Tomar Pierson-Brown joins the Pitt Law faculty as a clinical assistant professor of law and director of the Health Law Clinic. Under her leadership, the Health Law Clinic will operate as a medical-legal collaborative. Clinic cases and coursework will focus on the use of legal advocacy to address social determinants of health facing the families of our region’s sick and disabled youth.
Pierson-Brown previously served as a clinical instructor and supervising attorney in the Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia – David A. Clarke School of Law. In that position, Pierson-Brown and her clinic students represented the interests of students with disabilities and their parents in cases involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and in student discipline hearings.
From 2008 to 2013, she served first as staff attorney, then as senior attorney and training coordinator, with the Children’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. Prior to that experience, Pierson-Brown was a 2006 Equal Justice Works fellow with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Ohio. Pierson-Brown received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2006 and her LL.M. in clinical legal education and systems change from UDC School of Law in 2015.