Professor of Legal Writing, Director of the Institute on Law Practice Technology & Innovation, Director of the Law Practice Technology Concentration



  • BA, Georgetown University
  • MM, Cambridge College
  • JD, Suffolk University

Bar Admittance

  • MA
  • U.S. District Court (Mass.)


  • Legal Practice Skills
  • Lawyering in the Age of Smart Machines
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Persuasive Writing (Lund, Sweden program)
  • Legal Methods (Budapest, Hungary LLM program)
  • Coding for Lawyers and 21st Century Legal Profession


Prof. Teninbaum began his legal career by attending law school at night while serving in the U.S. Secret Service. After graduating from Suffolk Law in 2005, he had a two-year stint as a trial attorney at a Boston firm before joining the full-time faculty at Suffolk University Law School in 2007. Since then, he has taught 9 different courses and has more than 20 publications to his name. Today, he teaches LPS and also leads Suffolk Law's legal technology and innovation work, including directing the Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation, and also directing Suffolk Law's academic concentration (akin to an undergraduate major) in legal technology/innovation. He also built, which is an app that harnesses scientific research to allow law students and bar preppers to learn far more in far less time. He was named one of the 2016 FastCase 50, which honors the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders. During the 2016-17 academic year, Prof. Teninbaum will be a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. 

Professional Activities

Mass. Access to Justice Commission's Web/Tech Working Group; Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys; Legal Writing Institute


Book Chapters

Child Trespassers, in MASSACHUSETTS PREMISES LIABILITY (2009) (lead author, assisted by Stacey Pietrowicz)

Art Censorship, in ENCYLOPEDIA OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT (David Hudson, Jr. and David Schultz and John R. Vile eds., 2008)

Shelley v. Kraemer, in THE JIM CROW ENCYCLOPEDIA (Nikki Brown and Barry Stentiford eds., 2008)

Courts, Lawmaking by (Precedent), in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW & SOCIETY, 3 VOLS. (David Clark ed., 2007)

Sunday Closing Laws and Cases, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES, 4 VOLS. (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006)

Child Trespassers, in MASSACHUSETTS PREMISES LIABILITY (2004) (secondary author, lead author was Robert W. Casby)


Medical Apology Programs and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, 46 NEW ENG. L. REV. 505 (2012)

How Medical Apology Programs Harm Patients, 15 CHAPMAN L. REV. 307 (2011)

Who Cares?, 3 DREXEL L. REV. 485 (2011)

Reductio ad Hitlerum: Trumping the Judicial Nazi Card, 2009 MICH. ST. L. REV. 541 (2009)

Conflict of Laws in Massachusetts, Part II: Related Problems in Selecting the Applicable Law, 92 MASS. L. REV. 87 (2009) (with Joseph W. Glannon)

Conflict of Laws in Massachusetts, Part I: Current Choice of Law Theory, 92 MASS. L. REV. 12 (2009) (with Joseph W. Glannon)

Private Medical and MassHealth Liens Made Simple, 2 J. MASS. ACAD. TRIAL ATTYS. 1 (2008)

Steve Tombs' and Dave Whyte's Safety Crimes, 18 LAW & POLITICS BOOK REVIEW 392 (2008) (search "Teninbaum" then follow hyperlink) (book review)

Easing the Burden: Mediating Criminal Misdemeanors Matters, 62 DISP. RESOL. J. 63 (2007)

Eric Helland's and Alexander Tabarrok's Judge and Jury: American Tort Law on Trial, 17 LAW & POLITICS BOOK REV. 516 (2007) (search "Teninbaum" then follow hyperlink) (book review)

Brandt Goldstein's Storming the Court: How a Band of Yale Law Students Sued the President and Won, 19 INT'L. J. REFUGEE L. 163 (2007) (book review)

Eric Stover's The Witnesses: War Crimes and the Promise of Justice in The Hague, HUMAN RIGHTS & HUMAN WELFARE (2006) (search "Teninbaum" then follow hyperlink) (book review)

Coordination of Personal Injury Protection Benefits: No-fault Insurance Coordinated with Fully Self-funded ERISA Private Health Insurance Plans and MedPay, J. MASS. ACAD. TRIAL ATTY'S (2005) (with Christine Sheridan)

Note, American Volunteer Human Shields in Iraq: Free Speech or Treason?, 28 SUFFOLK TRANSNAT'L L. REV. 139 (2004)

Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Reimbursement Required?, J. MASS. ACAD. TRIAL ATTY'S (2003)

Other Publications

The Effect of Worker's Compensation and Other Liens on Negotiation and Settlement of Cases, TORT SETTLEMENTS: IS WHAT YOU SEE WHAT YOU GET?, SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES Suffolk University Center for Advanced Legal Studies ( 2006 ) (with Valerie A. Yarashus) (Continuing Legal Education Materials)