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Clinic Staff & Faculty
Chai R. Feldblum, Director (On leave of absence)
Chai Rachel Feldblum is a Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Legislation Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where she coined the phrase and teaches the role of the "legislative lawyer." Professor Feldblum graduated from Harvard Law School in 1985, clerked for Judge Frank M. Coffin on the First Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice Harry A. Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court. She served as the lead lawyer drafting the Americans with Disabilities Act from 1988-1990 and joined the Georgetown University Law Center faculty in 1991. A leading lawyer, scholar and speaker on gay and lesbian rights, disability rights, and health and welfare issues, Professor Feldblum has been actively involved in federal civil rights and social welfare legislative issues since 1988. Her efforts have included opposing or shaping legislative and regulatory initiatives on gay rights, AIDS, disability, and health care; serving as the lead drafter of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and most recently, helping to develop employment policy changes to advance workplace flexibility.
Judy Appelbaum, Interim Director
Judy Appelbaum has worked in Washington at the intersection of law and policy for over 30 years, serving in the Executive Branch, on Senate staff, in private practice, and in leading non-profit organizations. Most recently, she served at the U.S. Department of Justice in the positions of Acting Assistant Attorney General and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, where she was responsible for overseeing the Department's dealings with Congress. She is the recipient of the John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement, the Department's highest award for attorneys, for her work in connection with advancing federal hate crimes legislation to enactment. Before joining DOJ, she served as Director of Programs for the American Constitution Society, and before that, she was Vice President and Legal Director at the National Women's Law Center (NWLC), where she participated in litigation, advocacy and public education activities in many areas of NWLC's work, with a particular focus on sex discrimination in education and employment as well as judicial nominations. Earlier, she served as Counsel to Senator Edward Kennedy on his Senate Judiciary Committee staff and his chief advisor on women's rights issues. Appelbaum also practiced law in Washington, D.C. for several years, representing clients before Congress and the executive branch and in trial and appellate courts around the country. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from Stanford Law School.
Taylor Kline, Fellow
Taylor Kline is a Teaching Fellow / Supervising Attorney at the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. summa cum laude in economics from the University of Georgia. She has experience in all three branches of the federal government. She worked for Representative David Scott, for the Office of Policy at the Food and Drug Administration, and was a judicial law clerk to Judge Peter C. Dorsey of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Angela Gius, Fellow
Angela Gius received her J.D. from NYU School of Law and her B.A. from Marquette University. Angie most recently served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lois Bloom in the Eastern District of New York, and has been involved in community work exploring the intersection of conflict resolution, restorative justice, innovative education, and the practices of mindfulness and yoga. Previously, Angie worked to develop a youth-led conflict resolution program in Brooklyn, interned with the Consensus Building Institute and Progressive States Network, and worked as an outreach worker and paralegal with Georgia Legal Services Program's Farmworker Division.
Loretta C. Moss, Executive Assistant
Loretta C. Moss has been the Clinic's Executive Assistant and Office Manager since 1996. From 1970 to 1974, Ms. Moss was the Law Center's first Assistant Coordinator for the Clerkship Committee chaired by Professor Sherman Cohn. From 1974 to 1977, Ms. Moss was a legal secretary for the law firm Fulbright & Jaworski. From 1977 to 1980, Ms. Moss returned to the Law Center to work for the National Street Law Institute. In 1980, Ms. Moss began working as the secretary to the Director of the National Caucus & Center on Black Aged, Inc. In 1981, Ms. Moss was promoted to Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator for the agency's Victim Witness Assistance Program where she facilitated all phases of chapter development and victim witness services. Ms. Moss returned to the Law Center in 1982 as an Administrative Assistant working with the Assistant Dean to coordinate the Law Center graduation ceremony, the United Way/CHA Campaign, and the faculty retreat. From 1989 to 1996, Ms. Moss was the Executive Assistant for the D.C. Street Law Project where she supervised work study students and facilitated student interaction with the Director, Fellows and mentor law firms. Ms. Moss attended Compton Junior College in Los Angeles, CA (1963-64) and Wiley College in Marshall, TX (1964-66). She received her business training from Draughn's Business College in Wichita Falls, TX (1969-70).