Gabriel H. Teninbaum

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

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  • U.S. District Court (Mass.)



Gabe Teninbaum is a professor and legal technologist at Suffolk University Law School. He serves as Director of the Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology (LIT), the LIT Concentration (akin to an undergraduate major), and the LIT Certificate (an online program for legal professionals). 

During his time at Suffolk Law, 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 has also - simultaneously - 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. 

He has been named to the FastCase 50, which honors the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders; and called perhaps the most tech-savvy law professor in the country by the ABA Journal, which named him to the Web100 (the top 100 legal professionals to follow on social media).


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