Mitch

Assistant Clinical Professor; Neighborhood Law Project

E-mail: mitch@wisc.edu

Education:
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

Teaching Areas:
Client Interviewing & Counseling
Community Lawyering
Employment Law
Pre-Trial Advocacy

Recently Taught Courses
854 Clinical Program: Neighborhood Law Clinic (NLC)
854 Clinical Program: Neighborhood Law Project (NLP)/ Neighborhood Law Clinic (NLC)
854 Clinical Program: Neighborhood Law Project
940 L&CP: Community Lawyering

Biography

Mitch is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Neighborhood Law Clinic (NLC, formerly the Neighborhood Law Project).  As a hands-on clinical program, the Neighborhood Law Clinic has a twofold mission of service and education.  The service mission is to provide a broad range of legal and advocacy services to low-income people in the communities surrounding the Law School. The educational mission is to create a learning environment where, by assuming responsibility for matters affecting low income persons, students develop "lawyering skills" and learn how to think critically about the role and limits of law as a force for justice and social change.

Mitch has long been determined to increase access to justice, so much so that he worked overtime to graduate from the UW-Law School early in December 2003.  He immediately went on to co-found Community Justice Incorporated, a non-profit charitable law firm that provides direct legal services to low-income individuals. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of housing law, employment law, government benefits, and Guardian ad litem work.  As a clinical faculty member his pedagogical focus centers on creating a challenging but balanced experiential learning environment for students and researching improved methods to deliver legal services to those in need.

Mitch is a member and former Chair of the Wisconsin State Bar's Public Interest Law Section. 



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