Associate Professor of Legal Writing

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Degrees

  • BA, Boston College
  • JD, Suffolk University

Bar Admittance

  • MA
  • United States District Court, Mass
  • United States District Court, Conn.

    Teaching

  • Legal Practice Skills

Biography

Sabrina DeFabritiis graduated from Boston College and Suffolk University Law School, where she served as Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Board and the Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy. Additionally, she was a member of the Moot Court Tax Team, which won the National Competition in 2002. After clerking for the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, Professor DeFabritiis spent approximately four years as an associate in the Boston office of Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy P.C., where she practiced in their advanced motions and appellate practice department. Professor DeFabritiis teaches Legal Practice Skills and Advanced Legal Writing. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor to the Foreign Direct Investments Moot Team and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.

Publications

Books

PRODUCTS LIABILITY DEFENSE: A STATE-BY-STATE COMPENDIUM (Defense Research Institute, 2004) (Co-author of the Massachusetts section for the 2004 and 2007 editions).

Book Chapters

Handling HIC Claims from the Plaintiff's Perspective, in HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR (HIC) CLAIMS MASS. GEN. LAWS. CH. 142A (2005) (Co-author 2005 edition).

Articles

Lost in Translation: Oral Advocacy in a Land Without Binding Precedent, 35 SUFFOLK TRANSNAT'L L. REV. 301 (2012)

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Companion Animals, Emotional Damages and the Judiciary's Failure to Keep Pace, 32 N. ILL. U.L. REV. 237 (2012)

Can You Hear Me Now? Using Voice Comments to Provide Feedback on Students' Memoranda, 23 :2 THE SECOND DRAFT 7 (2009)

Clarity, Organization: Watchwords for Client Correspondence, MASS. LAW. WKLY. (2009) (March 9)