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Steven S. Locke

General Counsel
B.A., Lafayette College
J.D., Boston College Law School

Steven S. Locke joined the Office of General Counsel in 2005 and served as Deputy General Counsel from July 2012 through January 2014, when he was appointed the university’s general counsel.  He oversees the university’s legal affairs and advises the Board of Trustees, president, administration and faculty on a wide variety of legal matters.  He is also responsible for managing legal matters, including litigation, handled by outside counsel. 

Prior to joining Brandeis, Locke served as the general counsel at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) from 2001 to 2005.  He directed the legal operations of the commission, including overseeing its prosecutorial and appellate functions.  Locke also briefed and argued several key cases before the Massachusetts appellate courts, including the landmark case of Stonehill College v. MCAD, 441 Mass. 549 (2004), designated by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as the most important Massachusetts court decision of 2004. 

Locke currently serves as a member of the MCAD Advisory Board. He has served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association College and University Law Group.  Locke has also taught as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School and New England School of Law.  Locke received his B.A. from Lafayette College and his J.D. from Boston College Law School.