Professor Engler directs the law school's clinical programs. He teaches the Public Interest Law Seminar and Clinic and The Lawyering Process and co-teaches clinical component courses. He writes about ethical issues, the delivery of legal services to the poor, Civil Gideon, and legal education. He directs the Public Service Project of the law school's Center for Law and Social Responsibility. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 1993, he was the director of the Housing Law Unit at Brooklyn (New York) Legal Services. He clerked for the Hon. Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. During the 1999-2000 academic year, he was a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School. He was the 2004 chair of the Association of American Law Schools Standing Committee on Clinical Legal Education, and serves on the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission and the Boston Bar Association’s Task Force on Expanding the Civil Right to Counsel. In 2013 he was appointed to a new Boston Bar Association Statewide Task Force on Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts. See recent papers on his SSRN page.
Turner v. Rogers and the Essential Role of the Courts in Delivering Access to Justice,
7 Harv. Law & Pol'y Rev. 31
Examining the Civil Right to Counsel on the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright,
in Boston Bar Association conference
(2013) video excerpt available here.
Opportunities and Challenges: Non-Lawyer Forms of Assistance In Providing Access to Justice for Middle-Income Earners,
in Middle Income Access to Justice
(2012) (Michael J. Trebilcock, Anthony J. Duggan and Lorne Mitchell Sossin eds.)
A Law School Guide to Designing Experiential Courses Involving Real Lawyering,
56 NYU L. Rev. 517
(2012) (with Deborah Maranville, Mary A. Lynch, Susan L. Kay & Phyllis Goldfarb)
The Toughest Nut: Handling Cases Pitting Unrepresented Litigants Against Represented Ones,
62 Nat'l Couns. Juv. & Fam. Ct. Judges J. 10
When Must Counsel Be Appointed, and When Might Access to Justice Mean Less Assistance?,
9 Seattle J. for Soc. Just. 97
Integrating Public Service Legal Work Into Nonclinical Courses,
in Techniques for Teaching Law 2
(2011) (Friedland, Hess, Schwartz, and Sparrow eds.) (reprinted article)
Connecting Self-Representation to Civil Gideon: What Existing Data Reveal About When Counsel is Most Needed,
37 Fordham Urb. L.J.
The Twin Imperatives of Providing Access to Justice and Establishing a Civil Gideon,
93 Mass. L. Rev. 214
Pursuing Access to Justice and Civil Right to Counsel in a Time of Economic Crisis,
15 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 472
Approaching Ethical Issues Involving Unrepresented Litigants,
43 Clearinghouse Rev. 377
Shaping a Context-Based Civil Gideon from the Dynamics of Social Change,
in Right to Counsel – Constitutional Perspectives
(Edited by Rajitha Tadikonda, 2008)
Ethics in Transition: Unrepresented Litigants and the Changing Judical Role,
22 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 367
Revising the Role of the Court-Connected Mediator To Achieve Fairness for
Unrepresented Litigants 11 NE-ACR Newsletter, (Winter 2005)
From 10 to 20: A Guide to Utilizing the MacCrate Report Over the Next Decade ,
23 Pace L. Rev. 519
What Counts As Pro Bono/Public Service? One View, The AALS Pro Bono and Public Service Section Newsletter, Vol. 2, No.3 (2002).
Integrating Public Service into Non-clinical Courses, The Law Teacher 13 (Fall, 2001).