Robin Walker Sterling

Associate Dean for Clinical Education
Director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic
Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law


Robin Walker Sterling is the Associate Dean for Clinical Education, the Director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic, and the Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Before joining the Northwestern Law faculty, Professor Walker Sterling was the Ronald V. Yegge Clinical Co-Director and Associate Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she co-taught the Criminal Defense Clinic and the Immigration Law and Policy Clinic. In the 2017-2018 academic year, she served as a U.S. Fulbright U.S. Scholar at the University of Ghana, Legon. She is a graduate of Yale College and New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, and Georgetown University Law Center, where she earned an L.L.M. in Clinical Advocacy.  

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Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Juvenile Law
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Criminal Justice
  • Race and the Law
  • Critical Race Theory

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