David Christopher Dearborn

Clinical Professor of Law

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D. Christopher Dearborn joined the Suffolk Law School clinical faculty to teach in the Suffolk Defenders Program. Most recently, Professor Dearborn was a Senior Associate at the Boston law firm of Rankin & Sultan, where his practice focused on criminal defense in state and federal courts. Professor Dearborn previously practiced as a Staff Attorney for nine years with the Committee for Public Counsel Services, where he represented indigent defendants in Massachusetts trial courts. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at New England School of Law and Western New England College of Law, where he taught trial practice courses. Professor Dearborn is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Vermont Law School.


  • BA, St. Lawrence University
  • JD,Vermont Law School



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Courses Taught

  • Suffolk Defenders Program
  • Criminal Trial Practice
  • Massachusetts Constitution: Law and Procedure