Jean Sanderson

  • Professor of Clinical Instruction

Macalester College, B.A.
Duke University, J.D.

Office: 190R
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Professor Jean M. Sanderson 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 an executive board member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education. She is also a board member of the Conflict Resolution Center. She has participated on various public policy boards and taught in numerous trial advocacy programs.


Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic

Indian Child Welfare Clinic

Robins Kaplan Civil Practice Clinic


Book Chapters

  • 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) Theresa Nagy

Journal Articles

  • Spousal Support in Minnesota: Where Are You Going?, 6 Minnesota Family Law Journal 29 (1993) Carelle Muellner Stein

CLE Materials

  • Drainage Law in Minnesota (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 1985) David W. Larson

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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