Thomas W. Porter, Jr.

Jr. Thomas W. Porter, Jr.

Address1 Silber Way
Boston, MA 2215

Lecturer, Boston University School of Theology

M.Div., Union Theological Seminary,
B.A., Yale University,

Thomas W. Porter, Jr. is a trial lawyer, mediator, teacher and minister. He teaches at Boston University School of Theology where he directs a concentration in Religion and Conflict Transformation. He is the Co-Executive Director of JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation in The United Methodist Church. He recently edited the book, Conflict and Communion: Reconciliation and Restorative Justice at Christ’s Table. He has produced the first draft of a book entitled Engaging Conflict Well: the Soul and Art of Conflict Transformation, which will be a text for the course.

After graduating from Yale University, he received a M. Div. degree from Union Theological Seminary and a J.D. degree from Boston University Law School. He studied mediation at Harvard Law School and Eastern Mennonite University.

He was a founding partner of the trial firm of Melick & Porter LLP in 1983 and has been a trial lawyer since 1974, representing religious institutions, universities, hospitals, professionals, nonprofit organizations and others. He is a member of the board of the Journal of Law and Religion and was chair of the board from 1989 through 2001. He was a founder and the president of the Council of Religion and Law, a society of law professors, theologians, lawyers and ministers, from 1978 to 1985. He was a member of the board of Union Theological Seminary, chairing its educational policy committee, from 1992 to 2001.

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