The Clinical Program welcomes five new Practitioners in Residence this year
Mariam Hinds has joined the WCL faculty as a Practitioner in Residence with the Criminal Justice Clinic. Mariam previously worked at the Wren Collective where she advised clients on the development of strategies and initiatives on criminal justice and police reform, as well as on voting rights issues. Prior to that, she spent six years as an attorney and then supervisor/team leader at the Bronx Defenders. She is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School.
“We are excited to welcome Mariam Hinds to the clinical program, where our students and community will benefit from her years of criminal defense representation and advocacy for improvements in our criminal justice system,” said Professor Llezlie Green, Associate Dean for Experiential Education.
Olinda is a Distinguished Practitioner in Resident and Director of the Re-Entry Clinic. She comes to WCL from Howard University Law School where she was an Adjunct Professor and Supervising Attorney in the Re-Entry Clinic. Prior to that, she worked for nearly 30 years at the Public Defender Service, where she was Chief of the Parole Division and a Staff Attorney in the Prisoner’s Rights Division. She received her B.A. from Coppin State University and her J.D., from Howard University Law School.
“In addition to her work in clinical teaching, Olinda Moyd brings an unparalleled wealth of experience in criminal justice and prisoner’s rights representation and advocacy,” said Associate Dean Green. “She is the perfect choice to direct our Re-Entry Clinic that largely serves our Part-Time program students.”
Citlalli Ochoa is a Practitioner in Residence in the International Human Rights Law Clinic. She joins WCL from Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles where she was a Staff Attorney providing holistic, community-based legal services to low-income workers. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and has a J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law.
“Citlalli Ochoa brings to WCL a commitment to holistic lawyering and low-wage worker advocacy that will further strengthen our International Human Rights Law Clinic’s representation of both individual and organizational clients,” said Associate Dean Green.
Charles Ross is a Practitioner in Residence in the Community Economic and Equity Development Law Clinics. A graduate of WCL, he returns after working as a Staff Attorney with the Children’s Law Center and with Public Counsel in Los Angeles. Most recently, he started a general practice firm which, among other matters, counsels small businesses on business planning, LLC formation, forming operating agreements, and trademark and copy right protections. He has a B.A. from the University of Maryland.
“We are excited to welcome Charles Ross back to his alma mater,” said Associate Dean Green. “He brings to the Community Economic and Equity Development Clinic experience in transactional work and small business representation, as well as litigation, and a commitment to social justice that will strengthen the clinic’s transformative work.
Tracie Siddiqui joins WCL as a Practitioner in Residence in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and brings extensive experience working on IP issues in law firms, the IP division of a large corporation, and in government. Most recently, she served as an attorney in the Intellectual Property Enforcement Branch at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School and received her B.A. from the University of Oklahoma.
“Tracie Siddiqui brings to our International Property Law Clinic substantial experience in multiple aspects of IP law practice,” said Associate Dean Green. “She will augment the strengths of both the IP Clinic and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.”