Biography

Philip M. Genty is the Everett B. Birch Innovative Teaching Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility at Columbia Law School.  He joined the Columbia faculty in 1989.  He teaches professional responsibility, civil procedure, and a civil clinic for low income clients.  His research interests are in legal ethics, prisoners’ rights, family law, and clinical education.  He has taught and consulted on legal ethics and clinical legal education in Central and Eastern Europe and Israel.  He is a member of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York City Bar Association.  He has developed legal resource materials for incarcerated parents and works with several organizations that assist women who are in prison.  He received a Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2014, and Columbia Law School’s Willis L.M.Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2008.  Prior to coming to Columbia, he taught at Brooklyn Law School and worked as an attorney at Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York, the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation.