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Carol Booth

Professional Title: 

Senior Staff Attorney, Student Legal Services - University Ombudsperson



Carol Booth graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in 1977 and from Boston College Law School in 1980. She practiced law at the Disability Law Center (1980—1985) and at the University of Massachusetts Student Legal Services Office (1985-1986) before joining the firm of Burres, Fidnick & Booth, LLP where she practiced law from 1987-2009. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar as well as of the United States District Court (D. Mass.), the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Her practice has focused on civil rights, personal injury, appeals, real estate, and adoptions. Attorney Booth is also trained mediator, a writer, and past Executive Director of Amherst Writers & Artists, Inc.

Attorney Booth returned to the SLSO in August, 2009 as a Senior Staff Attorney where she heads the Housing and Consumer Protection Units. Attorney Booth also provides litigation support, mediation, appellate advocacy, and estate planning services as well as fills the role of editor of SLSO publications. She is the advisor to the SGA’s Student Judiciary, and co-teaches an undergraduate courses on issues of student governance. 


  • Legal Studies