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Charles W. Sorenson, Jr.
Contact Information

csorenson@nesl.edu
617-422-7267

Areas of Expertise
  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional Responsibility (Lawyers)
  • Legal Ethics
  • Judicial Ethics
  • Federal Procedural Rules
  • Attorney-Client Privilege

Charles W. Sorenson, Jr.

Professor of Law

Education

BA University of Colorado, Boulder
MA University of California, Riverside
JD University of Nebraska College of Law

Professional Background

Professor Sorenson teaches Civil Procedure, Comparative Civil Rights Enforcement, Federal Courts, and The Law and Ethics of Lawyering. An associate dean from 2004 to 2006, he has supervised the law school’s judicial internship programs and directed the summer abroad program in Galway, Ireland. In 2012, he was appointed to a five-year term on the Committee on Judicial Ethics by the justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He has written articles on civil procedure, first amendment rights, and legal ethics. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 1991, he was a trial attorney with the Federal Programs Branch, Civil Division, US Department of Justice. He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Donald R. Ross of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Selected Publications

Disclosure Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a) – “Much Ado About Nothing?”, 46 Hastings Law Journal 679 (1995)

The Integrated Bar and the Freedom of Nonassociation – Continuing Siege, 63 Nebraska Law Review (1984)

Are Law Clerks Fair Game? Invading Judicial Confidentiality, 43 Valparaiso University Law Review 1 (2008)

Adopting the Judicial Deliberations Privilege: Making Explicit What Has Been Implicit, 94 Massachusetts Law Review 243 (2014)