Margaret (Peggy) Maisel
Professor of Law and Director of the Law Clinics
B.A., Pomona College
M.A. (Urban Studies), Occidental College
J.D., Boston University School of Law
M.A. (Clinical Teaching), Antioch School of Law
Peggy Maisel is a Professor of Law and the founding and for the past ten years Director of the clinical legal education program at Florida International University College of Law. She teaches a Health Law and Policy Clinic started in 2010 to partner with the new FIU College of Medicine NeighborhoodHELP Program. Previously she began the College of Law Community Development Clinic and collaborated with colleagues at the College of Business to make it an interdisciplinary course, providing a one-stop shop in Miami for small businesses.
Before moving to Miami, Peggy taught at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban South Africa, first as a Fulbright Professor and then joined the faculty as an Associate Professor of Law for five years to help transform the Law Clinic and first year curriculum from broad survey courses to ones that emphasized human rights issues and legal and problem-solving skills. She co-authored two textbooks: Introduction to Law and Legal Skills, and Foundations of South African Law: Critical Issues for Law Students and continues to write and speak extensively, particularly in the areas of international human rights and clinical and legal education.
She has also served as Dean of the New College of California School of Law, Clinical Supervisor, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and the Legal Services Institute, and Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Law. Professor Maisel was a pioneer in the development of supervisory skills training within national legal services and for law teachers. She is co-chair of the AALS International Clinical Committee and has been a member of the International Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for Justice Education, the Board of Directors of the Society of American Law Teachers, and the Chair of the AALS Africa Section.
Peggy Maisel, Greensboro and Beyond: Remediating the Structural Sexism in Truth and Reconciliation Processes and Determining the Potential Impact and Benefits of Truth Processes in the United States, in FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, (Intersentia Press 2013).
The Consumer Indebtedness Crisis: Law School Clinics as Laboratories for Generating Effective Legal Responses, Clinical Law Review, Volume 18, Issue No. 1, Fall 2011, pp. 133 – 182, Peggy Maisel & Natalie Roman.FIU Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Research Paper No. 12-04
Have Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Helped Remediate Human Rights Violations Against Women? A Feminist Analysis of the Past and Formula for the Future, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 20, Issue No. 1 (Fall 2011), pp. 143 – 184, Margaret (Peggy) Maisel. FIU Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Research Paper No. 12-05
Margaret (Peggy) Maisel, Setting an Agenda for the Global Clinical Movement, in THE GLOBAL CLINICAL MOVEMENT: EDUCATING LAWYERS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE 335 (Oxford University Press 2010).
Peggy Maisel & Susan Jones, Implementing the Social and Economic Promise of the Constitution: The Role of South African Legal Education, in LAW AND RIGHTS: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON CONSTITUTIONALISM AND GOVERNANCE 243-259 (Vandeplas 2008).
Peggy Maisel, The Education and Licensing of Attorneys and Advocates in South Africa, 79 The Bar Examiner 2:15 (May 2010).
Expanding and Sustaining Clinical Legal Education in Developing Countries: What We Can Learn from South Africa
Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2, January 2007, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-15
An Alternative Model to United States Bar Examinations: The South African Community Service Experience in Licensing
Georgia State University Law Review, Vol. 20, No.4, Summer 2004, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-16
The Roles of U.S. Law Faculty in Developing Countries: Striving for Effective Cross-Cultural Collaboration
Clinical Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 465, 2008, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-17
Lessons from the World Conference Against Racism: South Africa as a Case Study
Oregon Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 3, 739-770, Fall 2002, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-18
Peggy Maisel And Lesley Greenbaum, Foundations of South African Law: Critical Issues for Law Students (Butterworths 2002)
Peggy Maisel and Lesley Greenbaum, Introduction to Law and Legal Skills (Butterworths 2001)
Peggy Maisel, Lesley Greenbaum, and Brook Baker, Teacher’s Manual for Introduction to Law and Legal Skills (Butterworths 2001)