Christine Cimini

  • Associate Dean for Experiential Education
  • Professor of Law

Contact

Phone: (206) 685-6803
Email: ccimini@uw.edu

Education

B.A. 1989, Clark University J.D. 1992, University of Connecticut Clinical Teaching Fellow 1993-96, Yale Law School

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution — Immigration and Refugee Law — Law Schools and Legal Education — Mediation

Recent Courses

LAW B 522 Mediation Skills Training
LAW B 526 Mediation Clinic

Professor Christine Cimini joined the University of Washington School of Law in 2016 as a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Experiential Education. In her role as the Associate Dean for Experiential Education Professor Cimini oversees the Clinical Law Program, the Externship Program, the Trial Practice Program, the Legal Analysis, Research and Writing Program as well as experiential course offerings from years one to three.

Before joining UW, Professor Cimini served as a Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development at Vermont Law School from 2011-2016. Prior to joining Vermont Law School, she was an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Programs at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (DU) and was named the Ronald V. Yegge Clinic director in 2010. She spent a year as a visiting faculty member at Cornell University Law School from 2002-2003. From 1993-1996, Professor Cimini was a Robert M. Cover Fellow in Clinical Teaching at Yale Law School.

Professor Cimini's current research focuses on movement lawyering and immigration. Her articles have been published in a variety of journals including the Stanford Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Maryland Law Review, Rutgers Law Review and Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.

Professor Cimini and her clinic students at DU received the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Award for Excellence in Public Interest Project in May of 2002 for their work addressing the problem of predatory lending in Denver. She just completer her term as Co-Chair of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), Section on Clinical Legal Education. She previously served two terms as a member of the board of directors of the Clinical Legal Education Association. She remains a member of the AALS's Clinical Section Scholarship Committee.

  • Speaker, "Community Lawyering’s Effect on Social Change: An Immigration Enforcement Case Study", Clinical Writers’ Workshop, New York University Law School (September 23, 2017)

  • Speaker, "Rethinking Modern Immigration Policy", University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy (February 21, 2017)

  • Speaker, "Changes to the Immigration Landscape Post 2017 Presidential Election", University of Washington School of Law (February 17, 2017)

  • Speaker, "Hands Off Our Fingerprints: State, Local, and Individual Defiance of Federal Immigration Enforcement", University of Washington School of Law (October 13, 2014)

  • Moderator, "Decisions from the Supreme Court’s Most Recent Term", Vermont Law School (September 17, 2014)

  • Speaker, "Creative Initiatives in Experiential Education at U.S. Law Schools", Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law, (June 13, 2014)

  • Workshop Leader, "(Re-)Designing a Clinic Using Backward Design", Clnical Conference, Association of American Law Schools (May 5, 2014)

  • Speaker, "Backward Design Curricular Reform Workshop", Annual Clinical Conference, Association of American Law Schools (April 27, 2014)

  • Speaker, "Concepts of Federalism and Immigration Enforcement", Faculty Speakers Series, Vermont Law School (February 23, 2014)

  • Speaker, "State, Local, and Individual Defiance of Federal Immigration Enforcement", Clinical Writers Workshop, New York University Law School (September 28, 2013)

  • Speaker, "The Value of Variety: Opportunities, Implications and Challenges of diversification in Clinical Programs, Closing Plenary Remarks", Clinical Conference, Association of American Law Schools (May 1, 2013)

  • Speaker, "Hands Off Our Fingerprints: Privacy and Federalism Concerns in the Enforcement of Immigration Laws", Clniical Conference, Association of American Law Schools (April 30, 2013)

  • Speaker, "Teaching Community Lawyering: Interfacing with Community; Student Self-Directed Learning and Collaboration", Mid-West Clinical Conference, (November 10, 2012)

  • Panelist, "Advancing Shared Social Justice Goals Through Community-Based Teaching, Learning and Service Programs", Teaching Conference, Society of American Law Teachers (October 6, 2012)

  • Speaker, "Learning for Transfer: (Re)conceptualizing What We Do in Clinics and Across the Curriculum; Diagnosis: Defining the Problem", Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools (June 15, 2011)