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Mary Beth Chopas

Adjunct Professor of Law


  • J.D., Boston College
  • B.A., Dartmouth College

After receiving her B.A. from Dartmouth College, Chopas studied Renaissance literature at Cambridge University and earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School. After law school, she served as a law clerk for Justice William R. Johnson of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. She then became associated with Burns & Levinson LLP and later Epstein Becker & Green P.C. in Boston, where she focused on commercial litigation. She served as an assistant attorney general in the Government Bureau/Trial Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, specializing in employment discrimination and contract disputes.

Chopas has taught as a Climenko Thayer Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and at Boston University School of Law, where she offered courses in the history of women in legal education and the profession, as well as professional responsibility. Most recently, she was a visiting assistant professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law and taught civil procedure and professional ethics.  Chopas's research is in the area of legal history.

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