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Hans P. Sinha

Professor Sinha directs the law school’s Clinical Externship Program.

Prior to joining the Ole Miss Law Faculty, Professor Sinha taught as an instructor and served as Deputy Director of the Tulane Law School Criminal Defense Clinic. He also taught trial advocacy at Tulane as an Adjunct Professor of Law. Professor Sinha has extensive experience in the criminal justice system having served as both a prosecutor and a public defender in the New Orleans metropolitan area. His experience as a prosecutor includes serving as a senior trial assistant, a sex crimes screener, and a gang prosecutor. His experience defending includes serving as a deputy public defender and a capital defender, as well as with a private criminal defense firm.

Professor Sinha’s intellectual interests lie in clinical, criminal, international and comparative law. In addition to his clinical duties at the law school, he has also taught Introduction to International Law at the Croft Institute of International Studies at The University of Mississippi . His current research focus includes clinical legal education, ethics and the prosecutor, and the history and development of Swedish law.

Professor Sinha is active in clinical legal education and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Section on Clinical Legal Education of the American Association of Law Schools, as well as the AALS 2007 Workshop on Clinical Legal Education Planning Committee. He has also served as co-chair of the Clinical Section’s Externship Committee.