Clinical Law Program People

Clinic Faculty

Kimberly  Ambrose

Kimberly Ambrose

Senior Law Lecturer

Phone: (206) 685-6806
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Kimberly Ambrose is a senior lecturer and directs the Tools for Social Change: Race and Justice Clinic, a clinic she founded in 2011 focusing on racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. She joined the clinic faculty part time in 2001 and full time in 2005, as supervising attorney for the Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic. Professor Ambrose also created and taught the Legislative Advocacy Clinic. ... more

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John  Clynch

John Clynch

Managing Director
Staff Attorney, Federal Tax Clinic
Law Lecturer

Phone: (206) 685-6805
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Prior to his position as Staff Attorney for the Federal Tax Clinic, John practiced law as a public defender for Society of Counsel Representing Accused Person and The Defender Association, and as a contract attorney for various firms including Preston, Gates and Ellis. He also worked as an associate for Deloitte Tax. ... more

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Molly  Cohan

Molly Cohan

Supervising Attorney/Lecturer
Law Lecturer

Phone: (206) 616-4201
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Molly M. Cohan is the Supervising Attorney for the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law. She has extensive experience in Criminal law with a particular interest in training, cultural competence, and tribal criminal defense. ... more

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William  Covington

William Covington

Director, Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic
Senior Law Lecturer

Phone: (206) 616-4481
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Professor Covington joined the UW law school faculty in 2003 as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic. Prior to his selection as clinic director, Professor Covington was a principal at the North Star Group consulting firm where he worked with municipalities on land use legislation, infrastructure development, and taxation policies applicable to high tech businesses. Ten years of service with McCaw Cellular Communications (now Cingular) and previous work as regulatory counsel for Group W Cable (now Comcast) provided him with a wealth of in-depth experience in the field of telecommunications law and policy. ... more

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Jennifer  Fan

Jennifer Fan

Faculty Director, Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Law Lecturer

Phone: (206) 685-2636
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Jennifer Fan is a lecturer and Managing Director for the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. She joined the clinical faculty in 2010. Before joining the faculty, she was a senior associate in the corporate securities group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Professor Fan was also the inaugural director of the Pro Bono Program of the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School. Previously, she served as the Vice President and Director of Legal Affairs of the Asian Pacific Fund, a community foundation serving the Asian American community in the Bay Area. Professor Fan is admitted to practice in California, New York and Washington. ... more

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Alejandra Gonza

Alejandra Gonza

Part-time Lecturer

Phone: (206) 543.3434

Alejandra Gonza teaches the International Human Rights Clinic. Previously she served as a senior attorney at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and as a staff attorney at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Gonza has also worked as a consultant to non-governmental human rights organizations based in Latin America and the United States. In 2012, she was appointed Commissioner of the Seattle Human Rights Commission. Gonza completed her legal studies at the National University of Tucumán (Argentina) and the University of Salamanca (Spain), and earned her master’s degree in human rights from Pontifical University of Salamanca (Spain).


Julia  Gold

Julia Gold

Director, Mediation Clinic
Principal Lecturer

Phone: (206) 543-3434
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Professor Gold joined the UW law school faculty in 1995 as a Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic. She teaches the Mediation Clinic, the 36-hour Mediation Skills CLE program offered by the School of Law, Negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Street Law. Before joining the faculty, Professor Gold founded and directed the Mediation Clinic at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene. ... more

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Lisa  Kelly

Lisa Kelly

Director, Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic
Bobbe and Jon Bridge Endowed Professorship in Child Advocacy

Phone: (206) 685-1826
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Professor Kelly came to the UW in 2002 as a Distinguished Visitor and then joined the UW law school faculty in 2002. She directs the Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic and teaches Family Law and Child Advocacy. She is the co-author of Adoption Law: Theory, Policy and Practice (2006). She works closely with the Court Improvement Training Academy. Professor Kelly chairs the Statewide Children's Representation Workgroup established by the Washington Supreme Court Commission on Children in Foster Care. She is the Bobbe and Jon Bridge Endowed Professor of Child Advocacy and served as Associate Dean at the UW Law School from 2007-2009. ... more

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Alan  Kirtley

Alan Kirtley

Associate Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 543-3434
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Professor Alan Kirtley is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law and founding director of its Clinical Law Program. He received both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and Ohio State University College of Law. ... more

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Deborah  Maranville

Deborah Maranville

Chair, Curricular Innovation
Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 685-6803
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Professor Maranville joined the UW law school faculty in 1989 to help develop the clinical law program. She is now the director of clinical programs at the law school, directing the Workers' Rights Clinic and teaching the Access to Justice Seminar and two Legal Analysis Research and Writing Public Service capstones for 1Ls. She has also taught Feminist Legal Theory and Civil Procedure. While practicing poverty law from 1975-81 with legal services organizations in Seattle, Professor Maranville developed a specialty in public benefits cases and handled numerous class action lawsuits and individual administrative hearings and appeals. She then taught Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, and Trial Advocacy at the University of Puget Sound Law School. ... more

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Erin Shea McCann

Part-time Lecturer

Phone: (206) 543.3434

Erin Shea McCann supervises CAYLAC -- the children and youth advocacy section of the Legislative Advocacy Clinic. She began her career advocating on behalf of foster children and youth and homeless students for six years as an Equal Justice Works Fellow and Staff Attorney with Columbia Legal Services. She now works as the Ombuds with the Office of the Family & Children’s Ombuds. She was President of her law school’s Public Interest Law Foundation, and received the school’s Alumni Advocate for Justice Award.


Peter  Moreno

Peter Moreno

Law Lecturer

Phone: (206) 685-7804
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Peter supervises law students in litigating prisoners' claims of innocence in the Innocence Project Northwest Legal Clinic. He has presented on the failures of forensic science and co-authored multiple amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court on the subject. He also publishes on the intersection of criminal law and electronic communications, and consults on a Seattle Children's Research Institute project to define cyberbullying. ... more

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William  Rodgers

William Rodgers

Stimson Bullitt Endowed Professor of Environmental Law
Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 543-5182
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Professor Rodgers began teaching at the UW School of Law in 1967, spent seven years at Georgetown University Law School, and returned to the UW in 1979. Professor Rodgers specializes in natural resource law and is recognized as a founder of environmental law. He teaches Environmental Law, and Oceans and Coastal Law.  Professor Rodgers is actively involved in the Environmental Law and Litigation course, as well as the Berman Environmental Law Clinic. He has produced the first volume of his two-volume treatise entitled Environmental Law in Indian Country (Thomson West 2005) and co-authored the recently published The Si'lailo Way: Salmon, Indians and Law on the Columbia River (Carolina Academic Press 2006). He has been actively involved in the Exxon Valdez "reopener," including publishing The Exxon Valdez Reopener: Natural Resource Damage Settlements, and Roads Not Taken, in the Alaska Law Review. ... more

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Scott  Schumacher

Scott Schumacher

Faculty Director, Federal Tax Clinic
Director, Graduate Program in Taxation
Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 543-5351
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Professor Schumacher is the Director of the Graduate Program in Taxation. He is also the Director of the Law School's Federal Tax Clinic. He teaches courses in taxation and White Collar Crime. Prior to joining the UW law school faculty full-time 2001, he was an attorney with Chicoine & Hallett, P.S., in Seattle, where his practice focused on civil and criminal tax controversy and litigation. He also served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division and an attorney-advisor to the Hon. Arthur L. Nims, III, Chief Judge of the U.S. Tax Court. He is admitted to the bars in Washington state, the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal courts. Professor Schumacher is a member of the Audit Committee of the Law school Admissions Council (LSAC). ... more

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Anna  Tolin

Anna Tolin

Supervising Attorney & Law Lecturer
Lecturer

Phone: (206) 221-8411
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Anna Tolin joined the UW Law faculty in 2011 after a career in criminal defense. She is currently a Lecturer in the Innocence Project Northwest Clinic where she supervises students and attorneys on all post-conviction DNA testing cases. In 2012, Anna became Deputy Director of the Innocence Project Northwest, helping to administer the project and fulfill IPNW's vital mission to free innocent Washington prisoners. ... more

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Fernanda  Torres

Fernanda Torres

Staff Attorney

Phone: (206) 616-8008
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Staff attorney Fernanda Torres is partially funded by a BJA Wrongful Conviction Review BJA grant. Fernanda has worked as a public defender at The Defender Association and as private counsel at Allen, Hansen & Maybrown. She has extensive post-conviction experience in state and federal court. ... more

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Todd  Wildermuth

Todd Wildermuth

Director of Environmental Law Program
Policy Director, Regulatory Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

Phone: (206) 221-8980
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Dr. Todd A. Wildermuth is the Director of the UW Environmental Law Program. He coordinates UW Law's current environmental curricular offerings, works with other faculty to increase UW's depth and stature in the field, and conducts outreach on behalf of the environmental law program. ... more

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Brenda  Williams

Brenda Williams

Law Lecturer

Phone: (206) 685-3917
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Brenda Williams is a Part-Time Lecturer at the Law School and is a Clinic Supervisor in the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic. Prior to joining the faculty, she served for 10 years as a public defender at The Defender Association in Seattle representing clients in all areas of public defense, including juvenile and dependency proceedings. ... more

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Lara  Zarowsky

Lara Zarowsky

Law Lecturer

Phone: (206) 616-8736
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Lara Zarowsky serves as the Policy Director for the Innocence Project Northwest and as a Law Lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law, where she founded and teaches the Innocence Project Northwest Legislative Advocacy Clinic. She has worked in the criminal justice field since 2001, when she began working in Seattle Municipal Court's Mental Health Court. ... more

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Clinic Staff

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