Professor Capulong directs the in-house Mediation Clinic. He also supervises students in external civil clinics and teaches Lawyering Fundamentals: Theory & Practice, Advanced Mediation, Mediation Advocacy, and Cause Lawyering.
Prior to joining The University of Montana law faculty, Professor Capulong was Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at the New York University School of Law, and Director of Public Interest and Public Policy Programs, and Lecturer in Law and Urban Studies, at Stanford Law School, where he taught public interest lawyering and community organizing, and directed the externship program. At the University of Montana, he has been the recipient of the Poore Faculty Service Award, Brown Faculty Merit Award, and Brown Faculty Scholarship Award. He received his undergraduate degree in political science and journalism from NYU and law degree from the City University of New York School of Law, where he was a Patricia Roberts Harris Scholar and Davis-Putter Fellow.
Before entering the academy, Professor Capulong practiced civil rights, poverty, immigration, and labor law and policy. He has worked as a litigator, policy analyst, and community organizer for various nonprofits, including the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Community Service Society, Center for Constitutional Rights, Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, and Chinese Staff and Workers' Association. He was the former Karpatkin Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union and Pro Se Law Clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Professor Capulong currently serves on the board of the Montana Mediation Association and Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools Clinical Section. He has also served on the boards of the Montana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Society of American Law Teachers, National Lawyers Guild, International Endowment for Democracy, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. He is of counsel to the Manila-based Public Interest Law Center, and a member of the bars of the states of New York, New Jersey, and Montana, where he sits on the Dispute Resolution Committee.
His current research and teaching interests include mediation theory and practice, clinical teaching, and law and social change.
Family Mediation After Hendershott: The Case for a Uniform Domestic Violence Screening Method and Opt-In Provision in Montana, 74 Montana Law Review ___ (2013) (forthcoming)
Mediation and the Neocolonial Legal Order: Access to Justice and Self-Determination in the Philippines, 27 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 641 (2012)
The Hendershott Ruling: When mediation runs into domestic violence, The Montana Lawyer, Vol. 36, No. 8 (June/July 2011) (with Karen Alley)
The Appellate Mediation Program of the Montana Supreme Court: Report and Recommendations (May 2010) (with Sara Cadwell, Kate Kuykendall, Shane MacIntyre, and Dan Sweet) (available on SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1956825)
Client Activism in Progressive Lawyering Theory, 16 Clin. L. Rev. 109 (2009).
The People Power Revolution of the Philippines, 1986, Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (Gary L. Anderson & Kathryn Herr, Editors, Russell Sage, 2007).
Which Side Are You On? Unionization in Social Service Nonprofits, 9 New York City Law Review 373 (2006).