Jodi Guinn is a Clinical Instructor in the Education Law Clinic and a Lecturer on Law. Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Jodi worked as an education attorney at the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts, a subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, where she represented low-income students and families in special education and school discipline matters on the South Coast of Massachusetts. Her work focused on identifying and breaking down individual and systemic barriers to equitable education for all students. Before joining the Justice Center, Jodi had a Skirnick/One Day’s Work Fellowship at Massachusetts Advocates for Children, where she advocated for older students between the ages of 14-22 to receive the special education transition supports to which they were entitled under federal and state law, to prepare them for employment, independent living, and postsecondary education. Jodi also clerked for the Honorable Cynthia Cohen of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Prior to law school, Jodi worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA at YouthBuild USA, an organization which supports youth between the ages of 16-24, who do not have high school diplomas and are not employed, to further their education and develop job skills while becoming leaders in their communities.
Jodi received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her B.A. in English and Women’s and Gender Studies from Dartmouth College.