Lecturer in Law
J.D. Columbia Law School, 2003
B.A. University of Michigan, 1997
Telephone: 305-284-1943 | Office: GT 700
Sean Bettinger-Lopez joined the law school in August, 2010 as a Law and Psychology Fellow and Visiting Researcher. His research interests include judicial ethics in problem-solving courts, therapeutic jurisprudence and lawyering, and law and psychology generally. He has taught New Directions in Lawyering: Interviewing, Counseling, and Attorney-Client Relational Skills, and will teach a seminar on Problem-Solving Courts in Spring 2013.
Bettinger-Lopez received his J.D. in 2003 from Columbia Law School. He received his B.A. in History with High Honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1997 and did post-baccalaureate coursework in psychology at Columbia University.
Prior to joining the law school in 2010, Bettinger-Lopez practiced law in New York City for six years, working in both the private and non-profit sectors and covering a wide-range of practice areas. He was a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and a staff attorney at African Services Committee, Inc. and at Make the Road New York. From 2003-2004, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Carter of the United States District Court, S.D.N.Y.