Michael Jenuwine

Clinical Professor of Law and
Concurrent Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: 2111 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.7795
Fax: 574.631.6725
Email: Michael.J.Jenuwine.1@nd.edu
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Michael Jenuwine comes to us from the faculty of the law school of Indiana University, Bloomington, where he has been Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Mental Health and Disability Law Clinic. He earned his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1988. He earned an M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1990. In 2000, he earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago and a J.D. cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, where he was a student editor for the Children’s Legal Rights Journal. Before joining the faculty of Indiana University, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute through the National Institute of Mental Health.

Jenuwine’s current research and teaching interests focus on family law, child advocacy, mental health law, and interdisciplinary legal practice. He is working on research studying juvenile waiver of right to counsel in delinquency cases in Indiana, developing an empirical study of jurors’ ability to discern a “no doubt” standard in death penalty cases, and on research studying the effect of legislative responses to the clergy sex abuse scandal.

Jenuwine currently serves on the Indiana Board of Law Examiners. Learn More.

Courses Taught

LAW70726, Mediation
LAW70845, Law & Psychology
LAW75717, Alternative Dispute Resolution
LAW75721, Legal Aid I & Ethics
LAW75723, Legal Aid II
Family Law Clinic
Professional Responsibility



Racial Differences in the Mental Health Needs and Service Utilization of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (with Purva Rawal, Jill Romansky, and John S. Lyons), 31 JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES & RESEARCH 242 (2004).

Community Supervision of Sex Offenders - Integrating Probation and Clinical Treatment (with Ronald Simmons and Edward Swies), 67 FEDERAL PROBATION 20 (2003).

Using Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Bridge the Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Systems (with Gene Griffin), 71 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI LAW REVIEW 65 (2002).

Areas of Expertise

  • Death Penalty
  • Dispute Resolution & Personality Type
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Juvenile Waiver of Miranda/Right to Counsel
  • Mental Health Systems
  • Professional Responsibility

In the News

Professor Michael Jenuwine Appointed to the Indiana Board of Law Examiners. - November 9, 2012