James Freeley

James Freeley, III

Full-time Lecturer

Law School / Faculty

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UMass School of Law 243

Education

Boston College Law SchoolJD
F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson CollegeMBA
Wesleyan UniversityBA

Teaching

  • Legal Skills I and II
  • Business Organizations
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Chapter 93A

Teaching

Courses

This course aims at developing student's legal research and writing abilities through writing exercises and research topics related to the drafting of memoranda.

Continues the development of students' legal research and writing abilities through writing exercises and research topics related to the drafting of memoranda, motions and other documents.

Continues the development of students' legal research and writing abilities through writing exercises and research topics related to the drafting of memoranda, motions and other documents.

Examines the basic forms of business organizations, including the law of sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Topics include the authority and responsibility of partners and the relationship between corporate directors, officers, shareholders, and creditors. The course will also cover the principles of agency law.

Professional Background

James Freeley is a Full-Time Lecturer at the law school.  His teaching interests include business law, legal ethics, consumer protection law, and legal writing.  He has served in various positions at the law school, including Interim Director of Academic Success and Interim Director of Bar Success.  He joined the law school as an adjunct faculty member in the fall of 2012. His scholarship has appeared in law journals.

Professor Freeley formerly practiced law in Boston, focusing on civil litigation, real estate, and the general practice of law.  He received his JD from Boston College Law School, his MBA, magna cum laude, from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, and his BA from Wesleyan University.  He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Maine.

Professor Freeley has been recognized by the student body for his work.  He received the Adjunct Professor of the Year award four times at UMass Law (in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017).  He also received the Staff/Administrator of the Year award in 2018.

Publications

The Troubling Problem of Income Inequality: A Few Thoughts, 11 U. MASS. L. REV. 6 (2016)

Advancing Justice, 10 U. MASS. L. REV. 2 (2015)

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius: The Constitutionality of Health Care Reform and the Spending Clause, 45 CONNtemplations 19 (2013)

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