Tina W. Cafaro
Clinical Professor of Law
Courses Taught: Criminal Law Clinic, Criminal Defense Practicum, Criminal Procedure Simulation, Criminal Pre-Trial Practice
Professor Cafaro was an Assistant District Attorney in the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to that, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Kent B. Smith of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She is a lecturer for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, teaching constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, and legal updates. She was a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy teaching at the New England Regional Building Trial Skills program. In addition, she serves as an Education Committee member for the Hampden County Bar Association.
She began her law teaching career in 1999 as an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Law Clinic at Western New England University School of Law and joined the full time faculty at the law school in 2001. Her research interest is in the area of criminal law. Her last three publications focused on alcohol and drug-impaired driving laws.