A leader in the field of clinical legal education, Professor Caplow is the law school's first dean overseeing all aspects of clinical and experiential education. She teaches criminal law and several immigration courses, and co-directs the Safe Harbor Project
. She assisted Hong Kong University in developing a clinical program, and spent a semester as a Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork, Ireland. In 2014, she taught at the Center for Law and Business in Tel Aviv, Israel.
She has been the president of the Clinical Legal Education Association and served on the board of editors of the Clinical Legal Review. She is a member of the Judge Robert A. Katzmann New York Immigrant Representation Study Group, has served as a Peer Reviewer for the U.S. Fulbright Commission, Law Discipline group, and is in the Board of the Refugee Reunification Project. As a member of a project to promote sustainable reforms in higher legal education, she spent time consulting at law schools in Armenia and Georgia.
She is the co-author of Multidefendant Criminal Cases: Federal Law and Procedure, and writes about criminal law, immigration law, and clinical education topics. Her most recent article about expanding pardons to immigrants was published in the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal.
Professor Caplow served as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division in the Eastern District of New York, and as Director of Training and Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau in the Kings County District Attorney's Office. She was also a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society.