Lecturer on Law
Kristin P. Muniz is the Senior Clinical Instructor at the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) at Harvard Law School. Since 2007, Ms. Muniz has been teaching and supervising third year law students in their representation of indigent clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors in the adult and criminal courts of Boston. In addition to supervision and instruction in all phases of the criminal process, Attorney Muniz maintains her own caseload defending clients in the Superior and District courts of Boston. She is also co-coaches the Harvard Law School’s mock trial team in national competitions in Chicago and Puerto Rico. Prior to joining CJI, Attorney Muniz worked for eleven years as a public defender with the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) as a Superior Court felony attorney. She has successfully defended hundreds of clients in the course of her career, both as a lawyer and a supervisor, but is most passionate about the humanity she tries to bring to all of her clients and their families throughout the criminal process.
Attorney Muniz has been a faculty member of the Trial Advocacy Workshop (TAW) since 2007 and a TAW Team Leader since 2014. She was the first in her family to attend college, having received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Bridgeport and her JD from Boston College Law School.