Michael Jenuwine

Michael Jenuwine

Director, Applied Mediation Clinic
Clinical Professor of Law
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 joined the faculty in 2005 and became a full clinical professor in 2010. Licensed as both an attorney and a clinical psychologist, he is the director of the Applied Mediation Clinic, supervising student mediators in both civil and domestic relations cases in Indiana and Michigan. He earned his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1988, his A.M. in Educational Psychology from the University of Chicago in 1990, his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 2000, and his Ph.D. in Psychology-Human Development from the University of Chicago in 2000. While at Loyola, he was a Civitas Childlaw Fellow, earned a certificate in Child and Family Law, and was a student editor on the Children’s Legal Rights Journal. He teaches courses at Notre Dame Law School in professional responsibility, mediation, negotiation, animal law, and mental health law. 

In 2017, the Indiana Supreme Court appointed Jenuwine to a second five-year term on the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners. His areas of research interest and expertise include family law, child advocacy, mental health law, professional responsibility, and interdisciplinary legal practice. He is also a National Certified Guardian, actively involved in research on adult guardianships, and has served on the Indiana State Adult Guardianship Taskforce since 2008.

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