Judith R. SizerJudith R. Sizer
Senior Counsel

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Judith R. Sizer has practiced as a higher education lawyer for over twenty-five years.  Before joining Rose, Chinitz & Rose, she served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.  She has worked in many areas of charities law, including non-profit governance, Board support, advisory boards, fundraising and development, compliance, conflicts, contract negotiation, museum collections, executive compensation, policy work, non-profit tax, and trust and estate administration.

Judy began her legal career in the Office of the General Counsel at Yale University, followed by several years in the tax and benefits group at Ropes & Gray in Boston.  She has served as Chair of the Boston Bar Association College and University Law Group and in various capacities in the National Association of College and University Attorneys.  She has spoken on higher education law issues at numerous conferences and other venues.


Rose, Chinitz & Rose, Senior Counsel (2014-present)
Brandeis University, Senior Vice President and General Counsel (2007-13), General Counsel (2000-2007), Deputy General Counsel (1999-2000), Associate General Counsel (1994-98), Assistant General Counsel (1992-94)
Ropes & Gray, Associate, Tax & Benefits Group (1988-92)
Harvard University Extension School, Adjunct Faculty Member (1992)
Yale University, Assistant to the General Counsel (1987-88), Assistant to the President (1983-84), Director, Agents Program, Yale Alumni Fund (1981-83)

Court & Bar Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Bar & Professional Associations

Boston Bar Association


Yale College, B.A., magna cum laude
Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude


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