Institute for Public Representation
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 662-9535
Fax: (202) 662-9634
Hope Babcock, Professor of Law, directs IPR's Environmental section. She joined IPR in the fall of 1991 after being General Counsel of the National Audubon Society for five years. Professor Babcock graduated from Yale Law School in 1966. She was in private practice with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, in their Washington, D.C. Office, and a partner at Blum & Nash, also in Washington. Before becoming Audubon's General Counsel in 1986, Professor Babcock was Deputy Counsel and Director of the Audubon Society's Public Lands and Waters Program. She served two years in the Carter Administration as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Minerals at the Department of Interior, and on the Clinton-Gore Transition Team. In addition to her extensive litigation and government relations experience, Professor Babcock has taught environmental law at Pennsylvania, Yale, Pace, Catholic, and Antioch law schools, and has published articles on environmental and natural resources law, environmental justice, Indian sovereignty, and state sovereign immunity. She also teaches courses in environmental and natural resources law at the Law Center. She has served on the boards of several public interest environmental organizations and has been on various governmental advisory committees. Her outside interests include running, tennis, swimming, and the outdoors. She has two sons, one of whom practices labor law in Washington, D.C., and three grandchildren. Professor Babcock lives with a significant other who is a semi-retired environmental policy analyst and economist , two boundlessly energetic large dogs, and an elderly cat.
Angela J. Campbell, Co-Director and Professor of Law, directs the Communications and Technology Law section of IPR. This section represents non-profit organizations before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Courts to establish and enforce media policies in the public interest. Professor Campbell has taught at IPR since 1988. Along with her students and graduate fellows, she has advocated for protecting children's online privacy, diversifying media ownership, increasing access to media for persons with disabilities, and making broadcast stations more accountable to the public. She successfully argued a case in the US Court of Appeals that reversed an FCC decision that would have allowed tremendous concentration within the broadcast industry. Her recent law review articles include Pacifica Reconsidered: Implications for the Current Controversy Over Broadcast Indecency, 63 Fed. Comm. L. J. 195 (2010); The Legacy of Red Lion, 60 Admin. L. Rev. 783 (2008); and A Historical Perspective on the Public's Right of Access to the Media, 35 Hofstra L. Rev. 1027 (2007). Professor Campbell is a frequent speaker at conferences, serves on the Steering Committee of the Food Marketing Work Group and other non-profit advisory boards, and is a Faculty Advisor to Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology. Professor Campbell graduated from Hampshire College in 1976 and earned her JD at the UCLA School of Law in 1981, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Federal Communications Law Journal. After graduating from law school, she worked at IPR as a Graduate Fellow and received her LL.M; the law firm of Fisher, Wayland, Cooper & Leader; and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Michael Kirkpatrick, Visiting Professor of Law, directs IPR's civil rights and general public interest law section. Professor Kirkpatrick joined the faculty in 2014 after a 23-year career in public interest law, most recently as an attorney with Public Citizen Litigation Group (PCLG). His practice areas at PCLG included constitutional law, civil rights, class actions, administrative law, and open government, including practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining PCLG, Professor Kirkpatrick was a senior trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he litigated employment discrimination cases against state and local government employers, and defended the constitutionality of federal affirmative action programs. Earlier in his career, he was a staff attorney with the Farm Worker Division of Texas Rural Legal Aid, where he litigated employment and civil rights cases on behalf of migrant, transnational, and contingent workers. Professor Kirkpatrick is a recipient of the Peter M. Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest. He has served as a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School, and as a Law and Policy Mentor for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Before joining the clinic, he was an adjunct professor at the Law Center, teaching a course on ethics in public interest practice.
David Vladeck, Professor of Law, directs the Institute's civil rights and general public interest project. Professor Vladeck joined the Law Center faculty in 2002 from Public Citizen Litigation Group, a nationally-prominent public interest law firm based in Washington, D.C. He spent over 25 years with the Litigation Group, becoming its Director in 1992. He has handled a broad range of litigation, including First Amendment, health and safety, civil rights, class actions and open government cases. He has argued a number of cases before the United States Supreme Court, state courts of last resort, and over 50 cases before the federal courts of appeal. He often testifies before Congress on regulatory and constitutional issues. His academic writing concentrates on regulatory issues, First Amendment questions, legal ethics, and matters relating to judicial administration. He has served on the Council of the Administrative Law Section of the ABA and as a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. Professor Vladeck began his legal career in 1976 as a graduate teaching fellow at the Law Center's Institute for Public Representation, and he joined the adjunct faculty in 1987. In addition to his work at the Institute, he also teaches civil procedure, federal courts, government processes, and a civil litigation seminar.
Benton Senior Counselor
Andrew Jay Schwartzman, the Benton Senior Counselor, joined the Media Law and Policy Project in January, 2014. From 1978 through 2012, Schwartzman headed Media Access Project (MAP). MAP was a non-profit public interest telecommunications law firm which represented the public in promoting the First Amendment rights to speak and to hear. It sought to promote creation of a well informed electorate by insuring vigorous debate in a free marketplace of ideas. It was the chief legal strategist in efforts to oppose major media mergers and preserve policies promoting media diversity. MAP also led efforts to promote openness and innovation on broadband networks and to insure that broad and affordable public access is provided during the deployment of advanced telecommunications networks. Since 2003, Schwartzman has also taught at the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences Department of Advanced Academic Programs. He was the Law and Regulation Contributor to Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television, and is the author of the telecommunications chapter in the Encyclopedia of the Consumer Movement. Schwartzman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Meghan Boone received her J.D., summa cum laude from the Washington College of Law at American University, where she served as the Associate Symposium Editor for the American University Law Review. During law school, she also interned with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Women's Law Center. Prior to joining IPR, Meghan was an associate at a DC firm where she worked on Antitrust and Civil Rights class action litigation. She also clerked for the Honorable Martha C. Daughtrey on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Nashville, Tennessee. Meghan received her BA from Trinity College in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is barred in Florida and the District of Columbia.
Justin Gundlach received his J.D. with honors from NYU School of Law in 2010. At NYU, he participated in the environmental law clinic at the Natural Resources Defense Council and the public policy clinic at the Brennen Center for Justice. He also led conversion of NYU's law journals to a paperless editing process and served as the NYU Environmental Law Review's online editor. After law school, he interned with the Climate Change and Energy Team at the Council on Environmental Quality and then worked as an associate at a large law firm in Washington, DC. He is barred in New York and the District of Columbia.
Daniel Lutz received his J.D. from NYU School of Law in 2012, where he served as the Senior Notes Editor on the NYU Environmental Law Journal and participated in the Global Justice Clinic. Prior to joining IPR, Daniel was a Litigation Fellow with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, litigating and performing administrative advocacy on issues ranging from captive wildlife to industrial meat production. As a law student, Daniel clerked at the Washington D.C. public interest law firm Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal and interned with a customary land rights project on the Kenya coast. A native of Denver, Colorado, Daniel earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University.
Aaron Mackey graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Order of the Coif, in 2012. During his time in law school, Aaron served as a senior articles editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and participated in the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. Upon graduating law school, Aaron was the Jack Nelson Freedom of Information Legal Fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Prior to attending law school, Aaron worked as a reporter at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, covering local government, the military and higher education. Aaron earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Arizona, where he served as editor in chief of the university's independent student newspaper, the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Aaron lives in Virginia with his wife Ashley and their dog, Bailey.
Eric Null received his J.D. from Cardozo Law School in 2012, where he was Senior Articles Editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. He first became interested in communications, media, and intellectual property law as a second-year law student at Cardozo by working at various New York-based IP law firms and for prominent IP and telecommunications professors. Mr. Null's publications include legal articles and a book chapter on topics including the FCC's Open Internet Order, municipal broadband, and ICANN's New gTLD program. Mr. Null has been in Washington since graduating, and has taken various D.C.-based fellowships in the communications field, including positions at Public Knowledge and on the House of Representatives' Communications and Technology Subcommittee.