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August 15, 2013

View from the courtroom; Local law professor had front-row seat on Bulger trial

Local law professor had front-row seat on Bulger trial

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On his Facebook page, Coyne continually provided insight and observations on Bulger. His legal students are among his followers. He announced last week that Bulger’s defense attorneys, J.W. Carney Jr. and Hank Brennan, would be coming to the law school to give students an exclusive insight to the trial.

“Defending Whitey — An Inside Story” will be their presentation, he said.

“They’ve done a tremendous job defending an almost indefensible client,” Coyne said.

While proud and fortunate to provide commentary, Coyne said he’s also been extremely impressed with the lawyers on both sides of the case. “I’ve been able to see some terrific advocacy at the highest level of our profession. ... This is our system working at its best. Lawyers fighting hard for their respective clients,” he said.

Above all, Coyne said the experience will help him back at Massachusetts School of Law.

“It’s really been an educational experience for me and one that I’m going to share with my students,” he said.

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