Title

Professor of the Practice in Legal Studies and Internship Director for the Legal Studies Program

Degree

J.D., Boston University

Field of Specialty

Attorney. Conflict resolution. Legislative advocacy at the state level. Represented vulnerable populations in such areas as, criminal law, discrimination of individuals with disabilities, and child welfare. Co-lead Brandeis Summer in The Hague.

Contact Information

Brown Social Science Center 311
781-736-3027
stimell@brandeis.edu

Melissa Stimell

Melissa Stimell is a Professor of the Practice in the Legal Studies Program at Brandeis University. She is the director of the internship programs for the Legal Studies Program and chair of the Program in Social Justice and Social Policy. She currently teaches Advocacy for Policy Change, Conflict Analysis and Intervention, Brandeis Summer in The Hague, and the seminars accompanying the internship programs. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her law degree from Boston University School of Law. She has been a public interest attorney for over 30 years, focusing on the representation of vulnerable populations in such areas as, criminal law, discrimination of individuals with disabilities, and child welfare.

Courses Taught

IGS/LGLS 180a The Spirit of International Law
IGS/LGLS 185b Advocacy in the International Criminal Court
LGLS 89a Law and Society Internship and Seminar
LGLS 130a Conflict Analysis and Intervention
LGLS 161b Advocacy for Policy Change
SJSP 89a Social Justice, Social Policy Internship