Dean & Professor of Law
Phone: 978.681.0800 X115
B.A., Boston State College
J.D., Suffolk University Law School
Michael L. Coyne is Massachusetts School of Law’s President, Dean, and a Professor of Law. He teaches Civil Procedure and Conflict Resolution, Evidence, Case Preparation and Strategy, and Remedies. He is a graduate of Boston Latin School, Boston State College, and Suffolk University Law School. He previously practiced law in Boston, MA, representing clients in civil litigation matters in state and federal courts. He has been a trial attorney for many years and heads MSLAW’s award winning Trial Advocacy Program. He is the coauthor of Trial Prep for the New Advocate, Trial Prep for Paralegals, Bar Exam Bootcamp, and Modern Procedural Remedies. He has also written numerous articles for publication, lectured on Evidence for a national bar review company, and serves as legal analyst for New England Cable News, Comcast SportsNet and WBZ radio. He has also served as a legal analyst for USA Today and The Christian Science Monitor.
Massachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides an accessible and affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who seek to contribute to their communities as advocates, lawyers, and leaders. Lawyers have substantial influence in our society and MSLAW prepares its graduates to use that power to help their clients and obtain the societal advancement that a law degree has traditionally provided.
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