Martha Coakley to teach class at BU Law

–Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe

Former Massachusetts Attorney General and Boston University School of Law alumna Martha Coakley will return to her alma mater this spring as an adjunct professor, according to a statement from the university.

Coakley will teach a seminar called “Criminal Law, Civil Order: Policing in the 21st Century,’’ which will focus on issues such as stop and frisk, search and seizure, and use of force by examining court decisions from the last 60 years, the statement said. She will continue to practice law with Foley Hoag’s Litigation Department.

“Ms. Coakley has been a tireless advocate for the people of Massachusetts, first as a district attorney, and later as attorney general,’’ Dean Maureen O’Rourke said in the statement. “We are thrilled she will be sharing her expertise with our students this spring.’’


Coakley was attorney general from 2007-2015. She ran for U.S. Senate in 2010’s special election and for governor of Massachusetts in 2014. She lost both campaigns.

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