Saturday, April 26, 2014

Professor Jon Dubin Receives the 2014 CLEA Award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers

Congratulations to Rutgers-Newark School of Law Professor Jon Dubin, who this week was named as the recipient of the 2014 CLEA Award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers.  In an announcement to the LawClinic listserv, Professor Perry Moriearty, co-chair of the CLEA Awards Committee, detailed some of Professor Dubin’s incredible work: 

Jon Dubin has been at Rutgers-Newark since July 1999. Jon was appointed as the law school's first overall Clinic Director in 2002 and Associate Dean in 2010. In addition to teaching in the Civil Justice Clinic, he teaches Administrative Law and Poverty Law. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Jon was on the faculty at St. Mary's University School of Law. From, 1990 to 1994, he was Associate Professor of Lawand Director of its Civil Justice Clinic, and from 1994 to 1999, he held the position of Professor of Law and Coordinator of Clinical Programs.


Jon's commitment to clinical legal education has been ever-present throughout his teaching career. Jon has served on nearly every national organization involved with the development and advancement of clinical legal education. He also has been involved with the Clinical Law Review, having served on its Board of Editors from 1997 to 2003, and as the clinician on several ABA Accreditation Review Site Inspection Teams. Further, Jon is a frequent presenter at AALS conferences, and has not only been involved in presentations, but he also has been invited to be on several planning committees.


At Rutgers Jon has been the leader in all of the positive changes for clinical faculty in terms of governance, status, and clinical tenure. In his scholarship, Jon has both championed clinical education and developed poverty law doctrine that protects and promotes the rights of clients served by law school clinics. His scholarship includes Clinical Education for This Millennium: The Third Wave (Ayumi Miche Kodama & Eri Osaka trans. 2005), two chapters in "You Can Tell It to the Judge" and other True Tales of Law School Lawyering (F. Askin ed. Vandeplas Publishing, 2009), The Rutgers Cases and the State of the Law of State Law School Clinical Programs, 65 Rutgers L. Rev. 817 (2013); Faculty Diversity as a Clinical Legal Education Imperative, 51 Hastings L.J. 445 (2000); Clinical Design for Social Justice Imperatives, 55 S.M.U. L. Rev. 1461 (1998), and Legal Education "Best Practices" Report, United States (Public Interest Law Institute, August, 2010) (co-authored with Margaret M. Barry & Peter A. Joy). He has received numerous awards for his scholarship.


Jon's commitment to underserved communities has been recognized by several notable and honorable awards that Jon has recently received. In 2014, he was awarded the 2014 National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives' Eileen W. Sweeney Award for advancing the quality andavailability of advocacy for disability claimants and improving the adjudicatory process. In 2010, he received the Oliver Randolph Award for Civil Rights Advocacy by the Garden State Bar Association. And in 2007, he was the recipient of the Stanley Van Ness Leadership Award for Career Contributions to Public Interest Law by New Jersey Appleseed and the New Jersey Public Interest Law Center.


The CLEA Award recognizes Jon's contributions to, and tireless advocacy on behalf of, the clinical community.

CLEA will present the Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers Award to Professor Dubin during the town hall luncheon at the AALS Clinical Conference in Chicago on Wednesday, April 30th.

On behalf of the Clinical Law Prof Blog, thank you, Professor Dubin, for your continued outstanding work!

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