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Joseph McEttrick

professor, law, Suffolk University

Joe McEttrick has been a member of the Suffolk University Law School faculty since 1971. He has taught contracts, consumer law, equitable remedies, and business associations. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar, and holds bachelor's and law degrees from Boston College. He holds a master's in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He was director of the Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy (2004-2007). His research includes conducting Massachusetts oral political history interviews for the J. Joseph Moakley Archives at Suffolk University Law School. McEttrick served on the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission, and the Massachusetts Small Loans Regulatory Board. For 25 years he has been active in local government, having served as an elected member of the Milton Board of Selectmen and Milton School Committee. He has done commentary on Massachusetts and Federal election law in Boston-area print and electronic media. He has commented on state constitutional issues decided by the General Court and the Supreme Judicial Court. In a collaboration between The Bostonian Society and Suffolk University Law School, McEttrick produced in 1999 a re-enactment entitled *Rex v. Wemms: The Boston Massacre Trial*. The reenactment was presented in Faneuil Hall on Law Day 1999 in honor of the dedication of the Law School's new building on Tremont Street, Sargent Hall. Ever since, McEttrick has been a student and admirer of John Adams. McEttrick's other historical interests include the history of the Irish in Roxbury, and the impact of World War II and post-war changes on Boston's Irish-Americans.