Laura E. McNally is the Associate Dean for Experiential Education and the Director of the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center. She brings a wealth of experience to this position based on her work in clinical legal education. Prior to joining the law faculty in 2005, McNally taught in the Clinical Programs at Suffolk University Law School and The University of Alabama School of Law. During her time at the University of Alabama, McNally was a staff attorney with the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP), Alabama’s Protection and Advocacy Organization. Dean McNally has focused her practice and research in the areas of poverty law, disability rights, children’s rights, health law and interdisciplinary education.
In her role as Director of the Health Law Clinic McNally established interdisciplinary collaborations with local hospitals, medical centers, and community organizations to provide legal representation and engage in systemic advocacy regarding legal issues that impact community health. Currently, she is teaching in the law school’s Field Placement Program which includes our robust externship and semester-in-practice programs.
McNally is committed to experiential education and enjoys mentoring folks who are new to clinical teaching. She has held positions with the Clinical Legal Education Association and the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education.