Joseph W. Glannon

Professor of Law

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  • MA

Biography

Professor Joseph Glannon earned his B.A., M.A.T. and J.D. degrees from Harvard. After clerking for the Massachusetts Appeals Court and serving as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston, he joined the Suffolk University Law School faculty in 1980. Professor Glannon teaches Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws and Torts, and has written extensively on public tort liability in Massachusetts. He is the author of Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations, the pilot volume of Wolters Kluwers' Examples & Explanations series. This widely used student text is now in its Eighth Edition. He also authored The Law of Torts: Examples & Explanations, which is in its Sixth Edition. Professor Glannon is the coauthor, along with Andrew Perlman (Suffolk's dean) and Peter Raven-Hansen, Emeritus Professor of Law at George Washington University School of Law, of a leading Civil Procedure casebook, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook. He is also the author of a Civil Procedure review text, The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure, also published by Wolters Kluwer and now in its Fourth Edition.

Professor Glannon recently created, along with Dean Perlman and faculty colleague Linda Simard, an on-line video review program entitled Practice Perfect Civil Procedure, the first in a planned series of Practice Perfect titles for Wolters Kluwer. The second iteration, Practice Perfect Torts, is currently in production, coauthored by Glannon along with faculty colleague Pat Shin and Professor Julie Steiner of Western New England School of Law.

Professor Glannon had another life before law school. He served as a stage carpenter at Brandeis University and as an Assistant Dean of Students at Bates College before succumbing to the lure of law school.

Professional Activities

Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Executive Com., Civil Procedure Section, AALS, 1995-1997

Publications

Books

CIVIL PROCEDURE: EXAMPLES & EXPLANATIONS (8th ed. 2020)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: A COURSEBOOK (3rd ed. 2017) (with Andrew Perlman and Peter Raven-Hansen)

THE LAW OF TORTS: EXAMPLES & EXPLANATIONS (5th ed. 2015)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: RULES, STATUTES, AND OTHER MATERIALS (2014) (with Andrew Perlman and Peter Raven-Hansen)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: A COURSEBOOK (2d ed., 2014) (with Andrew Perlman and Peter Raven-Hansen)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: RULES, STATUTES, AND OTHER MATERIALS (Aspen, 2013) (with Andrew Perlman and Peter Raven-Hansen) (annually updated)

THE GLANNON GUIDE TO CIVIL PROCEDURE (3rd ed., 2013)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: EXAMPLES & EXPLANATIONS (7th ed., 2013)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: A COURSEBOOK (2011) (with Andrew Perlman and Peter Raven-Hansen)

THE LAW OF TORTS: EXAMPLES & EXPLANATIONS (4th ed., 2010)

THE GLANNON GUIDE TO CIVIL PROCEDURE (2d. ed., 2009)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (6th ed., 2008)

THE ASPEN AUDIO GUIDE TO CIVIL PROCEDURE (2008)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (5th ed., 2006)

THE LAW OF TORTS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (3d ed., 2005)

THE GLANNON GUIDE TO CIVIL PROCEDURE (2003)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (4th ed., 2001)

THE LAW OF TORTS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (2d ed., 2000)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (3d ed., 1997)

FIRESIDE CIVIL PROCEDURE (1996) (Nine hour audiotape series)

THE LAW OF TORTS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (1995)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (2d ed., 1992)

MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNMENTAL LIABILITY REPORTER (1987) (co-editor, with Steven P. Perlmutter)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (1987)

Articles

Massachusetts Statutes of Limitations: A User's Guide, 19 SUFFOLK J. TRIAL & APP. ADVOC 1 (2014)

Conflict of Laws in Massachusetts: Current Choice of Law Theory, 92 MASS. L. REV. 12 (2009) (with Gabriel Teninbaum)

Conflict of Laws in Massachusetts: Related Problems in Selecting the Applicable Law, 92 MASS. L. REV. 87 (2009) (with Gabriel Teninbaum)

Liability of Multiple Tortfeasors in Massachusetts: The Related Doctrines of Joint and Several Liability, Comparative Negligence and Contribution, 85 MASS. L. REV. 50 (2000)

Politics and Personal Jurisdiction: Suing State Sponsors of Terrorism under the 1996 Amendments to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 87 GEO. L.J. 675 (1999) (with Jeffery Atik)

Coordinating Civil Procedure and the Legal Research and Writing Course: A Field Experiment, 47 J. LEGAL EDUC. 246 (1997) (with Terry J. Seligmann, Medb M. Sichko and Linda S. Simard)

Liability for 'Public Duties' under the Tort Claims Act: The Legislature Reconsiders the Public Duty Rule, 79 MASS. L. REV. 17 (1994)

The Massachusetts Tort Claims Act: Analysis and Update, 75 MASS. L. REV. 52 (1990)

Practice and Procedure Under the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act (G.L. c. 258), 71 MASS. L. REV. 61 (1986) (with Bennett S. Gordon)

Recovery for Civil Rights Violations in Massachusetts: A Comparison of Section 1983 With State Tort Remedies, 18 SUFFOLK U.L. REV. 247 (1984)

The Scope of Public Liability Under the Tort Claims Act: Beyond the Public Duty Rule, 67 MASS. L. REV. 159 (1982)

Governmental Tort Liability Under the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act of 1978, 66 MASS. L. REV. 7 (1981)


Other publications


Practice Perfect: Civil Procedure (On-line review program) Wolters Kluwer 2020

Fireside Civil Procedure (Nine hour audiotape series (Little, Brown, 1996)

Education

  • BA, MAT, JD, Harvard University

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Courses Taught

  • Civil Procedure
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Torts