Geisel School of Medicine Board of Advisors

Renée M. Landers, JD

Renée Landers is associate professor at Suffolk University Law School and current president of the Boston Bar Association, the first woman of color and the first law professor to serve as president of the bar association. She currently teaches health law, constitutional law and administrative law.

Before joining the Suffolk University Law School faculty in 2002, Ms. Landers served as counsel in the health law group at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray for five years. Prior to that, she served as deputy general counsel for the US Department of Health and Human Services.

From 1993 until 1996, she was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Policy Development at the US Department of Justice. Before entering government service, Ms. Landers taught at Boston College Law School. In 1985, she was an associate at Ropes & Gray after serving as a law clerk to former Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey of the Connecticut Supreme Judicial Court for a year.

Ms. Landers received an AB degree from Radcliffe College and a JD degree cum laude from Boston College Law School. Prior to attending law school, she served as deputy secretary of state in charge of the Commercial Bureau and the Public Records Bureau.