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Janet Goode

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law; Director, Memphis CHiLd Medical Legal Partnership

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About Professor Goode

Janet Goode is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and director of the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, part of the Memphis Children's Health Law Directive (Memphis CHiLD). Memphis CHiLD is an innovative alliance between the Law School, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, and Memphis Area Legal Services that provides legal services to low-income pediatric patients and their families.

Most recently Professor Goode served as the first Executive Director of Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh (CLA), a large pro bono community clinic, where she significantly shaped CLA's direction and clinic structure, represented clients, and managed a network of volunteer attorneys and law students. Professor Goode was the recipient of the 2013 Lorraine M. Bittner Public Interest Attorney Award and the 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Legal Aid Attorney Award for her work with CLA.

Following law school, Professor Goode clerked for the Hon. Keith P. Ellison in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She then served as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney's Office where she handled a large caseload of both misdemeanor and felony offenses and was a member of the Domestic Violence Unit. She has also worked as an associate at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (now K&L Gates).

In addition to her legal career, Professor Goode has served on the executive committee of the board of a community health center dedicated to providing quality, whole person, affordable heath care and was on the governing board of her church.


Stanford Law School, 2002; B.A., New York University, History with Honors, Minor in French (magna cum laude), 1997.


Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New York.


The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis Tennessee; Visiting Assistant Professor & Director, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, 2015 - present

Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Executive Director, 2008 - 2014

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Associate Attorney, 2006 - 2008

New York County District Attorney's Office, New York, New York; Assistant District Attorney, 2003 - 2006

Law Clerk, 2002 - 2003, The Honorable Keith P. Ellison, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division