Paul M. Kominers


Tel. 617.621.6538

Paul assists governmental and private clients with civil litigation, municipal law, and land use matters.   He is also a regular volunteer with the Boston Bar Association’s CORI Sealing Clinic, where he provides pro bono assistance to those hoping to seal or expunge old criminal records.

He graduated in 2018 from Harvard Law School, where he was co-President and Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal on Legislation. While a law student, he interned in Governor Charlie Baker’s Office of Legal Counsel and the Trial and Administrative Law Divisions of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

Before starting law school, Paul worked in operations and project management at Democracy Works, a nonprofit making voting a simple and seamless experience for all Americans. He graduated from MIT, where he studied Economics and Political Science, in 2012. He served as a member of the MIT Corporation from 2013 to 2018.


Margaret L.A. MacVicar ’65, ScD ’67 Award, 2018

Fellow, Rappaport Fellows Program in Law and Public Policy, 2016

Karl Taylor Compton Prize, 2012


MIT Corporation, 2013-2018



U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


Harvard Law School, J.D. 2018 cum laude

President and Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal on Legislation

MIT, B.S., 2012

Ben Green, Gabe Cunningham, Ariel Ekblaw, Paul Kominers, Andrew Linzer & Susan Crawford, Open Data Privacy Playbook (2017).

MIT Day of Action, “Demystifying the MIT Corporation”, April 17, 2018.

Panelist, MIT Alumni Leadership Conference 2018, "MIT10: Building Young Alumni Coalitions", September 22, 2018.

Co-author, Boston Bar Journal, "Spaulding v. Town of Natick School Committee: Allowing Free Speech while Accomplishing Municipal Work", Spring 2019

Paul lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.  On his own time, he reads about history and urban studies, and volunteers with the Love Hope Strength Foundation to register bone marrow donors at concerts. He is also an active alumni volunteer for MIT, where, among other things, he currently serves on the Alumni Association’s Corporation Nominating Committee, and has worked as an Educational Counselor, interviewing applicants for undergraduate admission, every year since graduating.  He currently interviews applicants from the Kansas City area.  He served a five-year term on the MIT Corporation from 2013-2018.