Spencer Rand

Clinical Professor of Law

Legal Experience

Admitted to the Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bars

Clinical Professor-Temple Legal Aid Office, Legal Advocacy for Patients Program. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Teach students and represent clients through a community lawyering project in the Temple Legal Aid Office. In the clinic, students represent indigent clients with HIV, cancer, and/or physical disabilities, meeting with many of them at medical and social service centers in North Philadelphia. Most common areas of representation include SSI, public and private health insurance and simple estate planning. Teaching, service, and scholarship stem from this work. Also provide outreach and community legal education with and without students. Some responsibility for grant funding. July 2016 – present.

Associate Clinical Professor – Temple Legal Aid Office. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. July 2010 – June 2016.

Assistant Clinical Professor-Temple Legal Aid Office. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. July 2006-June 2010.

Associate Counsel/Supervising Attorney-Temple Legal Aid Office.Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Provided legal services and both taught and supervised student interns at the Temple Legal Aid Office through the law school clinical program. Performed direct representation, outreach, community legal education, work on grant funding, and wrote scholarship. December 2000-June 2006.

Executive Director-LEGAL CLINIC FOR THE DISABLED, INC. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Responsible for overall management of the Clinic, including managing staff, raising funds, and managing those funds. Recruit and assist volunteers who advise and represent indigent, physically disabled clients pro bono. Advise and represent clients concerning public benefits, family, housing, disability, and other legal issues. September 1997-December 2000.


J.D., Case Western Reserve University Law School
M.S., Case Western Reserve University
B.A., University of Chicago

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