Conference Presenter Profile

Paula Galowitz

Name: Paula Galowitz

Professional Title: Clinical Professor of Law Emerita

Affiliation: New York University School of Law

Country: United States

Title of Presentation(s):

  • Using the Principles of “Giving Voice to Values” to Help Students Promote Social Justice

Short Bio: Paula Galowitz is a Clinical Professor of Law Emerita at New York University School of Law. She concentrated her teaching and scholarship on improving legal services for the indigent. Ms. Galowitz has co-taught in the Medical-Legal Advocacy Clinic, which employed a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to provide legal advocacy for clients referred by medical professionals. She also taught a “Community Development and Economic Justice Clinic,” “Civil Legal Services” and a “Civil Litigation” seminar. She has previously taught “Professional Responsibility in the Public Interest.” She has presented and conducted training at many conferences on clinical education, both in the United States and internationally. In her scholarship, Ms. Galowitz has co-authored an article on bioethics and medical-legal collaborations (Campbell, Sicklick, Galowitz, Retkin and Fleishman, “How Bioethics Can Enrich Medical-Legal Collaborations,” 38 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 847) and co-authored a chapter on “Ethical Issues in Medical-Legal Partnerships” in the book, “Poverty, Health and Law.” She has also written about “The Opportunities and Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Clinic” (18 International Journal of Clinical Legal Education 163), which described the medical-legal collaboration between law students at NYU School of Law and social pediatric residents at Montefiore; and authored an article about collaboration between lawyers and social workers (“Collaboration Between Lawyers and Social Workers: Reexamining the Nature and Potential of the Relationship,” 67 Fordham LR 2123). She also has an MSW degree.

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