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About Camille Carey

Professor Camille Carey joined the UNM Law Faculty in 2009. Professor Carey teaches Torts, Advanced Torts, Domestic Violence, Immigrants’ Rights, the Community Lawyering Clinic, and the Law Practice Clinic.

Carey began her teaching career at Yale Law School, where she was a Robert M. Cover Teaching Fellow and Clinical Lecturer. At Yale, she established and taught the Domestic Violence Clinic, which focused on serving immigrant and low-income women. The Clinic represented clients in tort, family law, immigration, housing, public benefit, unfair trade practice, and other related claims. She also taught in Yale’s Community Lawyering Clinic.

Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Carey was an Equal Justice Works Fellow, Mayer Brown Fellow, and Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of New York in New York City. At Legal Aid, she developed a project representing immigrant victims of domestic violence in immigration, family law, public benefit, and housing cases. She also worked on MKB v. Eggleston, a class action § 1983 lawsuit, which successfully challenged the City and the State of New York’s failure to provide public benefits to eligible immigrants.
Professor Carey’s research and teaching interests include domestic violence, tort law, feminist legal theory, immigration, experiential education, and clinical legal education. Carey is currently conducting a qualitative and quantitative study of the experiences of domestic violence tort plaintiffs to identify whether pursuing a domestic violence tort claim against an abuser provides therapeutic, financial, and deterrence benefits.


Present Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law


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Honors and Awards

  • Henry Weihofen Professorship
  • Flickinger Award for Faculty Excellence
  • 2013-2015 Presidential Teaching Fellow
  • Member of the New York and Connecticut Bars and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


  • Advanced Tort Litigation
  • Community Lawyering Clinic
  • Domestic Violence Writing Seminar
  • Immigrants' Rights Writing Seminar
  • Law Practice Clinic
  • Practicum
  • Torts


2001 J.D., University of California, Los Angeles
1995 B.A., Vassar College

Contact Information

UNM School of Law
Office: 2528
Albuquerque, NM 87131