Daniel Nagin

Clinical Professor of Law

Vice Dean for Experiential and Clinical Education

Faculty Director, WilmerHale Legal Services Center & Veterans Legal Clinic


Daniel Nagin is Clinical Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Experiential and Clinical Education, and Faculty Director of the Legal Services Center. He is also Faculty Director of the Legal Service Center’s Veterans Legal Clinic, which he founded in 2012. His teaching and research interests include clinical education, social welfare law and policy, and legal services for veterans.

Previously, Nagin was on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he founded and directed a public benefits clinic and taught anti-poverty law courses. Nagin has also taught in the clinical program at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, directed a social service and legal advocacy program for homeless New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS, and worked as a legal services attorney in Indianapolis, IN and Queens, NY, where his advocacy included representation of clients in housing, benefits, and family law matters.

Nagin holds a B.A. in History and Government, Phi Beta Kappa and with distinction in all subjects, from Cornell University, an M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he received the Edwin F. Mandel Award for his clinical work.

Areas of Interest

Legal Services Center, 122 Boylston St


Assistant: Ebony Griffin / 617-390-2564