Juliet M. Brodie, who directs the Stanford Community Law Clinic (CLC), was named Associate Dean of Clinical Education and Director of the Mills Legal Clinic in the spring of 2013. She has dedicated her career to the legal rights and interests of low-income people and communities. As a clinical teacher, she has always worked in clinics embedded in low-income neighborhoods, including Stanford’s CLC, which is in East Palo Alto. She has written on the role of neighborhood-based poverty law clinics in exposing students to important debates about public interest law while providing diverse lawyering opportunities. She is a frequent speaker on community lawyering and clinical education, and the intersection between the two.
Her research interests include poverty law and the role of law in advancing economic justice for the “have-nots” in American society. She is co-author of a casebook, POVERTY LAW: POLICY & PRACTICE, which is forthcoming (2014) from Aspen. Professor Brodie has served as a member of the editorial board of the Clinical Law Review and as Chair of the Section on Poverty Law at the AALS. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2006, Professor Brodie was an associate clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She was formerly a litigation associate at the Boston law firm Hill & Barlow and assistant attorney general for the state of Wisconsin, where she prosecuted health care providers accused of defrauding the Medicaid system.