Name: Ann Juergens

Professional Title: Professor & Co-Director of Clinics

Affiliation: William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

Country: United States

Title of Presentation: Enhancing the Quality of Justice Work and Teaching through Partnerships with Small and Solo Firms

Short Bio: Ann Juergens is Professor and Co-Director of Clinics at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.. She is committed to the transformation of the legal academy through experiential learning and to training lawyers to serve working people in the community. Juergens teaches civil advocacy clinic, professional responsibility and an externship seminar focusing on justice work in small and solo firms. She has presented often in her 30 years as a law teacher, including at 3 GAJE conferences preceding this one, and is the author of articles on legal education. She also has written histories of several important women lawyers in her state–of its first black woman lawyer, Lena O. Smith, an early civil rights worker, and of its first female Supreme Court Justice, Rosalie Wahl, who had been a clinical teacher. Before teaching, Juergens worked both in private practice and as an associate city attorney in California.