Paul D. Rein­gold is a clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor emer­i­tus of law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan. He direct­ed the Law School’s Civ­il-Crim­i­nal Lit­i­ga­tion Clin­ic from 1983 to 2018.

Before joining the Law School faculty, he served as a legal services attorney, specializing in cases against the state and federal governments. His primary interests include civil rights litigation, appellate practice, prisoners’ rights, and civil procedure.

Reingold has taught Trial Advocacy, Litigation Ethics, Negotiation, and Clinical Law, and is a past recipient of the L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also has taught as a visiting professor of law in Japan and Spain, and as a visiting clinical professor at Boston College Law School.

He has served on the board of directors of the Clinical Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools and was a founding member of the editorial board of the Clinical Law Review. Reingold attended Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming and has been recognized as a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. He serves on the executive committee of Michigan’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education and is trained as a court-approved mediator. The State Bar of Michigan granted him its 2009 Champion of Justice Award for his work as a public interest lawyer.