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Paul D. Reingold
Regents' Proceedings

Paul D. Reingold, J.D., clinical professor of law in the Law School, retired from active faculty status on December 31, 2019.

Professor Reingold received his B.A. degree from Amherst College in 1974 and his J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law in 1977. After serving as a legal services attorney, specializing in cases against the state and federal governments, he joined the University of Michigan faculty as a clinical assistant professor in 1983, and was promoted to clinical professor in 1990. He served as acting clinic director from 1983-89 and interim associate dean for clinical affairs in 2013.

Professor Reingold directed and taught in the Michigan Clinical Law Program, the Law School's general practice civil-criminal litigation clinic, for several years. Under his supervision, law students have tried cases in the local district, circuit, probate, and federal courts. His primary interests include civil rights litigation, appellate practice, prisoner's rights, and civil procedure. He taught courses on trial advocacy, litigation ethics, negotiation, and clinical law. In addition to his Law School responsibilities, Professor Reingold also taught as a visiting professor in Japan and Spain, and as a visiting clinical professor at Boston College Law School. He served on the executive committee of the Clinical Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and was a founding member of the editorial board of the Clinical Law Review. Professor Reingold was elected a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and served on the executive board of Michigan's Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He received the State Bar of Michigan's Champion of Justice Award for his work as a public interest in 2009 and the Law School's L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1986.

The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher and scholar by naming Paul D. Reingold, clinical professor emeritus of law.