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Eduardo R.C. Capulong

Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education and Professor of Law

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Personal Summary

Professor Capulong directs the clinical program and oversees the School's experiential offerings.  He is also director of the in-house Mediation Clinic and teaches Lawyering Fundamentals: Theory & PracticeAdvanced MediationMediation Advocacy, Law and Social Justice, and Race, Racism, and American Law.

Prior to joining the University of Montana, Professor Capulong was a lawyering professor at New York University, and public interest, public policy, and externship programs director and lecturer at Stanford Law School, where he taught public interest lawyering and community organizing.  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.  From 2014-2015, Professor Capulong was a visiting scholar at Universidad de Granada, Facultad de Derecho, in Granada, Spain.  He holds a law degree from the City University of New York, where he was a Patricia Roberts Harris Scholar and Davis-Putter Fellow, and a bachelor's degree in political science and journalism from NYU. 

Prior to teaching, 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 Center for Constitutional Rights, Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Community Service Society, Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, Chinese Staff and Workers' Association, and Public Interest Law Center (Manila, Philippines).  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 is a past co-chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Clinical Legal Education. He has also served on the boards of the Montana ACLU, 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 a member of the bars of the states of New York, New Jersey, and Montana, where he sits on the Dispute Resolution Committee.

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Research Interests

His current research and teaching interests include clinical and experiential pedagogy, mediation theory and practice, race, racism, and law, and law and social change.

Publications

Client as Subject: Humanizing the Legal Curriculum, 23 Clinical Law Review 37 (2016)

THE NEW 1L: FIRST-YEAR LAWYERING WITH CLIENTS (Carolina Academic Press, 2015) (Michael A. Millemann, Sara Rankin, and Nantiya Ruan, co-editors)

Family Mediation After Hendershott: The Case for Uniform Domestic Violence Screening and Opt-In Provision in Montana, 74 Montana Law Review 273 (2013)

Mediation and the Neocolonial Legal Order: Access to Justice and Self-Determination in the Philippines, 27 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 641 (2012) 

Client Activism in Progressive Lawyering Theory, 16 Clinical Law Review 109 (2009)

The People Power Revolution of the Philippines1986, 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)