Professor 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.
Professor Edmonds earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her BA, magna cum laude, from Brown University. After law school, she served as a trial attorney in the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan for several years. She subsequently clerked for The Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and The Hon. Ellen Segal Huvelle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Professor Edmonds previously was a Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow working with the Prisoner & Reentry Clinic (formerly the Neighborhood Law & Policy Clinic) at The George Washington University Law School. Professor Edmonds joins the Michigan Law faculty following four years of living in Shanghai, where she worked on a variety of environmental initiatives and taught at the East China University of Politics and Law.
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