Clinical Assistant Professor
Faith Mullen became a part of the CCLS community beginning when she was hired as a summer intern more than 20 years ago, an experience that ignited a passionate interest in the problems facing low-income residents of the District of Columbia. Her experiences that summer prompted her to take a job with D.C.'s Legal Aid Society after she graduated from the Columbus School of Law. There, she represented low-income clients in public benefit and family law cases. In 1987, Ms. Mullen joined AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly. During her seven years there as a staff attorney, she represented clients in housing, consumer, public benefit, guardianship, probate and nursing home cases. Ms. Mullen left that position to take a job as a senior policy advisor within AARP, where she researched and wrote extensively on federal poverty programs, including the effect of welfare reform on grandparent-headed households and how Medicaid policy affects nursing home residents. In 2000, Ms. Mullen started working with the Columbus Community Legal Services part time, returning full time in March 2004.