Gregory I. Massing
Executive Director

Greg Massing is the Executive Director of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service. Prior to his appointment as executive director, Mr. Massing served from February 2007 through December 2011 as the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Massachusetts Cabinet department charged with oversight of matters of law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety. From 1993 to 2005, as both an assistant district attorney and assistant attorney general specializing in appeals, Mr. Massing represented the Commonwealth in criminal justice matters at all levels of the federal and state courts. He was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge A. David Mazzone.

In addition to his public service experience, Mr. Massing practiced law at two Boston law firms, Laredo & Smith, LLP, and Ropes & Gray. He is the author of numerous articles on criminal justice matters, as well as a former editor, author, and consultant on high school civics and government textbooks. Mr. Massing is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an articles editor on the Virginia Law Review, and of the University of California at Berkeley.

Alasdair S. Roberts
Faculty Director

Alasdair Roberts is the Faculty Director of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service. He is also the Jerome L. Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School. Professor Roberts is a Fellow of US National Academy of Public Administration, a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the School of Public Policy, University College London.

Professor Roberts has written several books and many articles on problems of governance, law and public policy. He is co-editor of the journal Governance and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals in the field of public administration. Professor Roberts received his JD from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University. At Suffolk Law, Professor Roberts teaches Administrative Law and Law and Public Policy. His website is