Malia Nicole Brink
Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B., Dartmouth; J.D., University of Pennsylvania
Malia Brink currently serves as Director of Institutional Development and Policy Counsel for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where her work includes overseeing...Continue Reading
Malia Brink currently serves as Director of Institutional Development and Policy Counsel for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where her work includes overseeing projects on challenging over-sentencing and the future of the defense function after Padilla v. Kentucky. Prior to this, she served as Indigent Defense Counsel for NACDL, working on public defense reform projects across the country. Before joining NACDL, Professor Brink served as a Staff Attorney at the ACLU in Philadelphia and as the Jerome J. Shestack Public Interest Fellow at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP. She clerked for the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Professor Brink also serves as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she teaches a seminar on the right to counsel.
Professor Brink is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Dartmouth College.