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Cynthia Conward - Associate Professor of Law

J.D., New England School of Law
M.A., Assumption College
B.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Courses and administrative duties

Professor Conward teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, Family Law, Juvenile Law, Field Placement, and Trial Practice. 

Professional background

Prior to joining Southern New England School of Law faculty in 1996, Professor Conward served as Assistant Regional Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. Her litigation work included care and protection proceedings, CHINS petitions, and adoptions and guardianships.

Professor Conward is also a member of the Committee of Public Counsel Services (CPCS) Children and Family Law Program. She was also the first supervisor in the Family Law Clinic from 1999 to 2001.


There is No Justice, There is ‘Just Us’: A Look at Overrepresentation of Minority Youth in the Juvenile and Criminal Justice System, 4 Whittier J. Child & Fam. Advoc. 35 (2004) 

Essay: Where Have All the Children Gone: A Study of Incarcerated Youth in America, 27 Wm. Mitchell. L. Rev. 2435 (2001)

The Juvenile Justice System, Not Necessarily in the Best Interest of Children, 33 New Eng. L. Rev. 39 (1998)

Professor Conward is advisor to the school’s Black American Law Students’ Association and was a founder of and former advisor to the Legal Association of Women. Professor Conward is on the Board of the New Bedford Bar Association and is a member of the Bristol County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Black Women Lawyers Bar Association (Board Member 1998-2001), New Bedford Historical Society (Vice President 1998-2000), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – Redress Committee (1997-1999).





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