Civil Litigation Clinic
Law School Clinical Program
B.A., 1989, Clark University
J.D., 1992, University of Connecticut
Clinical Teaching Fellow, 1993-1996, Yale Law School
Christine Cimini teaches in the Civil Litigation Clinic. Christine utilizes an innovative teaching design in which students engage in individual and community representation in a variety of substantive areas depending on current community needs. In the past, the focus of clinic representation has included day laborer issues, predatory lending, housing and domestic violence. Christine and her clinic students received the Clinical Legal Education Award for Excellence in Public Interest Project in May of 2002 for their work addressing the problem of predatory lending in Denver.
Prior to arriving at DU, Christine was a Robert M. Cover Fellow in Clinical Teaching at the Yale Law School. Since arriving at DU, she spent one year visiting at Cornell University Law School. Her publications include a three-part series on welfare reform and due process and a recent focus on legal issues that arise when representing undocumented immigrant workers. Her most recent article entitled Ask, Don’t Tell: Ethical Issues Surrounding Undocumented Workers’ Status in Employment Litigation will be published in the Stanford Law Review. Other articles have been published in the Maryland Law Review, the Rutgers Law Review and the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.
Christine is a member of the Board of Directors of the Clinical Legal Education Association, is co-chair of the AALS, Clinical Section, Regional Conference Committee, a member of the AALS, 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.
- Ask, Don’t Tell: Ethical Issues Surrounding Undocumented Workers’ Status in Employment Litigation, 61 Stan L. Rev. 355 (2008).
- Principles of Non-Arbitrariness: Lawlessness in the Administration of Welfare, 57 Rutgers L. Rev. 451 (2005).
- Poverty and Social Welfare in America: An Encyclopedia, Editors, Gwendolyn Mink and Alice O'Connor, forthcoming 2004 (contributed a chapter to the book on Legal Aid/Legal Services).
- The New Contract: Private Law Implications of Welfare Reform, 61 Md. L. Rev. 246 (2002).
- Welfare Entitlements in the Era of Devolution, 9 Geo. J. On Poverty L & Pol'y 89 (2002).