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Stephen Wizner

Stephen Wizner has been a faculty member of Yale Law School since 1970. He is currently the William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law at Yale and Dean of the Faculty of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. Mr. Wizner has devoted his 43 year legal career to providing legal services (and supervising law students who provide legal services) to people living in poverty, and more recently, immigrants. A 1959 graduate of Dartmouth College and 1963 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Professor Wizner served from 1963-1966 as a trial attorney with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; from 1966–1967 as Staff Attorney with Columbia University’s Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law; and from 1967–1970 as Managing Attorney with MFY Legal Services, Inc., New York. Professor Wizner is the recipient of many awards and author of numerous articles on advocacy and legal education. He has been an examiner for the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1981 and an NBTA Board member since 1987.