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Sheldon C. Toplitt
Affiliated Faculty (2010)
B.S. Boston University
J.D. Suffolk University
Attorney/journalist/blogger and veteran law & journalism instructor at area universities and colleges.
Toplitt teaches Law for Journalists and previously has taught Introduction to Communications, Politics & Law, and The First Amendment. He also has taught Media Law, news writing, and business law at Boston-area colleges & universities.
He is an experienced litigator admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist and editor, including for the American Bar Association. He created The Unruly of Law media law/journalism blog and co-authored the Massachusetts Bar Association report on Crisis in Court Funding (2010).