Professor of Legal Writing



  • BA, Georgetown University
  • MM, Cambridge College
  • JD, Suffolk University

Bar Admittance

  • MA
  • U.S. District Court (Mass.)


  • Legal Practice Skills
  • Lawyering in the Age of Smart Machines
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Persuasive Writing (Lund, Sweden program)
  • Legal Methods (Budapest, Hungary LLM program)


Gabriel Teninbaum earned a J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School (Evening Division), where he was Chief Comments Editor of Transnational Law Review. He also has a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a master's degree from Cambridge College. Prior to law school, Professor Teninbaum served in the U.S. Secret Service. After law school, he was a trial attorney at Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C. in Boston.


Professor Teninbaum's research interests include: Legal Analysis, Informal Logic & Fallacies, and Rhetoric.


Professional Activities

ABA, Mass. Bar Assoc., Legal Writing Institute


Book Chapters

Child Trespassers, in MASSACHUSETTS PREMISES LIABILITY (2009) (lead author, assisted by Stacey Pietrowicz)

Art Censorship, in ENCYLOPEDIA OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT (David Hudson, Jr. and David Schultz and John R. Vile eds., 2008)

Shelley v. Kraemer, in THE JIM CROW ENCYCLOPEDIA (Nikki Brown and Barry Stentiford eds., 2008)

Courts, Lawmaking by (Precedent), in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW & SOCIETY, 3 VOLS. (David Clark ed., 2007)

Sunday Closing Laws and Cases, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES, 4 VOLS. (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006)

Child Trespassers, in MASSACHUSETTS PREMISES LIABILITY (2004) (secondary author, lead author was Robert W. Casby)


Medical Apology Programs and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, 46 NEW ENG. L. REV. 505 (2012)

How Medical Apology Programs Harm Patients, 15 CHAPMAN L. REV. 307 (2011)

Who Cares?, 3 DREXEL L. REV. 485 (2011)

Reductio ad Hitlerum: Trumping the Judicial Nazi Card, 2009 MICH. ST. L. REV. 541 (2009)

Conflict of Laws in Massachusetts, Part II: Related Problems in Selecting the Applicable Law, 92 MASS. L. REV. 87 (2009) (with Joseph W. Glannon)

Conflict of Laws in Massachusetts, Part I: Current Choice of Law Theory, 92 MASS. L. REV. 12 (2009) (with Joseph W. Glannon)

Private Medical and MassHealth Liens Made Simple, 2 J. MASS. ACAD. TRIAL ATTYS. 1 (2008)

Steve Tombs' and Dave Whyte's Safety Crimes, 18 LAW & POLITICS BOOK REVIEW 392 (2008) (search "Teninbaum" then follow hyperlink) (book review)

Easing the Burden: Mediating Criminal Misdemeanors Matters, 62 DISP. RESOL. J. 63 (2007)

Eric Helland's and Alexander Tabarrok's Judge and Jury: American Tort Law on Trial, 17 LAW & POLITICS BOOK REV. 516 (2007) (search "Teninbaum" then follow hyperlink) (book review)

Brandt Goldstein's Storming the Court: How a Band of Yale Law Students Sued the President and Won, 19 INT'L. J. REFUGEE L. 163 (2007) (book review)

Eric Stover's The Witnesses: War Crimes and the Promise of Justice in The Hague, HUMAN RIGHTS & HUMAN WELFARE (2006) (search "Teninbaum" then follow hyperlink) (book review)

Coordination of Personal Injury Protection Benefits: No-fault Insurance Coordinated with Fully Self-funded ERISA Private Health Insurance Plans and MedPay, J. MASS. ACAD. TRIAL ATTY'S (2005) (with Christine Sheridan)

Note, American Volunteer Human Shields in Iraq: Free Speech or Treason?, 28 SUFFOLK TRANSNAT'L L. REV. 139 (2004)

Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Reimbursement Required?, J. MASS. ACAD. TRIAL ATTY'S (2003)


The Effect of Worker's Compensation and Other Liens on Negotiation and Settlement of Cases, TORT SETTLEMENTS: IS WHAT YOU SEE WHAT YOU GET?, SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES Suffolk University Center for Advanced Legal Studies ( 2006 ) (with Valerie A. Yarashus) (Continuing Legal Education Materials)