Faculty of Business and Law

Swinburne Law School

Professor David Rossman

Director, Criminal Law Clinical Programs, Boston University

David RossmanDavid Rossman is a Professor of Law at the Boston University School of Law. Since 1978 he been the Director of Boston University’s Criminal Law Clinical Programs.  Professor Rossman has maintained an active criminal defense practice for nearly three decades. He has represented defendants at all state and federal court levels, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He also has served as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for grand jury investigations and prosecutions of white-collar crimes. As a Massachusetts special assistant attorney general, he represented bar counsel in federal litigation regarding the rules of ethics that regulate federal prosecutors.

Professor Rossman has served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and a teaching fellow at Boston College Law School. He has consulted with the Massachusetts Department of Personnel Administration and the U.N.’s Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program and has written a treatise on guilty pleas, as well as monographs and articles on criminal procedure. In 2000, Professor Rossman spoke on 'The Fight Against International Crime and the Threat to Individual Liberties' at the 'Globalization and Crime' conference in Mexico City. He is has also been involved  a State Department grant that provides assistance to a law school clinic in Siberia.