JD Externship Programs
Christine N. Cimini
Christine Cimini joined Vermont Law School in 2011 as a visiting professor and is the director of the Semester in Practice and Externship Programs. She most recently served as an associate professor and director of clinical programs at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (DU) and was named the Ronald V. Yegge Clinic Director in 2010. She spent a year as a visiting faculty member at Cornell University Law School. From 1993-96, Professor Cimini was a Robert M. Cover Fellow in Clinical Teaching at Yale Law School.
Her publications include a three-part series on welfare reform and due process and a recent focus on legal issues that arise when representing undocumented immigrant workers. Her article, entitled, "Ask, Don't Tell: Ethical Issues Surrounding Undocumented Workers' Status in Employment Litigation," was published in the Stanford Law Review. Other articles have been published in the Maryland Law Review, the Rutgers Law Review and the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.
Professor Cimini and her clinic students at DU received the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Award for Excellence in Public Interest Project in May of 2002 for their work addressing the problem of predatory lending in Denver.
Professor Cimini served for two terms as a member of the board of directors of the Clinical Legal Education Association, is currently cochair of the AALS, Clinical Section, Regional Conference Committee, a member of the AALS, Clinical Section, Scholarship Committee, and a member of the Clinical and Skills Education Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Jeff White directs the Judicial Externship and JD Externship Programs at Vermont Law School. A 1987 graduate of VLS, Jeff spent a Semester in Practice with U.S. District Court Judge Billings in Rutland, Vermont. Jeff practiced in Vermont and New Hampshire for 15 years. He was a faculty supervisor in the Semester in Practice for several years before assuming his current position at VLS. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1982.
Professor Kujovich received his BA degree, cum laude, from Middlebury College in 1969 and his JD degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1975. Upon graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Shirley Hufstedler of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Justices Potter Stewart and Byron White of the United States Supreme Court. He then became special assistant to the general counsel, Department of Defense, from 1977 to 1979. Professor Kujovich served as counsel to the White House Intelligence Oversight Board from 1979 to 1980. He then served as assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Education and joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 1981. During the recent consideration of civil unions (same-sex marriage) legislation by the Vermont legislature, Professor Kujovich testified numerous times before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. His testimony responded to the federal and state constitutional concerns of the committees