Co-Director, Economic Justice Project and Professor of Law
Jason Parkin is a Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Economic Justice Project at the CUNY School of Law. Prior to joining the CUNY faculty, Professor Parkin founded and directed Pace Law School’s Neighborhood Justice Clinic, which represented individuals and grassroots organizations in both litigation and non-litigation matters related to workers’ rights and other issues affecting low-income communities in Westchester County. He has also been a visiting professor at Columbia Law School and Yale Law School, and a Robert M. Cover Fellow at Yale Law School. Professor Parkin is a former senior staff attorney in the New York Legal Assistance Group’s Special Litigation Unit, where he primarily litigated class actions challenging systemic violations of low-income New Yorkers’ rights to various government benefits and services. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Judge Julio M. Fuentes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Parkin’s teaching and scholarship focus on poverty law, administrative law, access to justice, public law remedies, social justice lawyering, and law and social change. View Jason Parkin's full bio.