Laura E. McNally-Levine joined the Law School’s faculty in 2005. Prior to coming to Case Western Reserve, she taught at Suffolk University Law School and The University of Alabama School of Law. During her time at the University of Alabama, Professor McNally was a staff attorney with the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP), Alabama’s Protection and Advocacy Organization. Professor McNally-Levine has focused her practice and research in the areas of poverty law focusing on children, and individuals with disabilities.
McNally-Levine is the Director of the Health Law Clinic, through which third-year law students represent children and adults with disabilities in administrative and court proceedings. Specifically we represent adults and children with Social Security disability claims, potential wards in guardianship hearings at Probate Court, families in special education disputes with school districts, and veterans seeking VA disability benefits. We are also developing a medical-legal partnership with doctors at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital - University Hospital where our work will focus on children’s health issues.
McNally-Levine is also the faculty advisor for the summer Hospital Law Externship. In the past she has served as faculty advisor for the Access to Justice Externship with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and the Dispute Resolution Externship with the Cleveland Municipal Housing Court. She has also taught the Civil Litigation Clinic, and a basic mediation training course.
McNally-Levine is committed to clinical legal education and enjoys mentoring folks who are new to clinical teaching. She has held multiple positions with the Clinical Legal Education Association including Chief Information Officer, board member and chair of the New Clinicians Training Conference.