Jason Parkin

  • Professor of Law
Preston Hall 404-E
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Assistant: Barbara Sarmiento
Preston Hall 404-K
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B.A., University of Pennsylvania
J.D., Columbia Law School

Jason Parkin joined the Pace Law School faculty in 2012.  Professor Parkin is the founder and director of the Neighborhood Justice Clinic, which represents individuals and grassroots organizations in both litigation and non-litigation matters related to workers’ rights and other issues affecting low-income communities in Westchester County.  In 2015, he received the Pace Law School Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship.  Professor Parkin has been a visiting professor at Columbia Law School (2016-17) and Yale Law School (2015-16).

Prior to joining the Pace faculty, Professor Parkin was a Robert M. Cover Fellow and Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he co-taught the Legal Services for Immigrant Communities Clinic, a community lawyering clinic that provides a wide range of civil legal services to New Haven’s immigrant communities.  Professor Parkin is a former senior staff attorney in the New York Legal Assistance Group’s Special Litigation Unit, where he primarily litigated class actions challenging systemic violations of low-income New Yorkers’ rights to various government benefits and services, with a focus on enforcing the rights of immigrants and low-wage workers.  Following law school, he clerked for Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Judge Julio M. Fuentes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professor Parkin’s teaching and scholarship focus on poverty law, administrative law, access to justice, public law remedies, and law and social change.



Dialogic Due Process, 167 University of Pennsylvania Law Review (forthcoming 2019)

Aging Injunctions and the Legacy of Institutional Reform Litigation, 70 Vanderbilt Law Review 167 (2017)

Due Process Disaggregation, 90 Notre Dame Law Review 283 (2014) (winner of the 2015 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship)

Adaptable Due Process, 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1309 (2012) (winner of the American Constitution Society’s 2012 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law)

Note, Constructing Meaningful Access to Work: Lessons from the Port of Oakland Project Labor Agreement, 35 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 375 (2004)