Daniel Ellman (gz6301)

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Title: Assistant Professor - Clinical
Unit: Law Instruction Units
Department: Law School

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Daniel Ellman is an assistant professor (clinical) and the director of externships. Before joining Wayne Law, Ellman worked as a public defender at the Bronx Defenders practicing holistic defense. In addition to litigating criminal cases, he focused on the intersection of the criminal legal system and other fields, including immigration, housing, employment, and family law. Ellman then clerked for the Hon. Richard H. Bernstein on the Michigan Supreme Court. Ellman previously taught at the University of Michigan in the Department of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and as a bilingual fifth-grade teacher in Washington Heights, New York City.

Ellman earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he received a merit scholarship, a public service fellowship, and an outstanding achievement scholarship. He earned a master’s degree in teaching from Pace University and a bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College. Ellman was voted Wayne Law Upper-Class Professor of the Year in 2023 and received the 2023 Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award.

Office Location: Room 1228
Degrees and Certifications:

J.D., University of Michigan Law School
M.S., Pace University School of Education
B.A., Dartmouth College

Phone: (313) 577-1897
Courses Taught:

Criminal Law
Holistic Defense Externship
Public Service Externship
Interviewing & Counseling
Judicial Externship
Professional Responsibility and the Legal Profession

Curriculum Vitae: https://people.wayne.edu/profile/gz6301/2043/curriculum_vitae_daniel_ellman.pdf 150944 1637340869 file
Title: Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Law; Director of Externships


Daniel Ellman

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