Professor of Law

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 280-F
  • Phone: 617-573-8590
  • Fax: 617-305-3089
  • Email: bortwein@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • BA, University of Richmond
  • JD, Suffolk University
  • LLM, Harvard University
  • Doctor of Laws (Hon.) Lund University (Sweden)

Bar Admittance

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals 1996
  • U.S. District Court (E. Dist. Mass.)
  • MA

    Teaching

  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Professional Responsibility

Biography

Professor Ortwein has been a member of the law faulty since 1973 and Director of the summer law program in Lund, Sweden since its inception 1999. A former Associate Dean at Suffolk Law School, Professor Ortwein currently teaches courses on Comparative Law, Comparative Criminal Procedure and Professional Responsibility. He is a member of the American Association of Comparative Study of Law and has lectured on comparative law issues throughout the world, including, Belgrade Law Faculty, Belgrade, Serbia/Montenegro, Charles University Law Faculty, Prague, Czech Republic, Hanoi Law University, Hanoi, Viet Nam and Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico. Professor Ortwein has taught courses on the American Legal Tradition to Vietnamese Masters of Law students a number of times at the University of Lund where he also spent time as a Visiting Professor of Law. Professor Ortwein was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree by Lund University in 2007.

Professional Activities

June 2008 – Lecture - American Legal System - Lund, Sweden – Law Students from University of Lund and Hanoi University Law School. June 2007 – Presentation to Lund Law Faculty – “The Future of Legal Education in the Global Environment – One U.S. Law School’s Perspective.” June 2007 – Award Honorary Doctor of Law Degree – University of Lund. June 2007 – Lecture - American Legal System – University of Lund Law Students.

Publications

Books

LAW AND LITERATURE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (1998)

Articles

The Role of American Legal Education in Training Students for Cross-Border Law Practice, 3 PARALLAX 39 (2006)

The Swedish Legal System: An Introduction, 13 IND. INT'L & COMP. L. REV. 405 (2003)

OTHER   PUBLICATIONS
ANALYSIS OF THE DRAFT LAW ON LAWYERS FOR THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM, ABA Asia Law Initiative ( 2006 ) (Contributing author)