Professor Allan Tow, Esq.
Associate ProfessorApplied Legal Studies Program
Education and Human Services Department

Degrees
* J.D. Boston College Law School, cum laude
* B.A. Brandeis University, cum laude

Employment History
* Assistant Professor, Suffolk University, 1994-99; Associate Professor, 1999-present
* Private Practice, Cambridge, MA, 1989-94
* Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School, 1984-89
* Instructor, Suffolk Law School, 1982-84
* Managing Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services, 1981-82
* Managing Attorney, Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, 1977-81
* Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Wm. M. Marutani, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, PA, 1976-77

Significant Litigation
* Guttierez-Castillo v. Holder, 568 F.3d 256 (1st Cir. 2009)
* BEA Systems v. Web Balances, 80 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 1917 (D. Mass. 2006)
* Lattab v. Ashcroft, 385 F.3d 8, 13 (1st Cir. 2004)
* Saint Fort v. Ashcroft, 223 F. Supp. 2d 343 (D.Mass. 2002), aff’d, 329 F.3d 191 (1st Cir. 2003)
* Mahadeo v. Reno, 226 F.3d 3 (1st Cir. 2000), cert. denied, 533 U.S. 949 (2001)
* Ruckbi v. INS, 285 F.3d 120 (1st Cir 2002)
* Mattis v. Reno, 44 F.Supp. 2d 379 (D.Mass. 1999), aff’d, 212 F.3d 31(1st Cir. 2000)
* Ruckbi v. INS, 159 F.3d 18 (1st Cir. 1998)

Bar Memberships
* United States Supreme Court (2000)
* Massachusetts (1982)
* United States Virgin Islands (1977-1982)
* Pennsylvania (1976)

Publications
* The Professional Paralegal, McGraw-Hill, Chicago. 2009.

Articles
* California Dreamin’ – Part Two (2005)
* California Dreamin’ - Part One (2004)
* Observations On Multidisciplinary Practice (with S. Gaskell) (2003)
* For The Public Good (2001)
* AAfPE Accreditation and Academic Freedom (with M. Flaherty) (2000)
* Deconstructing ABA Approval (1999)
* Paralegal Licensing Standards: The Educational Perspective (1998)
* Teaching Trial Practice and Dramatic Technique (1997)
* America, Your Children Are Left Behind (with A. Tran) (1997)

Affiliations
* Member, Asian-American Lawyers Association
* Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
* Member, American Civil Liberties Union
* Chair, City of Melrose Human Rights Commission
* Member, Legal Studies Advisory Board, Quincy College
* Member, Advisory Board, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
* Model, ImageMakers (exclusive agent), Boston, MA
* Member, Screen Actors Guild

Courses Taught
* Administrative Advocacy
* Business Organizations
* Civil Litigation
* Immigration Law
* International Law
* Introduction to Law
* Seminar for Freshman
* Wills and Probate

 

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