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Brendan Roediger, J.D.

Professor; Director, Civil Advocacy Clinic
Legal Clinics

Courses Taught

Civil Advocacy, Civil Practice, Family Law, and Field Placements

Practice Areas

  • Poverty Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Social Justice

Honors and Awards

Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award (2017)
Clinical Legal Education Association Excellence in a Public Interest Case Award (2015)
Missouri Lawyers Media Legal Champion Award (2015)
St. Louis Bar Foundation Spirit of Justice Award (2015)
Missouri Pro Bono Publico Award (2015) 
Equal Housing Opportunity Council Open Door Award (2015)
SLU Diversity and Social Justice Award (2015)
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Edna M. Taylor Award for Public Interest (2015)

Community Work and Service

Professor Brendan Roediger joined St. Louis University in 2009 and serves as Director of the Law School's Litigation Clinic. His work focuses on poverty, racial justice, sexual violence, and incarceration. He previously served as a lecturer in law and as managing attorney for the Civil Justice Clinic at Washington University in St. Louis. Before teaching, Professor Roediger was with Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance in Illinois, litigating in the areas of predatory lending and low-wage worker issues.

With his law students, he is active in litigation and advocacy challenging revenue-based policing, unconstitutional court practices, and the sexual abuse of incarcerated people. His work on these issues has been featured in national media sources such as the New York Times, ABC, MSNBC, and National Public Radio.