Teaching Transactional Skills,” presented at “Method in the Madness: The Art and Science of Teaching transactional Law and Skills,” at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, June 11, 2016.

Co-Presenter. “Using the Other ‘Case Method’ for Teaching Transactional Skills” at 15th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference, University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD, April 29, 2016.

Moderator and Facilitator, Deans’ Break-out Session on Faculty and Staff Matters, AALS Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 8, 2016.

Panelist, “Innovations in Transactional Law and Skills Pedagogy,” AALS Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 7, 2016.

Co-Presenter with Dana Malkus, Usha Rodrigues, and Scott Stevenson, “The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Teaching Students About Risk Allocation,” at “Preparing the Transactional Lawyer: From Doctrine to Practice,” at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2, 2012.

Co-Presenter with Dr. Harlan Spotts, “Case Study: Rusty’s Custom Cycles,” at the Annual Meeting of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), New Orleans, LA, January 15, 2012 [peer-reviewed submission].

Presenter, “Quantifying the Pedagogical Value of an Integrated Business and Law Outreach Approach,” at Research and Pedagogical Trends in Entrepreneurship Education, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, May 12, 2011.

Why do Interdisciplinary Work in Entrepreneurship?at the session on the Law & Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Hilton Head, SC (via Skype), Jan. 13, 2011.

Poster Presentation, “The Kauffman Foundation’s eLaw Project: An online Community for Scholars and Teachers,” at Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), San Francisco, CA, Jan. 7, 2011,

“The Making of a Deal Lawyer,” presentation to law faculty at University of Northern Kentucky Chase School of Law, Highland Heights, KY, Sept. 15, 2010.

“What Every Business Lawyer Should Know (But probably Won’t Learn in Law School),” presentation to law students at University of Northern Kentucky Chase School of Law, Highland Heights, KY, Sept. 15, 2010.

“Using Transactions to Teach Secured Transactions,” presented at “Transactional Education: What’s Next” as part of a panel entitled “Upper-level Courses: Three Exemplars,” at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, June 5, 2010.

“Playing Well With Others: Lessons Learned about Interdisciplinary Work,” presented at “Transactional Education: What’s Next” on panel “Interdisciplinary Transactional Courses,” at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, June 4, 2010.

“Putting Business into Business Law,” at the Ninth Annual Transactional Law Clinic Conference and Workshop at Arizona State University College of Law, Scottsdale, AZ, Apr. 30, 2010.

“What Every New Business Lawyer Needs to Know (But Probably Didn’t Learn in Law School),” at ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 31, 2009.

“Telling Business Stories,” presented at “Once Upon a Legal Time: Developing the Skills of  Storytelling in Law,” City University, London, UK, July 20, 2007.

“So You Want to Be an Adjunct Law Professor…,” presented at the Spring Meeting of the Section on Business Law, American Bar Association, Washington, DC, Mar. 18, 2007.

“Interdisciplinary Opportunities at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Fourth Annual Meeting of Law School Transactional & Small Business Clinic Educators, , Apr. 15, 2005.

“Curriculum: Teaching Materials and Methodology” at University of Pennsylvania Law School, Third Annual Meeting of Law School Small Business Clinic Educators, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Apr. 16, 2004.

“Some Points About PowerPoint,” Presenter, AALS Annual Meeting Workshop on Technology and Pedagogy, Atlanta, GA, Jan. 3, 2004.

“Teaching GameBoy-ers: PowerPoint, CALI Lessons, Excel and Developing Synergies With Research,” with Nicholas Georgakopoulos, delivered at the 2003 Annual Conference for Law School Computing at Duke University Law School, June19-21, 2003.

“Starting a Business Law Clinic to Serve Real Clients” at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, as part of the Second Annual Meeting of Law School Small Business Clinic Educators, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, Apr. 25, 2003.

"Improving Editorial Review of CALI Lessons," 2002 Annual Conference for Law School Computing, panelist in discussion of methods to improve the effectiveness of editorial review of computer-based law instruction lessons, held at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, June 20-22, 2002.

“Using the Exam as a Teaching Tool,” presented at an AALS Conference on New Ideas for Experienced Teachers, Calgary, Alberta (presentation was selected by organizers from thirty-seven proposals submitted by law faculty nationwide), June 12, 2001.

Public Presentations:

Presenter, “Introduction to Law School and the Legal Profession,” Westfield State University Pre-Law Society, Westfield, MA, March 24, 2016.

Presenter, “Introduction to Law School and the Legal Profession,” Smith College Career Services Office, Northampton, MA, March 7, 2016.

Presenter, “Introduction to Legal Analysis and Legal Reasoning,” Western New England University Mini Law School, Springfield, MA, October 20, 2015.

Guest Lecturer, “Introduction to Law School and the Legal Profession,” Western New England University LA 100 First Year Seminar, September 30, 2015.

Presenter, “Introduction to Law School and the Legal Profession,” Smith College Career Services Office, Northampton, MA, April 1, 2015.

Presenter, “Legal Analysis and Legal Reasoning,” Western New England University Mini Law School, Springfield, MA, February 10, 2015.

Presenter, “Avoiding the Most Common Small Business Legal Mistakes,” co-presented with Michele Feinstein and Prof. Robert Statchen at the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, Springfield, MA, November 18, 2014.

Presenter, “Entrepreneurial Resources,” presented at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, Suffield, CT, August 20, 2014.

Presenter, “Advice to my Younger Self,” at Springfield Sci-Tech Magnet High School in the Junior Achievement Speaker Series, Apr. 7, 2014.

“Top Ten Legal Mistakes of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs,” at the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Hyannis, MA, Sept. 10, 2012.

“Meet the Millennials,” Springfield Rotary Club, Springfield, MA, July 28, 2011.

“Saint Patrick, Entrepreneur,” Westfield Chamber of Commerce St. Patrick’s Breakfast, Westfield, MA, Mar. 18, 2011.

“Working with Millennials,” presenter at Common Ground Transformational-Inclusive Leadership Workshop and Forum, Springfield, MA, March 4, 2011.

Guest lecturer, “Top Ten Legal Problems of Small Businesses,” presented to Holyoke Community College, Entrepreneurship class and Entrepreneurship Club, Holyoke, MA, November 17, 2010.

Presenter, “Top Ten List: Legal Mistakes of Small Businesses,” presented to Westfield (MA) Business Improvement District, Oct. 6, 2010.

Debater, versus Dr. Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute, “Schumpeter’s Theory of the End of Capitalism: Is Obama Destroying Capitalism?” presented by the Federalist Society, Western New England University School of Law, Sept. 16, 2010 (refuting the claim).

Online webinar on “Incorporating Your Business – LLC’s, S Corps, and Everything Else,” at the Scibelli Enterprise Center at Springfield Technical Community College, June 9, 2010.

“Choosing a Legal Entity for a Start-up Company,” workshop presented to Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund clients at Open Square in Holyoke, MA, Oct. 14, 2009.

"Top Ten Legal Mistakes of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs," for high school teachers involved in the YES! (Young Entrepreneurial Scholars) at the Scibelli Enterprose Center, Springfield, MA, Mar. 27, 2008.

"Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs," for high scool students in the entrepreneurship course at Wilbraham and Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA, Dec. 10, 2007. 

"Legal Consideration in the Sale of a Business," Entrepreneurial Workshop at the Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship, Scibelli Enterprise Center, Springfield, MA, Sept. 13, 2007. 

“How to Determine Legal Entity,” How-To Entrepreneurship Institute, Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship, Western New England University, Springfield MA, Oct. 27, 2006.

"Avoiding Business Legal Mistakes," for grade-school students in the Academy Hill School Entrepreneurship Enrichment Cluster, Springfield, MA, Mar. 27-28, 2007.

“Choosing an Appropriate Business Entity,” Entrepreneurial Workshop at the Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship, Scibelli Enterprise Center, Springfield MA, Oct. 10, 2006.

“Legal Issues: What You Need to Know to Start and Grow Your Own Business,” Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, Collegiate Entrepreneurship Conference, Springfield, MA, Oct. 21, 2005.

“Entrepreneurship Education Joint Ventures,” Presenter, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, Springfield, Mass., Oct. 13, 2003.

“Introduction to American Business Entities,” Guest Lecturer, Yale English Language Institute, invited to address group of foreign lawyers and LL.M. students about basic US corporate and securities issues, July 14, 2003.

“Representing the Penobscots – An Outsider’s View, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Panel on Native American Development at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University, Nov. 19, 1998.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Legal Practice Experience:

Attorney (6/86 - 6/91)
Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, Portland, Maine
Member of the corporate/commercial department of Maine’s third largest firm with national, regional, and local clients. Practice regularly included advising entrepreneurs on matters of organization, planning, and acquisitions.  Significant work involved securities law, commercial lending, and banking regulatory matters.  Exceptional projects included participating in the representation of:

  • Georgia-Pacific as Maine counsel in its hostile tender offer for Great Northern Nekoosa;
  • American Home Products in its takeover of American Cyanamid;
  • Suffield Financial Corporation against its Maine banking subsidiary which was attempting to assert its independence;
  • First NH Banks, Inc. in establishing First NH Bank of Maine, a de novo state-chartered bank under Maine's interstate banking law; and
  • The Penobscot Indian Nation during a period of intense tribal political upheaval.

Practice Oriented Publications:

Co-Editor, eNewsletter on Director & Officer Liability, ABA Task Force on Director & Officer Liability, Summer 2005-07.

Privacy Protection: Notices Designed to Fail, W. Mass. L. Trib., Mar. 27 - Apr. 2, 2002, at 15.

Deadlock and the Death Tax: The Estate Tax is Dead; Long Live the Estate Tax, W. Mass. L. Trib., Nov. 1-8, 2000, at 1.

Introduction to Federal and Maine Banking Regulation (1990).

Maine Loan Documentation for the Commercial Lender 1990 (co-author with Rick Lawrence & Blaine Boudreau). 

Practice Oriented Presentations:

Presenter, “Firm Foundations: Managing the Small Firm and the Individual Practitioner,” Western New England University Law Review Symposium, Springfield, MA, Mar. 26, 2014.

“Things Every Business Lawyer Should Know (But Probably Won’t Learn in Law School),” at ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Aug. 3, 2012.

“Innovations in Transactional Law Teaching,” Massachusetts Bar Association, Business Law Section, Mar. 27, 2012.

Panelist, “Business Ownership Forum: Owning a Franchise as a Career Alternative, Investment, or Both,” presented at the Scibelli Enterprise Center, Springfield, MA, Nov. 16, 2011.

“What Every Business Lawyer Should Know (But Probably Didn’t Learn in Law School),” presentation to law students at University of Northern Kentucky Chase School of Law, Highland Heights, KY, Sept. 15, 2010.

“What Every New Business Lawyer Needs to Know,” at ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 31, 2009.

“It Is a Small World After All: Cultural Competency and the Business Lawyer,” moderator, Spring Meeting ABA Section on Business Law, Vancouver, BC, Apr. 16, 2009.

“Training Well by Doing Good: Using Pro Bono to Train Business Lawyers,” presenter, Spring Meeting, ABA Section on Business Law, Dallas, Texas, Apr. 10, 2008.

“Common Law Contracts and Sales,” Massachusetts District Court Judges’ Annual Conference, Williamstown, MA, June 22, 2006.

“At the Intersection of Knowledge Management and Associate Development: Using Technology to Help Train Business Lawyers,” program chair and moderator, Spring Meeting, ABA Business Law Section, Tampa, FL, Apr. 6-9, 2006. 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Community Legal Aid, Board Member (2013-present).
Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. Committee on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (2013- present).
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Plan for Progress (2011-present).
Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative Advising Committee, (2005-present, Member).
Springfield Enterprise Center Advisory Board (2003-13, Board Member).
Gill-Montague Education Fund, Inc. (1994-2001, Founding Board Member and Secretary).
Town of Gill, Mass., Zoning Board of Appeals (1992-1999, Secretary).
Town of Gill, Mass., Finance Committee (1992-96, Secretary).
WNMH Radio, On-air Program Host, Radio Free Northfield (1991-97).

BAR ADMISSIONS

Member of the Maine and Massachusetts Bars.

Teaching

  • Teaching

    Teaching Overview

Subjects and Classroom Method

My teaching covers business topics generally, ranging from Corporate Finance and Business Planning to Banking Law and Secured Transactions.  Courses recently taught include:

Business Organizations
Business Planning: Advising Entrepreneurs
Small Business Clinic
Contracts
Secured Transactions
Transactional Lawyering Seminar
Regulation of Financial Services

My classroom strategies vary depending on the type of course. In big, required, courses like contracts and business organizations, I use a modified Socratic approach in my teaching. I aim to engage the students in a conversation without intimidating them. In upper level electives, I generally incorporate some element of practice simulation, usually drawn from case files I have prepared to illustrate the issues in the course.

In all my courses I try to bring lawyering skills into the classroom and often make students work through cases by engaging in role-playing exercises. I also believe that technology can be a helpful  teaching tool and have been integrating CALI lessons and PowerPoint presentations into my classroom. I use West Publishing's TWEN course management system to post assignments, materials use in class and daily "interesting tid-bits" for further, optional enrichment reading.

In addition to my service at Western New England, I have also taught a course in comparative corporate law several times as a Visiting Professor at the Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense in France and at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. In the spring of 2012 I delivered a series of lectures in Chongqing China at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law as a Fulbright Specialist. It is a truism that the world has become a very small place. Certainly, business law and business transactions routinely span international borders. I have written several articles focusing on international or comparative law, and have spoken at events in France, Greece, Belgium, England, and Canada. Some of my experiences teaching in France are chronicled in an alumni news article available here.

In 2003, I was honored when my students elected me as Professor of the Year. On a faculty where teaching is so highly valued, I felt that was a special honor  Listed below are links to the Introtuctory Remarks at the awards presentation, the write-up in the student newspaper, Lex Brevis, and the official press release from our Department of Marketing and Communications.

Introductory Remarks by Tamara Barnett

Article in Lex Brevis

Official Press Release

To learn more about my approach to teaching click below:

Dean Gouvin's teaching philosophy:

I believe students come to law school expecting to enter the legal profession. They do not, in general, plan to become law professors. I try to keep that in mind as I design my courses. I strive to provide the balance between theory and practice necessary to give my students a truly professional education. When I think about professional education, the ideal that I have in mind is the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. I spent my sabbatical there in 1998-1999 and was impressed by the way the school melded the conceptual and the practical. The Kennedy School is by no means a vocational school, but it is an institution that does not lose sight of the fact that it is educating students to take their place in the public arena. It prepares students to play a role in the real world, to make changes to that world, and to respond to changes in that world by helping students create useful mental models of how the world works -- models that are informed by theory, of course, but which are grounded in experience.

Law schools would do well to emulate that approach. That is not to say that law schools should be glorified CLE programs. Far from it. Lawyers need a theoretical foundation in order to understand the law and the lawyer's role in it. They need to know where the law came from and where it might go next. They need a conceptual framework to assess whether a given change in the law makes sense or is misguided. Without a view of the legal forest lawyers will certainly get lost in the trees. Indeed, I often tell my students that there are few things more practical than a good theory. 

That being said, however, law schools should not lose sight of the fact that they are preparing students to enter the legal profession. A student who is conversant in, say, economics and law, but who cannot draft a contract has not received a professional education. The student may have received a wonderful graduate-school type education, as the intersection of law and economics is a fascinating area to explore, but it would not be a professional education without the additional piece of knowing what lawyers can do with that knowledge.

In some law schools professors either don't know or don't care enough about the subjects they teach to provide that last dimension of showing how theory plays out in the real world. Luckily, I do know of what I speak. I know the challenges and rewards of being a business lawyer. I practiced law for five years before entering the professorial ranks. I have run the Small Business Clinic. I am actively involved in the ABA. I serve on small business advisory boards at a local business incubator. I run the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

In addition, I actually care about the courses I teach. Indeed, I think the subjects I teach are the most interesting and important subjects in the curriculum. I find the business law material to be fascinating in part because there are so many interesting stories behind the cases. I love those stories, like the clash of wills between the Dodge brothers and Henry Ford, or the strained relationship between Mssrs. Meinhard and Salmon, or the labor strife between the fishermen and the cannery owners in the Alaska Packers case. I share these stories with my students to spark their interest in the cases as fascinating slices of life. I want them to see that business law is first and foremost about relationships. The relationships are set in the context of business transactions, but they are relationships nevertheless.

Because I care about my subjects and think they are important, I want my students to learn these subjects. I know that it will not be obvious to my students just how interesting and important these subjects are. One of my goals is to get them to see that point. To do so, I try to make the material accessible at the outset and then proceed to develop an appreciation for the more sophisticated points. 

     The first part of the formula – accessibility –  is crucial. If the students do not feel invited into the discussion at the beginning they will not be part of the more sophisticated analysis that comes later. In corporate and commercial law courses many bright students lack the business context necessary to feel truly comfortable with the material. I take pains to give the students a primer in business principles as they learn the legal material. I have found that students are much more likely to build a sophisticated mental model of corporate or commercial law if they have some understanding of the economics of the underlying transactions. 

The second part -- appreciation -- requires that students use the material in a sophisticated way to gain expertise. While at the outset I deliberately break down the jargon into digestible bites, I also expect students to do something with that information. I expect them to construct a model of the law using the cases, statutes, and concepts as building blocks. I believe that students need a theoretical framework in order to build their mental model. With a sound theoretical underpinning (often law and economics serves this role for me) students can make sense of new information as it arrives and put it into place in an overall understanding of the course. Theory allows students to appreciate topics beyond the basics. My scholarship allows me to bring theory into the classroom to illuminate those nuanced points.

I do not believe, however, that a good theory is enough. I strive to provide real world context in my courses and to raise ethical issues for the class to address. Almost all my classes use problems as instructional materials. Beyond the in class problems, for the past several years I have been developing a testing technique based on the case file concept. I prepare a document package for the class that simulates the kind of file they will encounter in law practice. I hand it out to the class during the term with time for the students to digest the material and ask questions about it. Then, on the last day of class I give the students additional facts and issues to address in the take-home examination they must prepare. To learn more about this testing method, click here.

While I try to bring the experience of practicing law into my large classrooms by using role playing exercises and have taught courses that are based on simulated client representation, I have found that there is no substitute for live client contact when it comes to professional education. I developed the Small Business Clinic at Western New England University School of Law to provide my business law students with the kind of clinical experience that we have been providing to litigation-oriented law students for a long time. 

The clinic is one of the cornerstone programs of the Western New England University Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. In addition to serving clients in the community, the Small Business Clinic often provides legal services to the businesses in the incubators located at the Scibelli Enterprise Center. As a capstone experience for a law student about to finish law school the clinic is a great way to synthesize the learning with the practice.

Dean Gouvin's Scholarship

Books and Supplements:

ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, Committee on Adjunct Faculty, Best Practices Report on the Use of Adjunct Faculty (editor and contributor, 2011).

Co-author with Phillip BlumbergKurt Strasser, & Nicholas Georgakopoulos, The Law of Corporate Groups: Jurisdiction, Practice and Procedure (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2007).

Co-author with Phillip BlumbergKurt Strasser, & Nicholas GeorgakopoulosBlumberg on Corporate Groups, 2d ed. (Aspen Law & Business, 2004).

Co-author with Phillip Blumberg and Kurt Strasser, The Law of Corporate Groups: Statutory Law – Specific, Supplements (Aspen Law & Business, 2000, 2001 & 2002). 

Book Chapters:

The Magic of Money and Banking, in Harry Potter and the Law (Franklin D. Snyder, ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2010).

On Death and Magic: Law, Necromancy and the Great Beyond, in Law and Magic (Christine Corcos, ed. Carolina Academic Press, 2010).

Law Review and Journal Articles:

Criminal Sanctions in Corporate Governance: A Comparative Examination of French and American Approaches to the Misuse of Corporate Assets [work in progress].

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Teaching Students About Risk Allocation (co-authored with Dana Malkus, Usha Rodrigues, and Scott Stevenson), forthcoming 15 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 319 (2013)(invited symposium contribution).

Of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Toward a Public Policy That Supports New Venture Formation, in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies: The Role of Law, (Megan M. Carpenter, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012)[reprinted in Law and Entrepreneurship (Robert Litan & Anthony Luppino, eds., Edward Elgar, 2013)](invited symposium contribution).

Wilkes v. Springside Nursing Home, Inc.: The Backstory, 33 W. New Eng. L. REV 581 (2011)(invited symposium contribution).

Interdisciplinary Transactional Courses, 12 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 101 (2010) (co-authored with Robert Statchen, Anthony J. Luppino, and William A. Kell,)(invited symposium contribution).

Upper-Level Courses: Three Exemplars, 12 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 377 (2010) (co-authored with Mark Fagan, Tamar Frankel, and Kathy Z. Heller)(invited symposium contribution).

Teaching Business Lawyering in Law Schools: A Candid Assessment of the Challenges and Some Suggestions for Moving Ahead, 78 UMKC L. REV. 429 (2009)[reprinted in Law and Entrepreneurship (Robert Litan & Anthony Luppino, eds., Edward Elgar, 2013)](invited symposium contribution).

Forward: Entrepreneurship in a Flat, Green, Cash-Strapped World, 31 W. New Eng. L. REV 581 (2009)(invited symposium contribution).

Forward: Entrepreneurship, Race, and the Current Environment for Community Economic Development, 30 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 1 (2007)(invited symposium contribution).

Forward: Law, Business and Economic Development -- Current Issues and Age-Old Battles, 29 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 1 (2006)(invited symposium contribution).

Are There Any Checks and Balances on the Government’s Power to Check our Balances? The Fate of Financial Privacy During the War on Terror, 14 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 517 (2005)(invited symposium contribution).

Bank Mergers in North America: Comparing the Approaches in the United States and Canada 18 Transnat’l Law. 245 (2005)(invited symposium contribution).

Radical Tax Reform, Municipal Finance, and the Conservative Agenda, 56 Rutgers L. Rev. 409 (2004).

Bringing Out the Big Guns: The USA PATRIOT Act, Money Laundering, and the War on Terrorism, 55 Baylor L. Rev. 101 (2003).

Financial Holding Company Liability After Gramm-Leach-Bliley, in Financial Modernization After Gramm-Leach-Bliley, 37-63 (Patricia A. McCoy ed., LexisNexis, 2002)(invited symposium contribution).

The Political Economy of Canada’Widely Held Rule for Large Banks, 32 Law & Pol’y Int’l Bus. (Georgetown) 391 (2001).

Rural Low-Income Housing and Massachusetts Chapter 40B: A Perspective from the Zoning Board of Appeals, 23 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 3 (2001)(invited symposium contribution).

Of Hungry Wolves and Horizontal Conflicts: Rethinking the Justification for Bank Holding Company Liability, 1999 U. Ill. L. Rev. 949 (1999).

Cross-Border Bank Branching Under the NAFTA: Public Choice and the Law of Corporate Groups 13 Conn. J. Int’l L. 257 (1999)(invited symposium contribution).

Banking in North America: The Triumph of Public Choice Over Public Policy , 32 Cornell Int. L.J. 1 (1998).

Shareholder Enforced Market Discipline: How Much is Too Much? 16 Ann. Rev. Banking L. 311 (1997).

Resolving the Subsidiary Director's Dilemma, 47 Hastings L.J. 287 (1996).

Review Essay, A Square Peg in a Vicious Circle: Stephen Breyer's Optimistic Prescription for the Regulatory Mess, 32 Harv. J. on Legis. 473 (1995).

Truth in Savings and the Failure of Legislative Methodology, 62 U. Cinn. L. Rev. 1282 (1994) (translated into Chinese for use in a legislation education project funded by the United Nations Development Programme).

Note, Drunk Driving and the Alcoholic Offender: A New Approach to an Old Problem, 12 Am. J. L. & Med. (1987).

Book Contributions:

Techniques for Teaching Law 2 (Steve Friedland, Gerry Hess, Michael Schwartz & Sophie Sparrow, 2011) [reprinting Using the Examination as a Teaching Tool, The Law Teacher (fall, 2003)].

Bank Mergers in North America: Comparing the Approaches in the United States and Canada, in Bank Mergers: Issues and Cases (Jayshree Bose, ed., ICFAI Books, 2006) [reprinting 18 Transnat'l Law. 245 (2005)].

Contributor, Teaching the Law School Curriculum (Steven Friedland & Gerald Hess, eds. Carolina Press, 2004).

Cross-Border Bank Branching Under the NAFTA: Public Choice and the Law of Corporate Groups, in NAFTA: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (Folsom, Gordon & Lopez eds., West, 2000) [reprinting 13 CONN. J. INT'L L. 257 (1999) in substantial part].

Resolving the Subsidiary Director's Dilemma, in THE BEST IN D&O DUTIES AND LIABILITIES (Kathryn Schoenbrun, ed., Bowne & Co., 1997) [reprinting 47 HASTINGS L.J. 287 (1996)]. 

OTHER LEGAL PUBLICATIONS

Report, Connecticut Bar Association Task Force on the Future of Legal Education and Standards of Admission, 2014 (contributor).

Rusty’s Custom Rides -- B, 2013 (business school case study) in circulation (co-authored with Dr. Harlan Spotts and Dr. James McKeon).

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, eLaw Website, Developer of Content and Member, Editorial Board (2008-present).

Newsletter, ABA Task Force on Director & Officer Liability, 2005 - 2007.

Learning Business Law by Doing It: Real Transactions in Law School Clinics, Business Law Today, vol. 14, no.1, Sept./Oct. 2004 at 53.

Using the Examination as a Teaching Tool, The Law Teacher (Fall, 2003).

Privacy Protection: Notices Designed to Fail, W. Mass. L. Trib., Mar. 27 - Apr. 2, 2002, at 15.

Deadlock and the Death Tax: The Estate Tax is Dead; Long Live the Estate Tax, W. Mass. L. Trib., Nov. 1-8, 2000, at 1.

Introduction to Federal and Maine Banking Regulation (PESI, 1990).

Maine Loan Documentation for the Commercial Lender (PESI, 1990) (co-author with Rick Lawrence, Esq. & Blaine Boudreau).

Center For Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

Dean Gouvin has been involved with the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) for several years. He served as a member of the CALI Board of Editors form 1996 to 2008.  The Board of Editors reviews proposed new CALI lessons for content and usability. The reviews are anonymous and are intended to provide feedback to lesson authors in order to help them develop more effective lessons. The Board of Editors also reviews the existing library from time to time.

In 2001 he was selected to be a CALI Business Organizations Fellow as part of a team charged with developing a comprehensive set of CALI lessons in the area of Business Organizations.  The CALI Lessons he has authored are listed below (you will need a CALI password to access them):

Authority: Actual, Apparent, and Inherent (2002).  This lesson discusses the power that an agent (or apparent agent) has to affect the legal rights of the principal. In general, an agent or apparent agent may affect the principal's legal rights only to the extent that the agent possesses the authority or the power to do so. This lesson provides an introduction to the three basic types of authority--actual authority, apparent authority, and inherent agency power.

Mechanics of Incorporation and Defective Incorporation (2002).  This lesson examines the process of incorporation by allowing students to explore some typical articles of incorporation by clicking on hot spots. The lesson provides a guided tour through the various provisions of the articles of incorporation. The lesson also looks at what happens when the incorporation process is not carried out correctly.

The Ultra Vires Doctrine (2002).  This lesson provides an overview of the historical significance of the ultra vires doctrine, its subsequent decline in importance, and its modern status.

Liability of Agent to Third Parties: On the Contract and Warranty of Authority (2002) (coauthored with John Matheson). Ordinarily, when an agent acts on behalf of a principal the legal rights of the principal are affected, but the agent is not personally liable to third persons with whom he or she has dealt. This lesson looks at those somewhat unusual situations where the agent may be personally liable to third persons.

The Master/Servant Relationship (2004).  This lesson examines the creation of the master/servant relationship in agency law and contrasts that relationship with the status of independent contractor. The lesson provides an opportunity to think about why the distinction is important and how to tell whether a given relationship rises to the level of being a master/servant relationship or is merely an independent contractor relationship.

Piercing the Corporate Veil (2004).  This lesson provides both a theoretical and practical overview of the piercing the corporate veil doctrine and related theories for imposing the obligations of corporations on other legal actors such as shareholders or related corporate entities.

Authority of Partners to Bind the Partnership (2005).  This lessons examines the situations where a partner can bind the partnership in contract. Partners are both principals and agents for the partnership.  This relationship creates some interesting problems of agency law.

Professor Gouvin has also participated in the CALI Annual Conference for Law School Computing. In 2002 he was a panelist on the topic of “Improving Editorial Review of CALI Lessons,” discussing methods to improve the effectiveness of editorial review of computer-based law instruction lessons. In 2003 he presented a program entitled “Teaching GameBoy-ers: PowerPoint, CALI Lessons, Excel and Developing Synergies With Research,” with Prof. Nicholas Georgakopoulos. The program discussed ways for law professors to employ technology to serve pedagogical purposes instead of feeling like the technology has taken over the class.

Teaching Scholarship

I also believe that professors should take the role of teacher seriously enough to talk to other professors about what we do in class and why we do it. As I have grown as a teacher I have shared my experiences with colleagues by presenting topics at, or otherwise participating in, several conferences or programs devoted to pedagogy.

Co-presented session titled "Case Method for Teaching Transactional Skills: Extended Case Simulations" at the 15th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference, April 29, 2016.

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Teaching Students About Risk Allocation,” presented at “Preparing the Transactional Lawyer: From Doctrine to Practice,” at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, November 2, 2012.

Co-Presenter with Dr. Harlan Spotts, “Case Study: Rusty’s Custom Cycles,” at the Annual Meeting of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), New Orleans, LA, January 15, 2012 [peer-reviewed submission]. 

Presenter, “Quantifying the Pedagogical Value of an Integrated Business and Law Outreach Approach,” at Research and Pedagogical Trends in Entrepreneurship Education, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, May 12, 2011.

Presenter, “Why Do Interdisciplinary Work in Entrepreneurship?” at the session on the Law & Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Hilton Head, SC (via Skype), January 13, 2011.

Presenter, Poster Presentation, “The Kauffman Foundation’s eLaw Project: An Online Community for Scholars and Teachers,” at Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), San Francisco, CA, January 7, 2011,

Presenter, “The Making of a Deal Lawyer,” presentation to law faculty at University of Northern Kentucky Chase School of Law, Highland Heights, KY, September 15, 2010.

Presenter, “Using Transactions to Teach Secured Transactions,” presented at “Transactional Education: What’s Next” as part of a panel entitled “Upper-level Courses: Three Exemplars,” at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, June 5, 2010.

Presenter, Playing Well With Others: Lessons Learned about Interdisciplinary Work, presented at “Transactional Education: What’s Next” as part of a panel entitled “Interdisciplinary Transactional Courses,” at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, June 4, 2010.

Presenter, “Putting Business into Business Law,” at the 9th Annual Transactional Law Clinic Conference at Arizona State University College of Law, Scottsdale, AZ, April 30, 2010.

Presenter, “Telling Business Stories,” presented at “Once Upon a Legal Time: Developing the Skills of Storytelling in Law,” City University, London, UK, July 20, 2007.

Presenter, “So You Want to Be an Adjunct Law Professor…,” presented at the Spring Meeting of the Section on Business Law, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., March 18, 2007.

“Interdisciplinary Opportunities” at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, April 15, 2005, as part of the Fourth Annual Meeting of Law School Transactional & Small Business Clinic Educators.

"Top Ten Teaching Tips," Panelist at Western New England University School of Law, Faculty Colloquium on Teaching Methods, August 18, 2004.

“Curriculum: Teaching Materials and Methodology,” Panelist, at University of Pennsylvania Law School, April 16, 2004, as part of the Third Annual Meeting of Law School Small Business Clinic Educators, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

“Some Points About PowerPoint,” Presenter, AALS Annual Meeting Workshop on Technology and Pedagogy, Atlanta, GA, January 3, 2004.

“Entrepreneurship Education Joint Ventures,” PresenterNational Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, Springfield, Mass., October 13, 2003.

“Teaching GameBoy-ers: PowerPoint, CALI Lessons, Excel and Developing Synergies With Research,” Co-Presenter with Nicholas Georgakopoulos, delivered at the 2003 Annual Conference for Law School Computing at Duke University Law School, June19-21, 2003.

“Starting a Business Law Clinic to Serve Real Clients,” Panelist, at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, April 25, 2003, as part of the Second Annual Meeting of Law School Small Business Clinic Educators, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

12th Annual Conference for Law School Computing, Panelist in discussion of methods to improve the effectiveness of editorial review of computer-based law instruction lessons, held at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, June 20-22, 2002.

“Using the Exam as a Teaching Tool,” Presenter, AALS Conference on New Ideas for Experienced Teachers, Calgary, Alberta, June 12, 2001 (presentation was selected by organizers from thirty-seven proposals submitted by law faculty nationwide).

I have also written some short pieces addressing some topics of legal pedagogy:

Interdisciplinary Transactional Courses, 12 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 101 (2010) (conference proceedings co-authored with Robert Statchen, Anthony J. Luppino, and William A. Kell,).

Upper-Level Courses: Three Exemplars, 12 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 377 (2010) (conference proceedings co-authored with Mark Fagan, Tamar Frankel, and Kathy Z. Heller).

Teaching Business Lawyering in Law Schools: A Candid Assessment of the Challenges and Some Suggestions for Moving Ahead, 78 UMKC L. Rev. 429 (2009).

Learning to Swim by Getting in the Pool: Clinical Education for Business Lawyers, Business Law Today, vol. 14, no. 1, Sept./Oct. 2004 at 53.

Contributor, Teaching the Law School Curriculum (Steven Friedland & Gerald Hess, eds. Carolina Press, forthcoming 2004).

Using the Examination as a Teaching Tool, The Law Teacher (Fall, 2003).

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March 21, 2017, MassLive, featured in article, "Western New England University to discuss President Donald Trump and Small Business."

February 22, 2017, Springfield Republican, quoted in article, Bay Path University Signs Agreement with Western New England University School of Law     

January 9, 2017, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, quoted in article, "Current Deans: Homework Key to Applying for This Job."

October 28, 2016, MassLive, quoted in article, "Immigrants from over 20 countries become US citizens at Springfield Naturalization ceremony."

September 20, 2016, Springfield Republican, quoted in article, "Judge, mayor, EDC leader set for law school honors."

June 24, 2016, Springfield Republican, quoted in article, "Elms, WNE unite for 3+3 program."

June 22, 2016, MassLive, featured in article, "3 + 3 program now being offered through Elms College and Western New England University's School of Law."

April 27, 2016, Berkshire Eagle, featured in article, "MCLA joins with Western New England University to offer law degree path."

December 15, 2015, Business West, quoted in story "Law and Disorder: Attorneys Grapple with High Rates of Stress, Burnout."

November 18, 2015, Guest on the "Con$umer Toolbox" program, Springfield Public Access. 

November 11, 2015, Western Mass TV News, quoted in article, Western Mass News Investigates: cash vs. credit pricing, a story about credit card charges and discounts for paying in cash.

June 15, 2015, New England Public Radio, quoted in story "Massachusetts Highest Court Sides with Senate over Money Bill."

June 1, 2015, Business West, quoted in story "Degrees of Improvement."

May 27, 2015, New England Public Radio, quoted in "21st Century Lawmakers Need To Clarify Massachusetts 19th Century Law, Non-Profit Groups And Others Say."

April 24, 2015, MassLive, quotes in "Students' innovative ideas wow judges at Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative in Holyoke."

Winter, 2015, preLaw Magazine, quoted on tuition freeze at Western New England University School of Law in "Around the Nation" feature. 

January 26, 2015, Springfield Republican, quoted in story "Western New Engalnd Law students compete in National Law Student Tax Challenge."

August 12, 2014, Business West, quoted in story "Coping with a New Reality."

August 6, 2014, Springfield Republican Plus, quoted in the article "High School Students Attend Law School."

July 22, 2014, Business West, quoted in story "Kandace Kukas Joins Western New England University School of Law."

July 18, 2014, Daily Hampshire Gazette, quoted in the article "Debtor’s jail? South Hadley man describes day he was jailed in dispute over $508."

July 8, 2014, ABC40 interviewed for story "Springfield High School Students Learn About the Legal Field."

July 7, 2014, JD Journal, quoted in "Law Schools Worried About Lasting Effects of Recession."

July 6, 2014, Boston Sunday Globe, quoted in "Waning Ranks at Law Schools, Institutions Fear Effect Could be Lasting." 

June 10, 2014, MassLive.com/Springfield Republican, quoted in "Springfield students selected for Massachusetts Judicial Youth Corps internship program."

February 10, 2014, The Springfield Republican and Masslive.com, author of article "Outlook 2014: Western New England University Center for Innovation is part of region's 'entrepreneurial ecosystem.'"

January 7, 2014, Wall Street Journal, Lawblog, quoted in "More on the J.P. Morgan Settlement: A Look at the Bank Secrecy Act."

December 5, 2013, Rhode Island Lawyer's Weekly, quoted in the article "LSAT stats more promising for New England than nationwide." (requires subscription)

September 4, 2013, ABAJournal.com, "You know about moot court—but Karl Okamoto wants students to practice moot deals."

July 29, 2013, Business West, "Trials and Tribulations: New WNE Law Dean Says Schools Must Adjust to a Changed Climate."

July 16, 2013, Business West, "People on the Move."

July 12, 2013, Connectucut Law Tribune, "New Western New England University School of Law Dean  Focused On Learning Clinics."

July 8, 2013, Springfield Republican and Masslive.com, quoted in the article "MassMutual and Western New England University School of Law give high school students a taste of the law profession."

July 8, 2013, ABC40, intrerviewed for the story "High School Students Take Advantage of Free Law Camp."

July 7, 2013, Springfield Republican and Masslive.com, "Eric J. Gouvin named dean of the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield."

July 3, 2013, Connectucut Law Tribune, "Western New England Gets New Law School Dean."

July 3, 2013, The Faculty Lounge, "Eric Gouvin Named Dean of Western New England Law."

April 9, 2013, Business West, "Picture This: Business Basics."

December 17, 2012, Business West Magazine, page 31, quoted in the article "Ahead of the Curve."

December 4, 2012, Business West Magazine, page 20, featured in the article "Legal Lessons."

July 24, 2012, ABC40, interviewed for a story about the business challenges facing Gus and Paul's Deli.

February 3, 2012, The Republican, interviewed for a story about the pending crowdfunding bill.

January 2, 2012, Business West Magazine, featured in the story "Gaining steam."

December 19, 2011, Connecticut Law Tribune, quoted in a story entitled "Basic Training: Law Schools Ponder Practical Changes to Traditional Curriculum."

December 19, 2011, Connecticut Law Tribune, interviewed by reporter Marie Grady to discuss "Bringing the Real World Into the Classroom."

November. 18, 2011, Central Penn Business Journal, quited in story "ITN fostering business-college connections beyond Central PA."

November 16, 2011, ABC40, interviewed for a story about the Massachusetts "Blue Laws" and plans of big box retailers to open on Thanksgiving night.

July 11, 2011, The Republican, featured in story "WNEU Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship Offers Assistance to Small Business owners, Entrepreneurs."

Spring 2011, Perspectives magazine, "Law and Business Center Academic Conference Explores Fiduciary duties in the Closely Held Business: 35 Years after Wilkes v. Springside Nursing Home"

February 15, 2011, Business West Magazine, "Getting an Extreme Business Makeover: Program Gives Small Businesses a Needed Lift."

February 12, 2011, The Republican, "Western New England College Gives Olive Tree Books in Springfield an 'Extreme Business Makeover'."

July 5, 2010, The Republican, quoted in story on the Law and Business Center’s work helping area small businesses.

June 2, 2010, WWLP-TV 22, Interviewed for a story on defamation suits over material posted on Facebook and other social networks.

March 22, 2010, Wilson Quarterly, quoted in "RIP? Dead Right, and Wrong" regarding the legal status of haunted property.

November 9, 2009, Business West, quoted in "Hanging in the Balance: Will Credit Card Reform Bring Relief to Consumers?"

June 18, 2009, WSHM, interviewed for story about franchisee liability in Pizza Delivery Murder Case.

Spring 2009, Perspectives Magazine, "Study Abroad."

December 17, 2008, guest on Midweek Politics Radio, Pacifica Radio Network Financial Crisis and Mortgage Meltdown.

March 22, 2008, Westchester Journal News, quoted in "Westchester Bank Group Pursues Private Financing."

November 2007, The Greentree Gazette, quoted in "The Last Good Job in America?"

October 13, 2007, Westchester Journal News, quoted in "Putnam National Bank Tightens Loan Policies."

June 4, 2007, Connecticut Law Tribune, quoted in "Bar Prep Debate Rages On."

June 11, 2006, The (Springfield, MA) Sunday Republican, quoted in an article, " examining the shareholder litigation involving Friendly Ice Cream Corporation.

June 7, 2006, WWLP-TV 22, interviewed for reaction to General Motors' Annual Meeting and prospects for the company as it implements its turn-around plan.

May, 2006, Western Masachusetts Law Tribune, quoted in an article about efforts to prepare students for the bar examination.

April 3, 2006, Connecticut Law Tribune, quoted in an article about bar passage.

February 12, 2006, The (Springfield, MA) Sunday Republican, quoted in a column about limited liability companies.

February 1, 2006, WWLP-TV 22, featured in a news story on the Western New England University Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship.

October 26, 2005, The (Springfield, MA) Republican, quoted in article about the efforts of the Small Business Clinic at Western New England University School of Law to provide legal services to start-up businesses.

October 3, 2005, Business West, subject of an article entitled "The Intersection of Law and Business."

September 25, 2005, The (Springfield, MA) Sunday Republican, quoted in article about potential conflicts of interest for lawyers serving in the legislature.

September 19, 2005, Connecticut Law Tribune, quoted in story about law schools aiding law students affected by Hurricane Katrina.

September 6, 2005, Western Massachusetts Law Tribune, quoted in an article on how the law school is accommodating law students from Tulane who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

August 25, 2005, WWLP-TV 22, interviewed for news story on the firing of MassMutual CEO Robert J. O'Connell.

March 14, 2005, WWLP-TV 22, live interview on the impact of the Bankruptcy Reform Bill.

December 20, 2004, Lawyers Weekly USA, interviewed for an article on the professional responsibility of transactional lawyers in light of the Georgia Supreme Court case of Barnes v. Turner.

November 13, 2004, Cleveland Plain Dealer, listed as finalist in the dean search for Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall School of Law.

August 25, 2004, WWLP-TV 22, interviewed for news story on the acquisition of Banknorth by Toronto-Dominion Bank.

August 24, 2004, WWLP-TV 22, live interview on the impact of the Department of Labor's overtime regulations.

March 8, 2004, WGGB Channel 40, interviewed regarding impact of the Martha Stewart conviction on the prospects for Martha Stewart Omnimedia.

March 8, 2004 WWLP-TV 22, interviewed regarding the likely sentencing for Martha Stewart.

March 5, 2004, WGGB-TV 40 live interview analyzing the Martha Stewart verdict.

February 5, 2004, Business West Magazine, subject of an article on the development of Small Business Legal Clinics.

November 14, 2003, Greenfield (Mass.) Recorder, interviewed for an article on securities law, gold standard banking and the monetary views of survivalists and the citizen militia.

August 17, 2003, The (Springfield, MA) Sunday Republican, interviewed for and quoted in an article about the importation of prescription drugs from Canada.

June 6, 2003, WHMP-AM, live guest expert on morning news show regarding the Martha Stewart case.

July 6, 2003, The (Springfield, MA) Republican, interviewed for and quoted in an article about prepaid legal services plans for small businesses.

March 27-April 2, 2002, Privacy Protection: Notices Designed to Fail, Western Massachusetts Law Tribune, at 15.

December 2, 2001, The Sunday Republican, interviewed for and quoted in an article about the sharing of customer information.

June 21, 2001, The Springfield Union News, interviewed for an article about the securities litigation involving Telaxis Corporation.

November 1-8, 2000, Deadlock and the Death Tax: The Estate Tax is Dead; Long Live the Estate Tax, Western Massachusetts Law Tribune, at 1.

April 27, 2000, The Norton Mirror, interviewed for a four part series of articles about the impact of Massachusetts' low income housing law on small towns.