Mitchell M. Simon
BS, Hofstra University
JD, Boston University
Professional Responsibility Torts
General Areas of Interest, Scholarship, Research, & Practice
Scholarship interest include: • Bar Admission • Attorney ethics • Legal malpractice
Professor Simon was granted Emeritus status after having taught full time at UNH Law for over 25 years. Prior to coming to what was then Pierce Law in 1988, Professor Simon was Litigation Director at New Hampshire Legal Assistance. He also served as Director of the Senior Citizens Law Project, and supervising attorney of the Health and Elder Law Clinic. In these roles, he argued many cases on behalf of low-income persons before the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the United States District Court and Circuit Courts.
Professor Simon chaired the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Ethics Committee from 1988-1993. He has been appointed by the New Hampshire Bar and New Hampshire Supreme Court to numerous committees, addressing legal ethical issues, such as the Rules Revision Committee and the Task Force on Legal Advertising.
Professor Simon will still teach Torts and Professional Responsibility, his area of concentration. He is active nationally on issues of legal ethics, lawyer discipline and medical ethics. He also remains a highly respected, and active practitioner in these areas, a role he believes is critical to quality teaching.
Professor Simon is the founder and former chair of UNH School of Law’s Teaching Effectiveness Committee. This program has been recognized as one of the most comprehensive efforts to improve teaching in any law school. His article on the program appears at 49 Journal of Legal Education 256 (1999)
Mitchell M. Simon, Limiting the Use of Expunged Offenses in Bar and Law School Admission Processes: A Case for Not Creating Unnecessary Problems, 28 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 79 (2014)
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