Joshua B. Kay, 08, is co-direc­tor of the Work­ers’ Rights Clin­ic and a clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor of law in the Child Advo­ca­cy Law Clin­ic. He also has taught in the Child Wel­fare Appel­late Clinic.

Kay has litigated numerous child abuse and neglect cases in trial courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Michigan Supreme Court. His primary interests are at the intersection of disability law and child protection law.

Before earning his JD, he served as an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he studied the cognitive and developmental impacts of pediatric traumatic brain injury and was an attending psychologist and member of the ethics committee at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. He also taught courses in clinical assessment and supervised the clinical work of graduate students in the Department of Psychology.

After law school, Kay joined Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service as a Skadden Fellow, receiving a certificate of appreciation from the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns for his representation of parents with disabilities in child welfare matters.