Jasmin Mize is a civil rights and criminal defense attorney.  She currently teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Civil Procedure.  Most recently, Jasmin handled class action cases as Senior Supervising Attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center.  In that role, Jasmin led case teams engaged in litigation against departments of correction across the Deep South.  Jasmin is a former Visiting Professor and Director of the Housing & Consumer Law Clinic at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law.  As clinical director, she supervised law students handling a spectrum of cases on behalf of low-income tenants in Washington, D.C.  Prior to joining the UDC Law faculty, Jasmin spent eight years as a public defender on the state and federal levels.

As part of her expertise in criminal justice reform, Jasmin has worked both nationally and globally to advise businesses and advocates who work to decriminalize and regulate cannabis and other controlled substances.   Jasmin is a subject matter expert in the defense of large-scale drug prosecutions, as well as what legal avenues are available to remove the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction.  Jasmin’s scholarly agenda is focused on how the law can best serve those who have been impacted by the War on Drugs.  Her most recent scholarship, Reefer Reparations, is a discussion on how to deal with the aftermath of marijuana prosecutions against the backdrop of a burgeoning billion-dollar legal cannabis industry.

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