Jason Parkin to Join Law School Faculty

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Dean Heather K. Gerken has announced that Jason Parkin will join the Yale Law School faculty as a Clinical Professor of Law on July 1, 2024.

Jason Parkin

Parkin currently serves as Professor of Law at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, where he has taught since 2019. At CUNY, he is a Co-Director of the Economic Justice Project, which represents individuals and grassroots community organizations on a wide range of economic justice issues. His scholarship focuses on poverty law, public law remedies, administrative law, and law and social change.

“Jason has devoted his career to advocating for underserved communities and brings a rich background in clinical teaching. He will be a wonderful addition to our faculty,” said Gerken.

As a Visiting Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Parkin has co-taught the Veterans Legal Services Clinic and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. He also served as the Robert M. Cover Clinical Teaching Fellow, Clinical Lecturer in Law, and Associate Research Scholar in Law between 2010 and 2012.

Parkin earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He has served as Senior Staff Attorney in the New York Legal Assistance Group’s Special Litigation Unit. 

Prior to joining CUNY, he was a Professor of Law at Pace Law School, where he was the Founder and Director of the Neighborhood Justice Clinic and where he earned the Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship and the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.