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CLiME Profiles

David Dante Troutt is professor of law (Justice John J. Francis Scholar) and the founding director of the Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity (CLiME). He teaches and writes in four areas of primary interest: the metropolitan dimensions of race, class and legal structure; intellectual property; Torts; and critical legal theory.
Cristina Garmendia, MPP is a Senior Research Fellow at CLiME. She is a policy wonk, civic technologist, and impact advocate. At CLiME, she leads our research on place-based inequality, bringing to bear her unique background in real estate, government innovation, and impact assessment.
Erica Tom is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. She brings to CLiME her desire to promote social change through research and education, as well as her experience in non-profit fundraising and development.
Alexandra Margevich, MA is is a Social Psychology Ph.D. Candidate at Rutgers University and serves as CLiME's Psychology Research Associate for our Trauma, Schools, and Poverty Project.
Emily Stein is a J.D. Candidate at the Rutgers Law School, graduating in May 2016, with a track record of interdisciplinary scholarship promoting both equity and clarity in the law.
Dr. Jeffrey R. Backstrand is a specialist in quantitative research methods, and has considerable knowledge and experience in the areas of public health nutrition and nutritional epidemiology. He is a fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, and former chair of the Public Health Nutrition Research Interest Group of the American Society of Nutrition.
A nationally-recognized expert in civil rights, Elise Boddie joined the faculty of Rutgers Law School-Newark in 2013 as an Associate Professor of Law where she teaches constitutional law, civil rights, and state and local government law.
Wan Cha was a CLiMe Fellow from 2013 to 2015, and is a co-author with Prof. Troutt. He will be clerking for the Honorable Michael A. Shipp at the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 2016.
Jon C. Dubin is the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Alfred C. Clapp Public Service Scholar. A Clinical Director and tenured, full Professor of Law for over twenty years, he has published over a dozen law review articles and several co-authored books, and won national awards for his scholarship, public interest lawyering and contributions to clinical legal education.
Douglas S. Eakeley joined the Law School in 2012 as the first occupant of the Alan V. Lowenstein Chair in Corporate and Business Law, after several decades in private practice specializing in complex commercial litigation. He is the founder and co-director of the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance.
David Dante Troutt is professor of law (Justice John J. Francis Scholar) and the founding director of the Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity (CLiME). He teaches and writes in four areas of primary interest: the metropolitan dimensions of race, class and legal structure; intellectual property; Torts; and critical legal theory.
Cristina Garmendia, MPP is a Senior Research Fellow at CLiME. She is a policy wonk, civic technologist, and impact advocate. At CLiME, she leads our research on place-based inequality, bringing to bear her unique background in real estate, government innovation, and impact assessment.
Tara Marlowe writes about social finance, poverty, and labor issues. Tara’s interests are in financialization as it pertains to lived experience, especially in family formation, labor and economic justice.
Erica Tom is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. She brings to CLiME her desire to promote social change through research and education, as well as her experience in non-profit fundraising and development.
Alexandra Margevich, MA is is a Social Psychology Ph.D. Candidate at Rutgers University and serves as CLiME's Psychology Research Associate for our Trauma, Schools, and Poverty Project.
Emily Stein is a J.D. Candidate at the Rutgers Law School, graduating in May 2016, with a track record of interdisciplinary scholarship promoting both equity and clarity in the law.
Dr. Jeffrey R. Backstrand is a specialist in quantitative research methods, and has considerable knowledge and experience in the areas of public health nutrition and nutritional epidemiology. He is a fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, and former chair of the Public Health Nutrition Research Interest Group of the American Society of Nutrition.
A nationally-recognized expert in civil rights, Elise Boddie joined the faculty of Rutgers Law School-Newark in 2013 as an Associate Professor of Law where she teaches constitutional law, civil rights, and state and local government law.
Wan Cha was a CLiMe Fellow from 2013 to 2015, and is a co-author with Prof. Troutt. He will be clerking for the Honorable Michael A. Shipp at the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 2016.
Jon C. Dubin is the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Alfred C. Clapp Public Service Scholar. A Clinical Director and tenured, full Professor of Law for over twenty years, he has published over a dozen law review articles and several co-authored books, and won national awards for his scholarship, public interest lawyering and contributions to clinical legal education.

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