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Michael A. Avery

Visiting Professor of Law

B.A., Yale College
LL.B., Yale Law School


Professor Michael A. Avery graduated from Yale College (B.A. 1966) and Yale Law School (LL.B. 1970); attended the University of Moscow as an exchange student for the academic year 1968-1969; and is currently enrolled in the Bennington M.F.A. writing program.

Professor Avery began practicing law in 1970 in Connecticut. He moved to Boston in 1977, where he is still a member of the bar. His practice was primarily devoted to plaintiffs' civil rights and criminal defense. From 1998-2014, he was a professor at Suffolk Law School in Boston, where he taught Constitutional Law and Evidence.

His publications include Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation (West, updated annually); The Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence (Wolters Kluwer, updated annually); The Glannon Guide to Evidence (Wolters Kluwer, 2015); We Dissent (New York University Press, 2009); and The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals (2013), as well as numerous articles.

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