Robin Walker Sterling

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


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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