Abbe Smith is Professor of Law as well as Director of the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic and Co-Director of the E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship Program. She teaches and writes on criminal defense, legal ethics, juvenile justice, and clinical legal education. In addition to numerous law journal articles, she is the author of Case of a Lifetime: A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Story, co-author with Monroe Freedman of Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics, co-editor with Monroe Freedman of How Can You Represent Those People: Criminal Defense Stories, co-author with Charles Ogletree, et al. of Beyond the Rodney King Story: An Investigation of Police Conduct In Minority Communities. Professor Smith serves as a clinical supervisor and member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the DC Superior Court, frequently presents at public defender and legal aid training programs in the United States and abroad, and is a member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
Allegra McLeod is Associate Professor of Law and her research and teaching interests include criminal law and procedure, immigration law, international and comparative law, and legal and political theory. She practiced immigration and criminal law at the California-Mexico border as an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow and staff attorney with the ABA Immigration Justice Project, an organization she helped to create. Her publications appear in the Georgetown Law Journal, California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Yale Law & Policy Review, Harvard Unbound, and American Criminal Law Review.
David Cole is Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy and he teaches constitutional law, national security, and criminal justice. He also serves as the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation and as a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He has been published widely in law journals and the popular press, including the Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, Stanford Law Review, New York Times, Washington Post, The New Republic, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times. His award-winning books include Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror that won the Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for best book on national security and civil liberties, and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism that received the American Book Award in 2004.
David Luban is University Professor and Professor of Law and Philosophy. His scholarship includes edited anthologies on legal ethics, textbooks on international criminal law and legal ethics, and more than 180 articles on international criminal law, moral and legal philosophy, professional ethics, law and literature, just war theory, and issues surrounding the U.S. "war on terrorism." His books include Torture, Power, and Law; Legal Ethics and Human Dignity; and Lawyers and Justice: An Ethical Study. Professor Luban serves on the editorial boards of Ethics & International Affairs and Legal Ethics, and is a founding editor of the weblog Just Security.
Deborah Epstein is Professor of Law and Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic. She served as Associate Dean for Experiential Learning from 2005-2012. She has spent more than 30 years advocating for the rights of survivors of domestic violence and has represented hundreds of women in civil protection order cases. She co-chaired the DC Superior Court's effort to design and implement its Domestic Violence Unit, an early, model effort to integrate civil and criminal cases involving intimate abuse. For five years, she served as Co-Director of the court's Domestic Violence Intake Center. Her scholarship includes the books “Listening to Battered Women: A Survivor-Centered Approach to Advocacy, Mental Health, and Justice” and “Litigating Civil Protection Order Cases: A Practical Manual.”
Diana Donahoe is Professor of Legal Research and Writing and former Director and Chair of Legal Research and Writing at Georgetown. Her courses have included Legal Research and Writing, Legal Practice (Section 3), Advanced Legal Writing in Practice, Applied Legal Composition, and Legal Discourse. She was a Prettyman Fellow in the Georgetown Criminal Justice Clinic, where she represented criminal defendants and supervised law students in court. In 2008, Professor Donahoe was awarded the Georgetown Frank Flegal Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is the author and creator of TeachingLaw.com, an interactive, online case book used across the country in legal research and writing courses to more actively engage students in the classroom and to provide innovative teachers with a platform for teaching digital-age students. She has also authored several articles on the pedagogy of using technology to teach as well as articles on Legal Research & Writing and Criminal Law.
John Copacino is Professor of Law as well as the Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and the E. Barrett Prettyman graduate fellowship in criminal trial advocacy. He has served as lead counsel in hundreds of criminal cases and post conviction cases in the District of Columbia. He regularly participates in local and national training programs for criminal defense lawyers.
John Mikhail is Professor of Law and his research interests include torts, criminal law, constitutional law, international law, jurisprudence, moral and legal philosophy, legal history, and law and cognitive science. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University and was a Lecturer and Research Affiliate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His scholarship includes the book Elements of Moral Cognition: Rawls' Linguistic Analogy and the Cognitive Science of Moral and Legal Judgment, which is a revised and expanded version of his Ph.D dissertation on "Rawls' Linguistic Analogy." His publications have also appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals, including Stanford Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Law and History Review, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Psychology of Learning and Motivation, and Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie.
Julie Rose O'Sullivan is Professor of Law and she is a recognized expert on the federal sentencing guidelines and white collar criminal law. She has written many articles and the leading casebook on white-collar crime and her scholarship also focuses on cross-border criminality and law enforcement. Professor O’Sullivan, with Professors David Luban and David Stewart, published a casebook on International and Transnational Criminal Law. She has taught international criminal law in London and Dublin as well as at Georgetown.
Kristin Nicole Henning is Professor of Law and she is Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic. She has been active in local, regional and national juvenile justice reform, serving as Director of the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center, President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, and on local D.C. Superior Court committees such as the Delinquency Working Group and the Family Court Training Committee. She has published a number of law review articles on race and the juvenile justice system, the role of child’s counsel and the role of parents in delinquency cases, confidentiality in juvenile proceedings, victims’ rights in juvenile court, and parental consent in the Fourth Amendment context. In 2013, Professor Henning received the Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Award for Excellence in Juvenile Defense by National Juvenile Defender Center for her commitment to justice on behalf of children.
Laura Donohue is Professor of Law and Director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law and Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. Professor Donohue writes on U.S. Constitutional Law, American and British legal history, and national security and counterterrorist law in the United States and United Kingdom. Her scholarship includes the forthcoming book The Future of Foreign Intelligence (2016), focusing on the Fourth Amendment and surveillance in a digital world. Her past books include The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty (2008) that looked at the impact of American and British counterterrorist law on life, liberty, property, privacy, and free speech, and Counterterrorist Law and Emergency Law in the United Kingdom 1922-2000 (2007) that concentrated on measures introduced to address violence in Northern Ireland.
Louis Michael Seidman is Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law and he teaches a variety of courses in the fields of constitutional and criminal law. He is co-author of a constitutional law casebook and the author of many articles concerning criminal justice and constitutional law. His most books include On Constitutional Disobedience, The First Amendment, Silence and Freedom, Equal Protection of the Law, and Our Unsettled Constitution: A New Defense of Constitutionalism and Judicial Review.
Neal Katyal is Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law and he focuses on Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Intellectual Property. He has served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States, where he argued several major Supreme Court cases. These include his successful defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his victorious defense of former Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged abuses in the war on terror, and his unanimous victory against eight states who sued the nation's leading power plants for contributing to global warming. While teaching at Georgetown, Katyal won Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in the U.S. Supreme Court, a case that challenged the policy of military trials at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba.
Paul Butler is Professor of Law and he is one of the nation’s most frequently consulted scholars on issues of race and criminal justice. He researches and teaches in the areas of criminal law, race relations law, and critical theory, and his scholarship has been the subject of much attention in the academic and popular media. Professor Butler authored the widely reviewed Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, which received the Harry Chapin Media award. His scholarship has also been published in many leading scholarly journals, including the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the UCLA Law Review. He previously served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where his specialty was public corruption.
Paul Rothstein is Professor of Law and he is nationally-known for his work in evidence, civil and criminal lawsuits, and the judicial process from the Supreme Court on down. He is the author of Federal Testimonial Privileges: Evidentiary Privileges Relating to Witnesses and Documents in Federal Law Cases; Evidence: Cases, Materials and Problems; Evidence in a Nutshell; Federal Rules of Evidence; Federal Testimonial Privileges; and several other books and approximately 100 articles. His numerous professional activities include positions as chair of the American Bar Association Rules of Evidence and Criminal Procedure Committee, Board member and Education Chairman of the Federal Bar Association, and chair of the Association of American Law Schools Evidence Section.
Peter Tague is Professor of Law and his principal areas of expertise are evidence, criminal procedure, criminal law, and professional responsibility. He has also held several academic positions overseas, including as the Scholar in Residence of Kings College in London, as visiting professor at the Universities of New South Wales and Melbourne, at Georgetown's Summer Law Program in Florence, and eight times as director of Georgetown's summer program in London. He is active in the American Bar Association, having served as chair of the Committee on Defense Counsel Competency and as vice-chair of the Committees on Professional Responsibility and on Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence. He has published a book about the practice of criminal law by barristers in England, and numerous articles in the areas of professional ethics, evidence, and criminal defense.
Silas Wasserstrom is Professor of Law and he has taught courses in Property, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Law. His criminal law experience includes positions as Trial Lawyer and Chief of the Appellate Section of the D.C. Public Defender Service and Commissioner of the D.C. Law Review Commission.
Steven Goldblatt is Professor of Law and Director of the Appellate Litigation Program and the Supreme Court Institute. He served as Assistant District Attorney and then a Deputy District Attorney of Philadelphia. He also served as chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Amicus Curiae Briefs Committee from 1982-1999. His recent writings in the criminal justice area include several briefs in the United States Supreme Court. He has argued three cases in that Court on behalf of Appellate Litigation Clinic clients. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Rules Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Victoria Nourse is Professor of Law and has published widely on constitutional history, the separation of powers, legislation, and the criminal law. Her recent scholarship includes the book, Statutes, Regulation, and Interpretation (West 2014) and journal articles Elementary Statutory Interpretation: Rethinking Legislative Intent and History; Empiricism, Experimentalism, and Conditional Theory; and The Constitution and Legislative History. Her book In Reckless Hands (Norton 2008) tells the real life drama of the 1942 Supreme Court case striking down state eugenics laws, a case announcing a right to marry and procreate. She has also served in the Department of Justice and as senior advisor to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joe Biden.
Wallace Mlyniec is Lupo-Ricci Professor of Clinical Legal Studies as well as Senior Counsel and former director (from 1973-2015) of the Juvenile Justice Clinic. He was the Associate Dean for Georgetown's clinical programs from 1986 until 2005. Professor Mlyniec teaches courses in wrongful convictions and children's rights and assists with training fellows in the Prettyman Fellowship Program. He is author of numerous books and articles concerning criminal law and the law relating to children and families and has written and spoken extensively about clinical education and clinical pedagogy. 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, the Robert F. Drinan Award for contributions to public interest law, and the Gault Award for his work in juvenile advocacy.