Eduardo R.C. Capulong
Professor of Law / Director, Mediation Clinic
Professor Capulong directs the in-house Mediation Clinic. He also supervises students in external civil clinics and teaches Lawyering Fundamentals: Theory & Practice, Advanced Mediation, Mediation Advocacy, and Cause Lawyering.
Prior to joining the University of Montana, Professor Capulong was a lawyering professor at New York University, and public interest, public policy, and externship programs director and lecturer at Stanford University, where he taught public interest lawyering and community organizing. At the University of Montana, he has been the recipient of the Poore Faculty Service Award, Brown Faculty Merit Award, and Brown Faculty Scholarship Award. He received his undergraduate degree in political science and journalism from NYU and law degree from the City University of New York, where he was a Patricia Roberts Harris Scholar and Davis-Putter Fellow.
Before teaching, Professor Capulong practiced civil rights, poverty, immigration, and labor law and policy. He has worked as a litigator, policy analyst, and community organizer for various nonprofits, including the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Community Service Society, Center for Constitutional Rights, Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, and Chinese Staff and Workers' Association. He was the former Karpatkin Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union and Pro Se Law Clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Professor Capulong currently serves on the board of the Montana Mediation Association and executive committee of the American Association of Law Schools Clinical Section. He has also served on the boards of the Montana chapter of the ACLU, Society of American Law Teachers, National Lawyers Guild, International Endowment for Democracy, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. He is of counsel to the Manila-based Public Interest Law Center, and a member of the bars of the states of New York, New Jersey, and Montana, where he sits on the Dispute Resolution Committee.
His current research and teaching interests include mediation theory and practice, clinical teaching, and law and social change.
Family Mediation After Hendershott: The Case for Uniform Domestic Violence Screening and Opt-In Provision in Montana, 74 Montana Law Review 273 (2013)
Mediation and the Neocolonial Legal Order: Access to Justice and Self-Determination in the Philippines, 27 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 641 (2012)
Client Activism in Progressive Lawyering Theory, 16 Clinical Law Review 109 (2009)
The People Power Revolution of the Philippines, 1986, Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (Gary L. Anderson & Kathryn Herr, Editors, Russell Sage, 2007)
Which Side Are You On? Unionization in Social Service Nonprofits, 9 New York City Law Review 373 (2006)
“Legal Aid for Marginalized People,” Institute for Policy, Law, and Development Conference, October 7-8, 2013, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“First-Year Live-Client Curricula: Collaborations Among Clinics, Skills Faculty, and Public Interest Organizations,” AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, April 29, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico
“Hendershott Telephone CLE,” State Bar of Montana Family Law Section, February 28, 2013, Montana
“Mediation, Family Law, and Domestic Violence: Northwest Practice,” 20th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference, March 29, 2013, Seattle, Washington
“Mediation Practice in Montana,” Annual Montana Judges’ Association Meeting, October 10, 2012, Bozeman, Montana
“The ADR Brand,” Law and Society Association Conference, June 8, 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Teaching Lawyering Skills in the 21st Century,” American Association of Law Schools Clinical Conference Plenary, May 1, 2012, Los Angeles, California
“Access to Justice and Mediation,” Montana Mediation Association Annual Conference, April 27, 2012, Missoula, Montana
“The Appellate Mediation Program of the Montana Supreme Court,” State Bar of Montana Dispute Resolution Committee Conference, October 7, 2011, Bozeman, Montana
“Planning for Supervision,” Northwest Clinical Law Conference, September 27, 2009, University of Montana School of Law (with Professor Maggie Finnerty, Lewis and Clark), Missoula, Montana
“The ‘Special Relationship’ Between the United States and the Philippines: Hegemony, Democracy and Rule of Law,” University of Montana School of Law Faculty Colloquium, February 23, 2009, Missoula, Montana
“Cross-Cultural Competence in the Practice of Law: An Interactive Workshop on Communication, Representation and Advocacy,” University of Montana Day of Dialogue, October 30, 2008 (with Prof. Andrew King-Ries), Missoula, Montana