Yuri R. Linetsky
Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Instruction; Director of Clinical Programs, Director, Civil Law Clinic

Yuri R. Linetsky

Professor Linetsky joined the University of Alabama School of Law faculty in 2014 as Director of the Civil Law Clinic and was appointed Director of Clinical Programs in 2018. He received his B.A. and J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to joining the Alabama faculty, Professor Linetsky was a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University School of Law since 2007. During his time at Case Western Reserve, Professor Linetsky taught in the Civil Litigation Clinic, Legal Analysis and Writing, Criminal Procedure, and directed the mock trial and litigation skills programs. Before entering legal teaching, Professor Linetsky practiced law at the Cleveland-based firm of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. At the firm his practice focused on commercial litigation, where he was involved in representing clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 250 companies. Professor Linetsky has been a law enforcement office for almost 25 years, currently serving as a part-time Detective Sergeant for a police department in Northwest Ohio. Professor Linetsky is also an adjunct instructor in the Alabama Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy-Tuscaloosa, where he teaches laws of arrest, search & seizure, criminal procedure, civil & criminal liability, and effective writing. Professor Linetsky’s recent scholarship has focused on police legal training and prosecutorial misconduct.