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Chapin Cimino, JD

Professor of Law

Thomas R. Kline School of Law





Chapin Cimino examines the roles of virtue, sincerity and objectivity in legal transactions and litigation. Her expertise includes contracts, constitutional law, communications law, damages, education law, equal protection, media law and affirmative action. She previously taught at Villanova University School of Law. After clerking for Judge Edmund V. Ludwig of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, she became a commercial litigation associate for Pepper Hamilton, LLP. There, she handled contracts, higher education, white collar defense and antitrust cases.

Cimino's publications include "Virtue and Contract Law" in the Oregon Law Review, "Private Law, Public Consequences, and Virtue Jurisprudence" in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, "Taking Aim at the 'Tempting Targets': Considering Standing, Sincerity and Antidiscrimination in Higher Education" in the Brigham Young University Law Review, and "Class-Based Preferences in Affirmative Action Programs After Miller v. Johnson: A Race-Neutral Option or Subterfuge?" in the University of Chicago Law Review.

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In the News

  • This Week in Comcast: Domb Weighs in on Battle Over Salary History Bill

    Chapin Cimino, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Jan. 17 Philadelphia Business Journal story regarding Comcast's opposition to a pending wage gap ordinance that would bar Philadelphia employers from asking job applicants to disclose their salary history.

  • The Tool of Totalitarianism

    Chapin Cimino, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, authored an opinion piece about President-elect Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as a senior counselor and chief strategist, that ran on Nov. 18 in U.S. News & World Report.

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