Wayne State University
Kathryn M. Smolinski
Kathryn M. Smolinski
Director of the Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic; Adjunct Assistant Professor
Room 1228
(313) 577-9911
Fax (313) 577-9379


J.D., Wayne State University Law School
M.S.W., University of Michigan
B.A., University of Michigan


Kathryn M. Smolinski is director of the Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic.

The clinic grew out of a medical-legal partnership Smolinski created through a two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship she was awarded while a third-year Wayne Law student.

Before attending law school, she worked for 20 years as an oncology social worker, including serving as executive director of the Association of Oncology Social Work and as a senior oncology social worker at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

She earned a bachelor of arts in psychology and English and a master of social work from the University of Michigan, as well as a law degree from Wayne Law.

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