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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

Awards and Affiliations


  • Clinical Legal Education Award for Excellence in Public Interest Case or Project, May 2002. Students and faculty designed and implemented a multi-dimensional project to combat predatory lending which included comprehensive legislative advocacy, community legal education and litigation. 


  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, Clinical Skills Committee. Drafted and submitted comments to the ABA, Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, Standards Review Committee supporting the incorporation of student learning outcome measures and assessment tools into its accreditation standards. 2008-present.

  • Board of Directors, Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), 2004-2009

  • Chair, CLEA Elections Committee, 2007-2009

  • Member, AALS Clinical Section, Scholarship Committee, 2006-present

  • Member, Membership, Outreach, and Training Committee, AALS Clinical Section, 2010-present

  • Co-Chair, Regional Conference Committee, AALS Clinical Section, 2005-2010

  • Co-Chair, Litigation Section, American Association of Law Schools (AALS), 2002-2003

  • Executive Committee Member, Litigation Section, (AALS), 2000-2005

  • Board of Directors, Legal Center for Persons With Disabilities, 2000-2005

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Participated in eleven-day trial training that concluded with a jury trial. August 1999

  • Welfare Litigation Task Force. Member of a Task Force designed to strategically litigate issues that arise under the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Actively participated on litigation teams to address issues identified as priorities. 1998-2002

  • Housing For All, Legal Panel. Legal Panel member for a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to individuals with housing discrimination complaints. 1998-1999

  • Shelter/Domestic Violence Resource Center, Board of Directors. Board member for a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, emergency assistance and education to those affected by domestic violence. 1996-1997

  • HIV/AIDS Statewide Legal Services Task Force. Member of task force designed to coordinate legislative, legal and educational advocacy on for people with HIV/AIDS. 1992-1996

  • AIDS Project New Haven, Board of Directors. Board member for nonprofit organization that provides HIV/AIDS-related education to the community and direct services to people with HIV/AIDS and their families. 1993-1994

  • New Haven Home Recovery, Board of Directors. Board member for nonprofit organization which provides shelter, case management and educational programs for single women with children, and administers a transitional housing program for HIV positive women and their children. 1993-1996