Professor of Law, Alfred C. Clapp Public Service Scholar, and
Director of Clinical Programs. (Urban Legal Clinic; Administrative
Law; Poverty Law.) Professor Dubin received his A.B. from Dartmouth
College and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He has
served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge John L. Kane, Jr.; the
Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellow on the American Civil Liberties Union`s
national staff; staff attorney and director of litigation for the
Harlem Neighborhood Office of the Legal Aid Society of New York City,
Civil Division; and assistant counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and
Educational Fund, Inc. Immediately prior to joining the law faculty of
Rutgers-Newark in 1999, he was a professor of law and Director of
Clinical Programs at St. Mary`s School of Law.
has received awards for his teaching, scholarship, and public service.
In 1994, he received the faculty award for teaching excellence at St.
Mary`s. In 2002, the National Equal Justice Library selected one of his
articles, "Torquemada Meets Kafka: The Misapplication of the Issue
Exhaustion Doctrine to Inquisitorial Administrative Proceedings" (Columbia Law Review, 1997),
for the Edgar and Jean Cahn Award as one of the outstanding articles
about equal justice for lower income persons published during the 20th
century. The U.S. Supreme Court twice cited this article in Sims v. Apfel
(2000), a case in which Professor Dubin served as cocounsel, principal
drafter of the petitioner`s main brief, and principal strategist of the
petitioner`s position in a successful appeal before the high court. An
earlier article, "From Junkyards to Gentrification: Explicating a Right
to Protective Zoning in Low-Income Communities of Color" (Minnesota Law Review, 1993), was peer-reviewed and selected for inclusion in the 1994 anthology issue of Clark-Boardman`s Land Use and Environment Law Review
as one of the five best land use articles of 1993. Professor Dubin is
the recipient of the 2003 Haywood Burns/Shanara Gilbert Award from the
Northeast Regional People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference for
public service and scholarship that advances "the legal, social, and
economic positions of people of color in our society." He has served as
the chairperson of the Association of American Law Schools` Poverty Law
Section and as a member of the board of editors of the Clinical Law Review.