Mary Prosser

Clinical Professor Emerita


J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
B.A., Cornell University


Clinical Assistant Professor Mary Prosser joined the Remington Center in 2003 from Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Institute, where she spent several years as Deputy Director and Associate Director of Criminal Clinical Programs.

Professor Prosser, a 1977 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, returned to Wisconsin with more than twenty years of experience in criminal law and postconviction litigation. Before joining Harvard's CJI in 1992, she worked for eight years as a public defender at the Committee for Public Counsel Services (Massachusetts state public defender's office), and prior to that, she served as Director of Deer Island Legal Services, an on-site legal services office for incarcerated persons at the Suffolk County House of Correction in Massachusetts.

Professor Prosser is co-author of Beyond the Rodney King Story: An Investigation of Police Conduct in Minority Communities (Northeastern Press, 1995).

After graduating from the UW Law School in 1977, Ms. Prosser was in private practice in Madison until 1981, also working as a part-time clinical instructor for the Law School's L.A.I.P. (Legal Aid to Incarcerated Persons) program and Legal Defense Project (then the Ordinance Defense Project).

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