Each PILS is given a Faculty Advisor and Professional Mentor that is working in an area of law that the PILS is interested in exploring.

PILS Advisors

The PILS program is supported by a robust public interest-minded faculty and current PILS scholars benefit from the following advisors:

PILS student, Lee Wang, sitting between her Attorney Mentor, Alejandro Reyes, and Faculty Advisor, Professor Andy Schoenholtz at the PILS 2011 Fall Dinner.

PILS student, Lee Wang, sitting between her Attorney Mentor, Alejandro Reyes, and Faculty Advisor, Professor Andy Schoenholtz at the PILS 2011 Fall Dinner.

Jane H. Aiken
Victoria A. Arroyo
David Cole
John Copacino
Peter Edelman
Deborah Epstein

Lawrence Gostin
Kristin Nicole Henning
Nan Hunter
David A. Koplow
Richard Lazarus
David J. Luban

Wallace Mlyniec
Nina Pillard
Andrew I. Schoenholtz
Philip Schrag
Timothy Westmoreland

PILS Mentors

  • Sarah Craven, Washington Representative, United Nations Population Fund
  • Anna Carpenter, Clinical Teaching Fellow, Community Justice Project Clinic, Georgetown Law
  • Katherine Barton, Attorney, Appellate Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Eduardo Ferrer, Chief Operating Officer, DC Lawyers for Youth
  • Amy Fettig, Staff Counsel, American Civil Liberty, National Prison Project
  • Agnieszka Fryszman, Partner, Cohen Milstein
  • Patty Mullahy Fugere, Executive Director, The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
  • Naomi Gittins, Deputy General Counsel, National School Boards Association
  • Bridgette Kaiser, Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Elizabeth Keyes, Practitioner in Residence, Immigration Justice Clinic, Washington College of Law
  • Kathy Krieger, Attorney, James & Hoffman
  • Sarah Lichtman Spector, Staff Attorney, Family and Children’s Health Programs at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jumana Musa, Deputy Director, Rights Working Group
  • Natalie Nanasi, Senior Immigration Staff Attorney, Tahirih
  • Lynn Overmann, Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Wendy Patten, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Policy Center
  • Jennifer Podkul, Program Officer, Women’s Refugee Commission
  • Alejandro T. Reyes, Counsel, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Sarah Rosenbaum, Professor of Health Services Management and Policy; Chair of the Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services
  • Judith Scott, General Counsel, Service Employees International Union, James and Hoffman
  • Robert Spagnolett, Partner, Schertler & Onorato, former Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • Dana Shoenberg, Deputy Director, Center for Children’s Law & Policy
  • Melysa Sperber, Senior Program Officer, Human Rights, Vital Voices
  • Sharyn Tejani, Special Litigation Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice