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Professor Paul D. Reingold is director of the Law School's Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic (formerly the General Clinic). Prior to joining the law faculty in 1983, he served as a legal services attorney, specializing in cases against state and federal governments. His primary interests include civil rights litigation, appellate practice, prisoners' rights, and civil procedure. He has taught trial advocacy, litigation ethics, negotiation, and clinical law.


Professor Nick Rine, an experienced trial lawyer, has tried cases in a wide variety of state and federal courts and agencies. Since joining the clinical faculty in 1989, he has taught in the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic (formerly the General Clinic), the Child Advocacy Clinic, the Community and Economic Development Clinic (formerly the Urban Communities Clinic), the Asylum Clinic, the Women and the Law Clinic, and the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic.


Dean David A. Santacroce is a clinical professor of law and Michigan Law's associate dean for experiential education. He teaches in the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic (formerly the General Clinic) and his primary interest is impact litigation focusing on civil rights, particularly health care issues. Dean Santacroce is the founder and president of the Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education (CSALE), a nonprofit corporation housed at the Law School.


Professor Kimberly Thomas's research, teaching, and practice concentrate on criminal law, especially on sentencing law and practice, juvenile justice, indigent persons accused of crimes, and prisoner re-entry into the community. In 2011, she spent three months as a legal education expert for the ABA Rule of Law Initiative in Amman, Jordan, working on law school curriculum development and the creation and support of experiential education and the first clinics in the country.




Kimara Thompson, Clinic Administrator
Kimara manages the day-to-day functions of the clinic office including assisting students with client intake, class assignments, and the ins and outs of working in the law office.

Denise Madewell, Legal Assistant
Madewell is usually the initial student and client contact person for the office. She answers and screens calls, makes referrals, and works with students in preparing legal documents and correspondence.

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