Philip M. Genty

Everett B. Birch Innovative Teaching Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility

Office: William Warren Hall
Room 204
New York NY 10027
Tel: (212) 854-3250
Fax: (212)854-3699
Email: pgenty@law.columbia.edu

Assistant Info

Name: Michelle Ellis
Phone: 212-854-6142
Email: mellis@law.columbia.edu
Areas of Expertise
  • Professional responsibility
  • Family law
  • Prisoners' rights
  • Appellate advocacy

Education

  • B.A., Colorado College, 1977; J.D., New York University, 1980.

Detailed 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 the Prisoners and Families Clinic and professional responsibility, and he directs and teaches in the first-year Moot Court program.  His research interests are in prisoners' rights, family law, clinical education, and legal ethics.  He has taught and consulted on clinical legal education and legal ethics in Central and Eastern Europe and Israel.  He has developed legal resource materials for incarcerated parents and works with several organizations that assist women who are in prison.  He received Columbia Law School's 2008 Willis L.M.Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching.  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.