Spencer RandAssociate Clinical ProfessorLegal Experience Admitted to the Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania BarsAssociate Clinical Professor-Temple Legal Aid Office, Legal Advocacy for Patients Program. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Teach students and represent clients through a community lawyering project in the Temple Legal Aid Office. In the clinic, students represent indigent clients with HIV, cancer, and/or physical disabilities, meeting with many of them at medical and social service centers in North Philadelphia. Most common areas of representation include SSI, public and private health insurance and simple estate planning. Teaching, service, and scholarship stem from this work. Also provide outreach and community legal education with and without students. Some responsibility for grant funding. July 2010-present.
Assistant Clinical Professor-Temple Legal Aid Office. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. July 2006-June 2010.
Associate Counsel/Supervising Attorney-Temple Legal Aid Office. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Provided legal services and both taught and supervised student interns at the Temple Legal Aid Office through the law school clinical program. Performed direct representation, outreach, community legal education, work on grant funding, and wrote scholarship. December 2000-June 2006.
Executive Director-LEGAL CLINIC FOR THE DISABLED, INC. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Responsible for overall management of the Clinic, including managing staff, raising funds, and managing those funds. Recruit and assist volunteers who advise and represent indigent, physically disabled clients pro bono. Advise and represent clients concerning public benefits, family, housing, disability, and other legal issues. September 1997-December 2000.
EducationJ.D., Case Western Reserve University Law SchoolUniversity of San Diego. Oxford Program, Oxford England. Summer 1986University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario, Canada. Spring 1986M.S., Social Administration, Case Western Reserve UniversityB.A., University of ChicagoAwards/Honors2003 Distinguished Advocate of the Year, Support Center for Child Advocates.2003 Outstanding Dedication and Service award, Legal Clinic for the Disabled.Board MembershipsLegal Clinic for the Disabled, 2002-present. Chair of the Program/Planning Committee.Friends Child Care Center, 2000-2003. Co-President of the Board, 2001-2003.Recent PresentationsJuly 24, 2009, presenter, Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, Legal Writing Institute, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland OR. "Hearing clients' stories through the eyes of other professionals: Bringing other professionals into the lawyer/client relationship."May 6, 2009, Poster session presenter, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Cleveland, OH. "Third Party Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Using Professionals Our Clients Access to Help Hear Our Clients."April 24, April 29, August 26, August 28, December 11, and December 18, 2008, Copresenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA. "Does ABA Model Rule 6.1 (Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service) Let Attorneys Off the Hook in Their Duty to the Poor?"May 5, 2008, Co-presenter, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Tucson, AZ. "Risks and Opportunities in Self-Disclosure: What Should Teachers and Students Reveal to Each Other in Managing their Personal Life Crises and Why?"
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