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BC Law Adds Two New Faculty

Scholars are experts in civil procedure and criminal justice.

Sergio Campos and Avlana Eisenberg 

Boston College Law School has appointed two new faculty members. Sergio Campos is a professor at the University of Miami School of Law and co-director of the litigation dispute resolution concentration. Avlana Eisenberg is currently the Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor at the Florida State University College of Law.

“We’re very excited to welcome the newest members of our faculty,” says Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Daniel Lyons. “Professor Campos is a well-respected scholar who is unafraid to tackle big questions at the cutting edge of civil procedure. And Professor Eisenberg’s groundbreaking empirical work highlights the roles played by a wide range of actors in the ‘political economy’ of criminal law. As scholars and as teachers, they will be valuable additions to the BC Law community.”

Campos, who served last fall as a visiting professor at Harvard Law, will begin at BC Law in the fall as a professor of law and teach civil procedure. His research areas include civil litigation, civil procedure, federal courts, and remedies. He has taught at the University of Miami since 2009 and previously served as the Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at Harvard Law School. He clerked for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable Patti B. Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Campos obtained his JD from Yale Law School.

“It is a dream come true to be joining the faculty of Boston College Law School,” says Campos. “Since my practice days as a litigator in Boston I have long admired the faculty, students, and alumni of this powerhouse institution. The law school has always been a shining example of the Jesuit tradition – integrating reflection, scholarship and practice to prepare the next generation of leaders. It is truly an honor to be included among its faculty.”

Eisenberg will join as an associate professor and a dean’s distinguished scholar. She will teach a criminal law course for first-year students and a seminar on prison law and policy and criminal justice reform. Her research focuses on the law and practice of criminal punishment.

Eisenberg previously taught at Harvard Law School and served as its Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellow. During the 2018-2019 academic year, she visited at Boston College Law School and Harvard Law School. Prior to her academic career, Eisenberg worked as a litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP and a pro bono fellow at the D.C. Public Defender Service. She graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School.

Outside of the classroom, Eisenberg is an accomplished musician and conductor. A member of the Boston Chamber Symphony, she has conducted orchestras throughout the United States and internationally. 

“I’m overjoyed to join the Boston College Law School community,” says Eisenberg. “During my semester-long visit in 2018, I was struck by the vibrant intellectual life, the supportive environment, and—uniquely—the deep-seated empathy that informs the school’s social-justice mission. Returning to BC Law as a full-time member of the faculty is a tremendous honor, and I look forward to learning from and engaging with the extraordinary scholars and inspiring leaders on campus.”

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