Robin Walker Sterling

Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law

(spring term)


Robin Walker Sterling is a Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she also serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic. She was previously the Ronald V. Yegge Clinical Co-Director and Associate Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1999
B.A., Yale College, 1993

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Robin Walker Sterling is a Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she also serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic. She was previously the Ronald V. Yegge Clinical Co-Director and Associate Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. From 2017–2018, Walker Sterling served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Ghana School of Law. Walker Sterling’s legal career includes having served as Special Counsel at the National Juvenile Defender Center, Supervising Attorney at the Children’s Law Center, and Staff Attorney at the D.C. Public Defender Service. She has published widely and presented at a range of professional organizations, including the Association of American Law Schools and the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. She clerked for the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. A 1993 graduate of Yale College, Walker Sterling received the Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship at New York University School of Law, where she earned a J.D. in 1999. She holds an LL.M. in Clinical Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center.