Adam Eckart

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

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Biography

Adam Eckart is an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at Suffolk University Law School where he teaches in the Legal Practice Skills Program. Before joining the faculty, Professor Eckart worked at Ropes & Gray LLP as an associate in the antitrust mergers and acquisitions practice where he counseled domestic and multinational business entities in a range of antitrust and business matters. With a background as a transactional lawyer, Professor Eckart has engaged in a scholarly agenda focused on integrating transactional skills into the law school curriculum, including in the Legal Practice Skills Program. Prior to Suffolk University Law School, Professor Eckart taught in the Lawyering Program at Boston University Law School.

Publications

  • Deal Me In: Leveraging Pedagogy to Teach Transactional Skills in the First Year Legal Research and Writing Program, U.C. DAVIS BUS. L.J., vol. 21 (forthcoming 2021)
  • Transactional Drafting with Donna, Google, and Cooley: Leveraging Technology Tools in a Time of Online Learning, 28 PERSP. (forthcoming 2021)
  • Chapter 13, Teaching Transactional Skills in First Year Doctrinal Courses (and Beyond), LAWYERING SKILLS IN THE DOCTRINAL CLASSROOM: USING LEGAL WRITING PEDAGOGY TO ENHANCE TEACHING ACROSS THE LAW SCHOOL CURRICULUM (Tammy Oltz, ed., January 2021)
  • Transferability: Applying Principles of Persuasive Writing to Transactional Matters, Legal Writing Matters Blog, Suffolk University Law School (May 2020)
  • Effectively Flipping the Classroom by Using Team-Based Learning, The Association of American Law Schools, New Law Professors Section Newsletter (December 2019)
  • Small Teaching Transactional Skills in the Legal Writing Classroom, 32:2 THE SECOND DRAFT (Fall 2019)
  • Welcome to LPS: “Legal Power Skills”, Legal Writing Matters Blog, Suffolk University Law School (August 2019)
  • The Power of Group Work, Legal Writing Matters Blog, Suffolk University Law School (February 2019)
  • Revising Your Way to an A, Legal Writing Matters Blog, Suffolk University Law School (December 2018)
  • Focusing on Private Equity: Global Merger Control Implications, Competition Policy Institute Antitrust Chronicle (January 2018) (co-author Deidre Johnson)
  • Chapter, United States Law and Practice, Chambers Global Practice Guides: Merger Control (2018) (co-author Deidre Johnson)
  • Navigating HSR: Key Exemptions, American Bar Association (May 2017) (co-author Kevin Walsh)
  • Private Equity Antitrust Handbook, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 1st ed. 2016 (contributing editor)
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino: The Year Ahead, Law360 (January 26, 2016) (co-author Deidre Johnson)
  • Premerger Notification Practice Manual, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 5th ed. 2015 (contributing editor)
  • A Narrowing of the HSR Investment-Only Exemption, Law360 (September 9, 2015) (co-author Deidre Johnson)
  • 7 HSR Filing Reminders from Berkshire Hathaway Case, Law360 (September 2014) (co-author Deidre Johnson)
  • Jumping the Gun: Navigating Antitrust Laws Before Closing the Merger, American Bar Association (March 2014)
  • Minority Acquisitions and Merger Control: The Path Forward for the EU, Global Competition Review (January 2014) (co-author Deidre Johnson)
  • HSR Rule Changes: A Look Back (and Ahead), Competition Policy Institute Antitrust Chronicle (May 2013) (co-author Deidre Johnson)

Presentations

  • Deal Me In: Leveraging Pedagogy to Teach Transactional Skills in the First Year Legal Research and Writing Program, New Scholar's Showcase, Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Section, Association of American Law Schools 2021 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (January 8, 2021) (invited panelist) (virtual presentation)
  • All About Perspective: Enriching Student Learning with Transactional Perspective, Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop, University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, SD (December 9, 2020) (virtual presentation)
  • Bringing Lawyering Skills into the Doctrinal Classroom, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2020) (invited panelist) (recorded presentation)
  • Let's Make a (Virtual) Deal: Leveraging Technology to Teach Transactional Drafting Online, Conference for Excellence in Teaching Legal Research & Writing Online, William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA (June 18-19, 2020)
  • The Pedagogy of Team Based Learning: Engage, Collaborate, Assess, Virtual Symposium on Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA (May 12, 2020)
  • Two for the Price of One: Integrating Transactional Drafting into Traditional Legal Writing Assignments, Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop, Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (December 6, 2019)
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Using Examples to Increase Student Cognition, Central States Area Legal Writing Conference, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (September 14, 2019)
  • Using Transactional Precedent to Teach Legal Reasoning, Innovative Teaching Workshop hosted by the ALWD Teaching Workshop Committee, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA (May 29, 2019)
  • Integrating Transactional Skills into the Legal Writing Classroom Through Small Teaching, Nineteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, UNLV Law School, Las Vegas, NV (March 16, 2019)
  • Diversity and the Law: Coming Out in the Legal Profession, Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA (February 15, 2019) (invited panelist)
  • Private Equity and Antitrust, American Bar Association (May 4, 2017) (invited panelist)
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino Act: Recent Developments Uncovered, The Knowledge Group (August 18, 2016) (invited panelist)

Bar Admittance

Massachusetts

Education

  • BS, University of Connecticut
  • JD, Suffolk University