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Nicholas J. Rine

Nicholas J. Rine joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1990.  

Nicholas J. Rine has extensive experience as a trial lawyer in private practice and 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 General Civil Clinic, the Child Advocacy Clinic, the Urban Communities Clinic, the Asylum Clinic, the Women and the Law Clinic, and the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic. He has also taught ethics and negotiation courses. In 2004 he developed a new course on Law and Development which connects to students' volunteer work in internships in developing nations, and he frequently provides training for new lawyers beginning practice in Legal Services programs.

Rine directs the Law School's Cambodian Law and Development Program in which U-M students, from the Law School and other graduate programs, work in internships in Cambodia with human rights NGO’s and government ministries. He spent a portion of 2002 there working as a consultant for a human rights NGO, and has taught at the Royal University of Law and Economics and the Community Legal Education Center in Phnom Penh on a Fulbright grant. While resident in Cambodia in 2000, he published a textbook on legal ethics in English and Khmer. Rine received bachelors and law degrees from Wayne State University. During 1985-1986, he served as president of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association.


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