Gabriel H. Teninbaum

Assistant Dean of Innovation, Strategic Initiatives, & Distance Education and Professor of Legal Writing

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


Gabe Teninbaum is the Assistant Dean for Innovation, Strategic Initiatives and Distance Education, as well as a Professor of Legal Writing, at Suffolk University Law School. Among other responsibilities, he leads the #1 ranked legal tech program in the nation, as ranked by National Jurist Magazine. He has taught more than 10 different courses (including classes held in Hungary, Sweden, and at MIT) and published more than 30 law review pieces and other articles. In addition to his work at Suffolk Law, Prof. Teninbaum held appointments as a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, as a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project. He is the founder of an educational technology startup,, which was named one of the Top 20 Legal IT Innovations in the world by ALM/Legal Week Intelligence; is a former trial attorney at Sugarman in Boston; and, before law school, protected dozens of dignitaries – including two sitting U.S. presidents—while serving as an Operations Support Technician in the U.S. Secret Service.

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)



Spaced Repetition: A Method for Learning More Law in Less Time,  J. HIGH TECH. L. (2017) (forthcoming)   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)


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

  • Legal Practice Skills
  • Legal Tech for Small Firms
  • 21st Century Legal Profession
  • Lawyering in an Age of Smart Machines
  • Negotiation