UMass Law Features: New Faculty and Staff Join UMass Law with Strong Teaching and Professional Development Experience


Rebecca (Becky) Minahan will join UMass Law as the new Deputy Director of Legal Career Services. The majority of her experience is in the non-profit sector where she has worked with law students.

UMass Law is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Deputy Director of Legal Career Services and two new faculty members. They represent a range of law schools and backgrounds – as an immigration lawyer, teaching legal and drafting skills, and working as a district attorney.

They joined UMass Law to support its mission and share their knowledge and experience with law students.

“We are delighted to be able to add such talent to our faculty and career services staff,” said Dean Eric Mitnick. “Each of our new faculty and staff is genuinely committed to student success and professional development, and most importantly, each has extensive experience in these areas.”

Rebecca C. Minahan, Deputy Director of Legal Career Services

“I am delighted to join the UMass Law team because I admire the school’s mission of making legal education accessible and affordable to those who may not have had the opportunity to pursue further education. in law, ”Minahan said.

With over 20 years of experience as an immigration lawyer, Minahan has advised countless clients around the world on their immigration rights. In 2017, she volunteered at a Texas detention center for immigrant women and children.

Most of his career has been spent in the non-profit sector. “I have a valuable perspective to share with law students who are considering careers of the public interest, including the rewards and challenges of the job,” said Minahan.

She joined UMass Law from the Rian Immigrant Center in Boston, where she met immigrants to educate them about their rights and options while running the centre’s walk-in clinic. Minahan has maintained an active workload with a wide range of immigration matters before federal agencies, including the State Department.

She also coordinated the legal internship program for organizing, recruiting, training, supervising and mentoring law students.

“It’s the perfect fit for me,” said Minahan, “because it combines my dedication to the legal field and my strong advisory skills with the ability to guide future lawyers on their career path. “

Minahan has also worked as a general counsel at the Boston International Institute and in private practice. She graduated from Bates College, where she majored in French, and from Suffolk University School of Law, fuck the praisee.

Jennifer Davis joins UMass Law as a Professor of Legal Skills at the Franklin Pierce School of Law at the University of New Hampshire. A former Deputy Prosecutor, she will teach Legal Skills I and II to first-year UMass Law students.

Jennifer M. Davis, Professor of Legal Skills

Jennifer M. Davis joins UMass Law from the Franklin Pierce School of Law at the University of New Hampshire, where she taught legal skills, drafting and analysis. She was also a professor of legal analysis and writing at Concord Law School, an online law school based in California, and taught legal skills at her alma mater, Suffolk University School of Law. She will be teaching legal skills I and II to first year students at UMass Law.

“I am delighted to work with all of the faculty, staff and students of the law school,” said Davis. “In my experience, I learn so much both from working with other teachers and from my students. I hope to learn even more here at UMass Law and continue to share this knowledge with my students and new faculty colleagues.

She also worked in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney in the Appeal Division and as a Legal Clerk in the Massachusetts Juvenile Court and Maine Superior Court.

Davis is a summa cum laude graduated from UMass Amherst, where she majored in history and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society. She has been a National Merit Fellow and received the Chancellor’s Scholarship. She received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School, magna cum laude, and was technical editor of Suffolk Transnational Law Review.

“I hope to foster an atmosphere in my classroom that encourages respect, effort and integrity, and supports student learning,” she said.

Rebecca Moor has taught and worked in professional development at several law schools and was a program lawyer at MA Continuing Legal Education. She joins UMass Law as a professor of legal skills.

Rebecca N. Moor, Professor of Legal Skills

Rebecca N. Moor has teaching and professional development experience in several law schools. Most recently, Moor taught legal writing, research and advocacy at the New England School of Law and worked as associate director of professional development at Boston University School of Law, where she oversaw all programs. career-related and advised the LL.M of the Faculty of Law. students.

Moor was a program lawyer at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and a professional development advisor at the Northeastern School of Law. She was also a Legal Expertise Advisor at the University of Nottingham Law School in England.

“Law school can be overwhelming, especially in the first year. It is important for me to make students feel like they have a lot of support and a solid foundation as they build their legal careers, ”Moor said. “Because I have also worked on the professional development component of law school, I always try to link classroom learning to professional skills and legal practice. “

Moor will teach Legal Skills I and II at UMass Law. “I am very excited to get to know the first year UMass Law students and help them develop their confidence and skills,” she said.

Before becoming a lawyer, Moor taught English and worked in book publishing.

She received her BA in History from Columbia University, where she graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. At Columbia University School of Law, Moor attended the Environmental Law Clinic and wrote for the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. She also obtained a Masters in International Law from the Law School of the University of Nottingham.

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