Lindsay Ernst
Clinical Legal Education Specialist
A leader in the field of developing public interest learning opportunities for students in Asia.

Lindsay Ernst identifies and develops human rights-based experiential learning opportunities with the Law Faculty at the University of Hong Kong. She also teaches courses in legal research and writing, human rights research and methodology, and international human rights advocacy and practice. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong in 2012, Lindsay was the Head of Clinical Programmes at the Justice Centre Hong Kong (formerly the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre) where she designed and launched the Refugee Legal Assistance Clinic in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Brooklyn Law School and the University of New South Wales. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Justice Centre Hong Kong. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2007, Lindsay was a Skadden Fellow with the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York City, and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law. She has also served as a law clerk with the King’s County Family Court in New York and the Public Defender Service in Washington DC. Lindsay graduated Cum Laude from Fordham University School of Law in 2005 where she received the Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Public Service. She is also a graduate of Davidson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.