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Pro Bono Coordinator

Jocie Coletti '05, Associate Director of Career Services




David Siegel

David M. Siegel

Professor of Law

Director of the Center for Law and Social Responsibility

Director of the Criminal Justice Project

B.A. University of Chicago

J.D. University of Chicago Law School

Professor Siegel teaches Comparative Criminal Procedure, Criminal Advocacy, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Clinical Evidence, Evidence, and Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Process. He co-directs the Center for Law and Social Responsibility and directs its Criminal Justice Project. He has written articles on the history of mental health defenses in criminal law, the ethical obligations of criminal defense lawyers and prosecutors, and involuntary medication of criminal defendants. He is a founding member of the New England Innocence Project and serves on its Case Review Committee. Before joining the New England faculty in 1996, he was a senior assistant public defender for the Office of the Metropolitan Public Defender in Nashville, Tennessee. He served as a clerk for the Hon. E. Grady Jolly, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Russell Engler

Russell Engler

Professor of Law

Director of Clinical Programs

Director of the Public Service Project

B.A. Yale University

J.D. Harvard Law School

Professor Engler directs the law school's clinical programs. He teaches The Lawyering Process and the Public Interest Law Seminar and Clinic and co-teaches all clinical component courses. He directs the Public Service Project of the law school's Center for Law and Social Responsibility and guides countless students into public service internships and jobs.

Professor Engler's legal work.



Judith Greenberg

Judith Greenberg

Professor of Law

Director of the Women's and Children's Advocacy Project

B.A. Cornell University

J.D. University of Wisconsin Law School

LL.M. Harvard Law School

Professor Greenberg teaches Domestic Violence, Family Law, Torts, and Women and the Law. She is Co-Director of the Women's and Children's Advocacy Project. Associate Dean Greenberg is the coauthor of Mary Joe Frug's Women and the Law, originally by Mary Joe Frug, late Professor of Law at New England. She directs the Sexual and Domestic Violence Project of the law school's Center for Law and Social Responsibility, and in that capacity she leads students in their work on two on-line informational services and numerous other public service projects.


Dina Francesca Haynes

Dina Francesca Haynes

Professor of Law

Director of the Immigration Law Project

B.A. University of Denver
J.D. University of Cincinnati College of Law; LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center

Dina Francesca Haynes teaches Immigration Law, The Law and Ethics of Lawyering, International Women's Issues, Refugee and Asylum Law, and Property. She previously taught Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Immigration, and Refugee and Asylum Law at Georgetown University Law Center, American University's Washington College of Law, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She directs the Immigration Law Project of the Center for Law and Social Responsibility. Before teaching, she served as director general of the Human Rights Department for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Bosnia-Herzegovina and as human rights adviser to the OSCE in Serbia and Montenegro. She also served as a protection officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Croatia. Professor Haynes was an assistant district counsel with the United States Department of Justice in the Honor Program and clerked on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She researches and writes in the areas of international law, international organizations, ethics and self-care of international civil servants, immigration law, human rights law, human trafficking, post-conflict reconstruction, humanitarian law, and migration.



Prof. Peter M. Manus

Peter M. Manus

Professor of Law

B.A. Dartmouth College

J.D. Cornell Law School

Professor Manus teaches Administrative Law, Environmental Advocacy, Environmental Law, Property, and The Lawyering Experience. He co-directs the Center for Law and Social Responsibility and directs its Environmental Advocacy Project. Professor Manus regularly writes on environmental issues and engages in environmental projects on a pro bono basis, often with the assistance of interested students.



Prof. Monica Teixeira de Sousa

Monica Teixeira de Sousa

Professor of Law

Director of the Education Law Project

B.A. Brown University

J.D. Georgetown University Law Center

Professor Teixeira de Sousa teaches Education and the Law, Education and Class Mobility, Family Law, and Property.  Before joining the New England Law faculty in 2007, she was staff attorney at Rhode Island Legal Services, where she began practicing in 2002 as a Skadden Fellow. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Roger Williams University School of Law and served as a trainer for the Legal Services Training Consortium of New England. She is a founding member and past chair of the Rhode Island Education Justice Council and has been a presenter on issues of equity and education at a number of programs.