Criminal Justice Institute


Gloria Tan

Gloria Tan is a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute, where she teaches and supervises law students representing indigent adults and youth in criminal and delinquency proceedings.  After graduating from Yale Law School, Gloria Tan worked as a public defender for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Boston,  where she represented indigent adult clients.  Gloria also worked as an attorney in the Youth Advocacy Project, the juvenile division of the public defenders office.  She lectures and teaches at continuing legal education courses and has served as a panelist at juvenile law conferences.  Gloria has served as chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) Criminal Justice section council, as a member of the MBA Juvenile and Child Welfare section council, is currently a member of the House of Delegates of the MBA and serves on the MBA Executive Management Board.  She also serves as a member of the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.  Gloria was named a Massachusetts Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2008.   


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