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Salinas, Melissa

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic

743 Legal Research
Melissa Salinas cofounded and co-teaches the Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic, in which second- and third-year law students litigate criminal and habeas corpus appeals on behalf of indigent clients. She is an attorney for the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio, where she represents clients in a wide range of criminal and habeas corpus proceedings in federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, she clerked for the Honorable Eric L. Clay, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and has worked as an attorney with the Michigan Innocence Project. Prior to law school, she was a manager for Federal Express Latin America, and worked as a bilingual elementary school teacher in Denver, Colorado.



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