Kate Mitchell
Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Health Justice Project

Kate Mitchell joined the Health Justice Project in August 2017 after more than 16 years practicing and teaching in the areas of poverty law, children’s rights and health law. Professor Mitchell has extensive experience representing children and families in poverty in access to health care and public benefits matters, special education matters, housing and family law, juvenile delinquency and prison condition cases, and other general civil law matters.  She has also been involved in local, state, and national policy work in the areas of access to healthcare, education, and juvenile justice. 

Jenna Prochaska
Clinical Teaching Fellow

Jenna Prochaska is a clinical teaching fellow in the Health Justice Project supervising student case work through an interdisciplinary medical-legal partnership and teaching seminars on lawyering skills and the intersection of poverty, health, and the law. Jenna brings to her work with the HJP a broad range of public interest legal experience in Chicago with a particular focus on poverty law and health care access. She has worked at Legal Aid Chicago, the ACLU of Illinois, and at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law engaging in litigation, policy advocacy, and community outreach. Jenna was drawn to clinical teaching after her own clinical education experience as a teaching assistant and student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

Maya Watson
Clinical Teaching Fellow

Maya Watson is a clinical teaching fellow with the Health Justice Project clinic working to establish a new interdisciplinary medical-legal partnership with Loyola University Medical Center and the Stritch School of Medicine. She supervises student case work and teaches seminars on the intersection of racism, poverty, health, and the law. Before joining Loyola, Maya helped establish the Health and Human Rights Institute of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, where she convened a 2020 Health Summit to address mental health disparities among population groups in the country. She previously practiced law for 11 years maintaining a transactional law practice and representing human rights organizations seeking to protect victims of sexual assault in the military from retaliation, seeking the commutation of prisoners convicted of nonviolent drug offenses, and assisting individuals in obtaining expungements of their criminal records.