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Dennis E. Curtis

Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law
Dennis Curtis is a Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he teaches courses on sentencing and professional responsibility and directs a clinical course in which students work with Connecticut’s State Disciplinary Counsel to prosecute lawyers who violate rules of professional conduct. He was one of the pioneers of clinical education in the 1970s, creating a program at Yale in which faculty supervised students working with indigent clients in a variety of contexts so as to gain insights into an area of substantive law in an administrative-regulatory context. Professor Curtis has written extensively on clinical education and the legal profession and on sentencing and post-conviction justice. His most recent book is Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms, co-authored with Professor Judith Resnik, that addresses the relationship between adjudication and democracy. He received his B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy and his LL.B. from Yale.

LL.B., Yale, 1966
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1955

Courses Taught
Comparative Sentencing Law
Ethics in the Practice of Law
Hurricane Relief Law Project
Lawyering Ethics Clinic