Georgetown University Law Center
Juvenile Justice Clinic
600 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Suite 127
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone (202) 662-9590
Fax (202) 662-9681
Faculty and Staff
Wallace J. Mlyniec, Lupo-Ricci Professor of Clinical Legal Studies; Co-Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic
B.S., Northwestern; J.D., Georgetown
Professor Mlyniec is the former Associate Dean for Georgetown's clinical programs and Director of the Law Center's Juvenile Justice Clinic, teaches courses in Wrongful Convictions and children's rights, and assists with the training of fellows in the Prettyman Legal Internship Program. He is the author of numerous books and articles concerning criminal law and the law relating to children and families. He was the director of the Judicial Conference Study on ABA Criminal Justice Standards, and the administrator of the Emergency Bail Fund. Dean Mlyniec also has served as a consultant to the San Jose State University and University of Maryland Schools of Social Work, the ABA's National Resource Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, several law schools, and the California Bar Examiners. He is the former chair of the A.B.A. Committee on Juvneile Justice and a member of the Board of the National Juvenile Defender Assoication. He is a recipient of a Bicentennial Fellowship from the Swedish government to study their child welfare system, the Stuart Stiller Award for public service, the William Pincus award for contributions to clinical education, and the Robert F. Drinan Award for contributions to public interest law.
Kristin Henning, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic
B.A., Duke University; J.D., Yale Law School; LL.M., Georgetown
Following her graduation from Yale Law School, Professor Henning came to the Georgetown Law Center in 1995 as a Stewart-Stiller Fellow in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinics. As a Fellow she represented adults and children in the D.C. Superior Court, while supervising law students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. After her fellowship, Professor Henning returned to the Clinic as an Adjunct Professor from 1999 to 2001. In 1997, Professor Henning also joined the staff of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia where she continued to represent clients and helped to organize a Juvenile Unit designed to meet the multi-disciplinary needs of children in the juvenile justice system. Professor Henning served as Lead Attorney for the Juvenile Unit from 1998 until she left the Public Defender Service to return to the Law Center in 2001. Professor Henning has been active in local, regional and national juvenile justice reform, serving on the Mid-Atlantic Advisory Board to the National Juvenile Defender Training, Technical Assistance and Resource Center as well as on local Superior court committees such as the Delinquency Working Group and the Family Court Training Comittee
Texys Morris, E. Barrett Prettyman, Juvenile Justice Fellow, 2011-2013
Texys Morris grew up in Maysville, Georgia. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 2004 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2011. Prior to law school, Texys served as a youth development volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Lesotho, Africa. She then worked as the legal clinic coordinator for the Washington, D.C. based non-profit organization, Bread for the City.
At Georgia Law, Texys was a James E. Butler Scholarship recipient for public interest law. While in law school, Texys participated in the Public Interest Practicum Clinic and the Criminal Defense Clinic, representing indigent defendants in the juvenile and state courts of Georgia's Western Judicial Circuit. Texys also co-founded UGA's Public Interest Law Council and started the Alternative Spring Break program. During her law school summers, Texys interned for the Orleans Public Defenders and the Bronx Defenders.
Sarah McGee, E. Barrett Prettyman, Juvenile Justice Fellow, 2012-2014
Sarah was born in South Carolina, raised in Georgia, and attended college and law school in Tennessee. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University in 2004 and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2011. At UT Law, Sarah completed a concentration in advocacy through the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. She was also a Summers & Wyatt Trial Advocacy Scholarship recipient. Throughout law school, Sarah was heavily involved with UT Law's Innocence/Wrongful Convictions Clinic. She also interned for the Knox County Public Defender, the Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee, and a private law firm appointed to represent a capital defendant at trial.
After earning her J.D., Sarah interned with the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Just prior to moving to DC, Sarah was an assistant public defender for the Metropolitan Public Defender's Office in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a statewide board member for Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
Wanda D. Duarte, Executive Assistant, Juvenile Justice Clinic
Ms. Duarte manages the Juvenile Justice Clinic office. She has been with Georgetown Law Center since 1983 and has been with the Juvenile Justice Clinic since 1984.