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.