Laurie A. Morin
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 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,
Professor Morin 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 the co-founder (with Professors Susan Waysdorf and William McLain) of
an innovative service learning course at UDC-DCSL, Katrina and Beyond: The Role of Disaster Law in Preventing
Catastrophes, Reclaiming Rights and Restoring Communities in the Face of
Disasters (now the Service-Learning Seminar). This social justice seminar includes a
service learning experience in which faculty members and students travel
together to the Gulf Coast to assist with the ongoing recovery and aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, such as the BP oil spill.
Professor Morin’s interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning and the future of
legal education. She serves as a member of the University Leadership Group on Learning Outcomes Assessment, and as
Chair of the School of Law’s outcomes assessment project.
Telephone: (202) 274-7335