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Samuel Stonefield

Associate Dean For External Affairs/Professor
A.B., Dartmouth
J.D., Harvard Law School
Office: L 312

Professor Stonefield was a Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination prior to joining the faculty in 1981. He has also served as a managing attorney for the Western Massachusetts Legal Services program, a staff attorney in a prisoners' legal assistance program, and has engaged in the private practice of law. He has served on the Board and Finance Committee of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, a government bank that grants mortgage loans for affordable housing, and has authored the chapters on the national secondary mortgage markets in a leading real estate finance law treatise. Professor Stonefield retired from the faculty in 2017.


Advanced Topics in Evidence

Bar Exam Prep


Land Finance & Transfer


Book Chapters

Sam Stonefield, Recent Trends in Real Estate Financing, ch. 1.03, in 4 REAL ESTATE FINANCING (annual supps. 2001-2003).

Sam Stonefield, Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FHLMC), ch. 3A.01-03, in 4B REAL ESTATE FINANCING (1998 & 2000).

Sam Stonefield, The FNMA/FHLMC Uniform Instruments, ch. 3A.10-13, in 4B REAL ESTATE FINANCING (1998 & 2000).

Sam Stonefield, Ginnie Mae (GNMA) and the Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Programs, ch. 2K, in 4A REAL ESTATE FINANCING (1999).

Journal Articles

Sam Stonefield, Rule 801(d)'s Oxymoronic 'Not Hearsay' Classification: The Untold Backstory and a Suggested Amendment, 5 FED. CTS. L. REV. 1 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Sam Stonefield, Electronic Real Estate Documents: Context, Unresolved Cost-Benefit Issues and a Recommended Decisional Process, 24 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 205 (2002). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Sam Stonefield, Affordable Housing in Suburbia: The Importance But Limited Power and Effectiveness of the State Override Tool, 22 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 323 (2001). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Sam Stonefield, Lawyer Discrimination Against Clients: Outright Rejection--No Limitations on Issues and Arguments-Yes, 20 W. NEW ENGL. L. REV. 103 (1998). SSRN Digital Commons

Sam Stonefield, Non-Determinative Discrimination, Mixed Motives, and the Inner Boundary of Discrimination Law, 35 BUFF. L. REV. 85 (1986). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Shorter Writings

Sam Stonefield, What if Sir Walter Raleigh Was a Wife-Beater and a Drug-Dealer?, MASS. LAW. WKLY., May 16, 2005 at 11.