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Christine N. Cimini

Christine N. Cimini
Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development, Director of JD Externship Programs, and Professor of Law

JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1992;
BA, Clark University, 1989

Phone: 802-831-1281
Email: ccimini@vermontlaw.edu

Biography

Professor Christine Cimini joined Vermont Law School in 2011 as a visiting professor and is the director of the Semester in Practice and Externship programs. Before joining VLS, she was an associate professor and director of clinical programs at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (DU) and was named the Ronald V. Yegge Clinic director in 2010. She spent a year as a visiting faculty member at Cornell University Law School. From 1993-1996, She was a Robert M. Cover Fellow in Clinical Teaching at Yale Law School.

Professor Cimini's current research focuses on legal issues that arise when representing undocumented immigrant workers. Her most recent article, titled "Undocumented Workers and Concepts of Fault: Are Courts Engaged in Legitimate Decisionmaking?", was published in the Vanderbilt Law Review. Prior to that, her article titled "Ask, Don't Tell: Ethical Issues Surrounding Undocumented Workers' Status in Employment Litigation" was published in the Stanford Law Review. Her earlier scholarly work includes a three-part series on welfare reform and due process published in the Maryland Law Review, Rutgers Law Review and Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.

Professor Cimini and her clinic students at DU received the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Award for Excellence in Public Interest Project in May of 2002 for their work addressing the problem of predatory lending in Denver. She served two terms as a member of the board of directors of the Clinical Legal Education Association, is currently co-chair of the AALS's Clinical Section Regional Conference Committee, a member of the AALS's Clinical Section Scholarship Committee, and a member of the Clinical and Skills Education Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.