John F. Boyd II L’16

Adjunct Professor

John F. Boyd II L’16 teaches Trial Practice. John is a Court Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District working in the Syracuse City Court. Prior to this position, he was an Assistant District Attorney with the Onondaga County District Attorney’s office where he worked in the Economic Crimes Bureau. Prior to that he was a litigation attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, in its Syracuse office.

While at the College of Law, Boyd was a member of the Black Law Students Association Trial Team, which won its regional championship. Boyd has coached the BLSA trial team since 2017 and they recently won first place in their regional competition.

Boyd also competed in the Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition earning the Frank H. Armani Advocacy Award. He also earned the Robert W. Miller Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy at the College. Prior to law school, Boyd attended New York University, graduating in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Cultural Analysis with dual concentrations in American Studies and Africana Studies.

He is actively involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations in Onondaga County, including serving on the board of the William Herbert Johnson Bar Association as its Treasurer and the Volunteer Lawyers Project as a board member.


  • Syracuse University
    College of Law
    J.D. 2016
  • New York University
    B.A. 2013