Status of Georgetown Law Campus for Thursday, March 22

The Law Center will be open tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018, with Liberal Leave and Instructional Continuity in place. Classes start at their normal time. Emergency employees report on time.


Alvaro Bedoya is an Adjunct Professor of Law and the founding Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology. Professor Bedoya teaches a practicum course focused on privacy policy that is offered in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He previously served as Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law and advised its Chairman, Sen. Al Franken, in crafting legislation and conducting oversight on mobile location privacy, health data privacy, and NSA transparency and worked to improve privacy protections for biometric technology like facial recognition and fingerprint readers.

Daniel R. Ernst is a Professor of Law and teaches courses in American legal history and property. He is the author of Lawyers Against Labor (1995), for which he received the Littleton Griswold Award of the American Historical Association, Tocqueville’s Nightmare (2014), and co-editor of Total War and the Law (2003). He was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in 2003-2004. From 2006 to 2010, he was co-editor of "Studies in Legal History," a book series sponsored by the American Society for Legal History, and he is the principal contributor to Legal History Blog. He is at work on a history of New Deal lawyers.

David Super is a Professor of Law who researches and teaches a range subjects, including Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Evidence, Health Law, Legislation, Local Government Law, Property, Public Welfare Law, Tax Law, and Torts. His scholarship includes a Public Welfare Law casebook, the book chapter “Federal-State Budgetary Interactions” in Fiscal Challenges (2008), and recent articles in scholarly journals such as Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and Columbia Law Review. Professor Super previously served as general counsel of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and as staff attorney for the National Health Law Program.  

David Vladeck is Professor of Law and co-director of the Institute for Public Representation, a clinical law program. He teaches federal courts, civil procedure, administrative law, seminars in First Amendment litigation, and practicums in privacy and technology.” He also recently served as director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. Prior to joining the Georgetown Law faculty, Professor Vladeck handled complex litigation for more than 25 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, a nationally-prominent public interest law firm. He has argued a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and more than sixty cases before federal courts of appeal and state courts of last resort. 

Edith Brown Weiss is Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law and active in public international, environmental, water resources, and environment/trade law. Her courses include International Environmental Law and International Law Seminars on Poverty Reduction and Accountability and on Water Resources Law. Professor Brown Weiss is the author of numerous articles and books, including International Law for a Water-Scarce World, Engaging Countries: Strengthening Compliance with International Environmental Accords, and In Fairness to Future Generations, International Law, Common Patrimony and Intergenerational Equity, which received the ASIL Certificate of Merit Award.  

Eloise Pasachoff is Associate Professor of Law with teaching and research interests in education and social welfare law and policy, administrative law, and governance and regulation. Her recent courses include The Regulatory State, The Federal Role in Education Law Seminar, and Education Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. A respected education law scholar, Professor Pasachoff received the Education Law Association's 2012 Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law. Her recent publications include the articles Advocates, Federal Agencies, and the Education of Children with Disabilities; Agency Enforcement of Spending Clause Statutes: A Defense of the Funding Cut-Off; and Conditional Spending After NFIB v. Sebelius: The Example of Federal Education Law.

Gary Peller is Professor of Law and he has taught Constitutional Law, Contracts, Torts, Civil Rights, Bargain, Exchange & Liability, Criminal Procedure, Radical Legal Thought, and Jurisprudence at Georgetown. His writings are primarily in the field of legal theory and legal history. His most recent book is Critical Race Consciousness: Reconsidering American Ideologies of Racial Justice (Paradigm 2012). His scholarly articles include History, Identity, and Alienation in the Connecticut Law Review and State Action and a New Birth of Freedom in the Georgetown Law Journal.

Hope Babcock is co-director of the Institute for Public Representation environmental law clinic and Professor of Law. Professor Babcock has written prolifically in the fields of environmental and natural resources law, federalism, and Indian law. She oversees her students’ clinical work with cases that involve major environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. She also has extensive experience as a

J. Peter Byrne is Associate Dean for the J.D. program and Professor of Law and serves as faculty director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program and of the Georgetown Climate Center. Professor Byrne teaches and writes in the areas of property, land use, climate adaptation, historic preservation, and natural resources law. He is the District of Columbia Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation, a position in which he adjudicates local preservation disputes, and he co-authored the casebook Historic Preservation Law.

Jane Aiken is Professor of Law and Director of the Community Justice Project. Her focus areas include clinical legal education and evidence, which she has taught for 20 years. Her research and writing include many articles about character evidence, domestic violence, and clinical pedagogy, and her recent publications include Teaching the Clinic Seminar (West 2014). Her clinical work includes cases involving a wide array of legal issues focusing on abuse of power, such as domestic violence against women and children, clemency and parole, police brutality, municipal violations involving resisting arrest and habeas and Section 1983 complex litigation.

Jonathan Molot is Professor of Law and he writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure, complex litigation, administrative law, statutory interpretation, federal courts, corporate finance, and insurance law. His articles have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review. His articles include Litigation Finance: A Market Solution to a Procedural Problem, A Market in Litigation Risk, and Ambivalence About Formalism.

Judith Areen is the Paul Regis Dean Professor and her areas of academic expertise include higher education law and family law. For fifteen years (1989-2004) she served as Executive Vice President for Law Affairs of Georgetown University and Dean of the Law Center. In 2010, she served as interim dean. Her publications include the casebooks on Higher Education and the Law and Cases and Materials on Family Law, as well as numerous law review articles. Professor Areen served in the Carter Administration as General Counsel to President Carter’s Reorganization Project and as Special Counsel to the White House Task Force on Regulatory Reform.

Lisa Heinzerling is the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law. Her specialties include environmental and natural resources law, administrative law, and food law. Professor Heinzerling has also written prominent critiques of the use of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory policy. She has received the faculty teaching award at Georgetown Law and is a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. She was lead author of the winning briefs in the Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. EPA, ranked by environmental lawyers and law professors as the most significant case in all of environmental law.

J. Maria Glover is Associated Professor of Law and she teaches and writes on civil procedure, complex litigation, and the interplay between private litigation and public regulation. Her recent scholarly articles include Disappearing Claims and the Erosion of Substantive Law in the Yale Law Journal, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation in the Journal of Tort Law, and The Federal Rules of Civil Settlement in the New York University Law Review.

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.

Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz teaches and writes about constitutional law and federal jurisdiction.  He earned his BA and JD from Yale, and then clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.  His articles are regularly published in the nation’s top law reviews (including the Harvard Law Review and Stanford Law Review), and they have been cited by the nation’s top courts (including the United States Supreme Court).  He is a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, and he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Federalist Society.

Paul Ohm is Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. He specializes in information privacy, computer crime law, internet law, and criminal procedure. He has served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Federal Trade Commission and as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.

Peter Edelman is Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy and faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the legal aspects of social welfare, and he teaches constitutional law and poverty law. Among his many publications are the books So Rich So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America, Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, and Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men. He has served in all three branches of government, including as Counselor to Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala and then Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation during President Clinton’s first term.

Richard Roe is Professor of Law and Director of the Law Center’s D.C. Street Law Program. He specializes in clinical education and educating the public about the law. He oversees the Street Law High Schools Clinic where law students teach practical law in DC high schools and the Street Law Community Clinic where law students teach in community and correctional settings, such as the DC Jail, homeless shelters, addiction treatment centers, and juvenile correctional settings. Professor Roe teaches the Literacy and Law seminar in fall semesters, examining how emergent readers develop their legal culture. He also conducts numerous workshops throughout the country and the world on teaching about the law to the public.

Sheryll Cashin is Professor of Law and teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Race and American Law among other subjects. Her scholarship includes books, numerous academic journals articles, and media commentaries about race relations, government, and inequality in America. Professor Cashin’s books include Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people and offers a new framework for true inclusion, and The Failures of Integration that was an Editors' Choice in the New York Times Book Review. She is also a two-time nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for non-fiction.

Timothy Westmoreland is Professor from Practice and he has worked extensively on public health and health finance policy. He works closely with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and teaches about legislation and statutory interpretation, health law, and budget policy. He has written about health reform, universal health insurance, and Medicaid expansion in scholarly publications, and authored the book Legal Solutions in Health Reform: Project Overview and Emerging Themes. Professor Westmoreland served as Director of the Medicaid program during the Clinton administration and as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979-1995. 

Vicki Arroyo is Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law, Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center, and Director of Georgetown’s Environmental Law LL.M. program. Professor Arroyo oversees the Climate Center’s work at the nexus of climate and energy policy, supervising work on policy solutions to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to climate impacts. She teaches experiential environmental law courses that foster hands-on training and expose students to practical, real-world situations.

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.

William W. Buzbee is a Professor of Law and his scholarship focuses on environmental law, administrative law, regulatory federalism, and other public law topics. His books include Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War that Transformed New York City and Preemption Choice: The Theory, Law and Reality of Federalism’s Core Question. Professor Buzbee regularly assists with appellate and Supreme Court environmental, federalism, and regulatory litigation, and also has testified before congressional committees on environmental and regulatory matters.

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