Debra Chopp is the associate dean for experiential education, clinical professor of law, and director of the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic at Michigan Law. Her research, teaching, and legal practice focus primarily on education law, family law/domestic violence, and cross-cultural communication.

Chopp has presented on these and other topics at local, state, and national conferences. She also provides regular trainings to medical providers on patient advocacy, special education, and social determinants of health.

As the director of the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic, Chopp works with medical providers and law students to provide free legal services that address the social determinants of health of families and improve child health. She is the Law School faculty representative to the Child Health Evaluation and Research Center at the University of Michigan.

Immediately before joining the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic, Chopp was a staff attorney with the Pediatric Advocacy Initiative at the Law School. She has represented survivors of domestic violence as an attorney for Sanctuary for Families: Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services in New York.