Allan Tow, JD

Associate Professor
Department of Government

Phone: 617-573-8104
Fax: 617-367-4623
Email: atow@suffolk.edu 
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1074

Education

  • JD, Boston College Law School
  • BA, Brandeis University

Employment History

1999-present    Associate Professor, Suffolk University
1994-1999        Assistant Professor, Suffolk University
1989-1994        Private practice, Cambridge, MA
1984-1989        Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School
1982-1984        Instructor, Suffolk Law School
1981-1982        Managing Attorney, Greater Boston 
Legal Services
1977-1981        Managing Attorney, Legal Services of 
the Virgin Islands
1976-1977        Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Wm. M. 
Marutani, Court of the Common Pleas, 
Philadelphia, PA

Significant Litigation

  • Dehonzai v. Holder, 650 F.3d 1, rehearing denied, 654 F.3d 121 (1st Cir. 2011)
  • Precetaj v. Holder, 649 F.3d 72 (1st Cir. 2011)
  • Vasquez v. Holder, 635 F.3d 563 (1st Cir. 2011)
  • Guttierez-Castillo v. Holder, 568 F.3d 256 (1st Cir. 2009) , 568 F.3d 256 (1st Cir. 2009)
  • BEA Systems v. Web Balances, 80 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 1917 (D. Mass. 2006)
  • Lattab v. Ashcroft, 385 F.3d 8, 13 (1st Cir. 2004)
  • Saint Fort v. Ashcroft, 223 F. Supp. 2d 343 (D.Mass. 2002), aff'd, 329 F.3d 191 (1st Cir. 2003)
  • Mahadeo v. Reno, 226 F.3d 3 (1st Cir. 2000), cert. denied, 533 U.S. 949 (2001)
  • Ruckbi v. INS, 285 F.3d 120 (1st Cir 2002)
  • Mattis v. Reno, 44 F.Supp. 2d 379 (D.Mass. 1999), aff'd, 212 F.3d 31(1st Cir. 2000)
  • Ruckbi v. INS, 159 F.3d 18 (1st Cir. 1998)

Bar Memberships

  • United States Supreme Court (2000)
  • Massachusetts (1982)
  • United States Virgin Islands (1977-1982)
  • Pennsylvania (1976)

Publications

The Professional Paralegal, McGraw-Hill, Chicago. 2009.

Articles

  • California Dreamin’ – Part Two (2005)
  • California Dreamin’ - Part One (2004)
  • Observations On Multidisciplinary Practice (with S. Gaskell) (2003)
  • For The Public Good (2001)
  • AAfPE Accreditation and Academic Freedom (with M. Flaherty) (2000)
  • Deconstructing ABA Approval (1999)
  • Paralegal Licensing Standards: The Educational Perspective (1998)
  • Teaching Trial Practice and Dramatic Technique (1997)
  • America, Your Children Are Left Behind (with A. Tran) (1997)

Affiliations

  • Member, Asian-American Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Chair, City of Melrose Human Rights Commission
  • Member, Legal Studies Advisory Board, Quincy College
  • Member, Advisory Board, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation  

Courses Taught

American Constitutional Law
Immigration Law: Policy and Politics
International Law and Organization
Introduction to American Democracy
Seminar for Freshman: Indiana Jones and the Temple of American Law
State Court Policy and Process