Harrison Institute for Public Law
600 New Jersey Ave
McDonough Hall, Suite 120
Tel: (202) 662-9603
Fax: (202) 662-9681
Director and Professor of Law, 202-662-9603, firstname.lastname@example.org
BA, with honors, Macalester College; JD, Georgetown University; LLM Georgetown University.
Robert Stumberg is a professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he is also the director of the Harrison Institute for Public Law. His past positions include policy director at the Center for Policy Alternatives and legislative counsel for Montgomery County, MD. He has 30 years of experience in legislation, economic development, community lending and housing policy. Most recently, he has studied how to protect human rights in government supply chains and the impact of trade agreements on tobacco control. His publications include: Turning a Blind Eye: Respecting Human Rights in Government Purchasing International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (2014 with Meg Roggensack and Anita Ramasastry); Safeguards for Tobacco Control: Options for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, American Journal of Law and Medicine (2013); GATS & Electricity, National Conference of State Legislatures (2005); Trade Policy & Prescription Drugs, Forum on Democracy and Trade (2005); Federalism & Political Accountability Under Global Trade Rules, Publius – The Journal of Federalism (2001 with Matthew Porterfield); Preemption & Human Rights, Law & Policy in International Business (2000); and Sovereignty by Subtraction: The Multilateral Agreement on Investment, Cornell Journal of International Law (1998).
Deputy Director and Adjunct Professor, 202-662-9608, email@example.com
BA, University of Vermont; JD, Magna Cum Laude, Vermont Law School; LLM, Georgetown University
Matthew Porterfield is a senior fellow and adjunct professor of law at the Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center, where he leads projects on agriculture, investment and constitutional law. Before coming to Georgetown, he practiced environmental law in Washington, DC. His publications include: An International Common Law of Investor Rights?, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law (2006); International Expropriation Rules and Federalism, Stanford Journal of Environmental Law (January 2004); Who Preempted the Massachusetts Burma Law?, Publius – The Journal of Federalism (2002 with Robert Stumberg); and State & Local Foreign Policy Initiatives & Free Speech: The First Amendment as an Instrument of Federalism, Stanford Journal of International Law (1999).
Sara Pollock Hoverter
Senior Fellow (health & climate) and Adjunct Professor, 202-662-4233, firstname.lastname@example.org
BA, Yale University; JD, Cum Laude, Georgetown University; LLM, Advocacy, Georgetown University.
Sara P. Hoverter is a senior fellow and adjunct professor at the Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center. Her area of concentration is health policy, including climate change and public health, nutrition and the quality of school food, Medicaid, state and federal health reform, and use of community health workers to reach vulnerable populations. Her past positions have included law clerk at the National Partnership for Women and Families, research assistant for the Center for Law and the Public’s Health, and program associate at the DC Appleseed Center.
James T. DeWeese
Fellow (climate), 202-662-4023, email@example.com
BA, Magna Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh; JD, Cum Laude, Duke University School of Law
Jamie DeWeese is a fellow at the Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center. He supervises law students and works on policy for adapting to climate change on behalf of the Georgetown Climate Center and its network of state and local governments. Jamie joined the Harrison Institute after working as an associate for a law firm in Vermont, and before that, as a law clerk to the chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court. Before law school, Jamie worked as a print and wire-service journalist in the United States and Spain. His areas of interest include climate policy, municipal law, urban planning and design, and transportation.
Lyssette L. Cruz
Business Manager, 202-662-4232, firstname.lastname@example.org
BA, Colgate University; Ed. M. in Higher and Postsecondary Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Lyssette Cruz is the business manager at the Harrison Institute for Public Law. She manages financial accounts, payroll, billing, event planning, and contributes to program development. Her past positions include: administrative officer at Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, legal assistant at Columbia University's Office of General Counsel, litigation legal assistant at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City, academic advisor at Hunter College, City University of New York, and college access intern at Columbia's Office of Community Impact.
Staff Attorney (climate) and Adjunct Professor, 202-661-6594, email@example.com
BA, University of Chicago; JD, Cum Laude, University of California Hastings; LLM work completed, Georgetown University.
Jessica Grannis is a staff attorney at the Harrison Institute for Public Law, where she works on climate policy in support of state and local governments for the Georgetown Climate Center (GCC). Her recent publications include an Adaptation Tool Kit for Sea Level Rise (2012); Coastal Retreat Measures, book chapter in the Law of Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects (2012, with Peter Byrne); and Coastal Management in the Face of Rising Seas: Legal Strategies for Connecticut, Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal (2012, with Meagan Singer and Jena Shoaf). Prior to coming to the Harrison Institute, she was staff counsel for two California state agencies, the State Coastal Conservancy and the Ocean Protection Council. Prior to her work in state government, she worked as an associate for a civil litigation firm focusing on real property disputes. Jessica was admitted to the California State Bar in 2005 and the District of Columbia Bar in 2010.
Adjunct Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
BA, Boston University; JD Georgetown University
Jason I. Newman founded the Harrison Institute, and after he retired, continues to serve as adjunct professor. Creating one of the first law school community clinics, Professor Newman has more than 36 years of experience in community revitalization and citizen education. Before coming to Georgetown in 1971, he served as Counsel to the D.C. City Council and the Montgomery County Council, as well as Special Counsel in the Office of Economic Opportunity. He also was a member of the congressionally appointed commission that established Home Rule for the District of Columbia in 1973. He is also the founder of an international citizen education project, Street Law Inc. Started at Georgetown University Law Center, Street Law is now the leader in law-related education worldwide. The program integrates communities, courts, high schools, and prisons to educate citizens on the law and their rights. The program currently operates in 47 states and many other countries. Since retiring from Georgetown, Professor Newman has served as Executive Director of the Cayman Brac University Medical School.
Adjunct Professor, email@example.com
BS (cum laude), University of the Philippines; LLB (with honors), University of the Philippines; LLM (with honors), Global Health Law, Certificate in WTO Studies, Georgetown University
Deborah Sy is a legal advisor and research collaborator for Harrison Institute projects on how trade and investment agreements affect tobacco control. In Manila, she is director of HealthJustice, a nonprofit organization that provides legal advice to public officials on public health, food and drug regulation, intellectual property, taxation, trade, transparency, governance, enforcement, and women & children’s rights. She is also legal advisor to Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)’s project to develop tools for public health lawyers in the region. She had served as legal expert on tobacco control for the World Health Organization (WHO), authored various toolkits and policy papers on public health policy including the book, Taxing Health Risks, and worked with the University of the Philippines to develop and lecture MCLE courses.