Associate Professor of Legal Writing

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 370-M
  • Phone: 617-573-8519
  • Fax: 617-305-3091
  • Email: lmello@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • BA, University of North Carolina
  • JD, Boston College

Bar Admittance

  • MA
  • Federal District of MA

    Teaching

  • Legal Practice Skills
  • Disability Law

Biography

Professor Mello worked in the field of disability rights for ten years, most recently at the Disability Law Center in Boston. She represented individuals with disabilities in cases of employment discrimination, access to public accommodations, special education and health care law. She has led numerous trainings on disability law issues for health care providers, individuals with disabilities, and attorneys. Professor Mello has been a guest speaker at Western New England College of Law, and has served as adjunct faculty in the Management Department at Curry College, teaching classes in Health Care Law, Employment Law and Labor Law.

Professional Activities

Member, Legal Writing Institute; Member, AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research; Member, American Bar Association; Faculty, MCLE Disability Law Conference, 2002; Chair, Human Rights Advisory Committee of the Department of Mental Health, 2001 - 2003.

Publications

Book Chapters

Department of Mental Health Continuing Care Services, in LEGAL RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, 2 VOLS. (Stanley J. Eichner and Christine M. Griffin eds., 2002)

Discipline of Students, in LEGAL RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, 2 VOLS. (Stanley J. Eichner and Christine M. Griffin eds., 2002) (with Lisa Nelson) 

Articles

Cohesion Key to Effective Legal Memo, 37 MASS. L. WKLY. 21 (2009) (Aug. 17, 2009)