Suzan Pritchett has been named director of clinical and experiential programs and associate professor of law at Drake University Law School, effective July 1. She comes to Drake from the University of Wyoming College of Law where she is currently an associate professor and the faculty director of the Family and Immigrant Justice Clinic.
Pritchett earned her bachelor’s degree in religion and gender and women’s studies from Grinnell College, a master’s in international development from the University of Sussex in England, and a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. Before joining the permanent faculty at Wyoming, she served as a visiting professor and the Robert J. Golten Fellow at the UW College of Law, where she also co-directed the Center for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy.
Established in 1971, the Drake Legal Clinic allows students to apply their classroom knowledge to the representation of real clients under faculty supervision. It offers eight clinical programs: Children’s Rights Clinic, Juvenile Delinquency Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic, Advanced Criminal Defense Clinic–Trial, Elder Law Clinic, Entrepreneurial/Transactional Clinic, General Civil Practice Clinic, and Advanced General Civil Practice Clinic.
“Drake has long been a national leader in clinical legal education, and we are thrilled to have Professor Pritchett join us,” said Jerry Anderson, dean of Drake Law School. “She has a strong vision for our clinic and will give students the added benefit of her expertise in the increasingly important area of immigration law.”