Professor Ben Halasz is a Lecturer and the Faculty Director of the Judicial Clerkship Program. He has taught the first-year Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing class, and the upper-level classes Persuasive Writing, the Intensive Legal Writing Workshop, and Sales.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Halasz practiced law in a variety of criminal and civil settings. From 2012 to 2015, Professor Halasz practiced at Foster Pepper in Seattle, concentrating on commercial litigation and antitrust law. Before that, he acted as a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County; an associate at WilmerHale and then Ropes & Gray in Boston; and an assistant district attorney in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also clerked for Judge Jerome Farris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judges Patti Saris and Richard Stearns of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Ben is a 2002 graduate of Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude. He earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude at Dartmouth College.