Following ten years of teaching in the California public schools, Professor Nancy Stuart attended law school at UC Hastings, ’94. Subsequently, Professor Stuart practiced in a variety of public interest settings from litigating Voting Rights cases with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights to representing individuals living with HIV in an array of civil legal issues with the Hawkins Center.
Professor Stuart returned to UC Hastings as a member of the faculty of the Civil Justice Clinic in July 2000. Throughout her tenure at UC Hastings, Professor Stuart was honored to learn with and from students in and out of the classroom. “It continues to be a thrill to work with students and graduates as they explore the vast legal landscape, develop and refine their professional identities, and discover their niche.”
Professor Stuart was honored to serve as UC Hastings first Associate Dean for Experiential Learning in 2012, she remained in this position until her retirement in 2016. Upon her retirement, a fund in her name was established to provide scholarships and grants to UC Hastings students committed to work in the public interest.
Areas of Expertise (3)
Social Justice Lawyering
University of California, Hastings College of the Law: J.D., Law 1994
California Polytechnic State University: B.Sc., Natural Resources Management 1982
- State Bar of California : Pro-Bono Coordinating Committee (Since 2010)
- Clinical Legal Education Association
- Bay Area Consortium on Externships
Event Appearances (5)
“Using “Competency Models” to Frame Externships and Experiential Learning
Externships 7- Scaling New Heights: Field Placements and the Reform of Legal Education Denver, CO.
Leveraging Law Students as Key Services Resources
ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference Jacksonville, FL.
Improving Supervision: Learning from Our Students
Externships 6: Preparing Lawyers – The Role of Field Placements Boston, MA.
Working with Volunteer Attorneys and Law Students: The Good, The Bad, The Complicated
ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference Las Vegas, NV.
Cultivating Future Pro Bono Leaders: Incorporating Law Schools, Students and New Graduates
California Pro Bono Conference Los Angeles, CA.