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Goode, Janet

Clinical Fellow
Pediatric Advocacy Clinic

2074 Jeffries Hall

Professor Janet Goode is a clinical teaching fellow in the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic. Her diverse background and experience shape her teaching and scholarship interests in access to justice and interdisciplinary collaboration.

She joined the Law School after spending three years at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humpreys School of Law, where she designed, built, and directed a new Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic and Memphis Children's Health Law Directive (Memphis CHiLD), the first medical-legal partnership in the region and an innovative alliance between the Law School, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, and Memphis Area Legal Services. Professor Goode previously served as the first executive director of Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh (CLA), a large pro bono community clinic, where she significantly shaped CLA's direction and clinic structure, represented clients, and managed a network of volunteer attorneys and law students. Professor Goode was the recipient of the 2013 Lorraine M. Bittner Public Interest Attorney Award and the 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Legal Aid Attorney Award for her work with CLA.

Professor Goode earned her JD from Stanford Law School and her BA, magna cum laude, from New York University. Following law school, Professor Goode clerked for The Hon. Keith P. Ellison on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She then served as an assistant district attorney at the New York County District Attorney's Office, where she handled a large caseload of both misdemeanor and felony offenses and was a member of the Domestic Violence Unit.



Presented "Medical-Legal Partnerships and Public Health: An Innovative Collaboration to Improve Health Outcomes" at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, October 2018.

Co-presented "Medical-Legal Partnerships in Academic Pediatric Hospitals: An Innovative Collaboration" at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, October 2018.