- Professor of Clinical Instruction
Clinical Professor Jean M. Sanderson has served as the Clinic Director since 2007. In addition to her administrative responsibilities she teaches in the Civil Practice, Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice, and Indian Child Welfare Act clinics. Professor Sanderson was awarded the first Stanley V. Kinyon Clinical Teaching Award in 1997, an award she also received in 2005 and 2013.
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, Hennepin, and Washington counties. She was Executive Director for the Minnesota County Attorneys Association. She has also worked in private practice and as a public defender.
Professor Sanderson joined the University of Minnesota Law School clinical faculty in 1991. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and currently serves as a board member on the Board of Minnesota Continuing Legal Education. She has participated on various public policy boards and taught in numerous trial advocacy programs.
Child Custody Determinations in a Multicultural Society: The Use of Tribal Affiliation and Religion in Private Child Custody Disputes in the United States, in Uppsala-Minnesota Colloquium: Law, Culture and Values 173 (Mattias Dahlberg, ed., Iustus, 2009)
Spousal Support in Minnesota: Where Are You Going?, 6 Minnesota Family Law Journal 29 (1993)
Drainage Law in Minnesota (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 1985)