Criminal Justice Institute


Robert E. Proctor

Robert is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute where he teaches and supervises third year law students in criminal defense practice.  He has served as faculty of the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School since 2009.  Prior to joining the Criminal Justice Institute, Robert was in private practice specializing in criminal defense.  Robert has represented and consulted over a thousand clients in all phases of criminal proceedings from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies in District and Superior Courts in Massachusetts and was a member of Suffolk Lawyers for Justice and Middlesex Defense Attorneys bar advocate programs for over ten years providing legal representation for indigent defendants.  Prior to law school, Robert was a high school English teacher in California. Robert is licensed to practice before the Supreme Judicial Court for Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He earned a B.A. from Morehouse College, an Ed.M from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.



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Criminal Justice Institute
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