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.
Lisa Pollan is the program coordinator at The Community Justice Project. Lisa previously served as a Site Coordinator at LIFT-DC, where she trained college student volunteers to work one-on-one with low-income community members in the areas of employment, housing, and public benefits. In addition to supervising students, Lisa created partnerships with community organizations, evaluated LIFT-DC's impact, and strategized to improve program delivery and quality. As an undergraduate, Lisa volunteered as an advocate in the local LIFT office in Somerville, Massachusetts, where she met with clients on a weekly basis to help them achieve economic security and learned how to provide high quality service to clients with complex needs.
Lisa is a student in the evening MBA program at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Tufts University, where she studied Community Health and Spanish. Lisa writes a column for the Clinical Legal Education Association newsletter that explores how business concepts can contribute to law school clinics.