Director of Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning and Associate Professor of Law
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
B.A., Simon’s Rock College of Bard
Professor Chaney joined the College of Law faculty in Fall 2008, bringing with her formidable classroom, clinical teaching, and criminal practice experience.
From 2006-2008, Professor Chaney served as visiting associate professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). During her time at UNLV, she taught Criminal Procedure and the Juvenile Justice Clinic. She also helped develop an Advanced Juvenile Justice Clinic.
Professor Chaney was a Robert M. Cover clinical teaching fellow and clinical lecturer in law at Yale Law School from 2004-2006. While at Yale, she worked with Professor Ronald. S. Sullivan, Jr., former Director of Public Defender Services in Washington, D.C. She supervised students representing clients accused of felony crimes in Connecticut.
Professor Chaney’s experience includes serving as an assistant public defender at the Miami-Dade County Public Defenders Office. She is proud of the clinical education she received in both the criminal law and criminal appeals clinics at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Professor Chaney has spoken at numerous academic conferences throughout the United States, including the AALS Clinical Conference, the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, and the CALI Conference for Law School Computing. In the fall of 2007, she helped develop and teach the training curriculum for the Western Juvenile Defender Center at the National Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit.