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.
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.
Mona Elgindy is a returning Loyola Law alum joining the Health Justice Project Clinic as an Adjunct Clinical Professor. She currently supervises three unique medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) at Legal Aid Chicago. Since 2013, she has been committed to the protection of vulnerable adults in the context of health equity and poverty law. Her legal experience covers public benefits, domestic violence, consumer law, housing, nursing home discharges, with emphasis on protecting older adults from elder abuse and financial exploitation. Prior to law school, she was a high school teacher, and she brings her passion to mentor students to this new role.