LAURENCE J. GILLIS, University of Maryland University College and University of Massachusetts (Lowell)



1 Brief Introduction2 Law Teacher3 Personal/ Professional4 Some of my writings5 My hyperlinks

a. PERSONAL.................................
State Convention Delegate, Libertarian Party of Florida (April, 2016) present 
Vice Chair, Libertarian Party of Lee County (FL) present
member, Harvard Club of Lee County (FL)  present  
Tantalus, "Sherlock Holmes' Dumber Brothers" (Holmes study group, Fort Myers/Cape Coral FL) present
member, Board of Visitors, Ave Maria School of Law (Naples FL)  present
graduate, Lee County Sheriff Citizens Academy) (2014)
graduate, LeeGrows (Lee County Citizens Academy) (2013)
student, Florida Gulf Coast University(audit only) (2013)
member, Editorial Board, Fort Myers News-Press (FL)  (2010)
graduate, Cape Coral (FL) Citizens Academy (2009)
Phillips Academy (Andover), graduate
Harvard University (A.B.), graduate
Boston University School of Law (LL.B.), graduate
Commanding Officer, 437th Military Police Company USACOMZEUR (Orleans, France) (Captain, US Army, active duty three years)
NH State Representative (Hampton & Hampton Falls); Chair, House Appropriations subcommittee on Justice; Member, House-Senate Committee of Conference on NH State Operating Budget
Regular host, "A Piece of Your Mind", WSCA-FM, 106.1 FM (interview-based radio show, Portsmouth NH)

-----Kirkus Reviews, contributor  (paid book reviews)
-----New York Times Magazine ("The Fiber Optic Confessional", paid article) ..... (later adapted by Epiphany Theater Company and presented at Chelsea Playhouse, Manhattan)
-----Commonweal Magazine ("Forgive Me, Solicitor", paid article)
-----Tri-City Free Press (Rochester NH) (weekly legal advice column)
-----Hampton Union (Hampton NH) (weekly movie review column)(as "Kermit Archbald")
-----Seacoast After Dark (Hampton NH) (weekly movie review column) (as "Davenport Wayvelle")
-----Dateline New England Magazine (dating advice articles from a lawyer !!)
-----member, Editorial Board, Portsmouth (NH) Herald (daily and Sunday newspaper, seacoast NH)
-----member, Editorial Board, NH Bar News
-----member, Editorial Board, Fort Myers (FL) News-Press (daily and Sunday newspaper, SW FL)
-----Also: signed articles in the New Hampshire Bar Association News, Union Leader, Foster's Daily Democrat, Portsmouth Herald, Tidings (Catholic diocesan newspaper), and WEVO-FM (NH Public Radio, broadcast editorial)
Other: Taught CCD program at Saint Michael Parish (Exeter NH); Chair, Saint Michael Pastoral Council; Trustee, Exeter (NH) Public Library; Alternate member, Exeter (NH) Planning Board; Moderator, Hampton (NH) School District; Member, Board of Directors, Harvard Club of New Hampshire; Fluent in French (studied four years at Andover, lived three years in France);
Member, Phillips Academy Alumni Council
Harvard Club of Boston (35-year member); Director, Harvard Club of Lee County (SW FL); American Association of University Professors;National District Attorneys Association; Legal Writing Institute
Performing Arts: (a) Leddy Performing Arts Center (Epping NH), Mr Brownlow in "Oliver!"; (b) Exeter Players (Exeter NH), Tax Collector in "You Can't Take It With You";  (c)  WSCA-FM Community Radio Theatre Players (Portsmouth NH): Mr White in a radio dramatization of "Monkey's Paw"; Mr Hopkins in "Baby Snooks' Hallowe'en" (1954 episode); and Sam the Bartender in "Gunsmoke: The Guitar" (1952 episode); voice in the crowd, "Why I Live at the Post Office" (story by Eudora Welty)
b. LAWYER...........................

Professor of Legal Studies, University of Maryland University College (adjunct, on-line)  present 

Private law practice in New Hampshire (mostly criminal trial law) (Rye, Exeter, Hampton NH)

New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth & Families (State's trial attorney in child abuse cases), Salem NH

Assistant Strafford County Attorney (prosecutor), Rochester NH
City Prosecutor, Concord NH
Police Prosecutor, Seabrook NH

President, Rockingham County Bar Association

NH Bar Association: Board of Governors (at-Large)
NH Bar Foundation: Board of Directors
NH Supreme Court: Standards & Goals Project (panel)
NH Superior Court: Alternative Dispute Resolution (panel)
Licensed to practice law: (NH and MA, State and Federal)
     (admitted NH, 1972. "Inactive-retired" status, as of August, 2008)
     (admitted MA, 1971. "Inactive" status, as of April, 1995)
member, Board of Visitors, Ave Maria School of Law (Naples FL) (also:  Moot Court judge)
Avery, Dooley, Post & Avery (Boston MA) (law clerk, then associate attorney, 1969-1972)