Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 150-F
  • Phone: 617-573-8100
  • Fax: 617-742-2139
  • Email: mkarmely@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • BA, Boston College
  • JD, Boston University

Bar Admittance

  • MA

Teaching

  • Family Law
  • Family Advocacy Clinic
  • Trial Advocacy

Professional Activities

Professor Karmely serves as Co-President of the Clinical Legal Education Association, a national organization that advocates for experiential teaching as essential to a lawyer's education. She sits on the board of directors for ACT Just, a Massachusetts non-profit law firm. Professor Karmely mentors young attorneys and conducts trainings for the Woman's Bar Association's Family Law Project for Battered Women. She also is a member of the Family Law Task Force against Domestic Violence and participates in state-wide advocacy efforts to improve family law outcomes for indigent and unrepresented victims of violence.


Biography

Associate Clinical Professor Maritza Karmely teaches in the area of Family Law and Domestic Violence. She directs the Family Advocacy Clinic and teaches Family Law and Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining the Suffolk University Law School, Professor Karmely was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. Professor Karmely worked as a Staff Attorney at Casa Myrna Vazquez where she represented victims of violence in family law matters in the Boston area. She also worked as a litigation associate with the Boston law firms Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Todd & Weld.


Publications

Articles

The Brass Ring of Custody: Toward a better Solution for Families in Massachusetts, 93 MASS. L. REV. 373 (2011) (with Kelly Leighton)

Immigration and Constitutional Consequences of Post-9/11 Policies Involving Arabs and Muslims in the United States: Is Alienage a Distinction with a Difference?, 38 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 609 (2005)