Daniel Nagin

Clinical Professor of Law

Faculty Director, WilmerHale Legal Services Center & Veterans Legal Clinic


Daniel Nagin is Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Legal Services Center. He is also Faculty Director of the 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.

Nagin came to Harvard Law School from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he founded and directed a public benefits clinic and taught anti-poverty law courses. Nagin previously 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.

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. He has received awards recognizing his public interest advocacy from the Virginia Statewide Legal Aid Conference, from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and from the University of Chicago Law School, where he received the Edwin F. Mandel Award as a clinical law student.

Areas of Interest

Legal Services Center, 122 Boylston St


Assistant: Ebony Griffin