Jean M. Sanderson
Professor of Clinical Instruction
Macalester College, B.A.
Clinical Professor Jean M. Sanderson is recognized for her work in the areas of child advocacy law and criminal law. She teaches in the civil practice and family law clinics. Professor Sanderson was awarded the first Stanley V. Kinyon Clinical Teaching Award in 1997.
Professor Sanderson received her B.A. degree from Macalester College and her J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law. She practiced law in Minnesota as an assistant county attorney for St. Louis County, Washington County, and Hennepin County. From 1983 to 1989, she served as the Executive Director of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association. She also has served as a public defender.Professor Sanderson joined the University of Minnesota Law School clinical faculty in 1991. She has served on the Minnesota Family Support and Recovery Council, Minnesotans for Improved Juvenile Justice, the Minnesota State Child Abuse Training Team, and the Minnesota State Child Support Commission. She also is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association. Professor Sanderson has taught and participated in numerous trial advocacy programs.