Honorable John Lu


Judge Lu was appointed to the Boston Municipal Court in 2001 by Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci and to the Superior Court by Governor Mitt Romney in 2006.  Before attending law school at Boston University he graduated from Johns Hopkins University. He is an Adjunct Professor at Boston University School of Law. Judge Lu formerly taught at New England Law in Boston, where he taught evidence practice courses, Sentencing, and Trial Practice. Judge Lu was appointed to chair the Sentencing Commission by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in 2014. Judge Lu is the lead Superior Court judge for a Bureau of Justice Assistance-funded Demonstration Field Experiment of HOPE probation principles, a randomized control trial of supervision of high-risk probationers, and helps to lead a multi-agency criminal justice innovation group; both are in Essex County, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Probation Revocations Project at the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Judge Lu's professional interests include criminal justice and sentencing innovation and leadership and teaching.

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