Laurie A. Morin
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
B.A., University of the State of New York, 1979; M.P.A., Northeastern University, 1980; J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 1983
Laurie Morin is a Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. In her role as Associate Dean, she is responsible for ensuring that the academic program meets the standards of the American Bar Association. She plans the academic calendar and course schedules, advises students on academic requirements, and oversees the faculty development program.
Prior to taking on the role of Associate Dean, Professor Morin was a supervising attorney in the Community Development Law Clinic (CDLC), which represents low-income entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, tenants’ associations and community-based organizations in a variety of transactional law matters. The CDLC’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for low-income people in the District of Columbia by assisting clients who provide economic opportunities, affordable housing, and valuable social services to D.C. residents and communities.
Professor Morin is also co-founder (with Professors Susan Waysdorf and William McLain) of the service learning program, in which faculty members and students travel together to parts of the country that need legal assistance to recover from natural and man-made disasters. She has accompanied students on service learning trips to New Orleans to provide services to survivors of Hurricane Katrina; Mississippi to provide legal services in the wake of the BP oil spill, and Texas to assist women and children refugees from Central America who were detained at the Karnes Detention Center.
Professor Morin is committed to the education, entrepreneurship and empowerment of women globally. She is a volunteer mentor for Empowered Women International, a nonprofit organization that trains immigrant and low-income women to start their own businesses; and a member of the leadership team of the Enterprising Women Mentoring Forum for high school girls.