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Professor Jon Dubin
Education:
J.D., New York University
A.B., Dartmouth
Courses:
Civil Justice Clinic, Administrative Law, Civil Rights Law, Poverty Law
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Jon C. Dubin

Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Professor of Law, and Alfred C. Clapp Public Service Scholar

Professor Dubin received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from N.Y.U. He has served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge John L. Kane Jr.; assistant counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; director of litigation for the Harlem Neighborhood Office of the Legal Aid Society, Civil Division; and the Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellow on the American Civil Liberties Union’s national staff. Immediately prior to joining the Rutgers–Newark law faculty in 1999, he was a professor of law and director of clinical programs at St. Mary’s Law School, where he received the faculty award for teaching excellence.

In 2002, the National Equal Justice Library selected his article, “Torquemada Meets Kafka: The Misapplication of the Issue Exhaustion Doctrine to Inquisitorial Administrative Proceedings” (Columbia Law Review), for the Edgar and Jean Cahn Award as one of the 20th century’s most outstanding articles about equal justice for lower-income persons. The U.S. Supreme Court twice cited this article in Sims v. Apfel (2000), a case in which Professor Dubin served as co-counsel, principal drafter of the petitioner’s main brief, and principal strategist of the petitioner’s position in this successful appeal. An earlier article, “From Junkyards to Gentrification: Explicating a Right to Protective Zoning in Low-Income Communities of Color” (Minnesota Law Review), was peer-reviewed and selected for inclusion in an anthology issue of Clark-Boardman’s Land Use and Environment Law Review as one of the five best land-use articles that year.

Professor Dubin received the 2003 Haywood Burns/Shanara Gilbert Award from the Northeast Regional People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference for scholarship that advances the position of people of color; the 2007 Stanley Van Ness Leadership Award in Public Interest Law from the New Jersey Public Interest Center/New Jersey Appleseed for career contributions in public interest law; the 2010 Oliver Randolph Award from the Garden State Bar Association for contributions to civil rights; the 2014 Eileen P. Sweeney Award from the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives for outstanding service to improve the quality and availability of advocacy for social security claimants and to improve the social security adjudicative process; and the 2014 Clinical Legal Education Association's Award for outstanding contributions on behalf of clinical law teachers. He has been chair of the AALS Poverty Law Section and a board member of the Clinical Law Review, Clinical Legal Education Association, National Center on Law and Economic Justice, and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Books

Social Security Disability Law and Procedure in Federal Court (2015 edition; co-authored with Carolyn A. Kubitschek) (Thomson Reuters/West Publishing Co.) (forthcoming 2015)

Social Security Disability Law and Procedure in Federal Court (2014 edition; co-authored with Carolyn A. Kubitschek) (Thomson Reuters/West Publishing Co.)

Social Security Disability Law and Procedure in Federal Court (2013 edition; co-authored with Carolyn A. Kubitschek) (Thomson Reuters/West Publishing Co.)

Social Security Disability Law and Procedure in Federal Court (2012 edition; co-authored with Carolyn A. Kubitschek) (Thomson Reuters/West Publishing Co.)

Social Security Disability Law and Procedure in Federal Court (2011 edition; co-authored with Carolyn A. Kubitschek) (Thomson Reuters/West Publishing Co.)

Clinical Education for This Millenium: The Third Wave (Ayumi Miche Kodama andEri Osaka trans. 2005) (co–authored with Margaret M. Barry and Peter A. Joy)


Articles

“The Rutgers Cases and the State of the Law of State Law School Clinical Programs,” 65 Rutgers L. Rev. 817 (2013)

“Scapegoating Social Security Disability Claimants (and The Judges Who Evaluate Them),” 6 Advance: J. ACS Issue Groups 109 (2012) (co-authored with Robert Rains). Selected by JOTWELL as “one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to Administrative Law” and reviewed by Professor William Funk, www.Jotwell.com  (May 21, 2012).

“The Labor Market Side of Disability Benefits Policy and Law,” 20 S. Cal. Rev. L. & Soc. Just. 1 (2011) (lead article)

“Overcoming Gridlock: Campbell after a Quarter-Century and Bureaucratically Rational Gap-Filling in Mass Justice Adjudication in the Social Security Administration’s Disability Programs,” 62 Admin. L. Rev. 937 (2010) (lead article)


Book Chapters/Reports

“Legal Education ‘Best Practices’ Report, United States” (Public Interest Law Institute, 2010) (co-authored with Margaret M. Barry and Peter A. Joy) (commissioned report)

“Protecting Newark’s Public Housing from Elimination” (Ch. 17) , in ”You Can Tell It to the Judge” and Other True Tales of Law School Lawyering (F. Askin ed.,  Vanderplas Publishing, 2009)

“Taking the Fight for Disability Benefits to the High Court(s)” (Ch.11), You Can Tell It to the Judge” and Other True Tales of Law School Lawyering (F. Askin ed.,  Vanderplas Publishing, 2009)