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Mira EdmondsProfessor Mira Edmonds is a clinical assistant professor of law in both the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic and the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic. Her research, teaching, and practice interests include sentencing law and policy, prisoner reentry, and the collateral consequences of conviction, as well as the affordable housing crisis, tenants' rights, and approaches to homelessness prevention and alleviation. She is interested in and committed to practicing holistic advocacy and community lawyering.

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Allison Freedman Professor Allison Freedman is a clinical teaching fellow in the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Professor Freedman was an adjunct professor of Advanced Trial Practice at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and a law clerk for The Hon. Joan H. Lefkow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She also litigated a wide variety of cases in federal and state court as an associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Chicago. During that time, she maintained an active pro bono practice, prevailing in an immigration appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and representing clients in housing, public benefits, consumer rights, and custody disputes. In 2017, she was awarded Katten's Pro Bono Service Award for this work.

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Professor Paul D. ReingoldProfessor Paul D. Reingold directed the Law School's Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic from 1983 to 2018. Before joining the Law School faculty, he served as a legal services attorney, specializing in cases against the state and federal governments.

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David A. SantacroceProfessor David A. Santacroce is a clinical professor of law and the director of the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic. He previously served as Michigan Law's associate dean for experiential education from 2013 to 2019. His primary interest is impact litigation focusing on civil rights, particularly health care issues.

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Kimberly Thomas Professor Kimberly Thomas's research, teaching, and practice concentrate on criminal law and procedure, especially on sentencing law and practice, juvenile justice, parole and post-conviction, and indigent persons accused of crimes. Professor Thomas is the cofounder (with Professor Frank Vandervort) of the Juvenile Justice Clinic.

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Staff

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.


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