Kaimipono (Kaimi) Wenger

Adjunct Professor of Law | Senior Staff Attorney, Tenant Defense Project, Inner City Law Center

B.A., cum laude, Arizona State University, 1998
J.D., Columbia University, 2001

Joined Southwestern: 2022

Professor Wenger joined Inner City Law Center in August 2018. He previously worked as a law professor and Director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. He also taught as a visiting professor at University of San Diego and University of Nice, France. Professor Wenger has published and presented frequently on civil rights topics, including as an invited panelist at the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus in 2008, 2010 and 2014. He was also the Lead Faculty Organizer of the 2010 Women and Law Conference at Thomas Jefferson, which focused on “Women of Color and Intersectionality” and was held in conjunction with UCLA School of Law’s Fourth Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium. Prior to joining Thomas Jefferson in 2005, he clerked for Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York and practiced law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, in New York City. He is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law where he was an articles editor for the Columbia Law Review.