Daria Fisher Page is a Visiting Associate Professor and the Director of the Community Justice Project. Her research and teaching interests include access to justice, administrative law and proceedings, immigration law, and clinical pedagogy. She received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, an L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. from Yale University, where she studied architectural history and theory. At the University of Michigan Law School, she was a Clara Belfield and Henry Bates Fellow and received the Jane L. Mixer Award for the Advancement of Social Justice.
In the Community Justice Project, where she was previously a Clinical Teaching Fellow, Professor Fisher Page supervises students in a clinical program designed to give them experience with a range of matters and diverse areas of the law. Students represent individual clients in a litigation matter, currently unemployment insurance appeals before the Office of Administrative Hearings, and represent nonprofit organizations in matters including the design of advocacy campaigns, legislative and policy drafting, community organizing, and strategic planning.
Before coming to Georgetown, Professor Fisher Page practiced for nearly a decade, focusing on immigration and refugee law, juvenile law, and human rights, both domestically and internationally, with an expertise in the provision of legal services to trauma survivors. Most recently, she was the Supervising Attorney of the Washington, D.C. office of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). She was also a Senior Staff Attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center, a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice, and the head of the unaccompanied minors’ team at Africa Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA). Professor Fisher Page taught courses on comparative refugee law and strategic human rights litigation at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. During that time, she also worked on the legal team representing the plaintiffs in Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco, an environmental class action seeking damages for oil contamination in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Jane Aiken, Dean of Clinical Education, Public Interest and Community Service and Co-Director of The Community Justice Project, joined the Georgetown faculty in the Fall 2007 after ten years at Washington University School of Law where she was the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law. She was a Root-Tilden Scholar and graduated from New York University School of Law. She received her LLM from Georgetown Law Center as a fellow in the Center for Applied Legal Studies.
She is well-known for her work in clinical legal education and evidence. Her work in clinics has involved a wide array of legal issues focusing on abuse of power. These cases included domestic violence against women and children, clemency and parole, police brutality, municipal violations involving resisting arrest , appeals of benefit denials, and habeas and Section 1983 complex litigation. Professor Aiken has taught evidence for 20 years. She is a member of the ABA Council on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. She is an American Bar Foundation Fellow and a member of the American Law Institute. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Tribhuvan Law Campus in Kathmandu, Nepal and continues her work there, particularly in the area of women’s rights. In 2000 and 2001, Professor Aiken was a Carnegie Scholar in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her research and writing include many articles about character evidence, domestic violence, and clinical pedagogy.
Brian Reichart is a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney at The Community Justice Project. Prior to joining the Community Justice Project, Brian was in private practice at O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, DC. In private practice, Brian advised clients on a range of issues including international trade, national security, and securities enforcement matters. Brian also represented pro bono clients in family law, landlord-tenant, and clemency matters. While attending law school, Brian served as Chief of Staff at a global non-profit organization and, later, a technology trade association. Brian previously served as Chairman of the Auxiliary Board of Directors of the Washington Jesuit Academy and as an Associate Trustee at the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
Brian graduated from Georgetown University Law Center's evening program, where he received the Joyce Chiang Memorial Award for his commitment to public service. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
Katherine Wallat is a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney at The Community Justice Project. Prior to joining the Community Justice Project, Katie was a staff attorney at Bread for the City. In that role, Katie represented individual low-income clients in landlord tenant matters and criminal record sealing. Katie also performed outreach on DC’s new Ban the Box law (the Fair Criminal Record Screening Act of 2014) by forming partnerships with community organizations and halfway houses, and represented clients in Ban the Box matters at the Office of Human Rights. Katie has also worked in private practice, at the civil rights law firm Heller, Huron, Chertkof, and Salzman, representing and advising clients on employment discrimination matters. Katie was previously a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center, where she focused on national policies affecting low-income women and children. Before law school, Katie served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and then Program Coordinator at Turning the Page, a nonprofit focused on parental involvement in DC’s public schools.
Katie graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. She received her undergraduate degree in the Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ernest E. Pegram, DM, is the office manager for The Community Justice Project. Ernest is a higher education administrative professional with experience in budget and grants management, information systems management, computer support, office management, and enrollment management. From May 2013 to February 2015, Ernest worked at the Law Center’s Department of Financial Affairs. Prior to joining the staff at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1999, Ernest was a Budget Analyst and Enrollment Coordinator at George Mason University. Ernest also worked as a Computer Support Specialist for Pitney Bowes.
Ernest received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from George Mason University and Master’s degrees in Government and International Affairs, coupled with a specialization in International Law and Government, from Georgetown University, where he completed a Thesis entitled The Emergence of the European Union. Ernest recently completed the Doctorate of Management degree from the Graduate School of Management and Technology at the University of Maryland University College, where he completed and defended successfully a dissertation on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States Federal Government. Ernest’s research and writings focuses on the intersection of government, international affairs, and conflict resolution.