ACHLS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
LAWRENCE E. BLADES
Mr. Blades is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he was editor of the law review. From 1968 to 1971, he was the Dean of the University of Kansas Law School, and from 1971 to 1976 he was the Dean of the University of Iowa College of Law. He has also been a trustee of two colleges. Mr. Blades is the author of one of the most important labor law articles ever written in the United States, which was instrumental in encouraging the development of the field of "unjust termination."
ARTHUR BROADHURST, ESQUIRE
Mr. Broadhurst is a partner in the Andover law firm of Broadhurst Tabit, LLP and was formerly the State Representative representing the Fifteenth Essex District in Massachusetts from 1993 until 2005. Mr. Broadhurst, a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law, is a member of the bar of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. As a State Representative, he was the Chair of the House Ethics Committee and a member of the Education Committee. He was previously the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
Like many of MSL's present and former students, Mr. Broadhurst worked while attending college; he graduated from Salem State College in 1988. He has taught at MSL; his course in Getting Elected and Enacting Legislation is always well received by students.
Attorney Broadhurst is an active member of the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Boston and Greater Lawrence Bar Associations and is active in various charitable organizations in the Merrimack Valley.
JOSEPH ELLIS, Ph.D.
After graduating from the College of William and Mary, Professor Ellis received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. Mr. Ellis has been a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College since 1972 and is one of the nation's foremost scholars of American history. He is the author of seven books, including bestsellers "American Sphinx," which won the National Book Award (1997); "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation," which received the Pulitzer Prize in history (2000); and "His Excellency: George Washington" (2004). His book, "American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies in the Founding of the Republic" (Knopf, 2007) is a study of political creativity in the founding era. His essays and book reviews appear regularly in national publications, such as The New York Times, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to frequent public lectures throughout the United States, Professor Ellis conducts seminars for federal judges with Professor Gordon Wood of Brown University on "The Founders and Original Intent."
Ms. Fishelson is a graduate of Vassar College. She resides in Wooster, Ohio, and is an Emeritus trustee of College of Wooster, trustee of Massachusetts School of Law, National Jewish Democratic Council board member, Emeritus board member Wayne Center for the Arts, Emeritus board member Every Women's House (domestic violence shelter), Honorary board member Planned Parenthood of North Central Ohio, Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce board member, and the anti-defamation league in the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.
MICHAEL FLYER, ESQUIRE
Mr. Flyer is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Venable LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Law School. He has served on the faculty of George Washington University Law School, and as Co-Chair of the Tax, Business & Succession Planning for the Growing Company Section of the American Law Institute/American Bar Association.
LAURIE HOGAN, ESQUIRE
Ms. Hogan is a partner in the Chelmsford law firm of Qua, Hall, Harvey and Walsh, concentrating in family and real estate law. Attorney Hogan is a member of the bar of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. A graduate of MSL, she was its Student Trustee and participated in numerous activities through MSL's Student Bar Association. Like many of MSL's graduates, practicing law is Ms. Hogan's second career. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, she was a registered nurse, working in the Critical Care Unit at various hospitals in the Merrimack Valley.
HERBERT M. KOHN, ESQUIRE
Mr. Kohn is a partner in Bryan Cave LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Law School, and served as law clerk to the Hon. Harvey M. Johnsen, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Mr. Kohn's firm, Bryan Cave LLP, is a leading global business and litigation firm with 1,100 attorneys in over 20 domestic and foreign offices. Herbert Kohn practices corporate, business and banking law, concentrating in the areas of acquisitions, financial transactions, banking and public finance. Mr. Kohn was chair of Kansas City, Missouri's Charter Review Commission in 2000. He has served on the Board of many charitable and civic organizations, including serving as the former Chairman of the Kansas City Art Institute and as a Trustee of the Truman Library.
HONORABLE NEIL L. LYNCH
Mr. Lynch is a retired Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He has taught Massachusetts Consumer Protection at MSL. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University, and his L.L.B. from Harvard Law School. He served as chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Port Authority prior to being appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court.
ALAN I. ROTHENBERG, ESQUIRE
Mr. Rothenberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. and 1st Century Bank, N.A., headquartered in Los Angeles. Mr. Rothenberg is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review. He is a past president of the California State Bar Association, the largest bar association in the country. Mr. Rothenberg was the founder of Major League Soccer, a founder of a major Los Angeles law firm, was head of the World Cup soccer tournament in the United States in 1994, and has been on the Committee of Visitors of the University of Michigan Law School and a member of the National Basketball Association's Board of Governors. Mr. Rothenberg has served as the president of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. Mr. Rothenberg formerly owned a professional soccer team in Los Angeles, and was President of the Los Angeles Clippers.
LAWRENCE R. VELVEL, ESQUIRE
Lawrence R. Velvel is the Founding Dean of the American College of History and Legal Studies, the Founding and present Dean of Massachusetts School of Law and a professor of law. Mr. Velvel is a 1963 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was a law professor from 1966-1978, first at the University of Kansas and then at Catholic University. He has been a partner in major law firms in Washington, D.C., and was the first chief counsel of an organization established to write United States Supreme Court briefs in support of state and local governments.
He has been active in Supreme Court litigation, constitutional law, antitrust law and complex litigation. He is the author of a book dealing with constitutional aspects of the Vietnam war, of many law review articles, and of articles for legal and daily newspapers. He has written numerous United States Supreme Court briefs, is editor of the MSLAW journal called The Long Term View, and serves as a host and executive producer of MSLAW's book discussion television show, Books of Our Time, which is carried by television stations nationwide. He writes a leading political blog called "Velvel On National Affairs;" his blogs have been published in three books, Blogs From The Liberal Standpoint: 2004-2005, An Enemy of the People: The Unending Battle Against Conventional Wisdom, and the just published America: 2008. The first two of these books respectively won a Bronze Medal from ForeWord Magazine, a magazine which librarians use to determine what books to recommend to readers, and a Gold Medal from the Independent Publishers Association, a major organization of independent book publishers.
A. PAUL VICTOR, ESQUIRE
Mr. Victor is Chairman of the American College of History and Legal Studies' Board of Trustees. He is also Chairman of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover's Board of Trustees. He serves on the Board of the New York Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
An honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review, Mr. Victor is currently a litigation partner in the firm of Winston & Strawn, LLP. An authority on antitrust and international trade law, Mr. Victor has major clients from the Far East, Europe, and the United States. Mr. Victor has been an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and on the Committee of Visitors of the University of Michigan Law School. He is currently a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the University of Michigan Law School. He is a former member of the Council, and Vice-Chair of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and has served as Chairman of the Section's International Antitrust Committee. He currently co-chairs this Section's International Task Force. He regularly chairs or appears on panels for practicing lawyers across the nation, and is the author of many law review articles.