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.”
Nan Hunter is Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. Her primary scholarship has spanned three areas: state regulation of sexuality and gender, health law, and procedure. Her work has been published in many law journals, and several of her articles have been selected for reprinting in anthologies. With William Eskridge, she wrote the first casebook to conceptualize sexuality and gender law as embodying a dynamic relationship between state regulation, sexual practices, and gender norms. Her most recent health law scholarship focuses on the intersection of health care systems with democratic theory. Her awards include the Pioneer of Courage award from the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
Naomi Mezey is a Professor of Law and her teaching fields include Legislation, Civil Procedure, Jurisprudence, Gender & Sexuality, and Law & Culture. Her scholarship on film, maternalism, cultural property and collective identities integrates law, legal theory, and cultural studies. She previously served as academic co-director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London and is currently the Associate Dean for the J.D. Program.
Philomila Tsoukala is Associate Professor of Law and her research interests focus on the comparative position of family law in the political economy of western liberal states, with a special emphasis on the gendered character of the legal regulation of the family and the market. She teaches Family Law I, European Union Law, Legal Justice, and a seminar on the legal regulation of the Family and the Market. She is co-editor of Professor Judith Areen’s Family Law casebook. Her recent scholarly articles include Household Regulation and European Integration: The Family Portrait of a Crisis; Euro Zone Crisis Management and the New Social Europe; Narratives of the European Crisis and the Future of (Social) Europe; and Marrying Family Law to the Nation.
Robin L. West is Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy. She has written extensively on gender issues and feminist legal theory, constitutional law and theory, jurisprudence, legal philosophy, and law and literature. Her scholarship includes the books In Search of Common Ground on Abortion: From Culture War to Reproductive Justice and Teaching Law: Justice, Politics, and the Demands of Professionalism. In 2015, Professor West was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Susan Deller Ross is Professor of Law and Director of the International Women's Human Rights Clinic. Her scholarship includes the books “Women's Human Rights: The International and Comparative Law Casebook,” “Sex Discrimination and the Law,” and “The Rights of Women.” She has written or edited many articles on women’s human rights violations, such as sexual harassment, domestic violence, polygamy, denial of inheritance rights, and lack of access to contraception. She served as Reporter to the Uniform Law Commission’s Drafting Committee for the Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking (2013). She also was Co-Chair, Special Committee on Gender, of the D.C. Circuit Task Force on Gender, Race, and Ethnic Bias. Before coming to Georgetown, she worked at the US DOJ Civil Rights Division as Special Counsel for Sex Discrimination Litigation; at the ACLU Women’s Rights Project as its Clinical Director; and at the EEOC.
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.