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Tina W. Cafaro

Clinical Professor of Law
Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts, J.D., Western New England University School of Law
Courses Taught: Criminal Defense Practicum, Criminal Law Clinic, Criminal Procedure Simulation, Criminal Pre-Trial Practice
Office: L 310

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.


Journal Articles

Tina Wescott Cafaro, Slipping Through the Cracks: Why Can't We Stop Drugged Driving?, 32 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 33 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Tina Wescott Cafaro, Fixing the Fatal Flaws in OUI Implied Consent Laws, 34 J. LEGIS. 99 (2008). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Tina Wescott Cafaro, You Drink, You Drive, You Lose: Or Do You?, 42 GONZ. L. REV. 1 (2006). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Shorter Writings

Tina Cafaro, Is Someone Watching You?, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Mar. 1, 2018, at 23.