Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
- J.D. (magna cum laude), Harvard University (2007)
- B.A., Political Science and Spanish (With Highest Distinction), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004)
Rachel Gurvich is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. She teaches Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy I and II.
Gurvich earned her B.A. with highest distinction from UNC Chapel Hill in political science and Spanish. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Latino Law Review and worked in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. Gurvich clerked for the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Portland, Maine, and practiced for 7 years at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Boston. At WilmerHale, Gurvich specialized in patent and appellate litigation, including assisting on multiple trial teams for high-profile patent cases throughout the country. She also maintained an active pro bono practice focused on housing, immigration, and civil rights issues. In 2013, Gurvich completed a six-month rotation as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, where she maintained a full caseload, handled evidentiary motions and plea agreements, and tried cases to verdict. During the spring of 2015, Gurvich was an adjunct professor at Boston College law school, where she co-taught a class on Patent Litigation.