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Due to the impending storm, New England Law is canceling classes that begin at 2 p.m. or later on Monday and will be closed for day and evening classes on Tuesday. All classes starting before 2 p.m. on Monday will be held as scheduled. The Stuart Street building and library will close at 4 p.m. on Monday and will remain closed on Tuesday. Administrative offices will close at 2 p.m. on Monday and will be closed on Tuesday. We will monitor the progress of the storm and will post updates about Wednesday’s arrangements. more >
 Charles W. Sorenson Jr.

Charles W. Sorenson Jr.

Professor of Law


(617) 422-7267

B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A. University of California, Riverside
J.D. University of Nebraska College of Law

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, U.S. Department of Justice. He previously served as a law clerk for the Hon. Donald R. Ross of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

 Selected Publications

Adopting the Judicial Deliberations Privilege: Making Explicit What Has Been Implicit, 94 Mass. L. Rev 243 (2014)

Are Law Clerks Fair Game? Invading Judicial Confidentiality, 43 Val. U. L. Rev. 1 (2008)

Disclosure Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a) – "Much Ado About Nothing?", 46 Hastings L.J. 679 (1995)

The Integrated Bar and the Freedom of Nonassociation – Continuing Siege, 63 Neb. L. Rev. (1984)

Professor Sorenson can comment on the following subjects:

  • Attorney-Client Privilege
  • Civil Procedure
  • Ethics, Legal
  • Federal Procedural Rules
  • Judicial Ethics
  • Legal Ethics
  • Professional Responsibility (Lawyers)